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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church



    December 24, 2020 — December 25, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    World AIDS Day

    December 1, 2020

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

    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.


    November 26, 2020 — November 27, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    All Saints Day

    November 1, 2020

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

    Native America Heritage Month

    November 1, 2020

    Native America Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of November. It recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to the church and society; to repent of the church's role in unjust acts toward Native Americans.

    Laity Sunday

    October 18, 2020

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

    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.

    Annual Conference 2020

    October 2, 2020 — October 3, 2020 Location: Oncenter Convention Center

    The Eleventh Session of the Upper New York Annual Conference was rescheduled for Oct. 3 at the Syracuse Oncenter. The one-day session will allow the necessary business of the Annual Conference, as outlined in the Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, to be cared for. In addition, the 2020 Clergy session will be held in the afternoon of Friday, October 2, 2020, followed by the Service of Commissioning and Ordination that evening.  Click here for a news article explaining the decison.

    Potato Drop 2020

    September 26, 2020

    Hispanic Heritage Month

    September 15, 2020

    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated Sept. 15 through Oct. 15. It celebrates the contributions of the Hispanic culture to the ministry and mission of the church.

    Labor Day

    September 7, 2020

    Conference Office closed.

    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."