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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “NEJ 2016”

    NEJ delegates vow to fight racism in church, community

    July 19, 2016 / By Maidstone Mulenga

    Delegates to the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, meeting in Lancaster on Thursday July 14, pledged to work together as United Methodists to fight the scourge of racism. The pledge was made after the conference unanimously approved a resolution that called for the church to do more to fight discrimination, to confront racism, and to affirm that all lives matter in God's eyes. In the resolution brought to the floor by the …more

    LaTrelle Miller Easterling Elected Bishop

    July 18, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    LaTrelle Miller Easterling, Metro Boston Hope district superintendent in the New England Conference, has been elected a bishop of The United Methodist Church. She was elected Thursday morning, July 14, on the 17th ballot of the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Lancaster, Pa. “I always, always, always stand on the side of justice,” she said after she was introduced to the gathering by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, “but I draw …more

    Cynthia Moore-Koikoi Elected Bishop

    July 18, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, a district super intendent in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, was elected as a bishop of The United Methodist Church Wednesday evening, July 13,  during the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference in Lancaster, Pa. Her election came on the 11th ballot. She received 108 votes, a percentage of 64.29%. The daughter of a retired United Methodist pastor, she grew up in the church, worked for 17 years as a school psychologist, and was ordained as …more

    Bishop Webb reassigned to the Upper New York Area

    July 15, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    This morning at the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, Upper New York (UNY) Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb was reassigned to the UNY area. This means that the Upper New York Conference will be under his leadership for the next four years. The Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding – Conference Director of Connectional Ministries and Executive Assistant to the Bishop served as Upper New York’s clergy representative on the Jurisdictional Episcopacy …more

    Statement on recent acts of violence opens the Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference

    July 13, 2016 / By The Northeastern College of Bishops of the United Methodist Church

    "As we gather for this Jurisdictional Conference many persons have been confronted and consumed with the overwhelming reports of shootings and violence. Life taken! Trust broken! Anger and fear growing. Frustration and despair looming. We believe that God’s heart breaks as our hearts break with these acts of violence - fed and complicated by fear, prejudice, racism, and privilege. We pray for each family and each community affected …more

    The Principles of holy conferencing

    July 8, 2016 / By UNY Communications

    The 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be held July 10-July 15. Many decisions will be made during this conference. Much like the Upper New York Conference, the Northeastern Jurisdiction reiterates the principles involved in holy conferencing. These principles allow for the celebrating of diverse points of view and promote a coming together to agree on and value decisions made in a spiritual and unprejudiced way. All delegates and participants at the Jurisdictional …more

    The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference theme: Quilted by Connection

    July 8, 2016 / By UNY Communications

    The theme of the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference is: Quilted by Connection. This year’s conference takes place in Lancaster, PA, which is rich in the heritage for the United Methodist Church and predecessor denominations.  Lancaster is in the center of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, well-known for Amish quilts.  Like the iconic quilts, the people of the United Methodist Church are a collection of spiritual and cultural expressions …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."