Upper New York Annual ConferenceCamp & Retreat Ministries

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Important Announcement Regarding UNY Summer Camp 2020

CRM News

Important Announcement Regarding UNY Summer Camp 2020The current context of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a very challenging decision for the Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries (UNY CRM) lead team. After consultation with the Upper New York Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries and after several meetings with experts in the medical and camping fields, the UNY CRM lead team has decided to suspend all UNY-hosted summer programs at each of the CRM sites: Aldersgate, Asbury,…

#GivingTuesdayNow

CRM News

#GivingTuesdayNow We are grateful for all those who have joined us for #GivingTuesday over the past few years. In just a few short days— on Tuesday, May 5th—we invite you to join us for a very special #GivingTuesdayNow. This is a new global day of giving and unity to help support beloved organizations experiencing unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. If you are in a position to do so, we would be grateful…

Casowasco Produces Virtual Resources for Easter Sunday Worship

Casowasco News

Casowasco Produces Virtual Resources for Easter Sunday WorshipCasowasco is first and foremost an extension of and resource to the local church. As congregations venture into uncharted waters during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are seeking new ways to be in ministry with the churches and congregations of the Upper New York Conference. With Easter Sunday approaching, we want to help churches enhance their Holy Week experience with a variety of resources from Casowasco, including worship music and tellings of the…

Peace Be Still: An Update on Summer Preparations in Upper New York

CRM News

Peace Be Still: An Update on Summer Preparations in Upper New York Like many of you, we are finding social distancing to be rather challenging. We are camp and retreat people after all and bringing people together is core to what we do. As we continue to pray for you and all those impacted by COVID-19, we remain hopeful and excited for our 2020 Summer Camp Season. Last week we announced an update to our cancellation policy to allow for cancellations up to two (2) calendar…

March 18th Update from UNY Camp & Retreat Ministries Leadership

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March 18th Update from UNY Camp & Retreat Ministries LeadershipUpdate on 3/31/2020: Our sites will continue to remain closed to retreat guests until Wednesday, April 30th. The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, is often attributed as having said, “Proceed with much prayer and your way will be made plain.” After prayerful consideration, Upper New York Camp and Retreat Ministries will close our sites to retreat guests effective immediately until Monday, April 13th. As we continue to monitor the current situation closely, this…

UNY Camp & Retreat Ministries Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak

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UNY Camp & Retreat Ministries Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak Dear Valued Guests, Campers, Participants & Families, We strive to provide a time and place in which all who attend our camp and retreat centers in Upper New York, can get away from the hectic pace of the world and just be… with God, with Creation, and with one another. One of the things we do to ensure that this sort of experience can safely continue is to keep an eye on…

A Hand-Washing Playlist

Sky Lake News

A Hand-Washing PlaylistWe strive to provide a time and place in which campers and guests can get away from the hectic pace of the world and just be… with God, with Creation, and with one another. One of the things we do to ensure that this sort of experience can safely continue is to keep an eye on what’s going on in our region, our country, and our world. Like many of you,…

Summer Camp 2020 Registration Now Open

CRM News

Summer Camp 2020 Registration Now Open Registration is now open for our exciting slate of 2020 summer programs at Aldersgate, Casowasco, Sky Lake, and Skye Farm! Additionally, Asbury Retreat Center will continue to offer exciting retreat opportunities for children, youth, and adults throughout the summer season. Information on program opportunities at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center will be available in the coming weeks. We are also excited to announce some changes to our available discounts for 2020!** Early Bird Discount:…

Final Installation of 2019 Advent Series

Casowasco News

Final Installation of 2019 Advent Series The final installment of our 2019 Advent Study is based on Luke 2:1-20. https://youtu.be/emiKMZkGyg8 The gospel of Luke is the only gospel that provides us with a full birth narrative of Jesus Christ. This story tells us of peace. Peace on earth. Peace to all whom God loves. We can imagine the peace Mary must have felt finally holding her son, or the peace the shepherds experienced when they saw…

Advent with Casowasco: Week 3 - Joy

Casowasco News

Advent with Casowasco: Week 3 - Joy The third installment of our 2019 Advent Study is based on Isaiah 11 The book of Isaiah foretells the coming Messiah that we know today as Jesus. The ancient Hebrews were faced with turmoil, conflict, oppression, and it was often hard to look at their circumstances and feel joy. Yet in these times where it would be easy to despair, they were given the promise of joy to come. The image of something new…

2nd Installment of Advent with Casowasco Released

Casowasco News

The second installment of our 2019 Advent Study is based on Luke 1:26-56 This week we reflect on Mary, the mother of Jesus. While Mary is strong in her faith, and sure of the love of God, she does what we all would do, she questions how she it is possible that she of all people is chosen by God for this work. As we continue our journey, we should take time to…

First Installment of Advent Study - Hope

Casowasco News

First Installment of Advent Study - Hope Advent with Casowasco: Stories for the Season: Week 1 - Hope The first installment of our 2019 Advent Study is based on Mark 1:1-8. We begin our advent study with John the Baptist and the message of hope he brought, fulfilling the Old Testament prophecy and preparing the way for the coming of Jesus. This is the start of a journey, and while we know that journey leads to the Cross and ultimately the…

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