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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    events

    Lay Servant Courses

    Please check with your respective district about the status of lay servant courses due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


    Adirondack District
    Albany District
    Binghamton District
    Cornerstone District
    Crossroads District
    Finger Lakes District
    Genesee Valley District
    Mohawk District
    Mountain View District
    Niagara Frontier District
    Northern Flow District
    Oneonta District 


    Adirondack District

    If you are interested in Certified Lay Ministry, prerequisites are the Basic Course and Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts. It is highly recommended that the five additional courses for Certified Lay Speaker be taken.

    Basic Course: Basic Lay Servant
    This course is full. Another will be offered in May 2021.
    Mondays: Oct. 19, 22: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    Thursdays: Oct. 26, 29: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee: $15

    Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts
    Tuesdays: Nov. 10, 17 & Tuesday Dec. 1: 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: Dec 5: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee: $15   

    Advanced Course: United Methodist Heritage
    Thursdays: Jan. 7, 14, 28: 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: Jan. 23: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Zoom: Course Fee: $15  

    Advanced Course: Preaching: From Your Hearts to Theirs
    Course 1: Mondays: Feb. 22, March 1st and 8: 6-9 p.m. and Saturday March 13: 9-1 p.m.
    OR
    Course 2: Thursday Feb. 25, March 4 & 11: 6-9 p.m. and Saturday March 20: 9-1 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee $15   

    Each course is limited to 6 participants. 
    Deadline for registration form and fee is Feb. 8

    Advanced Course: Leading Prayer
    Wednesdays: April 14, 21, May 5: 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday May 1: 9-1 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee: $15  

    To register or for more information on the following, please contact the Arlene at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.
    Click here for the brochure.


    Albany District


    Binghamton District

    Come to the Table
    November 3, 5, 10, 12: 7 - 9:30 p.m. (must attend all sessions for credit)
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $24 ($10 for class and $14 for book)

    Facilitators: Revs. Bill & Diane Prentice


    Cornerstone District

    Click here for a full list of courses, dates, and location.


    Crossroads District

    Advanced Course: United Methodist Heritage
    Wednesdays, beginning October 14: 6 - 8 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $25 ($15 for class and $10 for the book)
    Instructor: George Ramseyer

    Click here for more information on this course and click here to download a registration form.

    Basic Lay Servant Course (Required Course for Certified Lay Servant and Certified Lay Speaking) 
    October 15 - November 12: 6 - 8 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $15

    Instructor: Rev Bill Mudge & Lisa Kisselstein 

    Click here for application and registration form.


    Finger Lakes District


    Genessee Valley District

    Basic Lay Servant Course
    Nov. 7 - 8: 8:30 a.m. Saturday - 11 a.m. Sunday
    Asbury Retreat Center

    Instructor: Carmen FS Vianese
    Register deadline: Oct. 23

    Click here for more information.


    Mohawk District


    Mountain View District


    Niagara Frontier District


    Northern Flow District


    Oneonta District 


    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."