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Black River-St. Lawrence Association of the New York Conference, United Church of Christ
October 2, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Black River-St. Lawrence Association of the New York Conference, United Church of Christ is Nakonha:ka’s neighbour to the south and our Full Communion partner. We are invited to their 297th semi-annual meeting on Sunday, October 2, which will be held on Zoom – registration, meeting and speaker/program information is attached. There will be representatives of the Association at the covenanting service in Kahnawake the day before. We are asked to register by the 29th.
The program will feature topics of interest to churches in transition; the main speaker will be Reverend Gary Ferner, who has served the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ as the Associate Conference Minister for Search and Call for three years. He serves the Western Association churches geographically, and assists the other Associate Conference Ministers in their efforts to support all Conference churches in transition. In addition to being an Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Ferner is the Pastor of a yoked UCC/Presbyterian congregation in Syracuse, New York.
His presentation to the Black River-St. Lawrence Association will include an introduction to the Congregational Welcoming Diversity Inventory, with some brief background on why it is important for churches in transition to look at this very important tool in the search and call process.
For more information and to register, please contact Mary Jo Fairbanks, Registrar
84 Cougar Point
Massena, NY 13662-3176