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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    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
    October 19, 22, 26, 29:  5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $15

    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com 

    Click here for more information about the Basic Lay Servant course and other prerequisites for Certified Lay Ministry.


    Albany District


    Binghamton District

    Spiritual Gifts
    Thursday, September 10 & 17: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Saturday, September 12 & 19: 8 - 11 a.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $25 ($10 for class and $15 for the book)

    Facilitator: Rev. David Wickins

    Come to the Table
    Tuesdays & Thursdays, September 15, 17, 22 & 24: 6:30 - 9 p.m. 
    Zoom

    Facilitator: Rev. Jamie Stevens 

    To register, contact Rosemary DiIorio at the Binghamton District Office at (607) 748-0662.
    Make checks payable to UNYAC and mail to:
    Binghamton District Office
    53 McKinley Avenue
    Endicott, NY 13760


    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.


    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

    Basic Lay Servant Class
    Sept. 21, 28, Oct. 5, 12, & 19: 7 p.m.
    Zoom

    Instructors: Peter O’Neill & Larry Crandell

    Lay Pastoral Care Giving
    Sept. 16, 23, 30, Oct 7 & 14: 7 p.m.
    Zoom
    Instructor: Susan Silhan

    The deadline to register is Sept. 4.
    Course fee: $15 plus costs of books

    Click here for more information and to download a registration form.


    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."