Annual Conference 2021
The Twelfth Session of the Upper New York Annual Conference was held virtually June 17-19, 2021. Below are highlights from each day, donation information, and videos shared during the session, including the recorded livestream from each day along with recordings from the Memorial Service and Service of Commissioning and Ordination.
Notes cover the highlights of this one-day Annual Conference in bullet-point format and serve as a valuable tool in helping Conference members pull together reports for their local churches.
Click here to download the notes from June 17, 2021.
Click here to download the notes from June 18, 2021.
Click here to download notes from June 19, 2021.
Click the picture below to support the Clergy Care Fund, Helping Hands Fund, Mission of Peace (MOP), New Faith Communities, or UNY Mission Central HUB.
Here's how your donation will make a difference:
- Clergy Care Fund assists clergy who need financial support.
- Helping Hands Fund raises money to be used by the Upper New York Cabinet to assist congregants in need of financial support.
- Mission of Peace (MOP) is an annual journey of discovery and shalom to nations in our global community. It is sponsored by the Northeastern Jurisdiction Council on Youth Ministries.
- New Faith Communities work to create safe places for un-churched or de-churched people to explore their faith, consider what it means to follow Jesus Christ, and then practice discipleship together with new friends.
- UNY Mission Central HUB is a place for local churches to actively engage in outreach and disaster response ministries. Located inside the UNY Methodist Center, the HUB offers trainings for the Conference's Volunteer in Mission and Disaster Response teams and is also a place where volunteers collect and assemble flood buckets, hygiene kits, school kits, and more. The UNY Mission Central HUB is the perfect answer to local churches who feel called to expand their outreach ministries.
Click the different links below to watch various videos from the 2021 Upper New York Annual Conference.
- Discipleship Video 1: Breath Prayer featuring Rev. Nancy Dibelius
- Discipleship Video 2: "Justice" by the Bible Project (For Bible Project usage rights, click here.)
- Discipleship Video 3: Journaling featuring Rev. Nancy Dibelius
- Discipleship Video 4: "Sabbath" by the Bible Project (For Bible Project usage rights, click here.)
- District Lay Leader Report: Anna Buell
- District Lay Leader Report: Richard Preston
- Helping Hands Fund: Rev. Mike Weeden
- Imagine No Racism 1: "Racism is Real"
- Imagine No Racism 2: "Unlearning Racism"
- Imagine No Racism 3: "A Trip to the Grocery Store"
- United Methodist Men Report
- United Methodist Women Report
- Young Adult Report
- Youth Report
Watch the Annual Conference session livestream recording from Thursday, June 17 or click here to watch.
Friday, June 18, 2021
Watch the Annual Conference session livestream recording from Friday, June 18 or click here to watch.
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Watch the Annual Conference session livestream recording from Saturday, June 19 or click here to watch.
UNY Celebration of 11th Anniversary or click here to watch.