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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

    Advanced Course: Called to Preach
    Mondays: June 13, 20, & 27: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Thursdays: June 16 & 23: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom: Fee $15
    Facilitators: Jacqueline Kim and Arlene Schmidt

    Advanced Course: Polity
    Wednesdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27:  6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom: Fee $15
    Facilitator: Jacqueline Kim

    Basic Lay Servant Course
    Mondays: July 18, 25, August 1st:  6 - 9 p.m.
    Thursdays: July 21 and 28: 6 - 9 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee: $15
    Facilitator: Jacqueline Kim

    Advanced Course: Leading Worship
    Mondays: August 8, 15, 22, 29: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom: $15
    Facilitator: Bruce Hazard

    Advanced Course: Called to Preach
    Thursdays: September: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom: Fee $15
    Facilitators: Jacqueline Kim and Arlene Schmidt

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

    Advance Course:  Opening Ourselves to Grace
    Thursdays: November 10 & 17: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Tuesday: 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

    Ministry with the Forgotten: Dementia Through a Spiritual Lens
    Tuesdays: April 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17: 7 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom
    Course Fee: $10
    Facilitator: Heather Smith beezermcgee@yahoo.com

    Public Prayer (Required Lay Speaker Course)
    Wednesdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29 & July 6, 2022: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    Facilitator: Rev. Nancy Dibelius
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Contact Nancy Goddard for a Registration Form: bngoddard@davespc.net

    Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution
    Saturdays: August 6 & 13: 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Zoom and in-person
    Course Fee: $10
    Facilitator: Pastor Danyal Mohammadzadeh
    Contact Nancy Goddard bngoddard@davespc.net for a registration form

    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

    *All courses in the Binghamton District are meeting in-person unless stated otherwise.

    Advanced Course: For the Common Good: Discovering and Using Your Spiritual Gifts
    Tuesdays, May 17 & 24: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Thursdays, May 19 & 26: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Owego UMC
    261 Main Street
    Owego, NY 13827
    Facilitator: Rev. Bill Prentice
    Course Fee: $15
    Registration deadline: May 12

    Advanced Course: Ministry With the Forgotten: Dementia Through a Spiritual Lens
    Tuesdays, May 24 & 31: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Thursdays, May 26 & June 2: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Owego UMC
    261 Main Street
    Owego, NY 13827
    Facilitators: Revs. James Stevens & Diane Prentice
    Course Fee: $15
    Registration deadline: May 19

    Click here for more information and a registration form.


    Cornerstone District

    Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course
    Called to Preach
    Leading Missional Small Groups

    June 24 & 25
    East Randolph UMC
    122 Church Street, East Randolph, NY
    Registration deadline: June 10

    Click here to view the brochure and for registration information.


    Crossroads District

    Advanced Lay Speaking Class: God's Mission ... Our Mission
    Fridays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 3, 10: 7 - 9 p.m.
    ZOOM
    Facilitator: George Ramseyer

    Click here for more detailed information about each course.
    Click the following links for a basic course registration form and for an advanced course registration form.

    Basic Lay Servant Course
    Thursdays, May 5, 12, 19, 26 & June 2: 7 p.m.
    Little Utica UMC
    1459 Lampson Road 
    Phoenix, NY
    Facilitators: Bill and Sherry Van Norstrand

    For more information, contactBob Mueller, Co-Director Crossroads LSM, at (315) 345-8675 or at mueller915@yahoo.com.

    Download the Basic Course Application and mail with the $10 fee made payable to mail to UNYAC to Bob Mueller, Co-Director Crossroads LSM Committee, 4432 Lathrop Dr. Marcellus, NY 13108.


    Finger Lakes District


    Genessee Valley District


    Mohawk District


    Mountain View District


    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."