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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    AC ’17 special offerings announced

    April 17, 2017 / By

    The theme of the 2017 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference is “Together in Prayer, Trusting that God is Enough.” During AC2017, our sisters and brothers throughout the Conference will gather together in Syracuse, trusting God to guide us in prayer, fellowship, action, and giving. This year, five offerings will be received during the session, held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse.

    On Thursday, the Clergy Care Fund offering will be taken at the clergy session and a Helping Hands Fund offering will concurrently be taken at the laity session. The Clergy Care Fund assists clergy who are in need of financial support, and Helping Hands raises funds to be used by the Upper New York Cabinet to assist congregants in need of financial support.

    There will also be three additional offerings:

    During opening worship on Thursday morning, an offering will be taken that will help support development of Mission Central space at the new UNY Conference Center, located at 7841 Henry Clay Blvd., Liverpool.

    The next offering will be received Saturday morning during the Young People’s Worship Service. This offering will support the Mission of Peace (MOP) – a yearly journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdiction Council on Youth Ministries. Youth from Upper New York went to Nicaragua as part of MOP ’17. The next MOP trip is to Cuba. Click here for more information and to apply.

    The final offering will be received on Saturday at the Service of Commissioning and Ordination. The offering will support the development of new faith communities.

    TAGGED / Annual Conference 2017

    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."