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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2017”

    What is different at Annual Conference this year?

    May 22, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Annual Conference will be held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. There are a number of differences in Annual Conference 2017 compared to years past. Here is an overview of some of the differences. The Conference begins with Opening Worship In years past, the Conference began with Clergy and Laity sessions. This year, the Conference begins with Opening Worship at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday June 1. Closed …more

    What to bring to Annual Conference

    May 22, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In just over a week, attendees to the Eighth Session of the Upper New York Annual Conference will begin arriving in Syracuse, NY. If you are one of them, let’s make sure you come prepared. What to bring: Offering(s) The theme of the 2017 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, taking place June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, is “Together in Prayer: Trusting that …more

    Repent, Remember, Rejoice: Worship at AC 2017

    May 12, 2017 / By Rev. Rachel Ann Morse, Chair, Annual Conference Worship Team

    If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 When Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb introduced the theme scripture for the quadrennium, our Annual Conference Worship Team discerned a need for a shift in our approach to worshipping …more

    Pre-Conference Briefing video now available

    May 5, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In previous years, Pre-Conference Briefings have been live events held on multiple days across the Conference. This year, a different approach has been taken. A Pre-Conference Briefing video has been created for you to watch any time. The hope is that an on-demand video will provide Conference members access to needed information at their convenience.   You can watch the video on your own, with a small group, or as …more

    Flood bucket and health kit collections during the UNY Conference United Methodist Center Open House

    April 25, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In previous years, the UNY Conference Disaster Response Teams collected flood buckets and health kits during a set time period in a parking lot across from the Oncenter at Annual Conference. However, this year the UNY Disaster Response Team will be collecting flood buckets and health kits during the UNY Conference United Methodist Center’s Open House, making use of the new Mission Central space. The Open House will …more

    2017 Conference Journal now available

    April 19, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The 2017 Upper New York Conference Journal, Vol. I (formerly known as the Pre-Conference Booklet) is now available for download as a free PDF and for purchase through online publisher Lulu.com. To view an online version or download a copy from Issuu, click here. To purchase it for $6.02 (plus shipping and applicable sales tax) from Lulu.com, click here. If you have any questions about the …more

    AC ’17 special offerings announced

    April 17, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The theme of the 2017 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference is “Together in Prayer, Trusting that God is Enough.” During AC2017, our sisters and brothers throughout the Conference will gather together in Syracuse, trusting God to guide us in prayer, fellowship, action, and giving. This year, five offerings will be received during the session, held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. On Thursday, the …more

    Display Tables AC 2017

    April 5, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Display tables are once again being offered at the Upper New York Annual Conference Session, held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. To request a display area at Annual Conference please fill out the attached form and return it by April 15. You will be advised, by April 30, as to the granting of display space for your group or organization. Request does not guarantee reservation. Direct all questions to …more

    2017 Harry Denman nominations sought

    April 3, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Nominations are open for the 2017 Harry Denman Evangelism Awards. The awards honor United Methodists in each conference whose exceptional evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Each year, annual conferences join the Foundation for Evangelism in recognizing one youth, one clergy member and one layperson in their conference. The 2016 recipients in the Upper New York Conference were lay member Shari Schuck and the Rev. Joseph Pascoe. The …more

    The Rev. Natalie Hanson to preach at the 2017 Annual Conference Memorial Service

    March 14, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Rev. Natalie Hanson will be the Memorial Service preacher at the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference, held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Rev. Hanson is currently the pastor at Christ-First UMC in Jamestown, N.Y.  Prior to being appointed to Christ First, Rev. Hanson served as District Superintendent of the Niagara Frontier region of the United Methodist Church for eight years. She supervised 81 churches in that …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."