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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. 

    Anyone in Upper New York Conference
    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 


    Anyone in Upper New York Conference

    Advanced Lay Servant Course: Campus Ministry
    July 5, 12, 19, 26 & August 2: 3 - 5 p.m.
    Zoom

    Instructor: Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger
    Anyone with questions should contact Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuninger at colleenpreuninger@gmail.com or (315) 527-7383.
    Click here for more information and to register. The registration deadline: July 1


    Adirondack District

    Advanced Course: Living Our Methodist Beliefs United Methodist Heritage
    June 9, 16, 23, 30: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
    June 13 9 - 1 PM
    Zoom

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

    Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts
    July 9, 14, 23: 5:30 - 8:30 PM: 
    July 18: 9 - 1 PM

    Zoom
    Course Fee $15

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

    Advance Course: United Methodist Polity
    July 11 and 25: 9 - 1 PM
    July 29: 5:30 - 8:30 PM 

    Zoom
    Course Fee $15

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

    Advanced Course: Leading Prayer
    August 6, 13, 20: 5:30 - 8:30 PM
    August 15: 9 -1 PM

    Zoom
    Course Fee $15

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

    Advance Course: Leading Worship (Retreat)
    September 19: 10 - 8 PM: September 20:  8:30 - 2 PM
    Zoom or at Willsboro UMC
    3731 Main St
    Willsboro, NY 12996
    Course Fee TBD
    To register, contact Arlene Schmidt at adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.

    Certified Lay Minister (CLM) Course
    Start date August 28th Meet and Greet
    First class August 29th
    Prerequisites for this course are Basic and Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts. For more information and to request clergy and participants packets email adschmidt@nycap.rr.com.

    Click here for the course descriptions and course fees.


    Albany District

    Advanced Course: Disciple 1 Fast Track: Old Testament
    12 week course beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020: 9 - 10:15 a.m.
    Zoom
    To register, contact Nancy Goddard at bngoddard@davespc.net.

    Advanced Course: Lay Servants as Christian Transformational Leaders
    with co-author Rev. Marc Brown
    November 13-15, 2020 5:00 pm Friday – noon Sunday
    Calvary UMC
    15 Ridge Rd
    Latham, NY 12110
    Contact Nancy Goddard at bngoddard@davespc.net for more information.


    Binghamton District

    Planning Worship
    July 9: 6 - 9 p.m.; July 11: 8 - 11 a.m.; July 16: 6 - 9 p.m.; July 18: 8 - 11 a.m.
    Zoom
    Instructor: Pastor David Wickins

    Pastoral Care
    July 7, 9, 14, 16: 6 - 9 p.m.
    Zoom

    Instructor: Rev. James Stevens

    Heritage
    July 20 - 23: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Zoom

    Instructor: Pastor Joyce Allen

    Cost of the class is $15.00 for new registrations.
    Make checks payable to UNYAC. 
    Please mail to:
    Binghamton District Office, 53 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760

    Register on-line at Binghamtondistrictoffice@unyumc.org
    Contact Deb Borrelli (dborrelli@stny.rr.com) or Mel Patterson (melpatterson@stny.rr.com) for more information.


    Cornerstone District

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


    Crossroads District


    Finger Lakes District

    Advanced Lay Servant: Biblical Storytelling
    July 7, 14, 21, 28, & August 4: 4 - 6 p.m.
    Zoom

    Instructor: Pastor Della Ludwig

    Click here to register.
    Cost of the class is $20 plus cost of text.
    Make checks payable to UNYC. 
    Mail checks to Jennie Young-Walczyk, 614 Clark St. Rd, Cayuga, NY 13034.

    Contact Jennie Young-Walczyk with questions at (603) 667-8273 or FLLayServant@gmail.com
    The deadline to register is June 24.


    Genessee Valley District

    Advanced Lay Servant: Preaching
    August 3, 10, 17 & 24: 7 - 9:30 p.m.
    Zoom
    Instructor: Pastor Meg Morin.

    Click here for a full course description (including required materials) and click here for a registration form.
    Cost of the class is $15 plus cost of text.
    Make checks payable to UNYAC with "GSV LSM" along with course title in the memo line.
    Mail checks to Deb Clyde, 11 Bowen Road, Churchville, NY 14428.

    Contact Deb Clyde with questions at (585) 413-6057.
    The deadine to register is July 27.


    Mohawk District


    Mountain View District


    Niagara Frontier District


    Northern Flow District

    Lay Pastoral Care Giving
    Fridays in May and June (May 8, 15, and June 5, 12) 6 - 8:45 PM
    Gouverneur First UMC
    34 Grove St
    Gouverneur, NY 13642
    Instructor: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Quick


    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."