Close X
  • Home
  • About
  • Ministries
  • Mission
  • Events
  • News
  • Resources
  • X

    Translate

    Close

    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Vital Congregations”

    How to Grow with God, Tend the Soul, and become certified in Spiritual Formation in Upper New York

    October 18, 2017 / By Shannon Hodson

    To become a disciple of Christ for the transformation of the world, the UNY Conference has identified 16 leadership competencies.  The first competency emphasizes the importance of a strong spiritual walk as a leader; a leader must tend to their soul and life. This includes a vital and vibrant devotional life encompassing engagement with the Scriptures, time for prayer, and additional spiritual disciplines. Also, the spiritual life of a leader …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

    ‘Grace in Action’ Vital Congregations Trip to Cape Coral, Florida – Jan. 20-22, 2017

    October 25, 2016 / By UNY Communications

    Vital Congregations, on behalf of the Upper New York Conference, has put together a package trip to Grace Church in Cape Coral, Florida, home church of Rev. Jorge Acevedo, to attend ‘Grace in Action’. In the words of Rev. Acevedo, “During this weekend, you and your team will experience and learn about how Grace Church builds healthy teams, establishes clear focus, develops fruitful strategies and structures and …more

    Leadership Report aims to upgrade the experience at the table

    June 3, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The banquet table of the Upper New York Annual Conference session is set – and it’s no ordinary meal. “It is a table filled with delicacies you can’t even imagine,” a narrator recites at the opening of the Leadership Report. “The blessing is before us.” “No matter what your gift is, no matter who you are; you are invited to the …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

    Why it’s important that our neighbors want to be our neighbor

    October 20, 2015 / By the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield

    Our Upper New York Annual Conference was blessed the week of Oct. 12, when we had gifted evangelist and church planter the Rev. Jorge Acevedo in our Empire State. With humility and humor, Rev. Acevedo – who is the lead pastor at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Fla. – reminded us that as a conference our primary purpose is to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of …more

    Hispanic/Latino Committee shares report

    June 23, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Hispanic/Latino Committee accomplished much in 2014, including developing a Hispanic/Latino strategic plan, completing a course for church planting, and starting two Hispanic/Latino new faith communities. Recent accomplishments have been detailed in the video below. Hispanic/Latino Committee from the Upper New York Conference on Vimeo. After the merger of the four conferences, the dream for a Hispanic/Latino Committee became a …more

    How is Upper New York’s customer service? Take survey now

    June 18, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In order to better serve the members and local churches of the Upper New York Conference, a customer service survey has been developed to provide the Conference with feedback from those who have received service from Conference staff. If you have had an interaction with the Conference office, please help us perfect our service by filling out the brief five-minute survey. Click here to complete the survey. …more

    Bishop Webb urges prayer for Baltimore

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Earlier this week Bishop Mark J. Webb sent the following note to the Upper New York Conference:  Once again, we are witnesses of violent protests in one of America’s cities. As followers of Christ, we must stand on the side of justice and continue to offer a voice and solutions that address racism, discrimination and broken systems. We must also offer a voice of peace and a …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."