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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from October 2016

    Bellevue Heights UMC helps to feed 50 children from Delaware Academy through Blessings in a Backpack

    October 11, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    When Jeanie Brown, member of Bellevue Heights United Methodist Church in Syracuse, learned of Blessings in a Backpack from her dear friend Karen Nicholas who was involved in the program with her church, Resurrection Episcopal Church in Oswego, NY, Jeanie’s heart was touched. She knew she had to get involved. Blessings in a Backpack is a national program that mobilizes communities, individuals, and resources to provide food on …more

    Bishop Webb hosts time of Prayer and Witness

    October 10, 2016 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    Editor's Note: The three Evenings of Prayer and Witness offered encouragement to many. There is now a video available of the Evening of Prayer and Witness that took place at Liverpool UMC. Click here to view it. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb held an evening of Prayer and Witness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Liverpool United Methodist Church, which was also livestreamed. The …more

    Finance Ministry Area welcomes Erica Wentworth

    October 7, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference is pleased to announce that Erica Wentworth will now be working with the Finance Ministry Area. Erica will be assisting the Finance Ministry Area with day-to-day tasks and some clerical work. Some of her daily tasks include: performing data entry and maintaining organized files and logs of daily receipts, treasurer information, and financial documents. She also helps with monthly invoices, arrearage notices, and handle …more

    Rev. Vonda Fossitt ignites excitement at the Genesee Valley Installation Service

    October 4, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Sunday, October 2, over 200 people, young and old with great diversity, attended a service at the United Methodist Church of Webster to celebrate the Rev. Vonda Fossitt’s appointment as the Superintendent of the Genesee Valley District. In addition to the Covenant Service that takes place when a superintendent is appointed to a district, this evening service was comprised of exceptionally energizing performances.  The theme of Rev. Fossitt …more

    The 2016 UNY Conference Journal Directory now available for purchase

    October 4, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The 2016 Upper New York Conference Journal Directory is now available. This directory contains up-to-date contact information of all UNY churches, clergy, members to Annual Conference, and surviving spouses for the 2016 Upper New York Annual Conference Session. There are two ways to receive the Journal Directory: Click here to purchase a hard copy from online publisher Lulu.com OR Click here to download a free PDF version If you order directly …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."