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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Finance”

    When Churches Neglect Payroll Taxes

    July 10, 2019 / By Rev. Susan M. Ranous

    Your Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A) want to share the following information with you: An article written by Bobby Ross, Jr., in the Church Law and Tax Report, titled “When Churches Neglect Payroll Taxes,” stated that “failure to file payroll taxes on time is a fairly common issue” in churches. Some churches prioritize their electric bill over the IRS; others assume that because …more

    Upper New York pays 100 percent of their General Church apportionments

    January 23, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For the third year in a row, the Upper New York (UNY) Conference was able to give 100 percent of our General Church apportionments, supporting life changing ministries around the world. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb said, “Our ministry together through the giving of Ministry Shares truly multiplies the impact of the Gospel around the world. I want to personally thank every congregation in the Upper …more

    District trainings in the coming months

    January 15, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Many Districts across the Upper New York (UNY) Conference have some great leadership training opportunities in the coming months. Below are some of the trainings taking place ordered by the dates that they are being offered. Mohawk District Mountain View District Finger Lakes District Crossroads District Adirondack District Niagara Frontier District Cornerstone District Binghamton District Mohawk District Mohawk District Leadership Summit Jan. 26, 2019 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. First UMC 105 Genesee …more

    Conference Office closed

    November 16, 2018 / By Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Due to the inclement weather, the Conference Office in Liverpool will be closed today, Nov. 16. It is scheduled to reopen Monday, Nov. 19. …more

    Important 2019 dates

    November 14, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    Before you know it, 2019 will be here. There are several very important dates that you should add to your calendars as we look forward to 2019. Jan. 8, 2019—This is the last day you can submit your 2018 Ministry Shares. Feb. 15, 2019—Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference Reports are due. Late Feb. 2019—The 2020 UNY Narrative Budget Booklet will be available online. March 15, 2019—UNY Annual Conference Petitions and Resolutions are …more

    The Upper New York Conference welcomes new treasurer, Bob Flask

    September 4, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Council on Finance and Administration is pleased to announce that new Conference Treasurer Bob Flask has officially joined the Finance Ministry Area. Tuesday, September 4, was his first day.  Susan Ranous, Chair of the Conference Council on Finance and Administration said, “After a long and exhaustive search, I am delighted with the addition of Bob Flask to the Conference staff as our Treasurer.  …more

    UNY Conference hires Treasurer

    July 24, 2018 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Rev. Susan Ranous, Chair of the Council on Finance and Administration (CF&A) of the Upper New York (UNY) Conference, announces that CF&A has completed its search for a new Conference Treasurer and has recommended Robert (Bob) Flask for the position. CF&A took the selection process seriously; the process involved interviews by a primary interview team as well as conversations with the Conference Executive …more

    Preventing fraud at the local-church level

    July 12, 2018 / By Conference Council on Finance and Administration

    When you have your annual local church audit done, does your auditor make suggestions about policies or procedures? Have you wondered why this is? Many churches (and small businesses too!) have too few people involved in their financial systems. The suggestions aren’t made because we distrust your people but because we do trust them and want them to be protected as well, from someone else causing harm or …more

    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



    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."