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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from March 2016

    You have Health Care Reform tax forms, we have information

    March 30, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Below is information on Health Care Reform related tax forms you may be receiving for the 2015 tax year: Section 6055 Reporting – Minimal Essential Coverage (IRS Form 1095-B) All HealthFlex participants will receive a letter and Form 1095-B from Businessolver on behalf of The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits. This form verifies the “individual mandate” for health coverage under Affordable Care Act provisions, which requires most U …more

    Celebrate with Africa 360 in April

    March 29, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    April is Africa 360 Month, with celebrations all month long throughout the Upper New York Conference that will help raise funds and awareness for Africa 360 – the Upper New York Conference’s holistic plan for health and education initiatives in Africa that benefits Imagine No Malaria and Africa University. “Hopefully, these ideas inspire other congregations to action,” said Laurel O’Connor, Upper New York’s Africa 360 …more

    Connectional Table agrees on a new way forward

    March 23, 2016 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As the Upper New York Conference Connectional Table gathered in Syracuse on March 19, there was an energy in the room. In part, it may have been the changing weather and that the following day would be the first day of spring. Mostly, there was a sense that people were ready to move forward in the shared mission of making disciples of Jesus for the transformation of the world. Turnout was …more

    UNY pastor produces videos with Peace with Justice grant

    March 21, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Rev. Dana Horrell – an elder of the Upper New York Conference appointed to extension ministry as executive director at the Faithful Citizen, Inc. – has been producing a series of 3- to 5-minute long instructional videos that answer the question, “How can church leaders demonstrate sensitivity to people with racial and class differences?” The videos are designed for social ministry providers and new church planters in …more

    Rev. Nola Anderson guest preacher at AC16 Memorial Service

    March 21, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Crossroads District Superintendent the Rev. Nola Anderson will serve as the guest preacher at the Memorial Service at the 2016 Upper New York Annual Conference session, June 2-4 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. “I feel honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to preach at the Memorial Service,” she said. “I trust that the message that I bring will be a message of hope and encouragement to …more

    Blueprint for Wellness pre-registration begins

    March 21, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The General Board of Pension and Health Benefits has teamed up again with Quest Diagnostics to offer “Blueprint for Wellness,” a free health screening program for eligible participants in the Upper New York Conference. This is an opportunity to obtain a free comprehensive “biometric” screening, which provides information about your heart, liver, and kidney function, diabetes risk and blood sugar control, and calcium and iron – …more

    CCYM to celebrate Day of Prayer at UP!WORD

    March 18, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On April 23, in the midst of UP!WORD – held April 22-24 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool – the Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) has planned many moments of prayer for the 2016 General Conference session and The United Methodist Church in general to coincide with the Upper New York Conference’s Day of Prayer. Emily Lasher, the worship chair of CCYM, said the worship team has been …more

    Bishop Webb pens Ministry Shares letters

    March 16, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s note: Corrections have been made to the fact sheet that accompanied the letters sent to churches from Bishop Mark J. Webb. Please click here to review an updated version. The Upper New York Conference has faced some challenges reconciling the difference between the ministries agreed upon at the 2015 Annual Conference session and the funds received to make those ministries possible. As the final Ministry Shares figure for 2015 …more

    Sharing lunches, communion in the streets of Syracuse

    March 15, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    It’s 8 p.m. on a Thursday night at Wholely Grounds Café, located at The ROAD at West Genesee United Methodist Church in Syracuse – Peanut Butter Jelly Time, as they fondly call it. Members and volunteers are busily at work, smearing peanut butter and jelly on bread, counting bags of chips, granola bars, and fruit, and snapping open brown paper lunch bags that will soon be filled. …more

    AC ’16 special offerings announced

    March 15, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The theme of the 2016 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference is Called to Give Thanks. God has called us to give thanks through the offerings that support missions and ministries. This year, five offerings will be received during the session, held June 2-4 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. On Thursday, the Clergy Care Fund offering will be taken at the clergy session and a Helping Hands Fund offering …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."