Each fall we hold a state-wide Casting Your Nets workshop. In the winter we gather in regional workshops. At the New York Conference Annual Meeting we have one or more CYN workshops.
"Casting Your Nets on the Other Side" (CYN)
is New York Conference's discernment and spiritual growth ministry.
The StillSpeaking Initiative showed the UCC how many people need our congregations, but know nothing about us. So now our churches, in good Reformation style, need to re-translate and evolve our best traditions, so we can speak meaningfully to a generation no longer familiar with the Christian story or the church's faith and practice.
CYN challenges healthy congregations to help their neighbors today take notice, hear and respond to faith's offers. "Casting Your Nets" helps churches retool their ministries-- transforming leaders and mobilizing congregations-- to recognize and recast what they do for a new day.
Three regional consultants help congregations use CYN tools effectively. Here in the Southeastern Region, Bonnie Miller is our consultant. She can be reached at Bonni333@aol.com or by phone at 914-997-7322. Marcia Tolman (firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-374-4114) is the Upstate consultant, Jen Mazur (email@example.com or 716-725-2157) consults with Western and GVA.
In addition, we have BAIT, our CYN Newsletter. If you would like to be on the mailing list, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are some recent issues.
January 2010 Issue
December 2009 Issue
To get an idea of what you can expect at a CYN workshop, here are some samples:
January 2010 Southeastern Regional Workshop
October 2009 Statewide Workshop
Resources from October 2009 Worship
You’ll find lots more resources on the New York Conference site at www.uccny.org/CastingYourNets/OnLineResources/tabid/44945/Default.aspx
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