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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    How is it with your soul?

    John Wesley encouraged weekly meetings to discuss matters of the soul. This May, we want to know about your accountability group and how it helps your spiritual growth. / MORE

    Read the latest Advocate

    View the 2022 Advocate Issue I, which focuses children and youth ministries around Upper New York. / MORE

    Annual Conference postponed and to be held virtually

    Due to COVID and health and safety reasons, the 2022 UNY Annual Conference that was scheduled to be held in-person is now being scheduled as a virtual event Oct. 6-8. / MORE

    General Conference postponed until 2024

    The Commission on the General Conference determined COVID and governmental constraints prevented participation by many delegates outside the United States if held as planned in 2022. / MORE

    Bishop Yeakel’s Memorial Service

    The Upper New York Conference mourns the death of Bishop Joseph Yeakel. His memorial service is May 20, 2022 at University UMC in Syracuse and will be livestreamed. / MORE

    Check out what’s changed at the Resource Center

    Before you borrow, learn about all the changes to avoid any delays. / MORE


    As United Methodist Christians we are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As a Conference connecting over 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities, we seek to fulfill this mission by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ and being God's love with our neighbors in all places. Here on our website you can connect directly to a local church, find resources for ministry and spiritual development, learn about the mission and ministries of the Upper New York Conference, and much more. The doors, hearts, and minds of our churches are open to all, and I invite you – whether you are a long time church member or someone seeking a church family – to join us for worship.

    Blessings, Bishop Mark J. Webb

    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."