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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    UNY COVID-19 Response

    The United Methodist Center in Liverpool is closed to the public from March 17-April 30. Most staff is working remotely. If you have a question about COVID-19 and how it affects your church or need assistance, please contact UNY Communications at (315) 898-2012 or COVID-19response@unyumc.org and someone will contact you.

    The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, as a global pandemic. The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church is actively determining the best way to balance ministry while protecting the health of all clergy and laity. This page is designed to support leaders in our Conference as they make critical decisions in a situation that is quickly changing.


    Latest News
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    The latest news:

    The following video was released by the Centers for Disease Control to help us better understand the coronavirus as explained by family physician, Dr. Peter Lin.


    Resources

    Ideas for Holy Week and Easter
    https://nationalcouncilofchurches.us/three-ecumenical-organizations-release-unprecedented-letter/

    Using Low Power FM Transmitter for Parking Lot Services (West Virigina Conferences)
    Disclaimer: Remember to check with your local health authority before planning any events using this technology.
    Click here for information on how to set up low power worship service.
    Click here for information about parking lot church safety guidelines.
    Click here to access the West Virigina UMC FM Transmitter Group on Facebook.

    Discipleship Ministries

     

    Recorded webinar on setting up recurring giving

    General Council on Finance and Administration
    Understand electronic giving

    United Methodist Communications
    Quickly find an online giving solution for your church

    United Methodist Communications
    Adding a donation option to your church Facebook page

    Discipleship Ministries
    The Rev. Ken Sloane on the newly signed U.S. CARES Act and how it offers help to churches

    Discipleship Ministries
    The Rev. Ken Sloane on 10 Ideas for Church Financial Leaders Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

    Minnesota Conference
    Four creative ideas for ministry

    Coronavirus and Social Distancing Resources (Horizons Stewardship)
    https://horizons.net/covid-19-resources/

    Coronavirus information and resources (UMC.org)
    https://www.umc.org/en/how-we-serve/promoting-health-and-wholeness/coronavirus-information-resources

    Helping your church respond to the coronavirus (Resource.org)
    https://www.resourceumc.org/en/topics/helping-your-church-respond-to-the-coronavirus

    Communications Training Center (United Methodist Communications)

    • Click here starting March 24 for training opportunities including:
      • Technology for Churches
      • Growing Your Church through Communication
      • Sharing Your Church through Pictures
      • Social Media Trends for 2020
      • Exploring Interpersonal Communication

    Latest News (UMNews.org)
    https://www.umnews.org/


    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."