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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2018”

    What else you need to know about Annual Conference

    May 22, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Every week for the past few months, articles have been published about specific Annual Conference details that you need to know about. Now, with being just over a week away from Annual Conference, we have a few more details to share with you. Livestream If you are unable to attend Annual Conference—no worries! You can watch all the services and plenaries through the Annual Conference livestream. Simply go …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference: Communication at Annual Conference

    May 15, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Annual Conference will take place May 30-June 2 this year at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse. The Upper New York Communications Ministry area works around the clock during this event to help keep everyone informed about what took place during all worship services and all plenary sessions. In-depth articles are written and added to the UNY Conference website (unyumc.org) and to the UMCMeet app daily. After …more

    UNY AC2018 App is now available

    May 8, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Are you attending the Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse, taking place May 30-June 2? If so, we have exciting news for you! The UNY Annual Conference 2018 event app is now available for you to download on your mobile device. This app is available for all who have registered and paid their Annual Conference registration in full. Currently, there are schedules …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference: The Service of Commissioning and Ordination

    April 30, 2018 / By Anne Canfield

    The Service of Commissioning and Ordination of The Upper New York Annual Conference, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, will preside with the full Upper New York Area Cabinet in attendance. Bishop Dennis V. Proctor, North Eastern District, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be the preacher.  Bishop …more

    Annual Conference Special Meal: June 1 Palestinian Dinner

    April 16, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    The theme of this year’s Palestinian Dinner held during the 2018 session of Annual Conference is, "Valuing Palestinian Children." Pilgrims from Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb's 2018 Holy Land Trip are especially invited to this year's eighth annual UNY Palestinian Dinner during Annual Conference. The dinner will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Friday June 1 at St. George’s Macedonian Church (5083 Onondaga Road …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2018: Offerings

    April 3, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For this year’s Annual Conference held May 30-June 2 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, there will be five offerings collected. The first two offerings will be collected during the laity and clergy sessions on Wednesday evening May 30. The Clergy Care Fund offering will be taken at the clergy session and a Helping Hands Fund offering will concurrently be taken at the laity session. The …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2018: CRM Staff to again provide childcare for Annual Conference

    March 27, 2018 / By David Wood, Program Director, Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    Childcare at this year’s Annual Conference will be provided by staff members of Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) for the seventh consecutive year. Staff involved in childcare are a combination of year-round and seasonal CRM employees who have served at least one full season at one of Upper New York’s Camp & Retreat Centers. CRM staff are trained to handle a wide variety of topics when …more

    Applications still being received for lay equalization members to Annual Conference

    March 23, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    Applications are still being accepted for individuals desiring to serve as a lay equalization member to the 2018 session of the Upper New York Annual Conference. Lay equalization members must be professing members of a United Methodist Church within the Upper New York area. The deadline for all applications is April 29, 2018. Upper New York rules regarding lay equalization members state that after lay persons by virtue of office as identified by …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2018: Clergy Session and Laity Session

    March 20, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson

    Clergy Session and Laity Session for the 2018 Annual Conference will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday May 30 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Clergy must check in at the registration table before heading to their session. The Clergy Session is a time for the clergy to come together for brief worship, and to fulfill the Book of Discipline responsibilities. The primary purpose of …more

    Bishop Proctor serving as Annual Conference 2018 ordination speaker

    March 6, 2018 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    Bishop Dennis Proctor of the North Eastern Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church will serve as the ordination speaker for the 2018 Upper New York Annual Conference session (UNYAC). “I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to speak to young ordinands,” Bishop Proctor said. “As a Methodist Bishop, I feel that the setting aside of young women and men in ministry is …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."