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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: CLT Prayer Initiative

    CLT Prayer #6 during coronavirus pandemic

    May 18, 2020 / By Rev. Nancy Dibelius

    Pray, Pray now, Pray for the Others. Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives (John 13:35, 17:22-23). Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, our Conference Leadership Team (CLT), calls all who …more

    CLT Prayer #5 during coronavirus pandemic

    May 11, 2020 / By Rev. Harold Wheat

    Pray, Pray now, Pray for the Others. Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives (John 13:35, 17:22-23). Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, our Conference Leadership Team (CLT), calls all who …more

    Bishop Webb: April 29, 2020

    April 29, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / 2 Comments

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on April 14, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Dear Friends, We pray for our world; those stricken by the Coronavirus; those grieving the loss of loved ones; the lonely and those separated from friends and family; the medical personnel and caretakers in many places; those who risk their own health to serve in …more

    CLT Prayer #4 during coronavirus pandemic

    April 27, 2020 / By Rev. Steven Taylor / 1 Comment

    Pray, Pray now, Pray for the Others. Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives (John 13:35, 17:22-23). Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, our Conference Leadership Team (CLT), calls all who …more

    CLT Prayer #3 during coronavirus pandemic

    April 20, 2020 / By Rev. Nancy Dibelius

    Pray, Pray now, Pray for the Others. Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives (John 13:35, 17:22-23). Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, our Conference Leadership Team (CLT), calls all who …more

    Bishop Webb: April 14, 2020

    April 14, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / 1 Comment

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on April 14, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell My followers to go to Galilee. They will see Me there.”  -Matthew 28.10 Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed! In the midst of all the disruption, sickness, death …more

    CLT Prayer #2 during coronavirus pandemic

    April 14, 2020 / By Drew Griffin

    Pray, Pray now, Pray for the Others. Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives (John 13:35, 17:22-23). Because praying is an expression of loving that is accessible to all, our Conference Leadership Team (CLT), calls all who …more

    Bishop Webb: March 31, 2020

    April 2, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / 1 Comment

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on March 31, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing” . . . Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make …more

    Bishop Webb: March 24, 2020

    April 2, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on March 24, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Dear Friends, I want you to know that each of you continue in my prayers during these unusual and remarkable days. It has been a blessing to witness the many creative ways in which you are leading and providing ministry. Today, as the Cabinet met, …more

    Bishop Webb: March 17, 2020

    April 2, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on March 17, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Dear Friends, Just this afternoon I sent a letter to the UNY Conference regarding the extraordinary season we find ourselves in due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I wanted to follow that letter with this note to you as a clergy leader. I am grateful for …more



    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."