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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    How to be a part of the 2016 General Conference

    April 26, 2016 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In a matter of weeks, the Upper New York Conference delegation to General Conference will leave for Portland, Ore., to join hundreds of other United Methodists from around the world in worship, decision-making, and countless other activities. As the top decision-making body of The United Methodist Church gathers, there will be news and information coming out that will directly and indirectly impact your local church. Unfortunately, locating this information can be a challenge.

    This General Conference year, the UNY Conference Communications Ministry Area hopes to make it as simple as possible to find the information you will be looking for. Leading up to and during General Conference, being held May 10-20, the Conference website and social media will become a hub for all things General Conference. 

    The Conference website will serve as a portal for the most important news, information, and updates coming out of General Conference with a UNY flavor. The newsfeed and the slider on the front page of the website will be dominated by news items that are being written, updated, or reposted reflecting issues that impact The United Methodist Church, the UNY Conference, and your local church.

    The website will also point to resources from the General Church, including the live stream and the legislation tracker.

    Perhaps most importantly, the website will feature direct lines of communication with the UNY Conference delegation. A special “Perspectives” blog will be updated daily by members of the delegation who will share their direct experiences with the Conference. The delegation will also make use of Instagram to share their experiences visually.

    General Conference is always an exciting time in the life of The United Methodist Church, and because we are a connected Church, what happens there has a direct impact on the lives and ministry of all of us. Be sure to stay updated though the Upper New York Conference website and hold all the delegates in prayer.

    TAGGED / General Conference 2016

    With more than 144,000 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."