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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Meet the DLTs

    Meet the DLTs: Earl LaLone

    November 19, 2019 / By Earl LaLone / 2 Comments

    My name is Earl LaLone and I am the pastor of Depaulville and Clayton UMCs in the Northern Flow District. When our DS, the Rev. Mike Weeden asked me to part of the District Leadership Team, I was initially concerned about just how qualified I might be to even be a part of the team.

    What I have found is that each member of our team has varied experiences, education, and hearts. Because of that, we all see the issues and influences of our churches, through a different set of eyes. If we as a team can embrace that diversity and help bring it to the forefront in our District, then we have a reason to be excited about our combined future.

    I am blessed by our group; I am encouraged by their hearts; I am learning how to be more Christ-like as I see the world through the eyes of his servants. Together we have begun an Intentional Discipleship Plan training, we just launced, and was well-received. It has shown me that our DLT has importance, and just as importantly, has influence. May we stay focused on the goal of making disciples for Jesus Christ. Together, we are doing all we can to stay focused, eyes and hearts on Jesus, serving to grow the kingdom of God.

    Comments 2

    Hi Pastor Earl....So glad to see you so happy in the role of Pastor and Leader. Best of luck to you in your future endeavors.
    Marianne

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on November 21, 2019 at 11:44 am

    You are awesome!

    Love you brother!

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on November 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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    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."