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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2017”

    Petition and Resolution Results at the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference

    June 21, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Discussion and voting for the petitions and resolutions brought to the 2017 Annual Conference session began in the afternoon plenary on June 2 and continued through the June 3 morning plenary. After a few resolutions had been brought to the floor, discussed, and voted on during the June 3 plenary, there was a motion to suspend rules and eliminate discussion for the remainder of the resolutions. This motion was supported.  Here are the …more

    Service of Commissioning and Ordination at the 2017 UNY Annual Conference

    June 21, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    When addressing the individuals to be commissioned for the work of a deacon or elder and the individuals to be ordained for the work of a deacon or elder at the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference during the Service of Commissioning and Ordination, Bishop Webb said, “Remember you are called to serve rather than to be served, to proclaim the faith of the church and no other, to look …more

    Bishop Webb proclaims when you know your WHY, your WHAT will have more impact

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

    Opening Worship at the eighth session of Annual Conference took place June 1. Through music, video, a unique Holy Communion, and a powerful sermon, the service zeroed in on the Conference’s theme, “Together in Prayer: Trusting that God is Enough.” Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb’s sermon focused on the importance for members and churches of the Conference to focus on their …more

    United Methodist Center opens doors to public

    June 14, 2017 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    Before the start of the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference session, the Conference opened its doors — literally — May 31, to any and all who wanted a tour of the new United Methodist Center of Upper New York, located at 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool Visitors from across the Conference received guided tours of the new facility from 3:30-7:30 p.m. during the Open House. “I’m really …more

    The Black College Fund thanks the UNY Conference for its support

    June 9, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    A dreamer, a leader, a believer, and a seminarian…these are the words that the Rev. Dee Finch used to introduce James L. Cogman, this year’s Black College Fund speaker on Friday June 2 at the 2017 UNY Annual Conference session. Currently a Certified Lay Servant in the Baltimore Washington Conference, James is pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Yale University. James’ enthusiasm lit up the room as …more

    What is different at Annual Conference this year?

    May 24, 2017 / By

    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 Open 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

    Cokesbury Unveils New Ministry Resource Center at Annual Conferences

    May 24, 2017 / By

    Cokesbury announced today that it is bringing a new consultative retail experience to Annual Conferences this year with the new Cokesbury Ministry Resource Center. Focused on equipping leaders to build disciples, the Ministry Resource Center will offer the opportunity for more personalized consultations with church leaders in order to match products with their specific ministry needs. Features of the Ministry Resource Center include: Showcases highlighting new and classic resources ranging …more

    Repent, Remember, Rejoice: Worship at AC 2017

    May 17, 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

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

    April 25, 2017 / By

    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

    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



    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."