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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    News Stories from July 2016

    Bishop Webb reflects on recent shootings

    July 10, 2016 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s note: On July 10, 2016 Bishop Mark J. Webb shared the following reflection about the recent shooting deaths in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas. Sisters and Brothers in Christ My grandfather died on July 4th.  Yesterday I participated in the celebration of his life. He lived 97 years and today, July 10, he and my grandmother would have celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.  My grandfather taught me much …more

    The Principles of holy conferencing

    July 8, 2016 / By UNY Communications

    The 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference will be held July 10-July 15. Many decisions will be made during this conference. Much like the Upper New York Conference, the Northeastern Jurisdiction reiterates the principles involved in holy conferencing. These principles allow for the celebrating of diverse points of view and promote a coming together to agree on and value decisions made in a spiritual and unprejudiced way. All delegates and participants at the Jurisdictional …more

    The Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference theme: Quilted by Connection

    July 8, 2016 / By UNY Communications

    The theme of the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference is: Quilted by Connection. This year’s conference takes place in Lancaster, PA, which is rich in the heritage for the United Methodist Church and predecessor denominations.  Lancaster is in the center of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, well-known for Amish quilts.  Like the iconic quilts, the people of the United Methodist Church are a collection of spiritual and cultural expressions …more

    The Function and role of the Jurisdictional Conference

    July 7, 2016 / By Tom Salsgiver

    There are five United Methodist Jurisdictions that make up the jurisdictions in the United States. The 2012 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church, defines the role and function of the jurisdictions. The five jurisdictions all convene on the same day. The beginning date is set by the Council of Bishops. The ending day and time is up to each jurisdiction. The Discipline names six main functions and duties of …more

    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."