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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church



    OUTWARD! participates in Mission Projects!

    Youth groups who attend and are a part of OUTWARD! will have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on mission project as part of the event. Each youth group that registers will be invited to purchase a particular item for Health Kits (in bulk quantities). They will receive this information with their registration confirmation from Judy Hipes. On Saturday at OUTWARD!, groups will have three opportunities to travel to the Upper New York Conference Center and participate in putting together health kits for later distribution around the country and world. Sign up for one of the three times will be available at the Information Desk located near the Big Room for our Gathering and Worship at OUTWARD!. Questions may be directed to Also, if you are not attending OUTWARD! but would like to support the youth of our Conference in their efforts, please direct your offer of support to

    OUTWARD! Event Is Coming Soon:  Friday – Sunday, April 13-15

    The Conference Council on Youth Ministries (CCYM) met on Friday-Saturday, January 26-27 to finalize plans for OUTWARD! 2018, which will be held at the Liverpool Holiday Inn on Friday-Sunday, April 13-15.

    This year’s event has a different focus. OUTWARD! 2018 will incorporate opportunities for hands-on mission work into the schedule for the event. We hope this new focus will help youth and adults build community among themselves and reach out to the world around us in helpful ways.

    OUTWARD! 2018 will also feature those things we have known and loved at Spring Youth Gatherings – interesting and fun workshops and late-night options, spirit-filled worship experiences, and an awesome band. The band SAMECITY (last year’s band) will be back this year! Our worship speaker is Michael Jordan, Dean of the Chapel at Houghton College. The CCYM is excited to welcome you to OUTWARD! 2018.

    Click here to download a fillable PDF to register for the event.

    • Completed forms are due April 2 and can be mailed to Judy Hipes, 927 Gwinn Street, Medina, NY 14103 or sent via email at
      • Include a check made payable to Upper New York Annual Conference.
    • If you have any questions, contact Judy Hipes at (607) 624-2145.

    Start making plans to be there!!

    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."