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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Journey through the Holy Land

    Perspectives from February 2018

    Micah 6:8 Holy Land Tour

    February 26, 2018 / By Rev. Dr. Cathy Hall Stengel

    With anticipation and curiosity, 111 of us boarded planes on Jan. 9 for Bishop Webb’s Holy Land Tour. We walked to places where God’s word was land-and-water real. If not here than near is what our guide, FJ taught us. We were moved by storm and stones on and near the Sea of Galilee. We felt the drops of storm on our faces as we remembered Peter&rsquo …more

    Reflections on our trip to the Holy Land

    February 19, 2018 / By Stacy Taylor / 3 Comments

    It had been a very busy fall and Christmas season, when suddenly it was time to leave for the Holy Lands. I was looking forward to the time away, time with my husband, and time to experience God in a closer way. I found all of those things on our 10-day trip to the Holy Land. It took a day or so after the flight to get acclimated to the …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: A life-long dream fulfilled

    February 12, 2018 / By Pastor Andy Anderson / 2 Comments

    My trip to the Holy Land was a life-long dream fulfilled. It was indeed a blessing for me to be part of the group from the Upper New York Annual Conference on such pilgrimage. The beginning to the end was an awesome, spirit-filled experience. One of the highlights of the trip for me was on the very first day. Bishop Webb led worship and preached on the bank of the …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: An enriching experience for all

    February 6, 2018 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / 7 Comments

    I was blessed to experience a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with 111 individuals connected to The Upper New York Conference. This experience was designed to provide an opportunity to deepen one’s spiritual life by walking the land where Jesus walked and seeing the accounts of Scripture come to life. It was also my hope that this travel experience would continue to strengthen and deepen relationships among people scattered …more


    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."