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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

    Bishop Webb issues annual Call to Conference

    April 21, 2016 / By Ashley Riddell / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In his annual Call to Conference video, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb stands amidst the quiet halls of Syracuse's OnCenter to highlight the worship, learning, and business that will occur during the 2016 Annual Conference session. "This has become a familiar place for United Methodists in Upper New York," he says in the video. "It's quiet here at the OnCenter now, but soon this place …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

    Sixth annual Palestinian Dinner promotes justice

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

    The Upper New York Conference Task Force on Peace with Justice in Palestine/Israel will host its sixth annual Palestinian Dinner buffet and program from 5:45-7 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Syracuse, just a few blocks away from the OnCenter, where the 2016 Annual Conference session is being held. The task force invites session attendees, neighboring United Methodists, families, and community members to join in …more

    UMCOR kits to be collected at AC ’16 session

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

    This spring, UMCOR has responded to the floods in the southern United States, using 30,000 of its 45,000 flood buckets. Now, UMCOR must restock flood buckets. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, a truck will be parked in the lot across from the OnCenter to collect all of your United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) kits. What goes hand in hand with the flood buckets are the health kits and …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

    Register now for Tending the Fire

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

    Registration is now open for the 2016-2017 sessions of Tending the Fire. Three retreats. One goal: A more effective you! Our shifting society and postmodern culture demand new approaches from churches and pastors. Church leaders worry about meeting the needs of the future while staying true to their essential traditions and beliefs. How do you keep your balance in the midst of it all? Tending the Fire offers opportunities …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."