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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from December 2020

    The pandemic produces positive outcomes for Chittenango UMC

    December 15, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Since March, the coronavirus pandemic has hurt many churches’ attendance, giving, and more. But many have seen positive outcomes. Chittenango United Methodist Church is one of them. Retired pastor, the Rev. John Fulton, took on a part-time appointment to become Chittenango’s pastor eight years ago. He said, “It’s weird to think that the pandemic impacted the church in a positive way, but it kind …more

    Keeping Christmas traditions alive in UNY

    December 14, 2020 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    COVID-19 has been a challenging time for all churches. What are Upper New York churches doing to preserve the Christmas spirit, to keep their traditions of celebrating Christ’s birth alive?! Here are some unique ways that UNY churches, large and small, are keeping their Christmas traditions alive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Asbury First UMC Avon First UMC Calvary First UMC East Greenbush UMC East Randolph UMC Newtonville UMC …more

    University UMC excels at meeting community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic

    December 8, 2020 / By Galyn Murphy-Stanley, Neighborhood Outreach & Food Center Coordinator, University United Methodist Church

    The Food Center @ 324 University Ave. lives inside University United Methodist Church (UUMC). We sit at the edge of Downtown Syracuse and Syracuse University in a magnificent church built after a 1914 fire destroyed the previous church structure. We are perfectly situated to easily reach, engage, and connect with our diverse Syracuse community.  University United Methodist Church is striving to meet our mission statement of “Feeding God’s People: …more


    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."