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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Special Session: Recap and Reflections


    The Special Session of General Conference was held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. In a 438-384 vote, delegates to The United Methodist Church's top lawmaking assembly passed the Traditional Plan, which affirms the church's policy on homosexuality and strengthens enforcement. Click here to read more about the vote.

    Bishop Webb's Response

    Click here to read a letter from Bishop Mark J. Webb sent to the Upper New York (UNY) Conference on Feb. 27 that expresses his acknowledgement of the hurt many are feeling following the outcome of the vote and watch the video where Bishop Webb shares his insights and offers you to join him in prayer in a Conference-wide streaming event on March 17.

    Click here to view Bishop Webb's PowerPoint presentation from the Post Special Session regional gatherings.

    With more than 168,000 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."