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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    December 2018
    SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
    25

    United Methodist Student Day (offering)

    26 27

    Giving Tuesday

    28

    Immanuel UMC in the HUB

    29 30

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    1

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    World AIDS Day

    2

    Bishop’s Gathering: Shenendehowa UMC

    3

    Appointive Cabinet Retreat

    4

    Appointive Cabinet Retreat

    5

    Appointive Cabinet Retreat

    6 7

    Be Still Silent Retreat

    Concert of Prayer

    8

    Be Still Silent Retreat

    Active Shooter Training

    9

    Be Still Silent Retreat

    10

    Sessions Committee Meeting

    11 12 13

    Conference Office Closed for Holiday Lunch

    14 15
    16 17 18 19 20 21 22
    23 24

    Christmas - Conference office closed

    25

    Christmas - Conference office closed

    26 27 28 29
    30

    Camp Echo

    31

    Camp Echo

    1

    Camp Echo

    New Year’s Day

    2 3 4 5

    December 2018

    December 24, 2018 — December 25, 2018

    Christmas - Conference office closed

    …more

    December 30, 2018 — January 1, 2019

    Camp Echo

    Spend three jam packed days cheering in 2019! Play an intense game of Jack Frost, sled down the hill at Mt. Tabor, rock out to your favorite songs during worship, and count down to 2019. This is geared towards children between the …more

    January 1, 2019

    New Year’s Day

    Conference office is closed. …more

    January 7, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    January 8, 2019

    Ministry Shares Deadline

    January 8th is the last day to submit your 2018 Ministry Shares. Click here to access the allocation document and for additional information. …more

    January 8, 2019 — January 9, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    January 11, 2019

    Human Trafficking Awareness Day

    Human Trafficking Awareness Day aims to draw attention to efforts to eradicate modern-day slavery. …more

    January 12, 2019 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm

    HUB Homecoming

    Come celebrate the one-year anniversary of Upper New York Mission Central HUB and all the success in 2018! More information to come. …more

    January 15, 2019 — January 16, 2019

    Leadership Academy

    The Leadership Academy is a part of Vital Congregations and is built around 16 competencies of transformational leaders. On January 15-16, Kay Kotan will visit with participants at the United Methodist Center. Click here for details. …more

    January 16, 2019

    Conference Office Closed

    The Conference Office is closed all day for a staff retreat. The office will re-open Thursday, January 17. …more

    January 18, 2019 — January 19, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    …more

    January 19, 2019 / 8:30am – 5:00pm

    ERT Training Course

    An Early Response Training (ERT) course will be held Jan. 19 at the United Methodist Center from 8:30-5 PM and facilitated by Donna & Roger Cullen. Click here for more information. …more

    January 20, 2019

    Human Relations Day (offering)

    Human Relations Day is a Special Sunday that calls all United Methodist churches to participate in helping all God's children, particularly those that are marginalized, to realize their potential. It is a day to help nurture at-risk youth, strengthen …more

    January 21, 2019

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    Conference office is closed. …more

    January 21, 2019

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Birthday

    The Conference Office will be closed to observe the birthday of the Rev. Martin Jr.'s birthday. …more

    January 22, 2019 — January 24, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    February 1, 2019

    Black History Month

    February is Black History month and celebrates the historical contibutions of African Americans to the worship life, mission, and ministry of the church. …more

    February 2, 2019 — February 3, 2019

    Disability/Accessibility Awareness Weekend

    February 2-3 is designated Disability-Accessibility Awareness Weekend and a special offering may be received in local churches for promotion of awareness of issues as well as ministries that provide opportunities for fuller inclusion of people with disabilities. …more

    February 4, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    February 5, 2019 — February 7, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    February 10, 2019

    Boy Scout Sunday (Scouting Ministries Sunday)

    The purpose of Boy Scout Sunday (Scouting Ministries Sunday) is to emphasize scouting as a ministry to children and youth. …more

    February 15, 2019

    Annual Reports Deadline

    February 15th is the last day to submit Annual Conference reports. Click here for additional information. …more

    February 15, 2019 — February 16, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    …more

    February 18, 2019

    Presidents’ Day

    Conference office is closed. …more

    February 18, 2019 — February 19, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 1, 2019

    Women’s History Month

    March is Women's History Month and recognizes and celebrates the lives and contributions of women to their communities and to The United Methodist Church. …more

    March 6, 2019

    Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Christian observance of Lent with self-examination. …more

    March 10, 2019

    Girl Scout Sunday

    Girl Scout Sunday (alternate Scouting Ministries Sunday) emphasizes scouting as a ministry to children and youth. …more

    March 11, 2019 — March 13, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 15, 2019

    Petitions and Resolutions Due

    March 15th is the deadline to submit petitions and resolutions to be considered for Annual Conference. …more

    March 22, 2019 — March 23, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    …more

    March 25, 2019 — March 28, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 31, 2019

    UMCOR Sunday (offering)

    UMCOR Sunday (offering) is a day to share the goodness of life with those who hurt; offering provides administrative expenses for UMCOR and supports programs of food, shelter, peace and health. Click here to learn more. …more

    April 5, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    …more

    April 5, 2019 — April 7, 2019

    OUTWARD! 2019

    The Spring Conference Youth Event, OUTWARD!, will be held on Friday - Sunday, April 5-7, 2019, at the Liverpool Holiday Inn. Mark your calendars and click here for more information. …more

    April 6, 2019 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) with District Leadership Teams Meeting

    …more

    April 8, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    April 9, 2019 — April 11, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    April 14, 2019

    Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday is the day when Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem is re-enacted. …more

    April 18, 2019

    Holy Thursday

    Holy Thursday is when the institution of the Eucharist is celebrated. …more

    April 19, 2019

    Good Friday

    Conference office is closed. …more

    April 19, 2019

    Good Friday

    The Conference Office will be closed for Good Friday. …more

    April 20, 2019

    Holy Saturday

    The purpose of Holy Saturday is to recall the repose of Christ in the tomb. …more

    April 21, 2019

    Easter

    Easter is the day we celebrate Christ's resurrection. …more

    April 23, 2019 — April 25, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    April 25, 2019

    World Malaria Day

    World Malaria Day focuses on eliminating deaths and suffering from malaria. …more

    May 1, 2019

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the ministry and mission on the church. …more

    May 5, 2019

    Native American Ministries Sunday (offering)

    Native American Ministries Sunday (offering) recognizes the contributions of Native Americans in society. Offerings fund Native American ministries, urban iniatives and seminary scholarships. …more

    May 5, 2019 — May 11, 2019

    Upper NY Local Pastors Licensing School

    …more

    May 7, 2019 — May 8, 2019

    Leadership Academy

    The Leadership Academy is a part of Vital Congregations and is built around 16 competencies of transformational leaders. On May 7-8, Dr. Heather Lear will visit with participants at the United Methodist Center. Click here for details. …more

    May 13, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    May 14, 2019 — May 15, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    May 19, 2019

    Heritage Sunday

    Heritage Sunday is a day to call the church to remember the past by committing itself to God's continuing call. …more

    May 24, 2019

    Aldersgate Day

    Aldersgate Day recalls John Wesley's experience of assurance of his salvation by God's grace on May 24, 1738, in a meeting room on Aldersgate Street in London. …more

    May 27, 2019

    Memorial Day

    Conference office is closed. …more

    June 4, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    June 5, 2019 — June 8, 2019

    2019 Annual Conference

    …more

    June 16, 2019

    Peace with Justice Sunday (offering)

    Peace with Justice Sunday (offering) calls the church to action for peace with justice. Offering funds annual conference and General Board of Church and Society peace with justice ministries. …more

    June 16, 2019

    Father’s Day

    …more

    June 18, 2019 — June 19, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    July 4, 2019

    Independence Day

    Conference office is closed. …more

    September 2, 2019

    Labor Day

    Conference office is closed. …more

    September 15, 2019

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    Hispanic Heritage month is celebrated September 15th through October 15th. This month celebrates the contributions of the Hispanic culture to the ministry and mission of the church. …more

    September 20, 2019 — September 21, 2019

    United Methodist Women annual meeting

    United Methodist Women will be holding their annual meeting on Sept. 20-21, 2019. Details to follow. …more

    October 6, 2019

    World Communion Sunday (offering)

    World Communion Sunday (offering) calls the church to be universal and inclusive. The offering funds World Communion and Ethnic Scholarships and Ethnic In-Service Training. …more

    October 16, 2019

    Conference Office Closed

    The Conference Office will be closed for an all day staff retreat. …more

    October 20, 2019

    Laity Sunday

    Laity Sunday celebrates the ministry of all Christians as their lives are empowered for ministry by the Holy Spirit. …more

    November 1, 2019

    Native American Heritage Month

    Native American Heritage Month recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to the church and society and to repent the church's rold in unjust acts toward Native Americans. …more

    November 1, 2019

    All Saints Day

    All Saints Day remembers the glory of God in the saints who have gone before us. …more

    November 28, 2019

    Thanksgiving

    …more

    November 28, 2019 — November 29, 2019

    Conference Office Closed for Thanksgiving

    Conference office is closed for Thanksgiving. …more

    December 1, 2019

    United Methodist Student Day (offering)

    United Methodist Student Day (offering) calls the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge. Offering funds scholarships and loans. …more

    December 1, 2019

    World AIDS Day

    World AIDS Day highlights HIV/AIDS education and worship that focuses on prayer, hope in God, love, and compassion. …more

    December 24, 2019 — December 25, 2019

    Conference Office Closed

    Conference office is closed for Christmas. …more

    December 25, 2019

    Christmas

    …more

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    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."