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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Finance”

    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

    Finance Ministry Area welcomes Erica Wentworth

    October 7, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference is pleased to announce that Erica Wentworth will now be working with the Finance Ministry Area. Erica will be assisting the Finance Ministry Area with day-to-day tasks and some clerical work. Some of her daily tasks include: performing data entry and maintaining organized files and logs of daily receipts, treasurer information, and financial documents. She also helps with monthly invoices, arrearage notices, and handle …more

    Trina Obrist fills Accounts Receivable vacancy

    August 23, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference is pleased to announce that Trina Obrist will now be working with the Finance Ministry Area. Trina’s primary position is Accounts Receivable, which means she will be handling the processing of the daily cash receipts, monthly billing to the churches, and other entities; data entry into the Accounting software; assistance with monthly reconciliations and other necessary functions; and more. “We’re …more

    Bishop Webb issues annual Call to Conference

    April 21, 2016 / By Ashley Riddell / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In his annual Call to Conference video, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb stands amidst the quiet halls of Syracuse's OnCenter to highlight the worship, learning, and business that will occur during the 2016 Annual Conference session. "This has become a familiar place for United Methodists in Upper New York," he says in the video. "It's quiet here at the OnCenter now, but soon this place …more

    Bishop Webb pens Ministry Shares letters

    March 16, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s note: Corrections have been made to the fact sheet that accompanied the letters sent to churches from Bishop Mark J. Webb. Please click here to review an updated version. The Upper New York Conference has faced some challenges reconciling the difference between the ministries agreed upon at the 2015 Annual Conference session and the funds received to make those ministries possible. As the final Ministry Shares figure for 2015 …more

    Registration for the 2016 Annual Conference session opens

    March 9, 2016 / 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 2-4 at the OnCenter in Syracuse. Click here to visit the registration page, which includes a link to the online form, the Registration and Event Guidelines, and the Housing Form.   Questions about registration can be addressed to Julie Valeski at julievaleski@unyumc.org. Click here for more news and information about the 2016 Annual Conference …more

    Equitable Compensation Application for July-December 2016 available

    March 1, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Commission on Equitable Compensation has issued guidelines and an application form for salary grants to local churches for the period July 1 to December 31, 2016. Salary grants are available only to churches with a pastor under full time appointment.  To apply for salary assistance from the Equitable Compensation Fund, applicants should review the policies and procedures in the application document for guidance, and then complete the application according …more

    UNY Conference names new IT manager

    February 26, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference is pleased to announce that Doug Thomas will now serve as the Conference's IT Manager. Thomas will be responsible for the overall planning, organizing, budgeting, and execution of all information technology-related functions for the Conference and its associated offices and ministries. He joined the staff on Feb. 22. "We are very excited that Doug will be joining our team," said Conference Treasurer Kevin Domanico, who …more

    Conference announces revised 2016 spending plan

    February 24, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Leadership Team (CLT) and the Conference Council on Finance & Administration (CF&A) released a letter earlier this week detailing changes to the Conference’s 2016 spending plan. According to the letter, “the guiding principle in making these decisions was, ‘What cuts will have the least direct impact on the ministry of the local church?’” Click here to read the …more

    CLT and CFA announce changes to 2016 spending plan

    February 22, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s note: The following letter was released by the Conference Leadership Team and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration on Feb. 22.  Sisters and brothers in Christ, We want to share some challenges, concerns, and, by the grace of God, opportunities for our Conference in the area of financial stewardship. As we finalized the total of Conference Ministry Shares collected in 2015 from local churches, we became aware …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."