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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    events

    Lay Servant Courses

    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

    Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry
    February 8 & 15: (with Feb. 22 as a snow date):  9:00 – 4pm
    Warrensburg UMC
    3890 Main St.
    Warrensburg, NY 12885
    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com 

    Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts
    March 21 & 28:  9:00 - 4:30 pm
    Hudson Falls UMC
    227 Main St.
    Hudson Falls, NY  12839
    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.

    Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry
    April 4 & 25:  9-4PM
    Argyle UMC
    12 Sheridan St.
    Argyle, NY 12809
    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.

    Advanced Course: Lay Speakers Tell Stories: Dancing with Words
    April 6: 6-9 PM: April 14, 21, 28: 6-9 PM: May 5: 6-9 PM
    Malta Ridge UMC
    729 Malta Ave. Ext.
    Ballston Spa 12020
    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.

    Advanced Course: From Your Hearts to Theirs
    May 14: 6-9pm:  May 20: 6-9pm:  May 23: 9-4pm
    Saratoga Springs UMC
    175 5th Avenue
    Saratoga Springs NY 12866
    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.


     

    Albany District

    Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry
    Jan 8, 22, 29, Feb 5, 19 (with Mar 11 as snow date): 7 – 9 PM
    East Greenbush UMC
    1 Gilligan Rd
    East Greenbush, NY
    To register, contact Heather Smith at beezermcgee@yahoo.com

    Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry
    Jan 30, Feb 6, 20, 27, Mar 12 (with Mar 19 as snow date): 6 – 8 PM
    Round Lake UMC
    34 George Ave
    Round Lake, NY
    To register, contact Pastor Amy Winne at lizabeth71@hotmail.com

    Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry
    Jan 22, Feb 5, Mar 11, 18, 25 (with April 15 as snow date): 6 – 8 PM
    Rotterdam UMC
    1915 Helderberg Ave
    Schenectady, NY
    To register, contact Nancy Goddard at bngoddard@davespc.net

    Advanced Course: Called to Preach
    March 7 & 21: 9:30 – 3 PM
    Newtonville UMC
    568 Loudon Rd
    Latham, NY 12110
    To register, contact Glenn Harrison at usbobsled1@yahoo.com

    Advanced Course: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition
    April 25 & May 2: 9:30 – 3:30 PM
    Living Hope UMC
    126 Middletown Rd
    Waterford, NY 12188
    To register, contact Pastor Danyal at pastordanyal@livinghopeumc.org


     

    Binghamton District

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


     

    Cornerstone District


    Crossroads District

    Lay Servant Preaching with Rev. BJ Norrix
    January 14, 21, 28 & Feb. 4: 6:30 PM (Tuesdays)
    Erwin First UMC
    920 Euclid Ave
    Syracuse, NY 13210-2604
    Click here for registration form.
    Contact BJ Norrix BJNorrix@gmail.com for more information.

    United Methodist Heritage with George Ramseyer
    January 23 - February 27
    Baldwinsville UMC
    17 W Genesee St
    Baldwinsville, NY 13027-1140
    Click here for the registration form.
    For more information contact George at gramseyer@twcny.rr.com.

    United Methodist Polity with Rev. Aaron Bouwens
    January 31 and February 1, time and place TBD

    Called to Preach with Pastor Joseph Kim
    February 15: 8:30 - 11 a.m.
    Manlius UMC
    111 Wesley Street
    Manlius, NY 13104
    Click here for the registration form. Have it signed by your pastor, and return it to Manlius UMC, P.O. Box 177, Manlius NY 13104 with a check payable to "UNYAC" in the sum of $10.00 by February 4, 2020. 
    Please Note: This class is limited to six participants.
    Contact Pastor Joseph Kim at the church office at (315) 682-8021; cell (315) 530-8568; jkim1107@gmail.com.

    Lay Servants as Transformational Leaders with Bob Mueller
    March 2 through March 30 (Mondays)
    Marcellus UMC
    1 Slocombe Ave
    Marcellus, NY 13108-1121
    Click here for the registration form.
    Contact Bob for more information at Mueller915@yahoo.com.

    Lay Pastoral Care Giving with Rev. Dennis Doerr
    February 22 - March 28 (Saturdays)
    Manlius UMC
    111 Wesley Street
    Manlius, NY 13104
    Click here the registration form. Have it signed by your pastor and return it to Manlius UMC, P.O. Box 177, Manlius NY 13104 with a check payable to “UNYAC” in the sum of $10.00 by February 13, 2020.
    Contact Pastor Dennis at djdoerr1@gmail.com, cell phone (315) 345-4240 or church office (315) 682-8021.

    Lay Servant Course
    April 3 - 4: 6-9 p.m. (Friday) & 9-4 p.m. (Saturday)
    Liverpool UMC
    604 Oswego Street
    Liverpool, NY 13088
    Registration forms can be mailed to Liverpool UMC (604 Oswego St., Liverpool, NY 13088) and marked "Lay Servant Class."
    Contact Ernest Warren at urnman2015@gmail.com or at (716) 490-3676.


     

    Finger Lakes District

     


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    Mohawk District

     


     

    Mountain View District

    Basic Course: Called to Preach, and Accountable Discipleship
    Jan. 5, 12, 26 & Feb. 2 (Snow date: Feb. 9): 2 – 5 PM
    Campbell UMC
    8516 Main Street
    Campbell, NY 14821
    Deadline: Dec. 20

    Click here for course descriptions and to download a registration form.


    Niagara Frontier District

    Basic Course
    Jan. 25 & Feb. 1: 9 - 12 PM
    Churchill Memorial UMC
    8019 Boston State Road
    Hamburg, NY 14075-7340
    Contact Pastor Jeff at bostonumc.gmail.com with questions.

    Basic Lay Servant Course
    Advanced Course: Transforming Evangelism
    Advanced Course: What About Your Ministry

    March 7: 8 - 3:30 PM
    Clarence UMC
    10205 Greiner Rd
    Clarence, NY 14031-1303
    Deadline to register is Feb. 15, 2020.

    Click here for course descriptions and to download a registration form.


     

    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."