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

    News Stories from November 2022

    Bishop Mark J. Webb’s retirement celebrated at the NEJ Conference

    November 4, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Bishop Webb will be retiring from the Upper New York Conference on Dec. 31, 2022. There will be an open-house style celebration and farewell gathering at the UNY Conference Center at 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool on Saturday Nov. 19 from 1-4 p.m. All are welcome and you can come and go as you please. The tentative schedule is as follows: 1 p.m. Gathering begins – open-house-style fellowship …more

    GCSRW celebrates 50 years of ministry with launch of new resource

    November 1, 2022 / By UNY Communications

    The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women is marking its 50th anniversary with the release of the Welcoming a Woman Pastor learning module. The self-paced, online resource guides local churches through the onboarding, orientation and set-up process when introducing a female pastor appointed to serve their congregation. “Despite women being ordained in our denomination for more than 50 years, many continue to find the orientation to a …more

    The Buffalo 10 Scholarship—just the beginning

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

    Buffalo is the seventh most segregated city in the country for Black Americans, based on as 2020 study conducted by the Brookings Institute. Eighty-five percent of Black Buffalonians live on the East side of the city, where the racially motivated mass murder took place at the Tops grocery store on May 14, 2022. The East Side of Buffalo has been racially segregated for over 70 years and this neighborhood has been plagued with poverty …more

    With more than 125,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 800 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."