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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Northern Flow District News

    Planter Leadership Development Group

    November 8, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Planter Leadership Development Group… a PLD group for planters! Led by David Masland, Director of New Faith Communities What is it? Six monthly meetings, starting in November and ending in May. We will gather from 9:30 AM till 2 PM on weekdays (dates to be negotiated, during the first one, by the group). We will be reading and discussing four important books about: the spiritual life …more

    Lay Servant Course Available

    November 8, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    "Dancing with Words" by Ray Buckley advanced lay servant class. At Adams UMC, 36 E. Church St., Adams. Tuesdays Nov. 13, 20, 27 from 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. Enhance your storytelling skills as we connect with our neighbors to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world! $10 cost (donation to Adams for heating the classroom) Please email Jennie Mantle at mantlejennie@gmail.com or call 315-771-5199 to register. Students …more

    Old DeKalb Methodist Church Issues Praise to Organist Betty Evans

    July 26, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Church Family at the Old DeKalb United Methodist Church have been truly blessed to have one of their church family members Betty Evans, now 99 years young, who has supported the church singing for more than 25 years by playing the organ that she and her deceased husband Mert Evans donated many years ago. Betty attended school in Watertown. She said she could read music before reading English and attended the …more

    Additional Imagine No Racism District Advocate Needed

    March 9, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Northern Flow District is in need of one more District Advocate for the Imagine No Racism District Team. The District is looking for an individual who is passionate about helping us eradicate Racism and would like to join the District team.  The first training session is set for March 17th from 10:00 to 4:00 p.m.at the annual conference office in Liverpool. Mileage costs would …more

    2018 Equalization Member Invitation

    March 5, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Northern Flow District is asking for interested persons to apply to be an Equalization Member.  What is an Equalization Member? They are lay people who are able to vote on business items at Annual Conference to have an equal balance of clergy and lay people. This year Annual Conference will begin on Wednesday, May 30th. Anyone whose application is approved will need to arrive by that time.  …more

    2018 Laity

    March 1, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The District Committee on Lay Ministry of the Northern Flow wish to affirm the members of local churches who have stepped forward in faith, to become more proficient in using their gifts and graces in the mission and ministry of our United Methodist Church. Those of you just beginning, and those of you who have traveled forward to step into Certified Lay Ministry, we welcome you all and look forward …more

    District Leadership Training Survey

    February 23, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Northern Flow District Leadership Team which consists of both pastors and laity in coordination with the District Superintendent and the Northern Flow District Office is searching for some answers and guidance in reference to the specific training events that may be most needed and desired within our conference churches. Therefore we are asking each interested person, laity and clergy to take the time to respond to this letter and …more

    “Our Suggestion is to Go. Just Go.” An Encounter with Launchpad….

    February 22, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “Our Suggestion is to Go. Just Go.” From two people who really didn't know what to expect when we went to Launchpad: Grace and Peace to you! We highly recommend that persons of all ministry types and churches try out Launchpad if you are ready for a change or a challenge, or you just desire to meet some pretty cool people! You don't need to be …more

    How Do I Reach the People Around My Church? One Persons Realization from Attending Launchpad

    February 15, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    How Do I Reach the People Around My Church?  One Persons Realization from attending Launchpad Many people associate New Faith Communities with starting a new church. That was what I thought until I got there and saw that many of the New Faith Communities are created to help the church support a need in a community that is not met by the traditional church structure. This is where I …more

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunity at Canton UMC

    February 15, 2018 / By Cadie Hockenbary / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Offered: Canton United Methodist Church, 41 Court Street (Northern Flow District) If you work with children, youth, or vulnerable adults in your congregation, please sign up to attend Canton United Methodist Church's Safe Sanctuaries Training.  This training will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the church dining room.  An annual training is required for all volunteers annually  …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."