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


    UNY Scholarships and Grants

    Upper New York Annual Conference Scholarships and Grants

    New Beginnings Fund Grant Growing: Year 1
    Upper New York United Women in Faith Project Grants
    Garry Bergh Scholarship
    Engage New People Grant

    For grants and scholarships on the national level, click here to view the different agencies of The United Methodist Church. To see scholarships and grants specifically from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, click here

    New Beginnings Fund Grant Growing: Year 1

    The core goal of New Faith Communities in Upper New York is to intentionally reach new people in contextual ways to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. To apply for the Year 1 New Beginnings Fund, ministries must meet the following requirements:

    1. A New Ministry: The NFC should represent a newly established ministry initiative
    2. Explicitly built to reach new people outside of the existing church
    3. Relational
    4. Helping new people explore, embrace, and grow in their faith in the Wesleyan way

    Click here for more information and an application. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1.

    Upper New York United Women in Faith Project Grants  

    The Upper New York United Women in Faith Project Grants are available to non-profit community and faith-based organizations which follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and address the needs of women, children, and youth within the boundaries of the Upper New York Conference. Grants cannot be used for salaries or equipment. Complete applications will be considered and evaluated by the committee. The deadline for submission is May 23, 2023. The grant period is July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. Click here for more information and an application. 

    Garry Bergh Schoarlship

    Sabeel, the ecumenical Christian Institute in Palestine, invites young leaders ages 18-35 to join us in Jerusalem July 18 – July 27, 2023 for a fun and meaningful young adult conference entitled “Time to Kumui – Time to Rise Up.” Gary Bergh Scholarships are available for this opportunity. Contact Karen Peterson at 607-739-3141 for scholarship information. Click here for more information about the young adult Conference in Jerusalem.

    Engage New People Grant

    The Upper New York New Faith Communities' Team is excited to announce the “Engage New People Grant” to benefit local churches in the Upper New York Conference that are working to Engage New People not already in their church/ministry.

    Grants will be available up to $2,500 to help local churches and ministries and are accepted on a rolling basis in 2023. Churches and ministries may apply for up to $2,500 during one calendar year. Click here for an application and for more information. 

    With more than 125,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 800 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."