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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2015”

    Jesus changes students, students change the world

    July 6, 2015 / By the Rev. Colleen Preuninger / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Because of the time constraint during the 2015 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, Rev. Preuninger did not have the opportunity to present the following report on the status of ministry on campus. It is an honor and a joy to stand as a representative of Jesus Christ on behalf of the Upper New York Conference at the intersection of faith and identity formation for the students on campus. …more

    Act of Repentance videos now available

    June 30, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Act of Repentance Short from Upper New York Conference on Vimeo. Three videos of the Act of Repentance & Healing of Relationships with Indigenous Persons service (AOR) at the 2015 session of Annual Conference are now available to view or download. Watch the abbreviated highlight video (3 minutes, 22 seconds) above or click here to download it. Click here to view or download the extended video (6:43) with …more

    UNY Conference exceeds meal-packaging goal

    June 29, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    There are more than one billion hungry people in the world today, but there is enough food in the world to feed everyone 4.3 pounds of food every day. Stop Hunger Now (SHN) strives to end hunger by providing food and aid to vulnerable areas worldwide. At the 2015 session of Annual Conference, several hundred Upper New York volunteers of all age groups and abilities helped with SHN’s mission on …more

    Hispanic/Latino Committee shares report

    June 23, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Hispanic/Latino Committee accomplished much in 2014, including developing a Hispanic/Latino strategic plan, completing a course for church planting, and starting two Hispanic/Latino new faith communities. Recent accomplishments have been detailed in the video below. Hispanic/Latino Committee from the Upper New York Conference on Vimeo. After the merger of the four conferences, the dream for a Hispanic/Latino Committee became a …more

    ‘Net’ gain: Conference eclipses $400K for Africa 360

    June 9, 2015 / By Christian Vischi / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Africa 360 Field Coordinator Laurel O’Connor is unapologetically passionate about the work of Imagine No Malaria and Africa University. “My job is to help our Conference dream God-sized dreams of a world where no child or mother dies of malaria, which is preventable, treatable, and beatable. God-sized dreams where new leaders have a chance to learn, grow, and change the world,” she said during Saturday’s …more

    Offerings total more than $70K during AC ’15

    June 8, 2015 / By Christian Vischi / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    More than $70,000 was received from the five offerings held during the 2015 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, according to the Conference Finance Ministry Area. The offerings provide a tangible way for the communities in Upper New York to support outreach and ministry locally and around the world, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb said prior to the session. The Clergy Care Fund and Helping Hands …more

    Conference body addresses all AC resolutions, petitions

    May 30, 2015 / By Christian Vischi / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    With Saturday’s lunch delayed by 30 minutes and an adopted motion to suspend Conference rules in favor of a more expedient deliberation period, the members of the Upper New York Conference address all Conference resolutions and the majority of the General Conference resolutions and petitions that were submitted for the Conference’s endorsement. Those General Conference resolutions that were not addressed will be addressed by written ballot. Because …more

    2016 GC, NEJ delegation elections complete

    May 30, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The slate of delegates for the 2016 General and Northeastern Jurisdictional conferences have been elected. The delegates elected, including their ballot of election, are: General Conference lay delegates: Dr. Scott Johnson (laity ballot one), Greg Forrester (ballot three), Riley O’Flynn (ballot three), Carmen Vianese (ballot five), Marthalyn Sweet (ballot five), and Blenda Smith (ballot seven). General Conference clergy delegates: The Rev. Bill Allen (clergy ballot four), Adirondack District Superintendent …more

    Daily Advocate issues available

    May 30, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The daily Advocate is a special publication during the Annual Conference session. It is published as a recap of the prior day's events. Saturday, May 30 issue Friday, May 29 issue Thursday, May 28 issue …more

    Conference Board of Trustees shares report

    May 30, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The report presented by the Conference Board of Trustees Friday was supported. The role of the board is to manage Conference assets, including real and personal property and funds. John Jackson, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, addressed the crowd. “We work for you; we are you,” Jackson said. The discussion centered on the announcement of the pending purchase of a new Conference headquarters located at 7481 Henry …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."