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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Favorite Easter Traditions

    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

    Special Session: Delegation Prayers Introduction

    January 25, 2019 / By UNY Communications

    As the Special Session of General Conference approaches (Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, MO), members of the Upper New York Delegation will be sharing their prayers on video. You are also invited to share your prayers for Special Session by commenting on any of the posted vlogs in this series, on our Facebook page, or by sending your prayer to news@unyumc.org. …more

    Christmas Traditions

    December 3, 2018 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    What are your favorite Christmas traditions?  Please comment with your favorite tradition to be added to this page. Please email pictures to news@unyumc.org. "During the Advent season we can think of joy.  The joy of Christ's birth and of His daily blessings. Our church and community has been blessed with a special kind of joy. Helen Rombaut is spreading joy at the age of 97! She …more

    Retreat Reflections: Tending the Soul at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    November 21, 2018 / By Nancy Dibelius

    In 2011, as the Director of Tending the Soul, the Conference training program in spiritual direction, I was exploring new retreat center locations for the next session which was scheduled to begin in October 2012.  As I was standing in line at Annual Conference that year, I found myself standing next to Mike Huber (The Upper New York Conference Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries), someone I did not know at …more



    With more than 168,000 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."