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


    Global Ministries Team

    The Conference Global Ministries team recruits, interviews, and recommends people being called to become missionaries of the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). Once commissioned and deployed, the team encourages churches to be supporters of the missionaries and helps coordinate visits to the churches when the missionaries return home. The Global Ministries team maintains the list of Conference Advance Specials as missions and ministries to be supported by local churches throughout the Conference. This year the team has also taken on the oversight and promotion of the Africa University Endowed Scholarship for the Conference.

    For more information, contact the Rev. Jeff Childs, chair at

    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."