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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from November 2015

    King + King Architects selected to lead Conference center renovation

    November 30, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference has selected the architectural firm it will be working with on the new Conference Center: King + King Architects. The firm is headquartered in Syracuse and will help the Conference as it renovates the property at 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool into the new Conference Center. “The UNYAC Board of Trustees are delighted to have King + King Architects join us in renovating our new building …more

    Africa 360 Giving Tuesday bulletin insert now available

    November 23, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    After the hustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, United Methodists in Upper New York are called to give back. This Giving Tuesday, why not encourage your church members to consider giving to Africa 360? Click here for a downloadable bulletin insert about Giving Tuesday, Dec. 1. Click here to learn more about the $15,000 in matching funds for Africa 360 contributions on Giving Tuesday. …more

    Matching funds for Africa 360 available on Giving Tuesday

    November 18, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Through their own personal giving, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb and the Cabinet of the Upper New York Conference have donated $15,000 to be used as matching funds to raise money for Africa 360 – the Upper New York Conference’s holistic plan for health and education initiatives in Africa – on Giving Tuesday. These matching funds will be used to match donations to Africa 360 on Dec. 1 …more

    From the Desk of Bishop Mark. J. Webb: Prayers for Paris

    November 17, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb shared the following note about the attacks last Friday in Paris, France.   Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   I share with you a statement from the President of the Council of Bishops, Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., on the recent acts of violence in Paris. I join the rest of the Council of Bishop and United Methodists …more

    Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center receives ACA accreditation

    November 16, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center in Moravia underwent a reaccreditation process this past summer to maintain its excellent standing with the American Camp Association (ACA) and has received ACA accreditation. Compliance with 30 mandatory standards is required for accreditation to be granted, regardless of scores achieved in other areas. Standards in the areas of site and food service, transportation, health and wellness, operational management, human resources, program design and activities, program …more

    Inside story: How UNY’s organizations are building, increasing leadership

    November 12, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Volunteers-in-Mission Upper New York United Methodist Men Older Adult Ministry Team Peace with Justice in Palestine/Israel By Linda Bergh The mission of the Upper New York Conference’s Task Force on Peace with Justice in Palestine/Israel is to educate, network, and advocate for peace with justice in Palestine and Israel. Encouraging United Methodists to join together in this effort requires “a step forward” for …more

    Upper New York kids (try to) define leadership terms

    November 10, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Leadership Glossary from Upper New York Conference on Vimeo. The Upper New York Conference’s Communications Ministry Area conducted an informal poll that revealed the top 15 least known leadership terminology. So to help everyone better understand these terms, we visited the Sunday schools at the Camillus Immanuel and Cicero United Methodist churches and asked the children to give us their best definition of each word. Watch the video above …more

    Bishop Webb dedicates DAV van

    November 10, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Nov. 7, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb dedicated a Ford Flex van to the Syracuse Disabled American Veterans (DAV) chapter during the eighth annual CNY Veterans Day Parade & Expo at the Center of Progress Building at the New York State Fairground in Syracuse. The parade and expo’s purpose was "Thanking Our Veterans" of every generation and conflict, and what better way to thank …more

    UNY’s NEJ delegation outlines its nominations process for episcopal candidates

    November 10, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Nov. 6, 2015, the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference delegation of the Upper New York Conference released a letter detailing the process for nominating potential candidates for the office of bishop to be brought before the delegation for possible endorsement. See the full letter below. Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Greetings from the 2016 Jurisdictional Conference delegation of the Upper New York Conference. We pray God’s richest blessings on you during this …more

    BobbleWebbs are in

    November 9, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Africa 360 Steering Team – which helps facilitate the Upper New York Conference’s holistic plan for health and education initiatives in Africa – has created a bobble head of Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb. More affectionately known as “BobbleWebb,” the polyresin nodder serves as a fundraiser for Africa 360. The bobble head was featured in the summer issue of the Advocate. If you …more



    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."