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To contact us:
102-19 34th Avenue
Second Floor
Corona, NY 11368
Tel: 718-898-0001
Fax: 718-898-0081
Office Hours
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday – 8:30 AM –
2:00 PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Calls returned promptly for all voice messages left.

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Metropolitan Association

Churches may pay their dues to UCC Metro Association
Make a payment to UCC-Metro

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Churches in New York City, Nassau, Westchester and Rockland counties covenant to serve one another in the Metropolitan Association of the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ. The Metro Association and the Suffolk Association compose the Southeast Region of the New York Conference.

At its April 25, 2009 Annual Meeting, the Association adopted this mission statement:

The United Church of Christ New York Conference Metropolitan Association is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to welcome the diverse worship of God, and to inspire in all Churches a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness and justice, and an awareness of our duties to God and to each other. We covenant to demonstrate God’s grace-filled love with generosity through worshipping, witnessing and ministering to the needs of our community and the world.

Our offices are:

102-19 34th Avenue
Second Floor
Corona, NY 11368
Tel: 718-898-0001
Fax: 718-898-0081

Office Hours:
Monday through Thursday
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday – 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Calls returned promptly for all voice messages left.

Here are pictures from our welcoming office space.


Serving us at this office are:

Claudette Spence, Registrar
E-Mail: MetroRegistrarNY@gmail.com
Office Phone: 718-898- 0001, extension 202

Cell phone: 718-440- 4292 
(Please do not send faxes to the Registrar.
PDF and MS WORD attachments to e-mail are acceptable.)

Louise Manigault - Executive Administrator
E-Mail: UCCNYMetro@gmail.com
Office phone: 718-898- 0001, ext 200

Ms. Manigault and Ms. Spence can be reached by US mail and Ms. Manigault by fax at the
addresses shown on the left.

Mr. Reginald Brantley

Vice President
Rev. Kris E. Watson

Ms. Maria D. Vives

Ms. Bonnie Duval

Rev. Dr. Bruce C. Rivera

Vice Moderator
Mr. Patrik Dousa

UCC Metro Area Chaplain
Rev. Ervin R. Graves
Phone/Fax – 914-428-8782
Mail to PO Box 282
White Plains, NY 10605

Among those serving us through the New York Conference are:

Conference Minister

David Gaewski –DavidGaewski@uccny.org

Associate Conference Minister for Youth, Young Adults, and Emerging Ministries

Ryan W. Henderson – rhenderson@uccny.org

Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Development

Freeman Palmer – FreemanPalmer@uccny.org

Associate Conference Minister for Leadership Development

Marjorie Purnine – MPurnine@uccny.org

Associate Conference Minister for Clergy and Authorized Ministry Concerns

Marsha Williams – MWilliams@uccny.org

Search and Call Associate

Noel Vanek - nvanek@uccny.org

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Information about the churches and pastors in the Metro Association may be found by clicking on
Our Churches

Please use the Contact Us section of this web site to share your questions, concerns, news0, offers to serve.

Twenty-eight Metro churches gathered at the Congregational Church of South Hempstead for the 2017 Fall Meeting of the Metro Association.

St. Albans Congregational Church, UCC, welcomed us to our Spring 2017 Meeting.

We traveled deep into Nassau County for our November 19, 2016 Fall Meeting.

The sun shown again as we gathered April 16, 2016 for our spring meeting at Mt. Vernon Heights Congregational Church.

We gathered at the beautiful Congregational Church of Manhasset for our November 14, 2015 Fall Meeting.

The sun shown brightly as Metro gathered for its 2015 Annual Meeting at the First Congregational Church of Chappaqua.

Rev. Geoffrey A. Black joined us for our Fall Meeting on November 1, 2014.

On April 26, 2014 we gathered at the Community Church of the Pelhams for our Spring Meeting.

More than 40 Metro churches gathered for the Fall 2013 Meeting at Corona Congregational Church, UCC.

First Congregational Church of Rockaway Beach, refurbished after Hurricane Sandy floods, hosted our Spring 2013 Meeting.

Just after Hurricane Sandy we gathered for the Fall 2012 meeting at the Congregational Church of South Hempstead.

United Church of Rockville Centre hosted our Spring 2012 Meeting.

We gathered at Garden City Community Church for our Fall 2011 Meeting.

Our 2011 Spring Meeting was at Ridgeview Congregational Church in White Plains.

Our Mission, Vision and By-Laws outline our values and governance.

Saturday, November 20, 2010 was our Fall Meeting at Bowne Street Community Church.

Community Church of the Pelhams hosted our April 24, 2010 Annual Meeting.

Saturday, November 22, 2009, was our our Metro Fall Meeting.

We gathered on Sunday, July 26, 2009, to celebrate the ministry of Michael W. Caine as he left to pastor Old First Reformed Church in Philadelphia.

We met for our 2009 Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Here is the current report on our Fellowship Dues.

We continue to seek to reach the goals identified by the 2005-2007 Blue Ribbon Committee and the 2007 Association Survey.

Learn about the history and polity of the United Church of Christ from five lectures and related readings which were prepared by the Metro Association.

The Metro Association is an Open and Affirming setting of the United Church of Christ.  Delegates to the Association's May 17, 2003 Annual Meeting voted a resolution which makes a public statement of welcome into its full life and ministry to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

The Unofficial Description of Metro's Board and Committees provide current insights into the work of the Association and how you might serve and be served by the Association.

Persons seeking to be a Member in Discernment with the Metro Association or seeking to be ordained in the Metro Association will find descriptions of these processes, checklists and applications in ourresources regarding Ministerial Standing in the Metropolitan Association.

Check our archives for pictures and information about other Metro Association events.

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