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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Christmas - Conference office closed

    December 24, 2018 — December 25, 2018

    World AIDS Day

    December 1, 2018

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

    United Methodist Student Day (offering)

    November 25, 2018

    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.

    Thanksgiving - Conference office closed

    November 22, 2018 — November 23, 2018

    All Saints Day 2018

    November 1, 2018

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

    Native American Heritage Month 2018

    November 1, 2018

    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.

    Laity Sunday 2018

    October 21, 2018

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

    Adirondack DS Installation Service

    October 7, 2018

    Adirondack DS Installation Service begins at 4 PM. Location TBD.

    World Communion Sunday (offering) 2018

    October 7, 2018

    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.

    Niagara Frontier DS Installation Service

    September 16, 2018

    Niagara Frontier DS Installation Service begins at 4 PM. Location TBD.

    Hispanic Heritage Month 2018

    September 15, 2018

    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.

    Labor Day - Conference Office Closed

    September 3, 2018

    Chrysalis Reunion

    August 18, 2018 Location: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

    This reunion is for both Flights.

    Boy’s WNY Chrysalis Flight

    August 3, 2018 — August 5, 2018 Location: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

    Girl’s WNY Chrysalis Flight

    July 6, 2018 — July 8, 2018 Location: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

    Independence Day - Conference Office closed

    July 4, 2018

    Open House (Asbury)

    July 1, 2018 Location: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

    Father’s Day

    June 17, 2018

    Father's Day honors the father's role in the Christian family, the community and the world.

    Open House: Day at Camp (Aldersgate)

    June 16, 2018 Location: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center

    Appointive Cabinet

    June 12, 2018

    Extended Cabinet

    June 11, 2018

    Open House: Day at Camp (Casowasco)

    June 10, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center

    Spring Cleaning Day (Skye Farm)

    June 9, 2018 Location: Skye Farm Camp and Retreat Center

    Local Pastors Licensing School

    June 3, 2018 — June 9, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    Click here for more information about this year's Upper New York Conference Local Pastor License School (LPLS). Registration opens in March.

    Annual Conference

    May 30, 2018 — May 31, 2018

    This year's location is Onondaga Community College. For more information, click here.

    Memorial Day - Conference Office closed

    May 28, 2018

    Peace with Justice Sunday (offering)

    May 27, 2018

    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.

    Open House: Day at Camp (Skye Farm)

    May 26, 2018 Location: Skye Farm Camp and Retreat Center

    Family Camp (Skye Farm)

    May 25, 2018 — May 28, 2018 Location: Skye Farm Camp and Retreat Center

    Spring Fling Family Weekend (Sky Lake)

    May 25, 2018 — May 28, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Aldersgate Date

    May 24, 2018

    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.

    Heritage Sunday 2018

    May 20, 2018

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

    5K Trail Run and Walk (Sky Lake)

    May 20, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Open House (Sky Lake)

    May 20, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Spring Work Day (Aldersgate)

    May 19, 2018 Location: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center

    Equitable Compensation Meeting

    May 18, 2018 Location: UNY Conference Center

    Mother’s Day Brunch (Casowasco)

    May 13, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center

    Sound the Alarm, Save a Life

    May 12, 2018 / 9:00am – 3:00pm Contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Mission Central HUB, with the help of Volunteers in Mission (VIM) and Early Response Team (ERT), is working with the American Red Cross to help install free smoke alarms where needed in the Central New York area on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click here for more information or to volunteer.

    Early Response Team (ERT) Training and ERT Recertification

    May 12, 2018

    Early Response Team (ERT) Training and ERT Recertification is scheduled for May 12, 2018 at Clifton Springs United Methodist Church, 1 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY from 8-5 PM or 10-2:30 to recertify.

    Click here for more information and to register.

    Spring Cleaning Day (Skye Farm)

    May 12, 2018 Location: Skye Farm Camp and Retreat Center

    Appointive Cabinet

    May 9, 2018

    Extended Cabinet

    May 8, 2018 / 9:30am – 5:00pm

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    May 7, 2018 Location: UNY Conference Center

    Volunteer Work Day (Sky Lake)

    May 5, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Spring Work Day (Aldersgate)

    May 5, 2018 Location: Aldersgate Camp and Retreat Center

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2018

    May 1, 2018

    May is Asian Pacific American Heritage month, which celebrates the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans to the ministry and mission of the church.

    The Creative Workshop with Jason Moore

    April 28, 2018 / 8:30am – 4:30pm Location: Conference Center

    Syracuse City churches, in collaboration with Vital Congregations and the Crossroads District, invites you to a workshop featuring worship coach, Jason Moore of Midnight Oil. Click here to learn more and click here to register. There is a $15 registration fee, which includes lunch.

    Spring Cleaning Day (Skye Farm)

    April 28, 2018 Location: Skye Farm Camp and Retreat Center

    Volunteer your time and help Skye Farm get ready for summer. Click here for more information.

    Trustees Meeting

    April 28, 2018

    Board of Laity Meeting

    April 25, 2018 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

    Board of Laity is meeting via ZOOM at 7 p.m.

    World Malaria Day 2018

    April 25, 2018

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 25, 2018 — April 26, 2018

    BOM Executives Meeting with Cabinet

    April 25, 2018

    Rejuvenate (Sky Lake)

    April 20, 2018 — April 22, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Enjoy a relaxful weekend away at Sky Lake with fellow Christian women. Read a book, knit, or nap by the fireplace in Riley Lodge. Go home rejuvenated. Click here to register.

    Quilt by Faith: Spring (Casowasco)

    April 19, 2018 — April 22, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center

    The Quilt by Faith Retreat is a weekend dedicated to providing a quiet space away from daily routines to work on favorite quilting projects, connect with other quilters of faith, and invest in your relationship with God. Click here to learn more and to register.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 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."