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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Annual Conference

    The Thirteenth Session is scheduled to be held remotely Oct. 6-8.

    Who: All clergy and laity representatives to the Annual Conference Session
    What: Thirteenth Session of the Upper New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
    When: Oct. 6-8
    Where: Virtually
    Theme: The theme will be It is Well – Keeping Hope Alive. We acknowledge all that we have faced in the last two years, and through it all, we are well, and God’s hope is alive. 

    If you cannot attend Annual Conference and need to be excused, click here and submit this form.

    To view a tentative agenda, click here. To view or purchase the 2022 Journal, Vol. I, click here

    2022 AC Offerings

    Here's how your donation will make a difference and when each donation will be collected. Click here to make a donation.

    • Clergy Care Fund (clergy session) assists clergy who need financial support.
    • Helping Hands Fund (laity session) raises money to be used by the Upper New York Cabinet to assist congregants in need of financial support.
    • UNY Mission Central HUB (opening worship) is a place for local churches to actively engage in outreach and disaster response ministries. Located inside the UNY Methodist Center, the HUB offers trainings for the Conference's Volunteer in Mission and Disaster Response teams and is also a place where volunteers collect and assemble flood buckets, hygiene kits, school kits, and more. The UNY Mission Central HUB is the perfect answer to local churches who feel called to expand their outreach ministries.
    • Mission of Peace (MOP) (young adult worship) is an annual journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community. It is sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdiction Council on Youth Ministries.
    • New Faith Communities (ordination) work to create safe places for un-churched or de-churched people to explore their faith, consider what it means to follow Jesus Christ, and then practice discipleship together with new friends.

    Click here to view the proposed 2023 Ministry Share Budget.

    Click here to read the general report prepared by the Protocol Study Commission. This report is a follow-up to resolution UNYAC2021.7, which was made and passed at the 2021 Annual Conference. This resoltion called for a study of our Conference’s readiness for the possible passage of the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation. This resolution created a Study Commission that was given commission-specific instructions on how to, both conduct the study and report the study’s findings. The findings were made public on Feb. 15, 2022.

    At the 2020 Annual Conference, Upper New York Annual Conference members requested reports from four Conference ministries, including Camp and Retreat Ministries (CRM), Hispanic and Latino Ministries (HLM), District Operations (DO), and New Faith Communities (NFC) on details regarding their individual budgets and how money is being spent. Click here to view the report, prepared by the Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding (CRM), the Rev. Carlos Rosa-Laguer (HLM), the Rev. Nola Anderson (D0), and the Rev. Dave Masland (NFC).  

    Watch the following videos to learn more about Robert's Rules, which is used at Annual Conference.


    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."