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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from May 2017

    Cokesbury Unveils New Ministry Resource Center at Annual Conferences

    May 23, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note: Cokesbury is the primary book retailer at the UNY Annual Conference; you will have a chance to experience this new platform June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Nashville, TN (May 3, 2017) -- Cokesbury announced today that it is bringing a new consultative retail experience to Annual Conferences this year with the new Cokesbury Ministry Resource Center. Focused on equipping leaders to build disciples, the Ministry Resource Center …more

    What is different at Annual Conference this year?

    May 22, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Annual Conference will be held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. There are a number of differences in Annual Conference 2017 compared to years past. Here is an overview of some of the differences. The Conference begins with Opening Worship In years past, the Conference began with Clergy and Laity sessions. This year, the Conference begins with Opening Worship at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday June 1. Closed …more

    Peace with Justice Sunday is fast approaching!

    May 22, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    June 11th, the Sunday after Pentecost, is the prescribed Sunday to collect this important offering. If it is not the best Sunday for your congregation – no problem, schedule it another time. The important part is to present this giving opportunity to your congregation! Half of all the funds collected for Peace with Justice stay right here in our Conference to be used to fund justice ministries. This year, we …more

    What to bring to Annual Conference

    May 22, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In just over a week, attendees to the Eighth 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 2017 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, taking place June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, is “Together in Prayer: Trusting that …more

    The United Methodist Center agrees to be a Mission Central HUB

    May 22, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    When members of the Upper New York Conference staff and trustees were searching for an ideal headquarters space, one of the appeals of the building eventually purchased in Liverpool was the warehouse space. The Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Connectional Ministries, said, “Hands-on mission work is part of the DNA of the four previous Conferences that make up the Upper New York Conference; all …more

    Your prayer can be simple

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

    Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Volume 9 Issue 2 of the Advocate, which focused on the UNY Conference quadrennial theme of "Together in Prayer." “Now I need to fold my hands and kneel, right?” Her bright, eight-year old eyes looked up at me seeking approval for the next step. “You can pray however you feel most comfortable,” I told her. “Well then I want …more

    Susan LaTessa hired as HR/Office Manager for the UNY Conference

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

    Susan LaTessa has been hired as the Human Resources/Office Manager for the UNY Conference office. She replaces Debi Marshall, formerly the Human Resources Generalist, who left the Upper New York Conference to pursue other career opportunities. Susan comes to the UNY Conference with over 20 years of Human Resources experience, in banking, non-profit, and manufacturing. She is married and has two children; her son Anthony is 13 and her daughter Rose …more

    Repent, Remember, Rejoice: Worship at AC 2017

    May 12, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 When Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb introduced the theme scripture for the quadrennium, our Annual Conference Worship Team discerned a need for a shift in our approach to worshipping …more

    Prayer on the Bluff

    May 9, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: Bluff Point UMC uses two unique methods of praying for members of their congregation and beyond: One Call Now and Prayer Cards. One Call Now Bluff Point UMC uses One Call Now to communicate with members of our church family. Any family can sign up to be added to the One Call Now list. At Bluff Point the One Call Now technology allows the Pastor, or …more

    Upper New York United Methodist Historical Society first meeting

    May 9, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York United Methodist Historical Society will gather for its first meeting on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Esperance-Sloansville United Methodist Church (Tiffany Community Room) in the village of Esperance (in the Oneonta District) in Schoharie County, New York.  It is expected that Society meetings will rotate among different areas of Upper New York Conference. The Society meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. to set goals, etc. for …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."