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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Crossroads District News

    Reflections on Rev. Nola Anderson’s trip to South Korea

    August 31, 2017 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    AUGUST 22, 2017 / BY REV. NOLA ANDERSON, CROSSROADS DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT Are We Accessible? It is said, “one of the best ways to learn a foreign language is to fully immerse yourself into the culture of the people who speak the language best.” I believe the same principle applies to learning about congregations that are growing and thriving. You want to be around people who know about and have experienced church …more

    Lent Message from Rev. Nola Anderson

    March 9, 2017 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed. To bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to provide for those who mourn in Zion- …more

    January 2017 Thought Expression

    January 12, 2017 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Words from Norman Vincent Peal Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27) Without a deep inner state of quietness, one becomes prey to tension, worry, and ill health. A song, a sunset, moonlight, the sea washing on a sandy shore, these administer a healing balm. …more

    LISTENING SESSIONS in October in the District

    October 4, 2016 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    These listening sessions are designed to align churches which may share similar or fairly similar ministry contexts.  This is not a perfect arrangement.  As our teams meet we hope to uncover more than one area of focus for us to bring resources to assist you in growing Christian leaders and making Disciples of Jesus Christ in your church and community.  That is why your attendance at the …more

    “Reflections on Change” from D.S. Nola Anderson

    July 30, 2015 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1         It is said, to achieve continuity, we have to be willing to change. Change is, in fact, the only way to protect whatever exists, for without continuous readjustment the present cannot continue.         In spite of being necessary, most people would tell …more

    Reflections and a Call to Prayer for our Wesleyan Sisters and Brothers of Emmanuel African Methodist

    June 23, 2015 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Friends, I have been delaying putting my thoughts to writing but I think I must…and so I am writing freely from my heart. I wonder and ponder what has been going through your mind and heart about this racially charged massacre by a 21 year old white male that took place at Emmanuel AME church in Charleston SC. On Tuesday I had the privilege of facilitating a 3-hour training …more

    Words of Appreciation from D.S. Darryl R. Barrow

    May 15, 2015 / By Anne Hutchins / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much.  For on the smiles, the thanks we give, our little gestures of appreciation, our neighbors build up their philosophy of life.”  (A.J. Cronin) Dear Friends, My words can never adequately express my gratitude and appreciation to you for your support of my ministry as your District Superintendent over the last six (6) years in …more


    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."