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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Christmas

    December 24, 2020 — December 25, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    Special Sunday: United Methodist Student Day Sunday

    November 29, 2020

    Together, we educate students so they can make a difference in the world. Click here for more information.

    Thanksgiving

    November 26, 2020 — November 27, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    Special Sunday: World Communion Sunday

    October 4, 2020

    Together, we enable national and international graduate students to change the world. Click here for more information.

    Potato Drop 2020

    September 26, 2020

    Labor Day

    September 7, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    2020 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference

    July 13, 2020 — July 17, 2020

    Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be held in Hunt Valley, MD.

    Independence Day (observed)

    July 3, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    SLI New Appointees Meeting

    June 17, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Crossroads Laity Banquet

    June 14, 2020 Location: United Methodist Center

    Extended Cabinet

    June 8, 2020 — June 9, 2020

    Special Sunday: Peace with Justice

    June 7, 2020

    Together, we spread the gospel of peace and encourage cooperation locally, in the United States and globally. Click here for more information.

    Conference Office closed

    June 1, 2020

    The Conference Office is closed on Monday, June 1, following Annual Conference. The office will re-open during regular business hours on Tuesday, June 2.

    Annual Conference 2020

    May 28, 2020 — May 30, 2020 Location: Oncenter Convention Center

    The Eleventh Session of the Upper New York Annual Conference will be held May 28-30, 2020 on the Oncenter in Syracuse. Click here for more information.

    Memorial Day

    May 25, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    Appointive Cabinet

    May 21, 2020 — May 22, 2020

    SLI New Appointees Meeting

    May 19, 2020 / 9:15am – 4:15pm

    ERT Training

    May 16, 2020 / 8:30am – 5:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    A Basic ERT (8:30-5 p.m.) and ERT Recertification/Team Leader Training (10-2:30 p.m.) will be held at the UNY Conference Center on May 16. Click here to learn more and to register.

    Board of Laity Meeting

    May 13, 2020 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

    The Board of Laity is meeting via Zoom on May 13.

    2020 General Conference

    May 5, 2020 — May 15, 2020

    General Conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN.

    2020 UNY Annual Conference Registration Deadline

    May 1, 2020

    Crossroads DCOM Meeting

    April 30, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    Special Sunday: Native American Ministries Sunday

    April 26, 2020

    Together, we empower local spiritual development and educate Native American seminary students to serve God faithfully. Click here for more information.

    Wesley Course of Study Class

    April 24, 2020 — April 25, 2020 Location: United Methodist Center

    The Wesley Theological Seminary will be holding a Course of Study course at the UNY Conference Center. Click here for more information.

    Board of Laity Meeting

    April 23, 2020 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

    The Board of Laity is meeting via Zoom on April 23.

    SLI Promise Meeting

    April 23, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 23, 2020 — April 24, 2020

    SLI New Appointees Meeting

    April 22, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Extended Cabinet

    April 22, 2020

    2020 UNY Local Pastors Licensing School

    April 19, 2020 — April 25, 2020 Location: Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    The 2020 Upper New York Local Pastors Licensing School (LPLS) will be held at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. Click here for more information and click here to register.

    CLT/DLT Meeting

    April 18, 2020 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    CLT Meeting

    April 17, 2020 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    Bishop’s Operational Team Meeting

    April 17, 2020 / 9:00am – 3:00pm

    The meeting will be held via ZOOM.

    Good Friday

    April 10, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    Appointive Cabinet

    April 7, 2020 — April 8, 2020

    Extended Cabinet

    April 6, 2020

    Wesley Course of Study Class

    March 27, 2020 — March 28, 2020 Location: United Methodist Center

    The Wesley Theological Seminary will be holding a Course of Study course at the UNY Conference Center. Click here for more information.

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 23, 2020 — March 25, 2020

    Special Sunday: UMCOR Sunday

    March 22, 2020

    Together, we reach children, families, and communities who have experienced devastation in the wake of disaster. Click here for more infomation.

    CLT/Operational Team Meeting

    March 21, 2020 / 9:00am – 3:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    Bishop’s Operational Team Meeting

    March 20, 2020 / 10:00am – 4:00pm

    Crossroads DCOM Meeting

    March 19, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: United Methodist Center

    Safe Sanctuaries® Training of Trainers

    March 14, 2020 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Horseheads UMC

    This Safe Sanctuaries® Training of Trainers course is being offered at Horseheads UMC in the Mountain View District. Click here for more information.

    Safe Sanctuaries® Training

    March 14, 2020 / 9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Horseheads UMC

    This Safe Sanctuaries® Training course is being offered at Horseheads UMC in the Mountain View District. Click here for more information.

    OUTWARD! 2020

    March 13, 2020 — March 15, 2020 Location: Holiday Inn, Liverpool

    Click here to register for OUTWARD! 2020: Destination: God Our Journey. It will be held once again at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool. Click here to learn more.

    SLI New Appointees Meeting

    March 12, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Board of Laity Meeting

    March 11, 2020 / 7:00pm – 8:00pm

    The Board of Laity is meeting via Zoom on March 11.

    SLI Promise Meeting

    March 11, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Appointive Cabinet

    March 9, 2020 — March 11, 2020

    Safe Sanctuaries® Training of Trainers

    March 7, 2020 / 1:00pm – 4:00pm Location: Webster UMC

    This Safe Sanctuaries® Training of Trainers course is being offered at Webster UMC in the Genesee Valley District. Click here for more information.

    Safe Sanctuaries® Training

    March 7, 2020 / 9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Webster UMC

    This Safe Sanctuaries® Training course is being offered at Webster UMC in the Genesee Valley District. Click here for more information.

    Denman Awards deadline

    March 1, 2020

    The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists who bring people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Click here to nominate a clergy, laity, or youth member from the UNY Conference.

    Lottie Brown Grant deadline

    March 1, 2020

    The Lottie Brown Grant is a scholarship intended for those preparing to enter a career in Christian service. Click here for more information and for application information.

    MOP Registration Deadline

    March 1, 2020

    March 1, 2020 is the deadline to apply for the Mission of Peace trip to China (December 2020-mid January 2021). Click here for more information.

    INR Preaching Contest Deadline

    February 29, 2020

    The UNY Commission on Religion and Race is accepting sermon submissions that call out and dismantle racism. The deadline to submit a sermon in an mp4 format is Feb. 29. Click here to learn more.

    ERT Training

    February 29, 2020

    An ERT Basic Training course will be held at North Chatham UMC. Click here for more information and to register.

    Registration open for 2020 UNY Annual Conference

    February 28, 2020

    Wesley Course of Study Class

    February 28, 2020 — February 29, 2020 Location: United Methodist Center

    The Wesley Theological Seminary will be holding a Course of Study course at the UNY Conference Center. Click here for more information.

    SLI New Appointees Meeting

    February 25, 2020 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    Appointive Cabinet

    February 25, 2020 — February 27, 2020

    Annual High School Youth Leadership Forum

    February 18, 2020 — February 21, 2020

    The Youth Leadership Forum will be taking place in Washington D.C. and the focus is national events. Click here for more information and to download an application.


    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."