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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Camp and Retreat Ministry (CRM)”

    Bishop Webb urges prayer for Baltimore

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Earlier this week Bishop Mark J. Webb sent the following note to the Upper New York Conference:  Once again, we are witnesses of violent protests in one of America’s cities. As followers of Christ, we must stand on the side of justice and continue to offer a voice and solutions that address racism, discrimination and broken systems. We must also offer a voice of peace and a …more

    Bishop Webb asks Upper New York to support Nepal

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, Bishop Mark J. Webb sent out the following note to the Upper New York Conference: Please keep the people in Nepal in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred on April 25. More than 4,000 are dead, more than 6,500 people are injured, and thousands are living in tents as their homes have been destroyed. May the peace …more

    Upper New York Conference Center acquisition update

    April 8, 2015 / By Wendy Deichmann

    The Upper New York Conference Board of Trustees has released a statement regarding the potential purchase of property located at 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool that would serve as a new Conference Center. Read below the full statement from property acquisition task force chair the Rev. Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann: At a special session of the Upper New York Annual Conference held on Oct. 18, 2014, the trustees were authorized to obtain …more

    Becoming Tabasco Habanero Christians at the Confirmation Retreat

    April 1, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb greeted the youth at the 2015 Upper New York Conference Confirmation Retreat via webcam from Pennsylvania. He started with a question – “Have you ever had a job as a babysitter?” – and a story. Bishop Webb once babysat a little girl who asked to say a prayer before bed. Not knowing what prayer the girl said, he began reciting …more

    Shari Mudge named Seasonal Site Manager at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

    March 16, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Mike Huber, Upper New York Conference's Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries, has named Shari Mudge Seasonal Site Manager at the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. Mudge will serve as the site host for guest groups and will be the primary contact for public relations and volunteer recruitment. “I am very excited about Shari joining our seasonal team of staff,” Huber said. “She has been an …more

    Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center making a shift in 2015

    February 13, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Mike Huber, Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries Executive Director, has written an open letter to families who had a loved one attend summer camp or a retreat in 2014 at the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. In his letter, Huber states that Aldersgate is making a shift from a multiple week summer camp season to hosting guest groups and providing retreat experiences during the spring, summer and fall months …more

    Sky Lake’s Krager to retire after 45 years

    February 5, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    A simple love for God, the forest and camping led Jim Krager into a 45-year career. Come June 30, 2015, Krager, Director at the Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center in Windsor, will retire and turn his attention to his wife, children and grandchildren. He said he’s looking forward to his first Fourth of July off in decades. “One of our college staff members asked me what I did …more

    Williams to serve as interim director at Sky Lake

    February 5, 2015 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Mike Huber, Upper New York Conference Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries, has announced that Matt Williams, Program Director at the Sky Lake Camp & Retreat Center in Windsor, will serve as the camp’s interim director. Williams’ service comes during a time of leadership transition at the camp following the retirement of current Director Jim Krager after more than 45 years of ministry. “Matt’s skill …more

    2014: A Year in Review

    December 30, 2014 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Click here to take a look back at 2014 in Upper New York! …more

    Skye Farm honored as community partner

    November 7, 2014 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Pictured above, from left: Brent Azaert, 4-H participant and master of ceremonies for Annual Meeting & Volunteer Recognition Dinner; Skye Farm Director Jim Daly, and James Seeley, Warren County CCE executive director. Photo by Amy Sabattis, CCE. Skye Farm Camp & Retreat Center was recognized as a "community partner" by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County (CCE) for Skye Farm's "support of the (Warren County) Campership Program." The …more



    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."