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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Communications”

    Summer hours begin the week of June 25

    June 23, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Conference and Episcopal offices begin their summer hours the week of June 25, continuing through Sept. 1. The offices will be open normal hours Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and abbreviated on Fridays to 8:30 a.m. to noon during that period. The offices will resume their regular, non-summer hours on Tuesday, Sept. 5; the offices are closed on Monday, Sept. 4 in celebration of Labor Day.  …more

    Conference rejoices during Service of Blessing and Anointing

    June 2, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Turn, Turn, Turn was the perfect song for InsideOut to perform at the Service of Blessing and Anointing on June 2 at the 2017 Upper New York Annual Conference session. “To everything, there is a season and a time to every purpose, under heaven” — these lyrics portrayed the rejoicing over retired clergy and clergy spouses, deacons and elders that will be ordained and commissioned on June 3, and new church …more

    How the Commission on a Way Forward provides hope for the future of The UMC

    June 2, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Commission on a Way Forward was formed by the Council of Bishops after a decision was made at General Conference 2016 to develop a committee to address the issue of division around the topic of sexuality in The United Methodist Church. On June 2, at the 2017 Annual Conference session, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb showed a video featuring a number of the diverse members on the Commission …more

    UNY wins at UMAC gathering

    April 11, 2017 / By UNY Communications

    The United Methodist Association of Communicators has announced their 2017 award winners, and the Upper New York Conference Communications Team won the following awards: The Weekly Digest The Upper New York Conference’s weekly e-newsletter, The Weekly Digest, came in 2nd place among conferences across the connection. UNYUMC.org The Upper New York Conference website came in 1st place for website content among conferences across the connection. Blog The Upper …more

    The 2016 UNY Conference Journal Directory now available for purchase

    October 4, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The 2016 Upper New York Conference Journal Directory is now available. This directory contains up-to-date contact information of all UNY churches, clergy, members to Annual Conference, and surviving spouses for the 2016 Upper New York Annual Conference Session. There are two ways to receive the Journal Directory: Click here to purchase a hard copy from online publisher Lulu.com OR Click here to download a free PDF version If you order directly …more

    More than $773,000 raised for Africa 360

    June 6, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “Over the past two years, this Conference has been a part of a grand narrative,” said Laurel O’Connor, Africa 360 field coordinator. “In 2014, we took the unprecedented step of combining the stories of Imagine No Malaria and Africa University, seeking to raise funds to not only save children’s lives but raise up new leaders that are bringing peace and health to their home countries. …more

    Saturday morning worship gets crowd to ‘Do Something’

    June 6, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Booming music, dancing youth parading down the center of Exhibit Hall A, and a mock Annual Conference session marked the morning worship led by young people June 4 at the 2016 Annual Conference session. J.J. Warren served as “bishop” with his panel, Ian Urriola, Riley O’Flynn, and Emily Allen. “We, the young adults of the Upper New York Conference, seek to bring to life the reality …more

    Petition and resolution results from AC16

    June 4, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Discussion and voting for the petitions and resolutions brought to the 2016 Annual Conference session began in the afternoon plenary on June 2 and continued in the morning plenary on June 4. Here are the results of each resolution. UNYAC2016.1 – Local Church Right to Choose Insurance Provider, withdrawn This resolution called for each local church within the Upper New York Conference to be given the opportunity to seek and contract with its …more

    Annual Conference daily update videos, daily notes now available

    June 4, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Each day during the 2016 Upper New York Annual Conference session, the UNY Communications Ministry Area produced daily update videos that recapped the previous day’s highlights in a fun and exciting way. The videos were played at the beginning of the morning sessions June 3 and 4. The videos can be viewed below. June 3 video: 2016 Annual Conference Session Thursday Recap from Upper New York Conference on Vimeo. June 4 video: 2016 Annual …more

    Celebration of Ministry observed as a gala this year

    June 4, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Day two of the 2016 Annual Conference ended with an electrifying Celebration of Ministry Gala, which mirrored the Academy Awards. This celebration included gold BobbleWebbs, musical transitions between recognitions, and envelopes with the names of those recognized. Cornerstone District Superintendent the Rev. Sherri Rood and Adirondack District Superintendent the Rev. Bill Mudge hosted the Gala. An ongoing debate between the co-hosts about the appropriate attire for the gala added humor to …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."