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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: “General Conference 2016”

    A Marshal’s Experience at General Conference

    May 14, 2016 / By Bob Kolvik-Campbell, a marshal

    Yesterday, I greeted Bishops and assisted some in moving through the dark parts of back stage at General Conference.  Then I assisted a maintenance person named Greg to fix the hand rail on the steps leading to the interpreters' booth. I serve as a Marshal at General Conference. I was trained to assist delegates by supporting the rules set by the Conference. Also, we are problem solvers in many …more

    A view from the gallery

    May 11, 2016 / By Holly Nye, Reserve Clergy delegate

    So, as it turns out, my foot gets a chair of its own for this General Conference. I fell down a few days before traveling to Portland, and landed in a walking cast. Walking around with an extra "companion" has given me different perspective on Conference. My cast has brought out the compassion and generosity of people I encounter- not only delegates, but even the security guards who have to …more

    The UNY perspective on General Conference

    May 4, 2016 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference “Perspectives” blog for the 2016 General Conference session will be a direct line between the Upper New York Conference delegation and the rest of the Upper New York Conference as the delegation worships, listens, discerns, and interacts with United Methodists from around the world at General Conference. It will go beyond the news of the day and share the delegation’s experience as …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."