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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    2022 Bishop’s Retreat

    September 27, 2022 — September 29, 2022

    The next Bishop's Retreat is scheduled for September 27-29, 2022 at the Radisson Hotel in Corning. Click here for more informaton.

    2021 General Conference

    August 29, 2022 — September 6, 2022

    General Conference was postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus. It is now scheduled for Aug. 29 - Sept. 7, 2022 in Minneapolis. Click here to learn more.

    Christmas Day (observed)

    December 27, 2021

    Conference Office closed in observance of Christmas.

    Christmas Day

    December 25, 2021

    Christmas Day celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

    Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2021

    Conference Office closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

    World AIDS Day

    December 1, 2021

    World AIDS Day highlights HIV/AIDS education and worship that focuses on prayer, hope in God, and love and compassion.

    Special Offering 2021: United Methodist Student Day

    November 28, 2021

    United Methodist Student Day calls on the church to support students as they prepare for life in uniting faith with knowledge, offering funds, scholarships, and loans. Click here to learn about all the Special Sundays.

    Thanksgiving

    November 25, 2021 — November 26, 2021

    Conference Office closed Nov. 25 and 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.

    All Saints Day

    November 1, 2021

    All Saints Day remembers the glory of God in the saints who have gone before us.

    Native American Heritage Month

    November 1, 2021

    Native American Hertiage Month is celebrated during the month of November. It recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to the church and society as a whole, and to repent of the church's role in unjust acts toward Native Americans.

    Laity Sunday

    October 17, 2021

    Laity Sunday celebrates the ministry of all Christians as their lives are empowered for ministry by the Holy Spirit.

    Special Offering 2021: World Communion Sunday

    October 3, 2021

    World Communion Sunday calls the church to be universal and inclusive. Click here to learn about all the Special Sundays.

    Safe Sanctuaries Fall Training

    September 25, 2021 / 9:00am – 12:30pm

    This is a 3.5 hour basic training course to be held online and is for anyone who works with children, youth, and vulnerable adults in the ministry setting of an Upper New York Church. Click here to register for this training session.

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15, 2021

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated September 15 throug October 15, 2021. It honors the contributions of the Hispanic culture to the ministry and mission of the church.

    Labor Day

    September 6, 2021

    Conference Office closed in observance of Labor Day.

    Safe Sanctuaries Fall Training

    August 21, 2021 / 9:00am – 12:30pm

    This is a 3.5 hour basic training course to be held online and is for anyone who works with children, youth, and vulnerable adults in the ministry setting of an Upper New York Church. Click here to register for this training session.


    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."