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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church



    Given the current environment of health concerns, particularly around the COVID-19 virus also known as the Coronavirus, the Conference Council on Youth Ministries is postponing OUTWARD! 2020 that was to be held this weekend, March 13-15. In the coming weeks we will announce new dates for this event. Questions may be directed to Tony Hipes, 607-624-2989 or by email (

    What is Outward!

    This Conference-wide Spring Event is designed and presented by the Conference Council on Youth Ministries. It is the opportunity for young people and their youth leaders throughout the Conference to gather for Great Worship, Great Speakers, Great Music, Great Fun. Though times of worship, a variety of speakers (young and not so young), workshops, service activities, and late night fun, the youth and adults of the Upper New York Conference spend the weekend meeting others who are at various stages of their faith journeys and building their relationship with God. 

    OUTWARD! will be held on Friday - Sunday, March 13-15, 2020 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool.

    Cost of the event: $70 per person (youth or adult) which covers the registration and includes a YSF T-Shirt. Cost does not include meals. There are many options available locally.
    Hotel Room: $115 per room per night (up to 5 people per room). There is a $10 cost for a rollaway for the weekend. The number of rollaways is limited, so it is first come-first served. 

    If your group is co-ed, there needs to be at least one male and one female adult in attendance. Activities are designed for youth in grades 7-12, so please consider when registering your group.

    You will receive a full schedule upon completion of your registration. Click here to register. 

    Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020 in the hotel lobby. Closing worship starts at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

    IMPORTANT: To help things go smoothly, one individual (preferably the attending adult leader) should complete the entire registration. Have the following information for each of your attending individuals (youth and adults) as you start the registration process:

    First and Last Name
    Phone #
    Church Name
    Any dietary restrictions
    T-shirt size

    Registrations received after March 2 cannot be guaranteed rooms at the Holiday Inn or t-shirt sizes. There will be no refunds for changes made after March 2. The CCYM defers all Safe Sanctuary policies to each local church. Any questions in the process of completing your registration, please call or text Judy Hipes at 607-624-2145.

    Click here to register now for Destination: God Our Journey!

    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."