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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Bishop’s regional gatherings on A Way Forward

    Commission on a Way Forward

    Following the 2016 General Conference, the Commission on a Way Forward was formed to deliberate and help the General Conference address the issue of sexuality in The United Methodist Church. The Commission was made up of 32 individuals, including eight bishops, 13 other clergy members, and 11 lay members. They will present a report during a Special Session of the 2019 General Conference, which will be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. Click here to learn more about the mission, vision, and scope on the Commission on a Way Forward.

    Bishop's Regional Gatherings on A Way Forward

    This fall, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb is hosting six gatherings around the Conference in preparation for Special Session of General Conference to talk about the report of the Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church.


    1. Presentation of the plan and process of General Conference
    2. Remembering our Mission
    3. Worship and prayer

    Dates, Times, and Locations

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."