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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    ministries / New Faith Communities

    “New Places for New People” Campaign

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb and Rev. David Masland, the Director of New Faith Communities, are offering the opportunity for individual clergy and laity, as well as every United Methodist Church in Upper NY to become a “New Places for New People" Partner. Click here to read more about Upper New York New Faith Communities’ success and why this campaign is needed to introduce more people to God.

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    Donation Information

    Individual persons (lay and clergy) are invited to prayerfully consider becoming a “New Places for New People" Partner by giving a gift of at least $100*.  Every person who gives at least $100 will receive a button that proclaims: “I am a New Places for New People" Partner.

    Every church in Upper NY is challenged by Bishop Webb and Rev. Masland to become a “New Places for New People" Partner by giving a gift of at least $500*.  Congregations that gives at least $500 will receive a certificate saying: “New Places for New People" Partner Church.

    Of course, if individuals or churches feel inspired to give something more than the entry level “Partner” gift, they can. People can consider giving at the following levels:

    Individual Donation/Level of Donation/Thank you gift:

    • “Partner”/$100/Button
    • “Covenant Partner”/$1000/Button and certificate
    • “Vision Partner”/$10,000/Button and framed certificate
    • “Lifetime Partner”/$100,000/Button, framed certificate, meal w/Masland

    Congregational Gifts/Level of Donation/Thank you gift

    • “Partner Church”/$500/Certificate
    • “Covenant Partner Church”/$2500/Framed Certificate
    • “Vision Partner Church”/$10,000/Framed Certificate, and update about NFCs
    • “Lifetime Partner Church”/$100,000/Framed Certificate, and Visit from Masland

    We expect to use between $100,000 and $200,000 of money raised through this program for grants in 2019-20.  Any funds raised above this amount will be invested to provide income for future years!  Gifts can be sent to Conference Office, or brought to Annual Conference…  made out to “Upper NY Conference” with the notation, “New Places for New People Partner Gift.” The advance special number is 664.

    *Please note that gifts lower than this amount will be accepted.

    Resources for Churches


    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."