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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from April 2016

    Legacy Ministry website has launched

    April 26, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Legacy Ministry website is now available. The website will introduce people to Legacy Ministry and what it’s about so they can see if it is something they want to explore. Legacy Ministry seeks to help congregations that are “having trouble staying in operation and who express that they’re having trouble extending their mission and ministry” determine in which direction the congregation should move …more

    How to be a part of the 2016 General Conference

    April 26, 2016 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In a matter of weeks, the Upper New York Conference delegation to General Conference will leave for Portland, Ore., to join hundreds of other United Methodists from around the world in worship, decision-making, and countless other activities. As the top decision-making body of The United Methodist Church gathers, there will be news and information coming out that will directly and indirectly impact your local church. Unfortunately, locating this information can …more

    Golden Cross Sunday offering supports chaplaincy programs

    April 20, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Golden Cross Sunday offering is an annual appeal to the members of the Upper New York Conference to help support benevolent services. In Upper New York, the offering is traditionally received in May, giving congregations the flexibility to designate any date in the month that best suits their schedule. Across the denomination, these Conference-wide offerings are used to support health and welfare ministries, such as chaplaincy programs, disability awareness …more

    Bishop Webb completes 2015-2016 District Days tour

    April 19, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb completed his 2015-2016 District Days tour with visits to the Finger Lakes, Genesee Valley, Mountain View, and Northern Flow districts in March and the Oneonta District in April. The theme of his tour was “Increasing Our Capacity: A Time of Conversation and Encouragement,” and it provided conversation sessions for clergy (in the morning and afternoon), district leadership committees (over …more

    Sign up now for the Conference’s Day of Prayer Vigil

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

    Nancy Dibelius, who is coordinating the Upper New York Conference's Day of Prayer on April 23, is organizing a prayer vigil for the entire Day of Prayer. There will be events going on throughout the day at local churches, so the critical time slots are in the early morning and late evening. Each slot is for one hour. Those interested in participating in the vigil - particularly for the hours …more

    UNY makes prayer beads for General Conference

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

    Nancy Dibelius - coordinator of the Upper New York Conference's Day of Prayer on April 23 - has made 20 sets of prayer beads on behalf of the Conference, which will be given to delegates at the 2016 General Conference session, May 10-20 in Portland, Ore. Since the deadline to receive prayer beads for General Conference is April 30, these beads will not be prayed over during Day of Prayer, but …more

    Apply now Violet’s Garden grants

    April 12, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The need to foster spiritual growth in and with children and youth is of paramount importance to the congregations of the Upper New York Conference. In honor of Bishop Violet Fisher’s love and concern for children and youth, Violet’s Garden (Advance Special #3075) was established in the former North Central New York Conference to celebrate Bishop Fisher’s life and ministry among us and to continue …more

    ‘Take a Bite Out of Malaria’ on World Malaria Day

    April 5, 2016 / By Laurel O’Connor / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Churches of and communities within the Upper New York Conference can “Take a Bite Out of Malaria” on World Malaria Day, April 25. Conference-wide, churches are asked to work with local restaurants to receive a portion of their revenue on April 25 – which will go toward Imagine No Malaria, an integral part of Africa 360 – and then encourage members and friends to eat out that day. Participating businesses will …more

    Director’s Invitational accepting nominations

    April 5, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Nominations of young leaders are now being accepted for the 2016 Director’s Invitational at the Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center in Moravia. Director’s Invitational is a spiritual leadership seminar developed to help youth recognize their style of leadership and develop their own unique, God-given gifts. The five-day program begins Aug. 7. Youth will explore many different ways they can use their talents in service. This …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."