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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from May 2016

    UNY United Methodist Historical Society announces Historical Society member dues for 2016

    May 25, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York United Methodist Historical Society announces membership dues. For those who join in 2016, the dues this year will be $5. Society membership includes access to the UNY United Methodist Historical Society Facebook closed group. As a closed group, reading and adding posts on the Facebook site is restricted to qualifying members. While joining Facebook is necessary for access, each person can choose his/her own Facebook privacy settings. …more

    My experience in the Leadership Academy

    May 25, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    I saw the flyer for the Leadership Academy in last year’s Annual Conference session packet of materials. It sounded like a good program, and I really did plan to follow up on it after I got home. But, the good intentions were soon forgotten. I was busy, and the packet of materials was filed away and forgotten. In the fall, my district superintendent invited me to participate in …more

    Register now for the Leadership Institute 2016

    May 25, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Registration is now open for the Leadership Institution, held Sept. 29-30 at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan. Churches are invited to bring their ministry leaders to one of the largest mainline church leadership events in the country, bringing together leaders who share a passion for renewing the local church. Over the past 18 years, more than 25,000 leaders have returned to their congregations and communities ready to …more

    What to bring to Annual Conference 2016

    May 25, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In about a week, attendees to the Seventh Session of the Upper New York Annual Conference will begin arriving in Syracuse, NY. If you are one of them, let’s make sure you come prepared. What to bring: Offering(s) 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 …more

    Changes coming in how we tell the story of AC session

    May 24, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Even as The United Methodist Church is focused on the 2016 General Conference session, preparations are continuing to be made for our own Upper New York Annual Conference session. Just as the UNY Communications Ministry Area has worked hard to connect all United Methodists in Upper New York to General Conference, we are also working to assure everyone can connect with the 2016 Annual Conference session. This year there will be several …more

    Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

    May 24, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Washington, D.C.: Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20. The letter reads as follows: “To the people of The United Methodist Church: The Council of Bishops brings you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior …more

    Altered publication schedule around Annual Conference

    May 23, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Because the Upper New York Conference Communications Ministry Area will focus on telling the story of the 2016 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference in new and exciting ways, some regular publications will have altered schedules in the time surrounding Annual Conference session. There will be no Weekly Digest published the week of June 1 and June 8. There will also be no June Vol. I issue of the Bridge. As …more

    Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries pens letter

    May 23, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Committee on Camp & Retreat Ministries has been discerning how Upper New York’s camp and retreat centers and its ministry outreach can best live out its mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Committee Chair David Little has released a letter that states the committee has voted and recommends the sale of Findley Camp & Retreat Center. The committee has assessed …more

    United Methodist General Conference calls on Israel to end unjust practices toward Palestinians

    May 23, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Despite fierce opposition, which included calls to delegates from Israeli ambassadors and consulates, the United Methodist General Conference passed strong measures calling for an end to Israel’s unjust practices toward Palestinians. One of these measures, Resolution 60206, calls on Israel to correct the unequal distribution of water in the West Bank, where illegal Israeli settlers receive four times as much water as the indigenous Palestinians. It also demands that …more

    GC2016 wrap-up: Farewell, Portland. Thanks for the doughnuts.

    May 23, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Believe it or not, General Conference 2016 spent more than twice as much time debating a Rule of Order than the hot topic of human sexuality. After almost three days of considering an alternative method for discussing legislation, The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body referred its most difficult subject – sexuality — to a study commission and moved on to other matters. A move to adjourn at 6:30 every …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."