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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.


    Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts
    Mondays: June 14  and 21  6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: June 26  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Thursday: July 1 6-9 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee: $15  

    Advanced Course: Leading Worship
    Wednesdays: July 14, 21, 28  6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: August 7 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    ZOOM: Course Fee: $15  

    Advanced Course: Polity
    Tuesdays: August 17, 24, 31 6-9 p.m.
    Saturday: Saturday August 28 9 a.m. – 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

    Advanced Lay Servant Course: Imagine No Racism
    Wednesdays, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6 and 13: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
    Zoom: Course Fee: $10
    Facilitator: Thaddeus Pinckney – thaddeusp1@yahoo.com

    Advanced Lay Servant Course: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Resolution
    Saturdays, Sept. 11 and 18: 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; 1-3 p.m.
    Zoom: Course Fee: $10
    Facilitator: Pastor Danyal Mohammadzadeh – pastordanyal@livinghopeumc.org

    Advanced Lay Servant Course: Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
    Weekend Retreat: Friday, Oct. 15: 5:00 p.m. – Sunday, Oct. 17: 12:00 p.m.
    In person: Fee $65.00 (includes Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner)
    Hotel accommodations $75.00 + taxes/night
    Contact: Nancy Goddard – bngoddard@davespc.net


    Binghamton District


    Cornerstone District


    Crossroads District


    Finger Lakes District


    Genessee Valley District


    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."