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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    How to share your news and ideas

    The Upper New York Annual Conference wants churches, organizations and individuals to share news, ideas and images.

    You can submit your news, ideas or images for publication in the E-Advocate, our electronic newsletter, which is published every Tuesday and Thursday, and/or the UNY Advocate, our monthly print publication.

    To submit a story or story idea for the UNY Advocate

    The UNY Advocate is the monthly print newsletter for the Annual Conference.

    • Write up a few paragraphs about the event, ministry, outreach program, etc.
    • Indicate who is the best person or persons to contact. Provide e-mail addresses and/or daytime phone numbers.
    • Photos and images: Photos, images or graphics to accompany your news or story idea, should be hi-resolution (at least 300 dpi at full size) to be published in print. Lower res photos or images may be used online (72 dpi). If the photos include children, please make sure you have a photo release form on file, signed by a parent or guardian, granting us permission to distribute the images via print and online (including on our Facebook page or other social media outlets). If you have additional photos or information on your website, please include the web address so we can link to it.

    Send to: E-mail the story or idea to UNY Advocate at unyadvocate@unyumc.org or call the Communications Department at (315) 424-7878, ext. 304. Please include a daytime phone number with your story idea so we can follow up. You can also send the story, ideas or images via postal mail to: UNY Advocate, Upper New York Conference, 324 University Ave., 3rd Floor, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210

    The UNY Advocate deadline is the fifth of each month for the following month's edition (i.e. Jan. 5 for the February edition).

    To submit a story or story idea for the Weekly Digest

    The Weekly Digest is the email newsletter for the UNY Annual Conference. It is published in email format on Thursday each week.

    • Write up a few paragraphs about the event, ministry, outreach program, etc.
    • Indicate who is the best person or persons to contact and provide e-mail addresses and/or daytime phone numbers so we can follow up if we have any questions about the submission.
    • Photos and images: If you have photos, images or graphics to accompany your news or story idea, please note they should be at least 72 dpi JPEG images. If the photos include children, please make sure you have a photo release form on file, signed by a parent or guardian, granting us permission to distribute the images online (including on our Facebook page or other social media outlets).

    If you have additional photos or information on your website, please include the web address so we can link to it.

    Send to: Email the story or ideas to Weekly Digest at unyadvocate@unyumc.org or news@unyumc.org, or call the Communications Department at (315) 424-7878, ext. 304. You can also send the story, ideas or images via postal mail to: Weekly Digest, Upper New York Conference, 324 University Ave., 3rd Floor, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210.

    Please note: The editor/publisher of the UNY Advocate and the Weekly Digest reserves the right to reject and to edit all submissions for clarity, content and space accommodations.


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 915 churches 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."