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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Ministry Shares”

    Seneca Street UMC: A haven in Buffalo

    September 1, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Though jobs left the area during the Rust Belt Era – and with it many people – one part of Buffalo has a neighbor that will always be there: the Seneca Street United Methodist Church. As the congregation dwindled from several hundred to a dozen, the Rev. Brian Rotach, pastor at the Seneca Street UMC, said the congregation felt called to connect to the area’s children. The church …more

    NFC update: Where we are on the journey to realizing our vision

    August 25, 2015 / By the Rev. Dave Masland / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Our mission as United Methodists is always to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. And, in Upper New York, we believe one of the most effective ways to do that is to plant new faith communities! When the Upper New York Conference formed a few years ago, we committed ourselves to creating a planting culture where laity and clergy across the Conference would feel free …more

    Your ministry shares at work: the Conference Benefits Office

    August 12, 2014 / By Beth DiCocco / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    From helping newly retired pastors move to their new homes to assisting churches that are trying to negotiate state and federal employment laws, the work of the Upper New York Benefits Office is wide ranging and complex.Vicki Putney The office's work is critically important to both active and retired clergy – and this vital ministry is one of the many supported by ministry share dollars. "The ministry shares …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."