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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “General Conference Special Session 2019”

    COB President’s letter to United Methodists

    February 12, 2019 / By Council of Bishops

    Editor's Note: The Council of Bishops released the following note on Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019. The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are preparing to preside over the three-day Special Session of the General Conference set for Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, Missouri.  In a letter to the United Methodists released Feb. 12, Council of Bishops President Bishop Ken Carter noted that the bishops will be bound by a covenant of …more

    A message from the Bishops of the Northeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church

    February 5, 2019 / By Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction

    Editor's Note: The following pastoral letter written by the Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction was sent to the Upper New York Conference and all Conferences of the Northeastern Jurisdiction on Feb. 5, 2019. We bid you grace and peace from the Lord Jesus Christ: During the Northeastern College of Bishops meeting, January 28th – 30th, we your Bishops prayed for the Church and in particular the clergy and laity of the …more

    Regional Gatherings after Special Session

    January 29, 2019 / By Upper New York Communications

    We do not know what to expect at the 2019 Special Session of General Conference taking place Feb. 23-26 in St. Louis, MO and this uncertainty can be uncomfortable. Whatever the outcome of Special Session is, our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world will continue. There may be a new reality that we will have to acclimate to so that we can continue to …more

    From the desk of Bishop Webb: Wespath FAQ

    January 18, 2019 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    Editor's Note: On Thursday Jan. 17, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb sent the following letter to the Upper New York Conference regarding Wespath and the Special Session of General Conference. Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,   Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ! As we approach the Special Session of General Conference in St. Louis, I continue to be committed to …more

    NEJ delegates prepare for Special Session of GC

    September 26, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Saturday Sept. 22, delegates from the 10 Conferences within the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church gathered together at the Westin Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. The purpose of the meeting was for delegates to learn how to go about entering the Special Session of General Conference in February 2019 in a Christ-like manner. The Rev. Bill Allen, head of the Upper New York (UNY) Delegation of the General Conference (GC), attended …more


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 86 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."