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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Extended Cabinet

    June 18, 2019 — June 19, 2019

    2019 Annual Conference

    June 5, 2019 — June 8, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    June 4, 2019

    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.

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 23, 2019 — April 25, 2019

    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. Mark your calendars and click here for more information.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    April 5, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 25, 2019 — March 28, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    March 22, 2019 — March 23, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 11, 2019 — March 13, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    February 18, 2019 — February 19, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    February 15, 2019 — February 16, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    Appointive Cabinet

    February 5, 2019 — February 7, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    February 4, 2019

    Appointive Cabinet

    January 22, 2019 — January 24, 2019

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    January 18, 2019 — January 19, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    Leadership Academy

    January 15, 2019 — January 16, 2019 Location: United Methodist Center

    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.

    Appointive Cabinet

    January 8, 2019 — January 9, 2019

    Extended Cabinet

    January 7, 2019

    Camp Echo

    December 30, 2018 — January 1, 2019 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    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 ages of 7-18. Click here for more infomation.

    Christmas - Conference office closed

    December 24, 2018 — December 25, 2018

    Be Still Silent Retreat

    December 7, 2018 — December 9, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    The Be Still and listen to what God is trying to tell you. Experience a daily schedule of prayer, simple meals and communicating with God. Silence isn't mandatory, but encouraged. Click here for more infomation.

    Appointive Cabinet Retreat

    December 3, 2018 — December 5, 2018

    Bishop’s Gathering: Shenendehowa UMC

    December 2, 2018 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Shenendehowa UMC

    Bishop Webb will be meeting at Shenendehowa UMC in preparation for Special Session of General Conference. Click here to learn more.

    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.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    November 30, 2018 — December 1, 2018 Location: United Methodist Center

    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

    Appointive Cabinet

    November 13, 2018

    Extended Cabinet

    November 12, 2018

    Leadership Academy

    November 12, 2018 — November 13, 2018 Location: United Methodist Center

    The Leadership Academy is a part of Vital Congregations and is built around 16 competencies of transformational leaders. On November 12-13, Dr. David Watson will visit with participants at the United Methodist Center. Click here for details.

    Bishop’s Gathering: Chenango Bridge UMC

    November 11, 2018 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Chenango Bridge UMC

    Bishop Webb will be meeting at Chenango Bridge UMC in preparation for Special Session of General Conference. Click here to learn more.

    LEAD Retreat

    November 8, 2018 — November 10, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center

    Any and all adults who work with youth are invited to the Leadership Enrichment and Development (LEAD) Retreat. This retreat is designed to help better equip youth caregivers, including parents, grandparents, pastors, Sunday School teachers, youth group leaders, camp leaders, and confirmation mentors to think more intentionally about God, the Bible, and how to apply this knowledge in their unique ministry settings. Click here for more information.

    Deacon’s Retreat

    November 7, 2018 — November 8, 2018 Location: United Methodist Center

    Join Drs. Margaret Ann Crain and Jack Seymour, co-authors of A Deacon’s Heart, for the Deacon's Retreat. With the theme, Be the Bridge (and Mind the Gaps), this retreat will offer several topics. Click here for more information.

    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.

    Bishop’s Gathering: Wellsville UMC

    October 28, 2018 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Wellsville UMC

    Bishop Webb will be meeting at Wellsville UMC in preparation for Special Session of General Conference. Click here to learn more.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) with District Leadership Teams Meeting

    October 27, 2018 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    VIM Team Leader Training

    October 27, 2018 / 9:00am – 3:00pm Location: Schenectady First UMC

    UMVIM Steering Committee member Sylvia Reimer will lead a valuable training for anyone interested in being either a Volunteer in Mission team leader or a more effective participant. Click here for more information.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    October 26, 2018

    Bishop’s Gathering: Liverpool UMC

    October 21, 2018 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Liverpool UMC

    Bishop Webb will be meeting at Liverpool UMC in preparation for Special Session of General Conference. Click here to learn more.

    S’more Time Gatherings

    October 21, 2018 / 2:00pm – 4:30pm Location: Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center

    Send your kids in grades 6-12 for S’more Time Gatherings for free at Founders' Lodge at Sky Lake. Click here for more information and to register.

    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.

    Appointive Cabinet

    October 17, 2018

    Extended Cabinet

    October 16, 2018

    Bishop’s Gathering: Clarence UMC

    October 14, 2018 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Clarence UMC

    Bishop Webb will be meeting at Clarence UMC in preparation for Special Session of General Conference. Click here to learn more.

    Volunteer Fall Work Day

    October 13, 2018 / 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

    Help us prepare Aldersgate for the winter season. We'll be cleaning and closing cabins, storing away boats, and lots more. Lunch for volunteers will be provided. RSVP is encouraged. Click here for additional information.

    VIM Team Leader Training

    October 13, 2018 / 9:00am – 3:00pm

    There are two VIM Team Leader trainings scheduled for this day. Click here for more information about both.

    Adirondack District Superintendent Installation Service

    October 7, 2018 Location: Plattsburgh UMC

    Adirondack District Superintendent Installation Service for Rev. Deborah Earthrowl will be held Sunday, October 7, 2018, beginning at 4 PM at Plattsburgh UMC.

    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.

    Ladies of the Lake 2018

    October 5, 2018 — October 7, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center

    Spend the weekend at Sky Lake! Enjoy the company of others while dining on delicious meals prepared by the kitchen staff. Click here for more information.

    Bishop’s Gathering: Potsdam UMC

    September 30, 2018 / 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: Potsdam UMC

    Bishop Webb will be meeting at Potsdam UMC in preparation for Special Session of General Conference. Click here to learn more.

    CRM Committee Meeting

    September 29, 2018 / 9:00am – 3:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    Craft & Quilt Retreat

    September 28, 2018 — September 30, 2018 Location: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

    Spend a whole weekend crafting. Stay up late and sleep in or enjoy a scenic walk. Click here for more information.

    ERT Training Course

    September 22, 2018 / 8:30am – 5:00pm Location: Vienna UMC

    An eight-hour Early Respone Team (ERT) training course is scheduled for Vienna UMC. This training equips you to help communities clean up after a natural disaster - flood, tornado, hurricanes. Registration closes on September 15. Click here for more information.

    Quilt By Faith: Fall Retreat

    September 20, 2018 — September 23, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    Come and enjoy some quiet space away from your daily routine to work on your favorite quilting projects while investing in your relationship with God. Click here for pricing and additional information.

    Leadership Academy

    September 18, 2018 — September 20, 2018 Location: Asbury Camp and Retreat Center

    The Leadership Academy is a part of Vital Congregations and is built around 16 competencies of transformational leaders. September 18-20 is a spiritual life retreat with Dr. Morse. Click here for details.


    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."