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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

    Advanced Course: For the Common Good (Spiritual Gifts)
    October, 4, 11, 20, 24, 27: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom: Fee $15
    Facilitator: Jacqueline Kim

    Advance Course:  Opening Ourselves to Grace
    Thursdays: November 10 & 17: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Tuesdays: November 29, December 6 & 13: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom: $15
    Facilitator: Jacqueline Kim

    Click here to view the brochure. Contact Arlene with any questions at arlenedschmidt@gmail.com.


    Albany District

    Basic Course
    September 8, 15, 22 & October 6, 13, 20: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
    Mechanicville UMC
    7 North Main Street, Mechanicville, NY 12118
    Facilitator: Pastor Brenda Tompkins
    Contact Pastor Brenda Tompkins to register at bmtompkins6@hotmail.com.

    Transforming Evangelism
    Saturdays: September 10 & 17: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $10
    Facilitator: Rita Pickett vrlenprita@aol.com

    Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (Heritage – Required Lay Speaker Course)
    Mondays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Facilitator: Bruce France bfrance@nycap.rr.com


    Binghamton District


    Cornerstone District


    Crossroads District


    Finger Lakes District


    Genessee Valley District


    Mohawk District

    Leading Public Prayer
    Thursdays: Sept. 29 - October 27: 6 - 8 p.m. 
    Lairdsville UMC
    6925 Rte 5, Clinton, NY 13323 
    Registration deadline: Sept. 21
    Facilitatior: CLM Mark Adsit

    Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
    Saturdays: Nov. 5 - 12: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 
    Fonda-Fultonville UMC
    7 Erie St., Fultonville, NY 12072 
    Registration deadline: Oct. 27
    Facilitator: Pastor Kathy Reese

    Basic LSM Class
    Wednesdays: Oct, 12 and Oct. 15th: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    North Main UMC
    316 N. Main St., Gloversville, NY 12078-2141
    Registration deadline: Oct. 5
    Facilitators: CLM Joyce Royal and CLM Ron Talbott

    Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
    Saturdays: Sept. 17 and Sept. 24: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Lowell UMC
    5840 Lowell Rd., Lowell, NY 13490
    Registration deadline: Sept. 9
    Facilitator: CS Speaker Wendy Grosjean 

    If you need additional information for any of these courses, contact Ken Guilfoyle at kguilf2855@aol.com.


    Mountain View District

    Discipleship: A Lifestyle
    Thursdays: Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: FREE (participants must purchase book)
    Facilitators: Ann Welch Wood and Wendy Zepp
    Please email Ann or Wendy to register at awelchwood@hotmail.com or wzepp@stny.rr.com.

    Basic Lay Servant Course
    One weekend: Nov. 4: 4 - 8 p.m. and Nov. 5: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (and an additional 7 session book study)
    Horeseheads UMC
    1034 W Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845-2205
    Course Fee: $15
    Facilitator: Peter O'Neill

    Ministry with the Forgotten
    One weekend: Nov. 4: 4 - 8 p.m. and Nov. 5: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (and an additional 7 session book study)
    Horeseheads UMC
    1034 W Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845-2205
    Course Fee: $15
    Facilitator: Susan Silhan

    Teaching Biblical Faith
    One weekend: Nov. 4: 4 - 8 p.m. and Nov. 5: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (and an additional 7 session book study)
    Horeseheads UMC
    1034 W Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845-2205
    Course Fee: $15
    Facilitator: Ernest Warren

    Click here for more information.


    Niagara Frontier District


    Northern Flow District


    Oneonta District


    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."