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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Future VIM Teams

    April 27 - May 4: Costa Rica

    Looking for four to five more people to join this trip. Email Pastor Beth at for more information.

    Summer 2019: Dover, DE

    A new Volunteers in Mission site is opening in Dover, DE. Wesley UMC is partnering with Milford Housing Development Corporation (MHDC) to do a home repair ministry. The site is available for people ages 14 and older. This the first summer of the partnership. Wesley UMC invites you to do home repair in Dover, DE. Projects include work on homes and trailers. Mission team accommodations include 13 cots, three 1/2 bathrooms, a shower, and a washer/dryer. More showers are at the YMCA. Kitchen in Mission Center includes a refrigerator, microwave, and dining area, and a full commercial kitchen in the main church building. Project costs are included in the fees. There are RV hookups at Killens State Park 12 miles south of Dover: For applications or more information from the host, email


    Sept. 21 - Oct. 5: St. Croix, Virgin Islands

    Upper New York Volunteers in Mission Team is planning a trip to St Croix, Virgin Islands for hurricane relief. This is 15-day hurricane relief mission. FEMA is providing free airfare and $50 per diem to pay for room and board ($30) and other expenses. Team is open regardless of religious affiliation. If you are interested, please contact Walt Mathias (585-344-8374 or or Leon Perkins (585-748-2735 or for more information and the forms to be filled out.

    UMCOR Shares Process for Volunteering in Puerto Rico

    UMCOR has recently shared the process for volunteering in Puerto Rico as part of the long-term response to Hurricane Maria. Interested team leaders are encouraged to indicate their interest by clicking here. All registrations will be received by the Puerto Rico Volunteer Coordinator, based out of the North Central Jurisdiction UMVIM office, for follow-up and scheduling.  

    Once a team receives an invitation and confirmation to serve, teams will be encouraged to visit their jurisdictional UMVIM website to register for mission team insurance prior to departure.

    Click here to read to read a letter detailing the volunteer process from Cathy Earl of UMCOR.

    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."