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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    News Stories from March 2017

    2017 Pre-Conference Briefing to be produced via video this year

    March 30, 2017 / By UNY Communications

    In years prior, leading up to the Annual Conference, Pre-Conference Briefings were held across the UNY area to provide information about the budget, pensions and benefits, resolutions, constitutional amendments, and other details to help you feel prepared for Annual Conference. This year, we have successfully developed a narrative budget and conducted listening sessions across the UNY Conference to discuss the budget. You can review and/or download our 2018 narrative budget …more

    The Rev. Dr. John Tyson reflects on John and Charles Wesley’s prayer life

    March 27, 2017 / By UNY Communications

    Editor’s Note: The next issue of the Advocate, which will arrive at local churches and be accessible through our website in early April, focuses on prayer. For this issue, we connected with Wesleyan scholar, the Rev. Dr. John Tyson to learn more about John and Charles Wesley’s prayer life and insight on how the Wesley’s teachings can help nurture our prayer life today. Below …more

    Update on Milford UMC and Fonda-Fultonville UMC

    March 16, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Please continue to pray for Milford UMC and Fonda-Fultonville UMC as they recover from the fires that destroyed their buildings earlier this week. The Milford UMC, which caught on fire Sunday March 12, begins moving forward. In a letter to her congregation, Millford UMC pastor, the Rev. Sylvia Barrett, explained the logistical and administrative procedures that have taken place since the fire. She said, “We are working on an inventory …more

    Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean to serve as AC17 study leader

    March 8, 2017 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean will serve as the study leader at the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference session, which takes place June 1-3 in Syracuse. “I’m delighted to be at Annual Conference,” she said. “There are lots of people that I love that are serving in the Upper New York Conference. I’m really happy to do it.” Dr. Dean is an ordained …more

    Budget listening sessions begin in Upper New York

    March 7, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

     At the 2016 Annual Conference, after much deliberation, the 2017 Conference budget passed with an added motion for the Conference Council of Finance & Administration (CF&A) to lead the production of a narrative budget that includes one paragraph describing the ministry and priorities of each line item in our 2018 ministry share budget for the 2017 Annual Conference to be posted on the UNYAC website at least two weeks prior to …more

    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."