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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    ministries / Spiritual Life

    Spritiual Life Retreats, Workshops, and Trainings

    A retreat, workshop, or training can be designed to address a specific area of spiritual formation/spiritual life or it can simply offer an opportunity for retreat and renewal. Reach out to Rev. Nancy Dibelius (nancyd@unyumc.org) to be in conversation about specific content or to discuss ideas/content that would support the spiritual life of your congregation. Listed below are a few topics that might be of interest but is not intended to be all-inclusive.

    Spiritual Practices and Disciplines- an overview or a specific practice or discipline

    Contemplative Prayer Practices

    Living in Times of Conflict/Impasse- finding Promise in the Midst of Lament

    Discernment- personal and congregational

    Growing in Spiritual Self-awareness- writing a Spiritual Autobiography

    Developing and Living a Rule/Rhythm of Life

    Stages of Spiritual Growth and Development

    Spiritual Gifts- What are they? What are Your Gifts?


    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."