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A Special Thank You from the Chair of our Stewardship Committee - Charlaine Apsel

Thursday, January 28, 2016

A Special Thank You from the Chair of our Stewardship Committee - Charlaine Apsel

2015 is over and the books are closed and I would like to thank the 67 churches that gave to Covenant Share Offering and in particular to the 5 church who reached the goal of $10.00 per member.

  • East Side Congregational Church, Binghamton
  • Lakeville UCC
  • McLean Community Church
  • Orient Congregational Church
  • Preble Congregational UCC

In addition there were 45 individuals who either mailed their Covenant Share contribution or gave online directly to the Conference. 

Your Covenant Share donation makes possible ministries specific to the United Church of Christ in New York State as they work with congregations from Niagara Falls to Orient, from Corning to Ogdensburg.  

Some 2015 highlights include:

  • A very successful State Youth Event. Youth: Young Adults, Chaperones and Alumni of the State Youth Event gathered on March 6-8, 2015 at Watson Homestead to celebrate the yearly event’s 30th anniversary.  This celebration made the NY Conference State Youth Event the longest youth-led state-wide youth gathering in the entire United Church of Christ.
  • The Authorized Ministers Retreat:  “With Joyful Abandon: A playful Clergy retreat, with fantastic facilitator, Rev. Rachel Hackenberg, that was held in October.  A great time was had by all!  
  • The UCC New York State Women's Conference, “Arise and Build”the first weekend in May, where the closing worship celebrated the Ministry of Rev. Marian Shearer, Associate Conference Minister.
  • The Associate Conference Ministers, Rev, Freeman Palmer, Rev. Ryan Henderson, Rev. Dr. Marjorie Purnine, and Rev. Dr. Marsha Williams have been assisting your Association’s Committee on Ministry in the search and call process and attending Association meetings.  
  • And, the entire Conference staff that spends their time crisscrossing the State to preach and teach.

It’s not too soon to make a 2016 Covenant Share donation - click here.

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