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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Special Meals at AC

    If your group or organization is hosting a meal or special event during the 2017 Annual Conference session, June 1-3, you can submit the details for inclusion in upcoming Conference materials to

    June 1
    June 2

    Palestinian Dinner - Thursday, June 1 at 5:15 p.m.

    Reservations are open for the seventh annual UNY Palestinian Dinner, (a 24-year tradition), to be held during the 2017 Annual Conference on Thursday, June 1st evening, at Plymouth Congregational Church in downtown Syracuse. The buffet of authentic Palestinian food, available from 5:15 p.m. on, will be followed by a brief program on Concerns for the Mental and Physical Health and Safety of Palestinian Youth under the Occupation.

    The $20.00 dinner donations contribute to four educational and health UM Advance Specials in the Bethlehem/Jerusalem area, to the Gary Bergh Scholarship for young adults/adults on "justice-awareness" trips to the Holy Land, and to the ongoing educational/advocacy work of the sponsoring UNY Task Force on Peace w/Justice in Palestine/Israel.

    All are invited to this dinner, 232 E. Onondaga St., handicapped accessible. Please make your reservations by contacting: 

    • Karen Peterson, 116 Greenridge Dr., Horseheads, NY. 14845   (607-739-3141)
    • Linda Bergh, 116 Edna Rd., Syracuse, NY  13205  (315-492-8507) Checks may be made out to UNYAC, with "Palestinian Dinner" on the memo line.

    Now more than ever, our Palestinian brothers and sisters need our love and support. Join us. Reservations close May 30th.

    Renewal and Evangelism in Upper New York (REUNY) breakfast to be held June 2 at 6:30 a.m.

    Reservations are open for the Renewal and Evangelism in Upper New York (REUNY) breakfast to be held during the 2017 Annual Conference on Friday, June 2 at 6:30 a.m. The featured speaker this year is Dr. Kenneth Levingston, Senior Pastor at the 1,300 member Jones Memorial UMC in Houston, Texas.  Dr. Levingston will speak from 7-7:55a.m.  The location of the breakfast will be the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Lafayette Ballroom, Syracuse, NY.   A $20 PRE-PAID reservations is required by May 30. Make checks payable to REUNY and mail to: Stan Scoville, 8999 Jackson Hill Rd, Cuba, NY 14727.  If you would like to come hear Dr. Levington speak, but not breakfast, you are free to do so at 7 a.m.  For more information, check out our Facebook page.

    The Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) is Gathering June 2 at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

    Who is MFSA? The Methodist Federation for Social Action mobilizes clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world.

    Working primarily through the ministries of the United Methodist Church, MFSA supports and augments peace and justice ministries at the local, conference, and national levels. MFSA calls our church to expand its understanding of the radical call of the Gospel to be the inclusive, justice-seeking, risk-taking Body of Christ.

    When are we gathering? Friday, June 2 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown: 100 East Onondaga Street, a quick block and a half from the OnCenter.

    Why are we gathering? To reconnect with our roots, envision our future, and commit to our work in Upper New York and in the United Methodist Church for the year ahead. Lunch is $5 for MFSA members current in their dues; the cost for all others will be $15, paid at the door.

    Please plan to join MFSA for this very important gathering. You must register for lunch; the deadline is May 15. Lunch Registration and membership information may be found at the UNYMFSA website:

    CRCDS Alumni/ae and Friends lunch 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

    Join CRCDS Alumni/ae and Friends for lunch, conversation and fellowship!
    June 2, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30
    Bring your box lunch from the Conference to Everson Museum of Art.
    Salads and beverages will be available to enhance your lunch.

    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."