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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    News Stories from February 2022

    Because we Care: Opposing Anti-Semitism

    February 8, 2022 / By UNY Peace with Justice Task Force

    “Because We Care,” a resolution passed at the 2021 Annual Conference, asked churches across the Upper New York Conference to engage in study and discussion of the “Cry for Hope,” a document from Palestinian Christians asking the world to relieve their suffering. We noted burdens imposed on Palestinians by military occupation, arbitrary restrictions, theft of land and water, brutal beatings and arrests, and expulsion from their homes. …more

    Upper New York pays 100 percent of General Church apportionments

    February 1, 2022 / By Bob Flask, UNY Treasurer

    Ministry Shares payments from local churches and General Apportionment payments at the Conference level represent the connectional support that the United Methodists strive to always achieve. Connectionalism is about how we as people connect and support each other and is the essence of the Church. In 2021, Upper New York (UNY) churches still faced financial struggles and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many churches still found ways to support full …more

    2022 Cady Grant applications now available

    February 1, 2022 / By UNY Communications

    Application forms are now available for the Upper New York Conference Cady Grant. Cady Grants are awarded annually to fund ministries, education, programs, or experiences that provide benefit or education to preferably, but not exclusively, African Americans and/or Native Americans. Priority will be given to proposals that have not recently been funded by the Cady Grant. Salaries and stipends will not be awarded from this grant. Awards may be …more

    UNY Conference welcomes Robyn Vernon as Site Director for Skye Farm Camp & Retreat Center

    February 1, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York (UNY) Conference is pleased to welcome Robyn Vernon as Site Director at Skye Farm Camp & Retreat Center. Robyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Leisure Studies from SUNY Brockport and a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Public Administration from Binghamton University. Robyn has held leadership positions related to camping since 2019. In 2019, Robyn served as Waterfront Director at Sky Lake Camp & …more

    How Endwell UMC lives out the mission of the United Methodist Church Part II

    February 1, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note:  We recently highlighted how Endwell UMC works to feed the hunger through its mobile food pantry and its Monday night dinners. Click here to read that story.Below, we feature how Endwell UMC lives out the mission of the United Methodist Church by serving children, multicultural communities, and communities outside of their local area Endwell Preschool Endwell UMC has offered a Preschool to the community …more

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."