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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    UNY Acronyms

    A guide to UNYUMC acronyms

    Ever overhear people in the church talking, saying something along the lines of, “I’ve got a UNYUMC GBGM meeting regarding CCYM’s VIM involvement,” and you have no idea what they are talking about? Well, we’ve got you covered with a go-to guide for understanding the lingo of the Upper New York Conference.

    AC – Annual Conference

    BAC – Business of the Annual Conference

    BOD – The Book of Discipline

    BOM – Board of Ordained Ministry

    CCORR – Conference Commission on Religion and Race

    CCYM – Conference Council on Youth Ministries

    CF&A – Council on Finance and Administration

    CLT – Conference Leadership Team 

    CONAM – Committee on Native American Ministries

    COSROW – Commission on the Status and Role of Women

    CRM – Camp & Retreat Ministries

    DCOM – District Committee on Ministry

    DLT – District Leadership Team

    DS – District Superintendent

    GBCS – General Board of Church & Society

    GBGM – General Board of Global Ministries

    GBHEM – General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

    GBOD – General Board of Discipleship

    GBPHB – General Board of Pension and Health Benefits

    GC – General Conference

    GCAH – General Commission on Archives and History

    GCC (UMCom) – General Commission on Communications (United Methodist Communications)

    GCCUIC – General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns

    GCF&A – General Council on Finance and Administration

    GCRR – General Commission on Religion and Race

    GCSRW – General Commission on the Status and Role of Women

    GCUMM – General Commission on United Methodist Men

    INR – Imagine no Racism

    MOP – Mission of Peace

    NAMS – Native American Ministries Sunday

    NEJ – Northeastern Jurisdiction

    NFC – New Faith Communities

    NOW – Nurture, Outreach, Witness

    PLD – Pastor Leadership Development

    SPRC – Staff Parish Relations Committee

    TFWS – The Faith We Sing

    UMC – United Methodist Church

    UMCOR – United Methodist Committee on Relief

    UMH – United Methodist Hymnal

    UMM – United Methodist Men

    UMPH – United Methodist Publishing House

    UMW – United Methodist Women

    UMYM – United Methodist Youth Ministries

    UNY – Upper New York

    UNYAC – Upper New York Annual Conference

    VIM – Volunteers in Mission


    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."