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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Retreat Reflections

    Perspectives from October 2018

    Retreat Reflections: The Sewing Room Retreats at Sky Lake

    October 30, 2018 / By Wendy Fairchild and Brenda Contento

    In March of 2008, we had our first retreat at Sky Lake. While our group is called “The Sewing Room,” many of our friends are crafters, not necessarily quilters/sewists, so the mix is a bit different than a traditional quilters-only retreat. We have become a close-knit group and are often asked by others how they can become part of our group, or how to begin a group of …more

    Retreat Reflections: The Women’s Chocolate Getaway at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    October 23, 2018 / By Karin Cockram

    “Welcome Home.” That is the greeting that a person receives as he or she arrives at Casowasco, and it is a perfect welcome for this camp and retreat center. Although I have had a wide variety of experiences there, I was asked specifically to write about the Women’s Chocolate Getaway Retreat which is held at the site, annually, the first weekend of March. The Women …more


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."