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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    March 2015
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    Board of Ordained Ministry Interviews

    Tending the Soul

    Women’s History Month

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    Board of Ordained Ministry Interviews

    Tending the Soul

    Pre-Conference Reports Due

    AC Session registration opens

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    GBHEM Scholarship Deadline

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    World Day of Prayer

    Women’s Chocolate Getaway (Casowasco)

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    Women’s Chocolate Getaway (Casowasco)

    Road T.R.I.P. 2015 - Liverpool UMC

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    Women’s Chocolate Getaway (Casowasco)

    Road T.R.I.P. 2015 - New Beginnings UMC Elmira

    Girl Scount Sunday

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    Appointive Cabinet

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    Appointive Cabinet

    13

    Appointive Cabinet

    Fellows of the Forest (Sky Lake)

    Sessions Meeting

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    Fellows of the Forest (Sky Lake)

    Conference Leadership Team with Cabinet

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    Fellows of the Forest (Sky Lake)

    One Great our of Sharing

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    UNY Conference-Wide Confirmaton Retreat

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    UNY Conference-Wide Confirmaton Retreat

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    Equitable Compensation application for July - December 2015 due

    Appointive Cabinet

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    Appointive Cabinet

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    Appointive Cabinet

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    Quilt by Faith (Casowasco)

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    Quilt by Faith (Casowasco)

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    Quilt by Faith (Casowasco)

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    Quilt by Faith (Casowasco)

    Palm Sunday

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    Lottie Brown Grant Deadline

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    March 2015

    March 6, 2015

    World Day of Prayer

    World Day of Prayer links Christian women of the world in the bond of prayer. …more

    March 6, 2015 — March 8, 2015

    Women’s Chocolate Getaway (Casowasco)

    The Women’s Chocolate Getaway at Casowasco is truly a time for spiritual reflection, refreshment, and of course, chocolate! Create your own homemade chocolates, enjoy a session with a massage therapist, and relax in historic Galilee Lodge. We will …more

    March 7, 2015

    Road T.R.I.P. 2015 - Liverpool UMC

    The Upper New York Conference staff will again be taking a Road T.R.I.P. across the Conference to offer a series of workshops for clergy and lay leaders.   The next two stops will be at: Liverpool UMC (604 …more

    March 8, 2015

    Girl Scount Sunday

    Girl Scout Sunday emphasizing southing as a ministry to children and youth. …more

    March 8, 2015

    Road T.R.I.P. 2015 - New Beginnings UMC Elmira

    The Upper New York Conference staff will again be taking a Road T.R.I.P. across the Conference to offer a series of workshops for clergy and lay leaders. The next two stops will be at: Liverpool UMC (604 Oswego …more

    March 11, 2015 — March 13, 2015

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 13, 2015 — March 15, 2015

    Fellows of the Forest (Sky Lake)

    This new retreat opportunity for men over the age of 18 is sure to be a blast (strictly metaphorically speaking!) Enjoy the fellowship of other Christian men as you participate in your choice of a range of the contemplative to super-active …more

    March 13, 2015 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Sessions Meeting

    3rd Floor Conference Room - Conference office …more

    March 14, 2015 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Conference Leadership Team with Cabinet

    …more

    March 15, 2015

    One Great our of Sharing

    One Great Hour of Sharing shares the goodness of life with those who hurt. The Offering provides administrative expenses for UMCOR and supports programs of food, shelter, peace and health. …more

    March 20, 2015 — March 21, 2015

    UNY Conference-Wide Confirmaton Retreat

    Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries, in conjunction with the Episcopal Office and the Order of Deacons, will host the Conference’s first Confirmation Retreat for youth who are preparing for the sacramental rites of confirmation, reception or …more

    March 23, 2015

    Equitable Compensation application for July - December 2015 due

    The Upper New York Commission on Equitable Compensation has issued guidelines and an application form for salary grants to local churches for the period of July 1 through Dec. 31, 2015.  To apply for salary assistance from the Equitable Compensation Fund, applicants …more

    March 23, 2015 — March 25, 2015

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 26, 2015 — March 29, 2015

    Quilt by Faith (Casowasco)

    Quilters understand with every stitch how scraps of fabric can come together to make something wonderfully new and striking with a little time, imagination, and love.  The Quilt by Faith Retreat is a weekend dedicated to providing women a …more

    March 29, 2015

    Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday celebrates Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem and to hear anew the passion story …more

    March 31, 2015

    Lottie Brown Grant Deadline

    Lottie Brown Grant: Preference is given to those entering some form of Christian service. A statement of your faith journey and philosophy of life is given high consideration. All application materials for this scholarship must be postmarked by  …more

    April 10, 2015 — April 12, 2015

    Rejuvenate: A Spring Ladies of the Lake Experience (Sky Lake)

    Come away and rest awhile as you spend a weekend at Sky Lake free of the distractions of the outside world. Enjoy the company of fellow Christian women as you take advantage of the various activities that will be offered. …more

    April 11, 2015 / 9:00am – 5:00pm

    Connecting Neighbors Leadership Training Program

    Presented by UMCOR Trainers This is a Train-the-Trainer Program designed to teach how to help local churches develop a disaster ministry. Churches can better provide a caring Christian response to local disasters if they have prepared their church families and …more

    April 13, 2015 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Sessions Meeting

    3rd Floor Conference Room - Conference office …more

    April 14, 2015

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    April 15, 2015 — April 17, 2015

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    April 18, 2015 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Conference Leadership Team

    …more

    April 20, 2015

    Board of Ordained Ministry (Full Board)

    …more

    April 24, 2015 — April 25, 2015

    4th Annual Upper NY New Faith Community Event

    Keynote Speaker will be Rev. Tom Arthur, planter of the “Church in a Diner” in Michigan.  Rev. Arthur will share the story of why and how he has created this vibrant new way of making disciples!   …more

    April 24, 2015 — April 26, 2015

    UP!Word ‘15

    Details to come. …more

    April 27, 2015 — April 28, 2015

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    April 29, 2015

    Cabinet

    …more

    May 1, 2015

    AC Session Registration closes

    …more

    May 2, 2015 / 9:00am – 11:00am

    Pre-conference Briefing - Asbury Camp & Retreat Center

    Each briefing will be preceded by a 30-minute coffee/snack and fellowship time. …more

    May 2, 2015 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Pre-conference Briefing - Findley Camp & Retreat Center

    Each briefing will be preceded by a 30-minute coffee/snack and fellowship time. …more

    May 4, 2015 — May 7, 2015

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul, a two-year training program for laity and clergy in spiritual direction and congregational formation, is again being offered by the Upper New York Conference. The training program, which consists of six retreats, will begin in October 2014 and …more

    May 9, 2015 / 9:00am – 11:00am

    Pre-conference Briefing - Potsdam UMC

    Each briefing will be preceded by a 30-minute coffee/snack and fellowship time. …more

    May 9, 2015 / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

    Pre-conference Briefing - Saratoga Springs

    Each briefing will be preceded by a 30-minute coffee/snack and fellowship time. …more

    May 10, 2015

    Mother’s Day Brunch

    Details to follow …more

    May 12, 2015

    Extended

    …more

    May 13, 2015 — May 14, 2015

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    May 16, 2015

    Spring Volunteer Work Day (Aldersgate)

    Help be part of preparing Aldersgate for a summer of life changing ministry by volunteering at Aldersgate’s Spring Work Day! We’ll be cleaning, raking, painting, and all-around preparing for an absolutely incredible summer camp season. Bring …more

    May 16, 2015 / 9:00am – 11:00am

    Pre-conference Briefing - Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    Each briefing will be preceded by a 30-minute coffee/snack and fellowship time. …more

    May 16, 2015 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Pre-conference Briefing - Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center

    Each briefing will be preceded by a 30-minute coffee/snack and fellowship time. …more

    May 26, 2015

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    May 27, 2015 — May 30, 2015

    2015 Upper New York Annual Conference Session

    …more

    June 8, 2015 — June 9, 2015

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    October 3, 2015

    Confronting Sexism (COSROW)

    …more

    October 19, 2015 — October 22, 2015

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul, a two-year training program for laity and clergy in spiritual direction and congregational formation, is again being offered by the Upper New York Conference. The training program, which consists of six retreats, will begin in October 2014 and …more

    October 20, 2015 — October 22, 2015

    2015 Bishop’s Retreat

    …more


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 915 churches 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."