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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Finance”

    Conference website status

    August 14, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As we are sure you have noticed, we’ve had some significant issues with the Conference website over the last week or so. The good news is that we have a restored version of the Conference website that we can work with. The bad news is that several months updates, changes, and additions to the website were lost in the process.   What this means is we are having …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

    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. Trina has an Associate …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

    UNY Conference names new IT manager

    February 26, 2016 / By

    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. and can be reached at DougThomas@unyumc.org.  Thomas' background includes IT management, database administration, and …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

    IRS deadline extended for health coverage mandate form

    February 11, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The IRS has extended the due date to March 31 for mailing Form 1095-B to individuals for 2015 tax returns. As part of Section 6055: Reporting under the Affordable Care Act, Form 1095-B verifies the "individual mandate" for minimum essential health coverage. The General Board of Pension & Health Benefits will provide these forms to HealthFlex participants before the March 31 IRS deadline. In order to leverage the …more

    Standard mileage rate decreases for 2016

    January 5, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Internal Revenue Service has revised the optional standard mileage rate for 2016. This rate, used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile, for business purposes is 54 cents per mile beginning on Jan. 1, 2016. Additionally, the rate for miles driven for medical or moving purposes is 19 cents per mile, and the rate for miles driven in service of charitable organizations is 14 cents per mile. Click here to read the …more

    Giving Tuesday sets single-day giving record

    December 2, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Total giving to the Upper New York Conference’s Africa 360 campaign on Giving Tuesday set a new single-day giving record. With the generous matching funds from the UNY Cabinet, $16,120 was raised on Dec. 1. Of that total, $8,060 was given by Conference-wide donors and that same amount was donated by members of Cabinet. “We think this is the most given on a single day of focused giving,” said Laurel …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."