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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Special Session Resources (The Way Forward)

    Videos from Bishop Webb
    Way Forward PowerPoint Presentation
    Overview of Three Plans
    Praying Our Way Forward
    Other Videos

    Videos from Bishop Webb

    To download videos, click here.

    History and Structure

    One Church Plan

    Connectional Conference Plan

    Traditionalist Plan

    Way Forward PowerPoint Presentation

    Bishop Mark J. Webb hosted six gatherings around the Upper New York Conference in Fall 2018 in preparation for Special Session of General Conference to talk about the report of the Commission on a Way Forward for The United Methodist Church. Click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.

    Overview of Three Plans

    Click here to see an overview of the three plans.

    Praying Our Way Forward

    Praying Our Way Forward is a prayer movement in response to the Council of Bishops initiative. Click here to learn more.

    Other Videos

    Gil Rendle, consultant to the Commission on a Way Forward, shares a modern day parable that helps us understand the difference between positions and interests.

    United Methodist Divided  by Dale McConkey.

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."