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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.


    Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM)

    Conference Council on Youth Ministries

    CCYM (Conference Council on Youth Ministries) is a leadership team comprised of youth from throughout the Upper New York Conference. With the support of adult coordinators each youth works through a team of their choice to design and present events to help guide youth on their personal spiritual journey. 

    This group of young people in grade 7-12 have the opportunity to express themselves and make new friends. They are welcomed with open arms and accepted and loved. Not only are they a leadership team, but a family joined by the everlasting bonds of friendship.

    Youth 2023

    Every four years, youth from throughout the U.S. have gathered at a special event for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship. This youth event is always in a different fun filled spot and is filled with interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and fellowship time. Adults who bring youth to the event can expect inspiration and support. While you are at this event, you will grow closer to God and get many chances to authentically experience what it means to be part of the United Methodist Church.

    COVID-19  has made it difficult for youth ministries to remain as strong as they would like, but here is a chance to change that. This is a chance to experience speakers, activities, artists, and to broaden your understanding of the church that hasn’t been able to occur otherwise. Youth can meet others from all around the US and learn about different walks of life. Youth 2023 is open to all who wish to come, so don’t be nervous! If you’re an adult questioning if you want your group to go, you should be excited for this event. There’s many unique opportunities, and the experience is like no other.

    Youth 2023 is being held in Daytona Beach, Florida from July 25-28 2023. Worship and other activities will be held at the Daytona Ocean Center. Lodging will be in the Hilton OceanFront Resort and OceanFront really does mean OceanFront. The beach is right outside the hotel, with an incredible view. Registration includes all onsite programming, including worship, concerts, learning, communion, prayer space with The Upper Room, service opportunities, and the chance to connect with exhibitors and agencies from across the faith connection. It also includes lunch and dinner on the 26th and 27th. If you register before December 30, each member of your attending group (including adults) are eligible for a special scholarship from CCYM. We hope to see you there! To be eligible, please send a copy of your registration to Tony Hipes ( or by mail to 50 Saint Helena Street, Perry, NY 14530.

    Click here for more information about Youth 23 or click here to see the flyer.

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."