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Spring Meeting of Metro Association

9:00 AM Saturday, April 16, 2016
Mt. Vernon Heights Congregational Church
258 South Columbus Avenue
Mt. Vernon NY 10553

You may register online here.

“Be the Church” is the theme for this year’s Spring Meeting.  Our guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams, Associate Conference Ministry for Clergy and Authorized Ministry Concerns in the New York Conference.  Our host pastor will be Rev. Troy DeCohen.

To “Be the Church” we should:
  • Protect the environment.
  • Care for the poor.
  • Forgive often.
  • Reject racism.
  • Fight for the powerless.
  • Share earthly and spiritual resources.
  • Embrace diversity.
  • Love God.
  • Enjoy this life.

9:00 AM – Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 AM – Worship and Praise Service – offering to benefit the Scholarship Fund for our college students
11:30 AM – Business Meeting with election of members of the Metro Board and Standing Committees
1:00 PM – Lunch

If you wish childcare for the younger members of your family, please indicate this on the Registration Form.

Registration fees are $30 for adults, $15 for youth 12-18 years, No Fee for retired clergy. 
Register here
and mail your registration fees with check payable to “The Metropolitan Association” to:
Metropolitan Association
102-19 34th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Corona, NY 11368

Any questions – please contact Louise Manigault, Executive Administrator, by phone at 718-898-0001, ext 200 or by e-mail at UCCNYMetro@aol.com.

Here are the instructions to reach Mt. Vernon Heights Congregational Church.

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Boundary Awareness Training

9 AM and 12:00 Noon Monday, April 18, 2016
Garden City Community Church
245 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Regular Boundary Awareness Training (BAT) begins at 9 AM and runs to 4:00 PM, with registration and continental breakfast at 8:30 AM.

Clergy Renewal BAT runs from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PM.

This training is open to clergy and church lay leaders.  Clergy due or past due for training and renewal are required to attend and participate in this session.

Assignments will be e-mailed upon receipt of Registration Fees; assignments are due on the day of training.

Registration Fees for Regular BAT are:  $80 if received by April 4, 2016; $90 if received after April 4; $100 if paid at the door.

Registration Fees for Clergy Renewal BAT are:  $60 if received by April 4, 2016; $70 if received after April 4; $80 if paid at the door.

Make checks payable to the Metropolitan Association with “BAT” in the Memo Line.  Mail with your Registration Information (see below) to:

Metropolitan Association
Attention:  Ms. Louise Manigault, Executive Administrator
102-19 34th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Corona, NY 11368

Be sure to include this Registration Information, printed clearly:

Name and Title as you wish them written on the certificate
Street, City, State, Zip
Is this Regular BAT or Clergy Renewal BAT
Telephone Number With Area Code
Amount Enclosed

For more information please contact Rev. Lynn Sullivan by phone at 516-746-1700 or by e-mail at lsullivan@thegccc.org.

Here are the instructions to reach Garden City Community Church.

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NY Women of the UCC 2016 Annual Conference

4 PM Thursday, April 28 to Noon Saturday, April 30, 2016
Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center
9602 Dry Run Road
Painted Post NY 14870

Here is the registration form due on or before Monday, March 28, 2016.

Our theme is from Ephesians 2:10 – “God Made Us What We Are”.  Daily sub-themes:

  • Thursday – God Calls Us
  • Friday – God Changes Us
  • Saturday – God Uses Us

Keynote speaker and preacher is Rev. Marraine Kettell, NY Conference Coordinator of Local Church Ministries and Pastor of First Congregational Corning UCC.

Sacred Conversation on Race will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams – Associate Conference Minister for Clergy and Authorized Ministry Concerns for the NY Conference.

Bible studies will be conducted by Rev. Jan Mahle.

Worship leaders are:

  • Opening Worship – Thursday evening, April 28 – Pastor Susan Fast
  • Healing Service – Friday evening, April 29 – Rev. Brenda McCutcheon
  • Closing Worship – Saturday morning, April 30 – Joanne Nugent-Ward

Workshops will be:

  • The Joy of Photography – Bonnie Connolly
  • The Green Bible – Pastor Susan Fast
  • A Time for Every Matter Under Heaven (Loss, Transition, Change) – Pastor Joanne Lanfear
  • Starting Homeless Ministries in Your Church – Kimberly Everett

Our choir director will be Rev. Dr. Ann Van Cleef; our pianist/accompanist will be Ms. Janet Herman.

Basic costs, as covered in the Registration Form, vary based on your choice of housing and meals - from $159 to $221.

In addition to this annual conference, UCC NY Women work throughout the year on mission projects which include making baby slings for women in Honduras, collecting items for Church World Service Health Kits and making prayer shawls for Creedmoor Psychiatric Department and Rensselaer Hospice.  They also contribute to Pennies for People.

For more information, please contact Melva Victorina at melva130@optonline.net.

Sue Frost is our registrar.  You may reach her by e-mail at uccnywomen@gmail.com. Before Monday, March 28, please send your registration form and check to her at:
                        Sue Frost
                        282 Robinson Street
                        Binghamton, NY 13904
You may reach Sue by phone at 607-722-1017.

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From Membership 2 Discipleship Workshop

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Saturday, April 30, 2016
Christ Church
860 Forest Avenue
Bronx NY 10456

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Differentiate Discipleship from Christian Education
  • Identify catalysts and build relationships that lead to spiritual growth
  • Build an intentional Discipleship Process for personal and congregational transformation

Workshop facilitator is Dr. Phil Maynard, author of the book Shift:  Helping Congregations Back into the Game of Effective Ministry.

Cost for individuals is $25.  Cost for churches with five or more attendees is $100.

These costs include lunch, a workbook for each participant, and a complimentary copy of Phil Maynard’s book Membership to Discipleship:  Growing Maturing Disciples Who Make Disciples.

You may register here.

Here are the instructions to reach Christ Church.

Questions?  Contact Rev. Freeman Palmer, Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Development at freemanpalmer@uccny.org.

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2016 Annual Meeting of New York Conference, UCC

Friday – Sunday, June 10-12, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel
125 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604

Save the dates!  Details will follow

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UCC National Youth Event

Tuesday – Saturday, July 26 – 30, 2016

Coronado Springs Resort
1000 W Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830


We are going to Disneyworld!!!  In partnership with Walt Disney, the rates will be under $550 for double occupancy which includes Disney park access, housing,  most meals, program and park admission.  (Transportation to and from Lake Buena Vista is NOT included.)

While this is a youth event, the location is family friendly and can allow families to plan vacations AND send a youth to the National Youth Event.

Theme for the Event is BELIEVE!!!!

Start now to make your plans and raise your funds to be part of this great event.

Detailed information and registration are now available here

E-mail youth@ucc.org with your feedback, queries and recommendations.

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