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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.

    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.

    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

    Spring Cleaning Day (Skye Farm)

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    May 8, 2018 — May 9, 2018

    Extended Cabinet

    May 7, 2018

    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.

    Spring Cleaning Day (Skye Farm)

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

    Trustees Meeting

    April 28, 2018

    World Malaria Day 2018

    April 25, 2018

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 25, 2018 — April 27, 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

    Quilt by Faith: Spring (Casowasco)

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

    Native American Ministries Sunday (offering) 2018

    April 15, 2018

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

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) with District Leadership Teams Meeting

    April 14, 2018 Location: UNY Conference Center

    OUTWARD! 2018

    April 13, 2018 — April 15, 2018 Location: Liverpool Holiday Inn

    Click here for more information about OUTWARD! 2018.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT)

    April 13, 2018 Location: UNY Conference Center

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 10, 2018 — April 12, 2018

    Extended Cabinet

    April 9, 2018

    Church Family Getaway (Sky Lake)

    April 6, 2018 — April 8, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Easter 2018

    April 1, 2018

    Easter is the day we celebrate Christ's resurrection.

    Holy Saturday 2018

    March 31, 2018

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

    Good Friday 2018

    March 30, 2018

    Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Christ.

    Good Friday - Conference Office closed

    March 30, 2018

    Holy Thursday 2018

    March 29, 2018

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

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 26, 2018 — March 28, 2018

    Passion/Palm Sunday

    March 25, 2018

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

    S’more Time Gathering for Youth (Sky Lake)

    March 24, 2018 Location: Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center

    Genesee Valley District Day with Bishop Webb

    March 19, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location: Farmington UMC

    Click here for more information. 

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 13, 2018 — March 15, 2018

    UMCOR Sunday (offering)

    March 11, 2018

    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.

    Girl Scout Sunday (alternate Scouting Ministries Sunday)

    March 11, 2018

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

    Crossroads District Day with Bishop Webb

    March 5, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location: The United Methodist Center

    Click here for more information. 

    Taste and See: Women’s Chocolate Getaway (Casowasco)

    March 2, 2018 — March 4, 2018 Location: Casowasco Camp and Retreat Center

    Click here for more information.

    Binghamton District Day with Bishop Webb

    March 1, 2018 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm Location: Endwell UMC

    Click here for more information. 

    Women’s History Month 2018

    March 1, 2018

    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.

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    March 1, 2018 — March 5, 2018 Location: {event_location} 

    Appointive Cabinet

    February 26, 2018 — February 28, 2018

    Niagara Frontier District Training Day

    February 24, 2018

    The Niagara Frontier District is offering an event called “Catch the Spirit” at Clarence United Methodist Church from 8 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Feb. 16. Click here for more information and/or to register.

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) meeting

    February 23, 2018 — February 24, 2018 Location: Conference Office

    Conference Leadership Team (CLT) is meeting at the Upper New York United Methodist Center Friday, Feb. 23 from 7-9 PM and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9-3 PM.


    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."