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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from October 2020

    Four equitable compensation recommendations supported at AC2020

    October 3, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In the Equitable Compensation Report, Paula Kuempel, current chair of the Commission on Equitable Compensation brought forth four recommendations at the 2020 virtual Annual Conference on Oct. 3. The first recommendation for 2021 was that the standardized minimum base compensation that was established for the Upper New York Conference effective Jan. 1, 2017 stay the same. Those minimum base salaries are set according to credential level, for all full-time clergy persons (see salaries on page 61 …more

    UNY Leadership works toward increasing vitality in a new season

    October 3, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The 2020 virtual Annual Conference, held on Oct. 3, opened with the leadership report. Via video, the Rev. Drew Sperry, Pastor at Calvary: Latham UMC, member of the Conference Leadership team and the member of the Bishop’s Operational Team, introduced the report. Rev. Sperry said, “One thing I think you’ll witness throughout this report is God’s faithfulness to us and our faithfulness to God and …more

    2020 UNY Service of Ordination and Commissioning takes place at Liverpool UMC

    October 2, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In order to prioritize the safety of all attendees during the COVID pandemic, the Upper New York Conference Service of Ordination and Commissioning was held on Oct. 2, 2020 at Liverpool U.M.C. with a limited number of invited guests. The service was livestreamed on the Conference website for the public to view. In keeping with New York State and Conference COVID guidelines, all guests and worship participants were screened prior …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."