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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from September 2017

    From the desk of Bishop Mark J. Webb: Response to Hurricane Irma

    September 12, 2017 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    On Sept. 12 Bishop Mark J. Webb sent the following letter about how to respond to Hurricane Irma to members of the Upper New York Conference. Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Once again, we have seen the incredible destruction a powerful hurricane can bring. Our prayers are with the people of the Caribbean, Florida and the other places along Irma’s storm path. Just as with Harvey, we know recovery …more

    UNY staff welcomes Betsy Schuessler

    September 11, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    We extend a warm welcome to Betsy Schuessler who has been hired as Administrative Assistant to the director of Camp & Retreat Ministries.  Betsy grew up as a camper at Aldersgate and served on summer staff ultimately filling the role of interim director from the fall of 2006 through the spring of 2009.  She has continued to serve in a volunteer role for CRM many times throughout the year and …more

    When God takes over

    September 5, 2017 / By The Rev. Gary Kubitz, First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville

    Editor's Note: For the Summer 2017 issue of the Advocate, we asked members across the UNY Conference to share stories of when they have had to trust that God is enough. Rev. Gary Kubitz, of the First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville, responded with a story. If you have a story of when you had to trust that God is enough, submit it to news@unyumc.org. During my first …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."