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Prayer

God of our lives, you are always turning the world upside down, challenging us to follow you into new ventures, new challenges, new ways to care, new ways to touch the hearts of all. When we get tired, or feel disappointed, remind us that you can bring change and hope out of the most difficult situations, so that we may do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with you always. Let this be a year of abundant blessings for all people as we walk in the paths of righteousness. Continue to give us a spirit of hope, peace, love and joy, and help us to spread the good news of your love, grace and mercy among all people. Strengthen us and remind us that all things are possible with you. Amen.

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UCC Offering Opportunities and Dates

Our Church’s Wider Mission (OCWM)
Neighbors in Need Offering – October, 2018
Christmas Fund Offering – December, 2018
One Great Hour of Sharing – March 31, 2019
Strengthen the Church – June, 2019

You may request materials from www.uccresources.org or call: 1-800-240-3324
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Church School Teacher Training

At the Parish Resource Center of Long Island West Inc.
919 Elmont Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580


What:
A workshop led by Karla McKenzie, Executive Director at the Parish Resource Center developed to help equip teachers as they plan for the coming year.  Some of the topics to be covered include:
  • Spiritual refreshment and nurture for teachers
  • Building relationships with your students and their parents / caregivers
  • Practicing how to include all of your students in the learning process
  • Setting goals for your class and yourself
  • Planning for the upcoming year
  • Low or No Cost resources for your classroom
 
Who:    Both inexperienced and experienced teachers
Those teaching children and / or adults
Those leading inter-generational learning events
Those looking to grow their teaching ministry
 
When:  Choose between two dates:
  • Saturday, August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 

Cost:    PRC Subscribers – $10 / person

             Non-PRC Subscribers –   $20 / person

 

This event is supported by a Thrivent Financial Action Team.

To register online visit our website at www.cpr4church.org or contact the

Parish Resource Center by email at Karla@cpr4church.org or

by phone at 516-285-0919. 

To  register by mail, use the attached registration form

Combating Sexual Harassment

NYS Mandated Training
At the Parish Resource Center of Long Island West Inc.
919 Elmont Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580


What: New York State has updated laws to include new requirements for every employer in the state related to combating sexual harassment in the workplace.  This new law is applicable to church employees, and it recommended that it also be applied to key leaders and volunteers.
 
The initial training must be provided by October 9, 2019 with follow up training at least once per year thereafter.  The state requires that the training meet minimum standards including the following:
  • Training must be interactive
  • Training must include explanations and definitions of sexual harassment consistent with guidance issued by the Department of Labor in consultation with the Division of Human Rights
  • Training must include case studies
  • Training must include information concerning federal and state statutory provisions concerning sexual harassment and remedies available to targets of sexual harassment
  • Training must include information concerning rights of redress and all available forums for adjudicating complaints
  • Training must include information addressing conduct by supervisors and additional responsibilities for supervisors
 
The Parish Resource Center of Long Island West, Inc. has developed a workshop led by Karla McKenzie, Executive Director at the Parish Resource Center to help churches train leaders, volunteers and employees in accordance with the newly mandated NYS laws. 
 
Who:    Church employees
Keys leaders and volunteers as defined by the local congregation
 
When:  Choose between two dates:
  • Saturday, August 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 14 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Cost:    PRC Subscribers – FREE
             Non-PRC Subscribers –   $10 / person
 
This event is supported by a Thrivent Financial Action Team.
To Register online visit our website at www.cpr4church.org or contact the
Parish Resource Center by email at Karla@cpr4church.org or
by phone at 516-285-0919. 
To  register by mail, use the attached registration form.

A CALL TO ACTION FROM THE UCC

UCC leaders call for action to end gun violence now

Upcoming Events

Save the Date and Plan ahead

9
Sep- 2019

Blessed Prayer Breakfast


Nazarene Congregational Church
506 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Embracing Our Faith to strengthen our community
 
Rev. Valerie A. Ross.
Pastor

Contact:
Cecile Farquharson
(347) 942- 4139

Price: Adult             $20
Chidren under 12     $10

 

Educational Opportunities

Boundary Awareness Training (BAT)

Boundary Awareness Training is required for any form of ministerial authorization toward ordination (dual standing, licensed and privilege of call.) BAT sessions will be listed here and in the web calendar.


Continuing Education (CE)


In April 2016 the Metropolitan Association Board of Directors accepted a proposal from the Ordination and Ministerial Standing committee to require clergy to certify annually that they have completed 25 hours of continuing education.

This requirement is effective January 1, 2017 and reporting is required by December 31, 2017.

This CE requirement is self-reported and can include reporting of spiritual or theological books read, conferences attended, classes taken or any other activity. Some of the CE activities will be listed here and in the web calendar.

Attention All Association Churches and Members

We are living at a time of escalating fear that is leading to hate.  The most important thing we can do to stop this trend is to not be part of it.  We must do as we are called to do as Christians. It is important to show this video and have discussions at your churches. Please refer to the information in the poster that is also displayed.

 

Rev. Dr. Anesta Vannoy

Metropolitan Association Disaster Response Chaplain

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We've been gathered by God to support one another through the Metropolitan Association and the New York Conference and to serve God's world - each congregation in its own way and together more than we ever could do apart.
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