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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    2018 Annual Conference Session

    May 31, 2018 — June 2, 2018 Location: Onondaga Community College 

    Genesee Valley District Day with Bishop Webb

    March 19, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Binghamton District Day with Bishop Webb

    March 1, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Mohawk District Day with Bishop Webb

    February 13, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Crossroads District Day with Bishop Webb

    February 1, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Christmas (Conference Office Closed)

    December 25, 2017 — December 26, 2017

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    December 5, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    United Methodist Student Day (Special Offering)

    November 26, 2017

    Together, we educate students so they can make a difference in the world.

    Click here for more information.

    Thanksgiving (Conference Office Closed)

    November 23, 2017 — November 24, 2017

    Northern Flow District Day with Bishop Webb

    November 16, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    November 7, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    WNY Walk to Emmaus (Women)

    November 2, 2017 — November 5, 2017 Location: Faith UMC in Lancaster, NY 

    Click here to learn more about Walk to Emmaus.

    Contact Jim and Lora Keiper for more information: Keiper5@wildblue.net.

    Oneonta District Day with Bishop Webb

    October 30, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    2017 Bishop’s Retreat

    October 24, 2017 — October 26, 2017 Location: Double Tree Hotel, Binghamton, NY 

    Click here for more information! 

    Adirondack District Day with Bishop Webb

    October 19, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Installation Service: Rev. Michael Weeden

    October 15, 2017

    WNY Walk to Emmaus (Men)

    October 12, 2017 — October 15, 2017 Location: Faith UMC in Lancaster, NY 

    Click here to learn more about Walk to Emmaus.

    Contact Jim and Lora Keiper for more information: Keiper5@wildblue.net

    Albany District Day with Bishop Webb

    October 5, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Niagara Frontier District Day with Bishop Webb

    October 3, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    October 3, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    World Communion Sunday (Special Offering)

    October 1, 2017

    Together, we enable national and international graduate students to change the world.

    Click here for more information.

    Finger Lakes District Day with Bishop Webb

    September 26, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    2017-2018 Illuminate Preaching Academy

    September 26, 2017 — September 28, 2017

    Built around the characteristics of bright spot preaching, Illuminate Preaching Academy seeks to come alongside good preachers and help them grow toward being great preachers. Time is given to exploring methods of sermon writing, series development, delivery of the sermon, and connecting with the community to whom we are preaching.

    Sessions for 2017-18:

    • September 26-28: Dr. Kimberleigh Jordan
    • November 7-9: Rev. Jacob Armstrong
    • January 9-11: Preaching Lab
    • April 10-12: Stephan Cady
    • May: 15-17: Preaching Lab

    Fee is $800, with a $200 deposit due upon registration and $600 due on Nov. 10. The deposit will complete the registration. Deadline to register is Sept. 15.

    Click here to register!

    Cornerstone District Day with Bishop Webb

    September 17, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    2017-2018 Leadership Academy

    September 12, 2017 — September 14, 2017

    Built around 16 competencies of transformational leaders, the Leadership Academy uses a combination of four, three day retreats, a capstone trip, and ongoing coaching to help leaders continue their development.

    Sessions for 2017-18 will be:

    • September 12-14: Spiritual Life retreat with Dr. Letterman
    • November 14-16: Rev. Jasmine Smothers
    • January 23-25: Dr. Kevin Watson
    • April: Capstone Trip
    • June 12-14: Dr. F. Douglas Powe Jr.

    A note about finances. Upper New York provides many ways to help make growth and development opportunities affordable. First, the programs of Vital Congregations are subsidized through the New Beginnings Fund. Second, each person under pastoral appointment has reimbursement funds available for education. Third, the Board of Ordained ministry has grants available for continuing education. Click here to download. 

    $200 non-refundable deposit is required to register, which will leave a balance of $1300.00. You may pay for this in one lump sum, or with installments. The first installment will be due September 19, 2017 of $500.00. The second installment is due November 28, 2017 of $500.00. The final payment of $300.00 is due January 30, 2018.

    7.2 CEU credits can be earned by attending

    Register Now!  

    Mountain View District Day with Bishop Webb

    September 7, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Board of Laity Meeting

    September 6, 2017 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Zoom (Online) 

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    September 5, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Labor Day (Conference Office Closed)

    September 4, 2017

    Labor Day Family Weekend: Sky Lake

    September 1, 2017 — September 4, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Alumni Reunion: Skye Farm

    September 1, 2017 — September 4, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Father-Son Adventure

    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Mother-Daughter Adventure: Casowasco

    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Family Camp: Casowasco

    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Intergenerational Camp: Sky Lake

    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Silver Lake Experience: Asbury

    August 10, 2017 — August 13, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Together Time: A Family Retreat: Asbury

    August 6, 2017 — August 8, 2017 More Information: LINK

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    August 1, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    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."