UMCS 2016-2017 Urban Ministry Scholarships Available

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Dear Friends in Christ,

A copy of the application form for the Urban Ministry Scholarship Fund of the United Methodist City Society is available at the United Methodist City Society website, www.umcitysociety.org.  You will find download links below.

Limited funds are available for those persons who have demonstrated experience and interest in urban ministry, along with some level of financial need.  The Scholarship Fund is designated primarily to assist those persons who are planning to enter full‑time ordained ministry in a United Methodist Church with special interest in urban ministry.

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Membership in a church in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church; and
  • Enrollment in a seminary approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.
  • Will be a Full or part time seminary student for the academic year 2016 – 2017
  • Provide proof of financial need

Priority in the awards will be given to persons who have a desire to enter full time ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church in an urban setting.

The Scholarship Committee will NOT review applications from persons that:

  •  Are not members of churches in the New York Annual Conference;
  •  Are not involved in urban ministries at their local church;
  •  Are pursuing additional advanced degrees (i.e. second master’s degree or doctoral degree); and
  •  Are not pursuing programs that will lead to a degree.
  •  Do not submit the application by the deadline.

The deadline for 2016 -2017 scholarship applications is FRIDAY, MAY 13TH at 12 Noon ( sent by email, fax or hand delivered).   Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All reference letters must come by separate cover. (Your application will not be denied if we do not receive a reference letter from your pastor, District Superintendent, and/or Candidacy Mentor by the May 8th deadline. The scholarship committee of UMCS will meet mid-May.)

Scholarship Awards will be announced at the New York Annual Conference Session.

Feel free to contact me by email at bshillady@umcitysociety.org or by phone at (212) 870-3094, if you have any questions or need any further information concerning the Scholarship Fund.

In God’s love, joy and humor,

 

Reverend Dr. William S. Shillady
Executive Director / CEO

Downloads: 

UMCS 2016-2017 Urban Ministry Scholarship Letter

2016-2017 Urban Ministry Guidelines

2016-2017 Urban Ministry Scholarship Application

Rev. Shillady’s Book!

The United Methodist City Society is excited to announce the published work of our very own Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Bill Shillady.

The United Methodist City Society will benefit greatly from the sale of the book, as the portion of the proceeds that would have been received by the author are being given to the City Society.

You can find out more and pre-order your copy at www.StrongForAMomentLikeThis.com to help our ministries and feed your soul.

 

 

 

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Camp Olmsted 2017

Camp Olmsted is located in Cornwall-on Hudson, NY and has been serving campers ages 6-14 since 1901.  To find out more about Camp Olmsted or to request registration materials call (212) 870-3084 or email Aisha Campbell, Director of Children’s Programs at acampbell@umcitysociety.org.

2017 Sleepaway Camp Sessions (Ages 6-14): 

Session I: July 3rd – July 14th, 2017
Session II: July 17th – July 28th, 2017
Session III: July 31st – August 11th, 2017

There is a registration fee of $35 per child registered.  Each session is $435 for the first child, and $400 per sibling.
* Scholarships are available for those who qualify 

Summer 2017 Day Camp  (Ages 6-14):

Week 1: June 26th – June 30th
Week 2: July 3rd – July 7th
Week 3: July 10th – July 13th*
Week 4: July 17th – July 31st
Week 5: July 24th – July 27th*
Week 6: July 31st – August 4th
Week 7: August 7th – August 10th*

*No camp on Friday – Camp property closed for the weekend. 

There is a registration fee of $25 per child.  Each week is $160/$135* (*weeks 3, 5 & 7).

Click here for online registration.

Sleep Away Flyer 2017

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Day Camp 2017

2017 Dr. William James Scholarship

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Click Here to download and complete the application: William James Scholarship Packet 2017

 

 

2016 Annual Meeting

Member Churches of the City Society,

The first Fall Annual Meeting of the United Methodist City Society will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm at the St. John’s/Elmont United Methodist Church.   Below the flier is a link for a fillable PDF which you can return via email if you will be in attendance at this event.

 

We look forward to your participation.

Thank you.
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Fillable 2016-annual-meeting-flier

 

Camp Olmsted Scholarship Fundraiser

April 2016
Dear Friend of Olmsted,
I am writing to you on behalf of Camp Olmsted, the United Methodist City Society’s summer program for children from New York City. We will be having a benefit to raise funds for camper scholarships on Thursday, June 2nd at Christ Church United Methodist in Manhattan.

DOWNLOAD EVENT REGISTRATION FORM

Our honorees this year are Bishop Jane Allen Middleton and the Darien United Methodist Church in Connecticut. Both are being recognized for their commitment to the service of children and their relationship with Olmsted Center. The event will include refreshments, a short program and a silent auction. Please note this is not a sit down dinner.

Camp Olmsted is located in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York and has been serving children from New York City’s neighborhoods for over 100 years. Our program serves boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 years and often provides their first outdoor camping experience. The fee is $435 per camper per session, while our actual costs are over $1,100 per child. Even with this highly subsidized fee, it is still far above the means of many of the families we serve.

Last year because of the support of so many individuals, agencies and congregations – over 60% of the children attending Camp Olmsted received financial assistance. Donations help Five Points Mission provide the necessary scholarship support to these campers and allow them the opportunity to experience “Camp Olmsted”.

We hope you will join us! Please send in the response card and reserve your space. If you are not able to join us on June 2nd but would like to assist us with scholarship support for Camp Olmsted please send your check to:

Five Points Mission
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1922
New York, NY 10115
Attn: Scholarship Appeal

For more information about the programs at Olmsted Center you can visit our website at www.campolmsted.org or contact April Callender, Associate Executive Director at acallender@umcitysociety.org or (212) 870-3938.

Thank you for your support and consideration.

2016-2017 Rev. Dr. William M. James Family Memorial Scholarship Program

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Dear Friends in Christ,

jamesAt the bottom of this post, please find links to the application form for The Rev. Dr. William M. James Family Memorial Scholarship Fund established by the generosity of his friends after his passing.  Dr. James had hoped that this scholarship would be able to encourage young people who aspire to be agents for the transformation of the world.

Limited funds are available for those persons who will be attending an accredited institution of higher education, have leadership potential and some level of financial need.

They must be recommended by their pastor, a lay person who is a leader in the local church, and a teacher or professor.

All candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Membership in a church in the New York Annual Conference; and
  • Enrollment in a program at an accredited college or university approved by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Full time student for the academic year 2016 – 2017.

The Scholarship Committee will NOT review applications from persons who:

  • Are not members of churches in the New York Annual Conference.
  • Are pursuing additional advanced degrees (i.e. second master’s degree or doctoral degree); and
  • Are not pursuing programs that will lead to a degree or certificate.
  • Do not submit the application by the deadline.

The deadline for 2016 – 2017 academic year scholarship applications is May 13, 2015 at 12 Noon if hand delivered or emailed.  The application must be postmarked May 12th, 2015 if using the US Postal Service, Fed Ex, or UPS.

Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. All reference letters must come by separate cover and be mailed separately. (Your application will not be denied if we do not receive a reference letter from your pastor, church lay leader or teacher or professor as long as we have their contact information.)

Feel free to contact me by email at bshillady@umcitysociety.org or by phone at (212) 870-3094, if you have any questions or need any further information concerning the Scholarship Fund.

Sincerely,

Reverend Dr. William S. Shillady
Member of the committee

Related Links:

2016-2017 Rev. William James scholarship guidelines

2016-2017 Rev. William James scholarship application

 

 

CAMP OLMSTED – SLEEP AWAY CAMP

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Annual Meeting of the United Methodist City Society

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Sunday, May 17, 2015  – 3:30pm

 NEW JERUSALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 

484 KNICKERBOCKER AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11237

We invite you to attend the annual meeting of the United Methodist City Society.

This annual meeting of all member churches of the City Society from the Long Island East, Long Island West, Metropolitan and the New York-Connecticut districts are entitled to a vote in conducting the business of the Society and the election of the Board of Directors for the coming year. All churches within the bounds of these districts are members of the Society.  This annual meeting will highlight our ministries of the past year.

Our featured speaker will be the Rev. Jacqueline J. Lewis, Ph.D., Senior Minister, Middle Collegiate Church, New York, NY and the Executive Director of The Middle Project, Inc.

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Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of Manhattan. Middle Church is a dynamic 900-member multiracial, multicultural, inclusive congregation in which everyone is welcome just as they are as they come through the door. Lewis is also the Executive Director of The Middle Project, Inc, an institute that prepares ethical leaders for a more just society.

Prior to Middle Church, Dr. Lewis worked as a senior consultant for the Alban Institute. Lewis has been a pastor to two congregations in Trenton, New Jersey. One was a new church development and community center called the Imani Community Church, a rich multicultural experiment, which cemented her commitment to multicultural and multiracial congregations as a way to dismantle discrimination. Lewis believes that when we “rehearse” the Reign of God in congregational life, we learn lessons for healing the world.

Dr. Lewis graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, with a B.S. in Business Administration. She earned her Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1992, focusing on preaching, urban ministry and education. Lewis earned a M.Phil. (2002) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Psychology and Religion from Drew University, writing a dissertation on leaders in multiracial/multicultural congregations.

Ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Lewis is a nationally recognized author, activist, speaker, and preacher on the topics of racial, economic, and gender/LGBTI justice. She has been adjunct faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary, Union Theological Seminary, The Graduate Theological Union, New Brunswick Theological Seminary, and Wesley Theological Seminary. Lewis has been interviewed on NPR’s Weekend Edition, Grit TV, CNN, WABC, WNBC, in Ebony and Forbes magazines, and The New York Times online. Author of The Power of Stories: A Guide for Leaders in Multi-Racial and Multi-Cultural Congregations and a children’s book that celebrates diversity, You Are So Wonderful!, Lewis has published numerous articles and sermons, and blogs for The Huffington Post. She is working on a spiritual memoir about getting a grown-up God.

 

THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL MEETING IS FREE – NO TICKETS REQUIRED

Please RSVP for the reception.

Parking details will be available closer to the date.

Public Transportation 

  • Take the M Train to
    KNICKERBOCKER AV STATION M
    Walk 0.12 miles (3 minutes) South-East to destination.
  • Take the L Train to
    Get off at MYRTLE AV STATION L
    Walk 0.38 miles (8 minutes) West to destination.

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Our congregation will attend with ____ members.

NAME OF CONTACT: ________________________________________________

CHURCH: ________________________________________________________

EMAIL: __________________________________________________________

ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________________

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PLEASE SEND US INFORMATION FOR PARKING FOR ____ (#) OF CARS

Please mail the form to Mrs. Leticia Johnson

475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1922

New York, NY 10115

or you may email her at ljohnson@umcitysociety.org.

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