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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2017”

    Flood bucket and health kit collections to take place during the UNY Conference United Methodist Cen

    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

    Registration for the Upper New York 2017 Annual Conference session opens

    March 9, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Registration is now open for the Upper New York Annual Conference session, held June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Click here for the registration form and to obtain more information about the 2017 Annual Conference session, including the registration and event guidelines and the housing form.   Questions about registration can be addressed to Julie Valeski at julievaleski@unyumc.org.  …more

    Upper New York Conference 2018 budget booklet available

    March 2, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The UNY Conference 2018 narrative budget, released earlier this year, has been updated into a full booklet, including graphics and FAQs.  Click here (as of April 19, 2017) to download a pdf version of the booklet from our website. Click here to view the budget booklet on Issuu. Printed copies of the budget booklet will be available at all District listening sessions. Click here to view listening session dates, times, …more

    Rev. Junius Dotson to speak at AC2017 Service of Commissioning and Ordination

    March 1, 2017 / By Katherine Christiansen

    The Rev. Dr. Junius B. Dotson, General Secretary of Discipleship Ministries, will serve as the speaker at the Service of Commissioning and Ordination at the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference session on Saturday, June 3. “I’m looking forward to preaching the Ordination Service,” Rev. Dotson said. “I feel honored to share in such an important service.” During the service, he said he will focus on …more

    Bishop Webb announces Annual Conference 2017 speakers

    February 21, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb has announced three featured speakers for the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference, June 1-3 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. Dr. Kenda Creasy Dean will be the study leader. Dr. Dean is an ordained elder in the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference and professor of youth, church, and culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, where she works closely with the Institute for Youth Ministry. Bishop …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."