July 18th-20th
Fulton-Montgomery Community College,
Johnstown, NY

We had a very successful Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide Conference. The sessions were recorded and can be found on our Facebook page. Most of the recordings came out reasonably well but occasionally a panel or two is harder to hear. We ask your patience and just go to the next session for better audio. There is a lot of very rich material on which you can draw for sermons and adult education sessions. We will seek to have follow up conversations around the state in the coming year to include more people and explore themes of the conference in more depth. More details will be forthcoming.

Enjoy your summer and thank you for your faithfulness to offer hope and love in the public square.

Facebook Live Videos from the Conference

Please visit our New York State Council of Churches Facebook page for several videos from our Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide Conference. The videos begin with an Opening Welcome on July 18 at 1:15pm and continue through the Closing Reflections on the morning of July 20. We hope you will take some time to watch and enjoy!


Albany Times Union “Voices of Faith” Ministry bridging divides – article by Peter Cook

Bridging the Urban Rural Divide Conference

Blog post about the conference from Albany Presbytery

Additional Information for Conference

Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide Speech, Peter Cook

Scholarship assistance is available for attending this conference. Also, young adult rates available at $162.50 for full registration including dorm housing and $117.50 for registration only. Please contact Rev. Peter Cook at pcook@nyscoc.org or call 508-380-8289.

Special Hotel rates have been extended through July 4, 2017! You may reserve at the rates below through July 4.

Microtel Inn and Suites $96.90/night plus tax,  518 362-7022

Holiday Inn $135/night plus tax,  518 762-4686