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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Journey through the Holy Land

    Perspectives from March 2018

    Unforgettable spiritual significance and fellowship

    March 19, 2018 / By Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood, Cornerstone District

    A pilgrimage is a journey of spiritual significance. The trip to the Holy Land was significant in many ways. The places we visited spoke to our hearts and minds as we journeyed along together. I will always remember: Hunching over to go through the Door of Humility at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Reflecting on our baptism by the cold muddy waters of the Jordan River. Staring out …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: The most remarkable day

    March 12, 2018 / By Pastor Amy Winnie / 2 Comments

    To say that the Holy Land is a place of amazement and awe would be an understatement. On our trip – our pilgrimage – to the Holy Land, we were able to visit all the notable places – Jesus’ baptism, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Capernaum, the Via Dolorosa, the tomb, and the list goes on. I was entranced and in awe as we visited each of these sites; …more

    Journey through the Holy Land: Time to get out of the boat

    March 5, 2018 / By Ben Webb / 2 Comments

    I remember counting down the days until the Holy Land trip. As the departure date approached, I became more and more excited for what was in store. The trip came at the perfect time in my faith journey. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Getting to see the birthplace of Jesus, the Sea of Galilee, and the Stations of the Cross was incredibly powerful. The biggest takeaway …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."