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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Day in the Life

    Perspectives from April 2018

    Day in the Life: Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens

    April 30, 2018 / By Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens

    Putting to words a day in the life brings with it a little challenge. Most of my days start out similar, early wake up, help get the kids out the door to school if I am home, time in prayer and the Scriptures, and at some point some physical exercise. Once that point is reached the day could take on many forms depending on the day. A good way to …more

    Day in the Life: Goldy and McCoy

    April 23, 2018 / By Goldy, A United Methodist Center Goldfish

    Every day, United Methodists from around Upper New York walk by us; some stop to admire our colorful scales and fins. But we are more than just decorations in a pond. We are United “Method-fish.” Our days of swimming around in the atrium of the United Methodist Center are filled with new adventures and people. To give you a better idea, here’s a typical day for …more

    Day in the Life: Shelby Winchell

    April 16, 2018 / By Shelby Winchell, Social Media and Web Specialist

    What’s going on around the Conference and what is everyone talking about on social media? My name is Shelby Winchell and that’s a question I ask myself every single day. I maintain the Upper New York Conference website and social media accounts. Just about everything you see on Facebook, Instagram, and the Conference’s Twitter account is something I posted. I try to engage our …more

    A Day in the Life: Chris Lupini

    April 9, 2018 / By Chris Lupini, Welcoming and Support Specialist

    I started my journey with the Upper New York Conference June of 2017. I was hired on as the Welcome and Support Specialist for the United Methodist Center. One of my roles is getting the chance to talk and meet with different types of people from all of our ministry areas. I get to talk with pastors from our local and regional churches. I also get the chance to …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."