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


    2024 Open Churches

    During the appointment season, on Wednesdays, the appointive cabinet posts a list of the open churches currently being considered. Upper New York clergy members interested in being considered for one of these churches are to inform their district superintendent exclusively via email by Thursday at 4 p.m. and share why they believe you would serve the congregation well. The cabinet will prayerfully consider these requests during their discernment process.

    Clergy communicating their interest in an open church,

    • Must understand that requesting to be considered for an appointment is advisory and does not guarantee you will be considered for or appointed to the open church.
    • Cannot, in any way, communicate with the members or the pastor of the open church to advocate on their behalf.
    • Can be assured that their request to the cabinet will remain confidential, will not affect their current appointment, and will not be shared with your current church’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC).

    Clergy from other United Methodist conferences must,

    • alert their district superintendent or bishop of their intent before expressing interest in a UNY open church, following their conference’s protocols and practices.
    • must email their interest to and include the name and email address of their current district superintendent and bishop.

    The UNY Appointive Cabinet is currently considering the following churches:

    The following are part time appointments:

    Albany District

    • Broadalbin
    • Gloversville: North Main Street
    • Green Island: Church of the Good Shepard

    Adirondack District

    • White Creek: Jermain UMC

    Binghamton District

    • Windsor/Sanitaria Springs


    • Ira UMC, Cato, NY


    • Forestville UMC, Forestville, NY

    Finger Lakes District

    • Jacksonville UMC, Jacksonville, NY
    • Red Creek/Westbury, Red Creek, NY
    • Sterling UMC, Sterling NY

    Genesee Valley District

    • Victor UMC, Victor, New York
    • East Bloomfield UMC, East Bloomfield, NY
    • Adams Basin UMC, Adams Basin, NY
    • Dansville UMC, 
    • Holley Disciples/Albion
    • Walworth
    • Spencerport UMC, Spencerport, NY

    Mohawk District

    • Bernhard’s Bay UMC
    • Oneida: First UMC, Oneida, New York
    • Florence
    • Hawkinsville
    • Middleville
    • Ohio
    • New London
    • Trenton
    • Trinity UMC, Whitesboro, NY
    • Westmoreland

    Mountain View District

    • Arkport UMC, Arkport, NY
    • Canisteo UMC, Canisteo, NY
    • South Corning 
    • Corning Grace 
    • Addison – 
    • North Cohocton 
    • Burdett – 
    • Risingville
    • Wheeler – 
    • Greenwood
    • Erin UMC, Erin, NY

    Niagara Frontier District

    • Barker: Faith UMC, Barker, NY
    • Collins Center UMC, Collins Center, NY
    • Attica: Trinity, Attica, NY
    • Johnsonburg UMC, Johnsonburg, NY

    Northern Flow

    • Carthage UMC, Carthage, NY
    • Chateaugay
    • Brainardsville
    • Massena: Grace
    • Degrasse
    • Hermon
    • Russell
    • Heuvelton
    • Lowville
    • Martinsburg
    • Norfolk
    • Orwell
    • Raymondville
    • Sandy Creek
    • West Stockholm

    Oneonta District

    • Edmeston 
    • Fly Creek and Schuyler Lake 
    • Bouckville/Oriskany Falls 
    • Poolville UMC
    • Unadilla
    • Mount Upton
    • Guilford

    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."