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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2017”

    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 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, and locations. Once the listening …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

    A new approach to the Conference Budget

    January 31, 2017 / By UNY Communications

    The Conference Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A) has been trying to address concerns expressed by members of Annual Conference about how the conference budget is presented.  To that end, CF&A is developing a new approach to the budget. It is a work in progress, which will continue to be honed this year. But here are the highlights: Listening to What’s Needed Narrative …more

    2018 narrative budget draft available

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

    Click here to download the Narrative Budget draft as of Jan. 25, 2017. An initial draft of the 2018 narrative budget is now available on the Upper New York Conference website. This draft is being made available two weeks before the first deadline for petitions and resolutions as a result of the action of the 2016 Annual Conference Session. Click here for details of the action taken at the 2016 Annual Conference Session regarding the 2018 …more

    Annual Conference Quadrennial theme announced

    October 3, 2016 / By Stephen J. Hustedt, Director of Communications

    At the Sept. 29 gathering of the Sessions Committee, Bishop Mark J. Webb shared the work that had been done around discerning a theme for the next four Annual Conferences. “It’s time for our posturing to change,” Bishop Webb said. “For too long, we have stood face-to-face with those who have differing points of view from us, trying to convince them that we are right. I …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."