Who is My Neighbor? Seminars

Start: 2020-06-16 16:00:00 UTC Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

End: 2020-06-16 16:00:00 UTC • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)

This is a virtual event

Host Contact Info: nyscoc@aol.com or 518 436-9319

Who Is My Neighbor? Seminars in 2020 -



Tuesday, JUNE 16, Saratoga Springs, Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church

Join the New York State Council of Churches, Goldstein Hall Attorneys at Law, Pace University Land Use Law Center, American Institute of Architects Westchester Hudson Valley, New York State Association for Affordable Housing, Upper New York Conference United Methodist Church, Community Preservation Corporation and other partners for a day of conversation with colleagues and experts that will inspire you to:

*    Think in new ways about how congregations can reach out to their communities and to revitalize.

*     Draw on the theological riches of your tradition to address attitudinal and legal barriers which prevent your neighborhood and region from welcoming people of all incomes and races and helping them to live, work and participate in your local economy.

*     Renovate and improve your property to further your mission.

Across New York State, congregations have advocated for needed change in their neighborhoods, cities and regions. During these day long conferences we will:

*   Consider the theological basis for the congregation’s work to offer hospitality to the stranger and strengthen a social fabric that can leave so many feeling isolated. And we’ll directly address the architectural, zoning, financial and social barriers that stand in the way.

*   Show a variety of real-life examples of congregations who have found creative ways to extend their mission and redevelop their property for the benefit of the community while improving space for fellowship and worship. Many have also built affordable housing, created arts and community spaces, planted community gardens and developed schools and educational programs.

*   Equip you with practical tools that will enable your congregation to take important new steps in following the biblical command to love our neighbors—and our neighborhood.

Please be sure to select the seminar you plan to attend in the registration form below.

        Tuesday, JUNE 16, Saratoga Springs, Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church

        POSTPONED - Tuesday, May 19, Syracuse, University United Methodist Church

Costs: $40.00 per participant, $100 for a team of three from a congregation or organization. Scholarships available upon request.

We invite your organization to join a growing list of legal, faith, architectural, planning, development, and banking and title organizations supporting the Who is Our Neighbor Program. Please visit this link for a letter regarding sponsorships for our seminars.

Click here for purchasing sponsorships for our seminars.

Contact The Reverend Peter Cook at 508-380-8289 to learn how you can help.