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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Peace with Justice Grant Application Deadline Approaching

    October 2, 2017 / By Heather Smith

    The deadline to apply for the next round of grants this year is Nov. 1. Find the current Peace with Justice grant application here. The Social Holiness Team looks forward to hearing what ministries may be emerging around our Annual Conference!

    In May, the Social Holiness Team approved three grants.

    • Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS for a series of Truth Commissions on Poverty in New York State during the summer and fall
    • New York State Council of Churches for “Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide” Conference that was held in July, 2017 at Fulton-Montgomery Community College
    • Faithful Citizen, Inc. for a series of workshops in local churches around the Annual Conference to help congregations address climate change

    If your congregation has not yet taken the Peace with Justice Sunday offering, there is still time! Any Sunday would be a good time to highlight these or other ministries that have received grants and half of all funds collected in Upper NY stay right here to support new justice projects.

    Contact Heather Smith, the Peace with Justice Coordinator, if you have any questions (peacewithjustice@unyumc.org). Heather is happy to come visit your congregation or small group to talk about how the Peace with Justice offering is integral to our United Methodist Connection.


    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."