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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from April 2019

    CLT and DLTs gather to learn about teams

    April 10, 2019 / By Stephen J. Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Conference Leadership Team (CLT) gathered with the District Leadership Teams (DLTs) for their spring meeting on April 6 at the United Methodist Center. The morning started with inspiring worship capped off with an exercise acknowledging the barriers to ministry by writing the barriers on a piece of paper. Those gathered then dropped the pieces of paper into bowls of water where the pieces of paper dissolved as the members of …more

    Offerings to be collected at the 2019 UNY Annual Conference

    April 9, 2019 / By Upper New York Communications

    The 2019 Upper New York Annual Conference will be held on June 5-8 at the Oncenter in Syracuse. The following five offerings will be collected at this year's Annual Conference: The offering collected at Opening Worship will go to the Upper New York Mission Central HUB—a place located at the UNY Methodist Center for local churches to actively engage in outreach and disaster response ministries. From training the …more

    Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball to speak at the UNY Annual Conference Service of Commissioning and Ordination

    April 5, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    At this year’s session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, to be held June 5-8 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, the Resident Bishop of the West Virginia Conference, will be the speaker for the Service of Commissioning and Ordination. This service will take place Saturday June 8 at 2 p.m. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, feels blessed that Bishop Steiner …more

    Peace with Justice Grant Application Deadline Approaching

    April 2, 2019 / By Heather Smith, Peace with Justice Coordinator

    The deadline to apply for the next round of grants is April 30, 2019. Find the current Peace with Justice Grant application here. The Social Holiness Team looks forward to hearing what ministries may be emerging around our annual conference! In 2018, the Social Holiness Team approved three $2000 grants. Brown Memorial Church in Syracuse - They seek to address issues of poverty with a Teen Life Skills program during which young people were …more

    Cady Grant applications accepted through May 3

    April 2, 2019 / By Blenda Smith

    Applications for the Ercil Cady Grant are available now through May 3, 2019. Grant(s) of up to $5,000 may be awarded to individual United Methodists, local UM churches, or UNY district and conference ministry teams.  As directed by the originator of the Ercil Cady Grant, priority shall be given to educational proposals that benefit minority groups or individuals, preferably black and American Indians. Click here for the application form and …more

    The Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood selected as Memorial Service speaker at Annual Conference

    April 2, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    At this year’s session of the Upper New York Annual Conference, to be held June 5-8 at the Oncenter in Syracuse, the Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood, District Superintendent of the Cornerstone District, will be the speaker for the Memorial Service. The Memorial Service will take place Thursday June 6 at 7:30 p.m. Following Jesus and being part of a community of faith has always been an important part of …more

    Bishop Webb announces April-May regional gatherings

    April 1, 2019 / By UNY Communications

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb has announced regional gatherings that he will be hosting throughout the Upper New York Conference in April and May. These regional gatherings will primarily focus on unpacking the Judicial Council’s decision regarding the constitutionality of the petitions that made up the Traditional Plan affirmed by the delegates of the 2019 Special Session of The General Conference. It will also be …more



    With more than 168,000 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."