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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

    Palestinian Dinner - Thursday, June 1 near Annual Conference Oncenter site

    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.

    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."