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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from February 2021

    January UNY Conference Operational Team meeting recap

    February 8, 2021 / By UNY Operational Team

    On January 18, the Conference Operational Team met via Zoom. The day began with spending time focused on loving God and each other through worship and spiritual formation. From there the Team engaged in learning by discussing Tod Bolsinger’s latest book Tempered Resilience: How Leaders Are Formed in The Crucible of Change. The remainder of the day was spent discussing how to lead the way in increasing Conference Alignment …more

    Practices to consider during Lent

    February 3, 2021 / By UNY Communications

    What is Lent? Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. Lent comes from the Anglo Saxon word lencten, meaning “lengthen” and refers to the lengthening days of spring. The 40 days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan,and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent is a …more

    Lincoln UMC’s bold health equity ministry

    February 2, 2021 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in Issue 4 of the 2020 Advocate. Click here to access the issue.  Buffalo, NY is the sixth most racially segregated metropolitan area in the nation. Most of the city’s Black residents live on the East side of the city. Racial segregation imposes a wide range of costs for People of Color, impairing their health, job access, education, and standard of living. …more

    Certificates of Insurance in the UNY Conference

    February 1, 2021 / By Tracy Rickett, Human Resources Generalist

    If your church is seeking certificates of insurance for disability insurance coverage (DB 120.1) and/or workers’ compensation insurance coverage (C105.2), the following information will be helpful to you.  Requests for DB 120.1 Certificates of insurance for disability insurance coverage (DB 102.1) are issued by the disability insurance carrier, Guardian. The following information will be needed from you to request the certificate of insurance. You can email either Tracy Rickett, …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."