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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    UNY’s UM Historical Society seeks interested members

    October 27, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    One of the actions taken during the 2015 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference was a vote to authorize the Conference’s Commission on Archives and History (UNYCAH) to organize and administer – while it gets up and running – a United Methodist Historical Society for the Conference.

    This historical society will focus on the history of The United Methodist Church and its antecedents within the bounds of the Upper New York Conference and its antecedents, “or in other words, Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren history within what is now the Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church,” according to Nancy Rutenber, a member at and church historian for the McKownville UMC, and a member of the UNYCAH.

    “Are you interested in learning about and sharing church and pastoral history? Do you wish to connect with others who are also interested in our Methodist-related history? Then the Upper New York Commission on Archives and History – on behalf of the forming historical society – wants to know who you are,” Rutenber said.

    Those interested should send their name, mailing address, phone number, email address, areas of interest, and particular skills to Rutenber at 18 Briarwood Terrace, Albany, N.Y. 12203-5309 or via email to nancy_e_rutenber@yahoo.com. For more information, contact her at home at (518) 456-0412.

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    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."