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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    News Stories from July 2022

    #BeUMC

    July 28, 2022 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    We are looking for positive stories to share about what it means to #BeUMC. If you can take a video of yourself  explaining why you are proud to be a United Methodist, we’d love to share your story. Email us at news@unyumc.org. The Upper New York Conference is launching our #BeUMC campaign, highlighting clergy and laity in the Conference describing why they love being United …more

    Casowasco LIT program is a success

    July 26, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    They have matured, built friendships that may last a lifetime, increased their confidence, deepened their relationship with God, and gained top-notch leadership skills in just one month. The Leaders in Training (LITs) at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center completed their one-month training on July 22, 2022. Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center, site director, David Weber Jr. offered this program for the first time this summer and it’s the first time …more

    UNY CONAM 2022 Four Directions Humanitarian Award winners announced

    July 19, 2022 / By CONAM

    Each year the Upper New York (UNY) Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) recognizes one or more individuals who exemplify the qualities of service and advocacy in Native churches and communities. This year we are honored to recognize two individuals: Marilyn Anderson and Dan Cook. Marilyn Anderson has been an important voice on Upper New York CONAM since 2013. Her advice and input has been invaluable in many decision making situations. …more

    “Because We Care” Gary Bergh Scholarships fundraiser in honor of Leah Mae Carlisle

    July 18, 2022 / By Linda Bergh

    The Gary Bergh Scholarship Fundraiser is a tribute to Leah Mae Carlisle (10/14/38 - 6/21/22), Peace with Justice Taskforce Co-Chair, and the Palestinian Dinner (imagined) Fundraiser in her honor As though staying around to encourage her beloved UNY Taskforce on Peace w/ Justice in Palestine/Israel, Leah Mae died in the late evening following the June 21st morning Taskforce Zoom meeting which only her husband, Tom, was able to attend due …more

    Introducing the Autism Friendly Family Camp at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

    July 7, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Rev. Emily Huyge, pastor at Geneva First United Methodist Church, and her family are deeply connected to the summer camp experience in the Upper New York (UNY) Conference. She and her husband, Dana, met each other as staff at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center. Her 8-year-old daughter goes to camp at Casowasco and loves it. Earlier this year when Pastor Emily registered Sarah for summer camp at Casowasco, her …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."