Jan- 2020


at The Melville Marriott
1350 Walt Whitman Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Islip Town Branch NAACP Legacy Gala 2020
On Saturday, January 18, 2020 the Islip Town Branch NAACP will host “The Anatomy of Prejudice” a three-hour presentation by Ms. Jane Elliott, the adaptor of the Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise in the morning. Followed by the 6th Annual Legacy Gala honoring those who have come before us and those who remain architects of advancement today during the evening


SAVE THE DATE - 3.20.20 Cultivating A Trauma Informed Faith Community

SAVE THE DATE - 3.20.20 Cultivating A Trauma Informed Faith Community

SAVE THE DATE - 3.20.20

Cultivating A Trauma-Informed Faith Community (Registration Opens 12/6/2019)

2020 Events Timeline

January, 2020

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration
Hosted by the Social Justice Committee
Watch for specifics on venue and theme for the gathering

20 Jan 2020

6-8 March, 2020


New York Conference State Youth Event
Watson Homestead, Painted Post
Registration will open on the web site

Boundary Awareness Training and Renewal
Monday, March 9, 2020 9 AM – 4:00 PM
at the Garden City Community Church

9 March, 2020

25 April, 2020

April, 2020

Spring Meeting of the Metro Association
Saturday, April 25, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Hosted by the Garden City Community Church
A Day of Workshops for Churches – Sponsored by the Committee on Congregational Development and Standing

May, 2020

New York Women’s Annual Conference
The UCC NY Women’s Conference Retreat is on Thursday, April 30, Friday and Saturday, May 1 & 2, to be held at Watson Homestead Retreat Center, Painted Post, New York. Registration starts on Thursday, April 30 at 4:00 pm.

30 April/ May 1 & 2 2020

June 4-5, 2020

June, 2020

New York Conference Annual Meeting
June 5-6, 2020 in Buffalo at the Hyatt Regency Downtown
Continuing Education Institute – June 4-5, 2020

July, 2020

UCC National Youth Event for youth
in grades 6-12 At Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana
Cost $375
Contact: the Metro Association for more information

July 22-25, 2020

August 1, 2020

August, 2020

August 1, 2020 -Deadline for Submission of
Applications for the Scholarship Fund

December, 2020

Holiday Luncheon for College Youth
With Metro Staff and Youth Committee Members

December, 2020



New York State Youth Event
United Church of Christ

Are you ready for this year’s State Youth Event? We are! The dates are March 6, 7, & 8. As in the past, the event will take place at Watson Homestead in Painted Post, New York. This year's theme is "Good Vibes." This will be a wonderful opportunity for youth and adults from all over the state of New York to get a chance to meet, learn, have fun, and worship together. The weekend is packed with many exciting as well as challenging workshops, and plenty of fun and free time!

We will also have many workshops for you to choose from as well as the ever-popular dance on Saturday night, Bible studies, and creative worship. Bring your musical instruments if you wish. BRING YOUR PILLOW AND SLEEPING BAG or SHEETS FOR YOUR BED- WE DONT WANT ANYONE TO BE COLD... If we have snow there will be plenty of outdoor activities, as well.

Please note these very important points

  • The State Youth Event is for high school students in grades 9 through 12 who are interested in taking part in this exciting weekend. An adult advisor (21 or older) must accompany all youth. Groups attending should plan on one adult for every 7 youth.
  • Do not expect to register at Watson Homestead!All participants (youth and adult) must register online:     (or send in the fully completed & signed registration, covenant, and health history forms with the prepaid fee $160 by March 2, 2020.  When you pay, the conference office will send confirmation of that payment & registration.  Mail forms to SYE, 5575 Thompson Road, Dewitt, NY  13214.
  • Rooms will be pre-assigned by the registrar (each group will be together in the same building). You may request one roommate, if that person also requests you.
  • We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen articles while at Watson! Only personal music devices with ear plugs will be allowed. Bring your phone -- if you think you need it -- but cell connection is not very good at Watson.
  • All advisors are asked to help lead the small groups, and to help chaperone the dance, and late night rooms.
  • No dinner will be served on Friday night! You might want to eat before you arrive.
  • Do not be late!Registration is from 5PM to 6:30PM in the Main Lodge lobby. The kick off starts promptly at 6:30pm, followed by family group activities and workshop sign up at 7:30pm.  Mandatory advisors meeting will be at 7pm in the Elm room. The event ends Sunday at noon.

We know you will enjoy your weekend with us at Watson Homestead. We look forward to seeing you there. Do not forget to send your forms and payment in the mail TODAY! We will respond to you by e-mail once we receive your registration. There is room at the table for you..

Questions: Call the Conference Office 315-446-3073 or email

​See you at Watson Homestead,

The New York State Youth Committee

Important Materials: 

Online registration link: 

State Youth Event Registration Form - download here

State Youth Event Health Form - download here

State Youth Event Youth Covenant - download here

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