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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    2020 Annual Conference What You Need to Know


    Annual Conference will be held May 28-30 at the Syracuse Oncenter.


    Registration for Annual Conference is open from Feb. 28 through May 1st. Once registration closes, you will have to wait until the start of Annual Conference to register in peson at the Oncenter (May 28-30). Late registrants will incur an additional $50 fee. Click here to learn more about the registration process.


    Childcare is provided free of charge for up to 12 years of age at the Oncenter during Annual Conference Session, but is available on a first-come first-served basis. In order to secure childcare, your Annual Conference registration must be submitted and paid in full.


    The following offerings will be collected during this year's Annual Conference:

    • Upper New York Mission Central HUB—a place located at the UNY Methodist Center for local churches to actively engage in outreach and disaster response ministries. From training the Conference’s Volunteer in Mission and Disaster Response teams to collecting and assembling flood buckets, health kits, and more, the UNY Mission Central HUB is the perfect answer to local churches who feel called to expand their outreach ministries. Click here to learn more about the UNY Mission Central HUB.
    • The Clergy Care Fund - The Clergy Care Fund assists clergy who need financial support.
    • Helping Hands Fund - Helping Hand raises funds to be used by the Cabinet to assist congregants in need of financial support.
    • Mission of Peace (MOP) - an annual journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdiction Council on Youth Ministries. Click here and here to read the reflections from two Upper New York youth who went on the MOP journey to Cuba in 2017-2018. At the end of this year through Jan. 2021, MOP will be going to the China.
    • New Faith Communities (NFCs) - New faith community planters 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. These communities gather in malls, cafes, storefronts, bars, homes, fellowship halls and restaurants, and each one is committed to being God’s love with their neighbors. There are currently __ New Faith Communities in UNY—click here to learn more about UNY NFCs.

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."