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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Christmas

    December 25, 2019

    Conference Office Closed

    December 24, 2019 — December 25, 2019

    Conference office is closed for Christmas.

    World AIDS Day

    December 1, 2019

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

    United Methodist Student Day (offering)

    December 1, 2019

    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

    November 28, 2019

    Conference Office Closed for Thanksgiving

    November 28, 2019 — November 29, 2019

    Conference office is closed for Thanksgiving.

    All Saints Day

    November 1, 2019

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

    Native American Heritage Month

    November 1, 2019

    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

    October 20, 2019

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

    Conference Office Closed

    October 16, 2019

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

    World Communion Sunday (offering)

    October 6, 2019

    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.

    United Methodist Women annual meeting

    September 20, 2019 — September 21, 2019

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

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15, 2019

    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

    September 2, 2019

    Conference office is closed.

    Independence Day

    July 4, 2019

    Conference office is closed.

    Extended Cabinet

    June 18, 2019 — June 19, 2019

    Father’s Day

    June 16, 2019

    Peace with Justice Sunday (offering)

    June 16, 2019

    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.

    2019 Annual Conference

    June 5, 2019 — June 8, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    June 4, 2019

    Memorial Day

    May 27, 2019

    Conference office is closed.

    Aldersgate Day

    May 24, 2019

    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

    May 19, 2019

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    May 14, 2019 — May 15, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    May 13, 2019

    Leadership Academy

    May 7, 2019 — May 8, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    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.

    Native American Ministries Sunday (offering)

    May 5, 2019

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

    Upper NY Local Pastors Licensing School

    May 5, 2019 — May 11, 2019 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    Registration is now open the Upper New York Local Pastors Licensing School to be held at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. Click here to register.

    Sound the Alarm

    May 3, 2019

    The Upper New York Mission Central HUB is working with the American Red Cross for the second year in a row for the Sound the Alarm event, which installs smoke detectors in homes that don't have a working detector. Click here for more information.

    UMM Spring Retreat

    May 3, 2019 — May 4, 2019 Location: Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

    UNY United Methodist Men are holding a spring retreat at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. The theme is "Invite Him In" and will feature Rev. William Mudge from Baldwinsville UMC. Music will be provided by John Hand, worship leader at First Love Ministries in Auburn. Click here for more information and to download a registration form.

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May 1, 2019

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

    World Malaria Day

    April 25, 2019

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 23, 2019 — April 25, 2019

    Easter

    April 21, 2019

    Easter is the day we celebrate Christ's resurrection.

    Holy Saturday

    April 20, 2019

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

    2019 Harry Denman Nomination Deadline

    April 19, 2019

    April 19 is the deadline to submit nominations for the 2019 Harry Denman Evangelism Awards. The awards honor United Methodists (one youth, one clergy member, and one lay person) in each Conference whose exceptional evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Email Judy Campany at dcmoffice@unyumc.org with your nominations.

    Deadline for AC Display Table Requests

    April 19, 2019

    April 19 is the deadline to submit a request for a display table at Annual Conference. Click here for more information.

    Lottie Brown Grant Deadline

    April 19, 2019

    Click here for more information about how to apply for the Lottie Brown Grant.

    Good Friday

    April 19, 2019

    The Conference Office will be closed for Good Friday.

    Holy Thursday

    April 18, 2019

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

    Palm Sunday

    April 14, 2019

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 9, 2019 — April 11, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    April 8, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) with District Leadership Teams Meeting

    April 6, 2019 / 10:00am – 3:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    OUTWARD! 2019

    April 5, 2019 — April 7, 2019 Location: Liverpool Holiday Inn

    The Spring Conference Youth Event, OUTWARD!, will be held on Friday - Sunday, April 5-7, 2019, at the Liverpool Holiday Inn. Click here for more information and to register.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    April 5, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    UMCOR Sunday (offering)

    March 31, 2019

    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.

    HUB: Oneonta District UMC

    March 30, 2019 Location: {event_location} 

    Equitable Compensation Deadline

    March 29, 2019

    The Equitable Compensation deadline for July-December 2019 applications is March 29. Click here for more information.

    Petitions and Resolutions Due

    March 29, 2019

    All resolutions and petitions for the 2019 session of Annual Conference are due to the Petitions and Resolutions Committee by March 29, 2019. Click here for more information.

    Transforming Conflict in Communities of Faith

    March 28, 2019 — March 29, 2019 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    The Finger Lakes District is presenting a two-part professional development and spiritual growth opportunity at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. Click here to learn more and click here to register. This is part two and is a combined clergy and laity retreat.

    Board of Laity Meeting

    March 27, 2019 / 7:30pm – 8:30pm

    The Board of Laity will be meeting via Zoom on March 27 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 25, 2019 — March 28, 2019

    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."