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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Voices of the Special Session Delegation

    Voices of the Special Session Delegation: We’ve Arrived

    February 22, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 5 Comments

    The Rev. Bill Allen and the Rev. Becky Sweet arrive in St. Louis in preparation for the Special Session of General Conference. The other UNY delegates are en route. …more

    Voices of the Special Session Delegation Introduction

    February 22, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Sixteen delegates from the Upper New York Conference will be attending the 2019 Special Session of General Conference, held Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, MO. This blog series will feature blogs (written reflections) as well as vlogs (brief videos) directly from the delegates attending. You can also see what the delegates are up to at Special Session by visiting our Facebook page, Instagram feed, and Twitter feed. …more

    Special Session: Marthalyn Sweet’s Prayer

    February 20, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Marthalyn Sweet, lay delegate to the Special Session of General Conference, prays for unity. Please keep Marthalyn and the rest of the Upper New York delegates in your prayers. …more

    Special Session: Blenda Smith’s Prayer

    February 19, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Blenda Smith, lay delegate to the Special Session of General Conference, shares her prayer of unity. Share your prayers for Blenda and the rest of the Upper New York delegates in the days ahead. …more

    Special Session: Rev. Bill Mudge’s Prayer

    February 14, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Rev. Bill Mudge shares his prayer of peace and guidance as a clergy delegate to the Special Session of General Conference. Share your prayers for Rev. Mudge and the rest of delegates in the days leading up to Special Session. …more

    Special Session: Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuniger’s Prayer

    February 12, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Rev. Colleen Hallagan Preuniger shares her prayer of hope and reconciliation as a clergy delegate to the Special Session of General Conference. Share your prayers for Rev. Preuniger and the rest of the delegates. …more

    Special Session: Ian Urriola’s Prayer

    February 7, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Ian Urriola, lay delegate to Special Session of General Conference, shares his prayer asking the Holy Spirit for guidance. Share your prayers with Ian and the rest of the delegates by leaving a comment. …more

    Special Session: Carmen Vianese’s Prayer

    February 5, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Carmen Vianese is one of the Upper New York lay delegates for the Special Session of General Conference (The Way Forward). Carmen invites you to be in prayer with all the delegates this Feburary. Share your prayers with Carmen and the other delegates.   …more

    Special Session: Rev. Beckie Sweet’s Prayer

    January 31, 2019 / By UNY Communications / 1 Comment

    The Rev. Beckie Sweet shares her prayer for unity during this time of uncertainty as we approach the Special Session of General Conference (The Way Forward). Share your prayers for Rev. Sweet and the other delegates. …more

    Special Session: Rev. Bill Allen’s Prayer

    January 29, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 2 Comments

    The Rev. Bill Allen, head of the UNY delegation, recites his prayer for the upcoming Special Session of General Conference. Share your prayers for Rev. Allen and the other delegates. …more



    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 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."