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

    News Stories from February 2023

    2022 Statistical Reports due March 17

    February 15, 2023 / By Bob Flask, UNY Treasurer

    This is a reminder that the deadline for your local church 2022 statistical report is due no later than March 17, 2023. In addition, this process is now done through the new General Council on Finance and Administration (GCF&A) system called ACStats. EZRA is no longer being used; however, it will still contain prior year data that has also been migrated over to the new ACStats platform. If you have not …more

    Conference leaders tour Buffalo churches impacted by the Christmas blizzard

    February 15, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: Jehovah Jireh Community Church is also a church that was severely damaged by the Christmas blizzard; while this church was not included on the tour, Bishop Héctor had already connected with the Jehovah Jireh congregation by preaching at their service held at a local community center where they are meeting until their church is restored. You can click here to watch the service. Almost …more

    New Esperance-Sloansville UMC youth group’s unique Valentine’s fundraiser

    February 15, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Esperance-Sloansville UMC (ESUMC) has only recently started a youth group and they did an amazing job selling Valentine's Chocolates this month. It was their first activity to support their group that started last year with a youth group leader, Brandi Kerber. The four children in the youth group did their first project with three parents. They sold 64 Valentine's Chocolates (chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered peanut butter balls, milk/dark …more

    My occupied life

    February 6, 2023 / By Heather Ann

    Editor's Note: On January 31, we published an article about the relationship that Dianne Roe, Upper New York Taskforce for Palestine-Israel member, developed with a Palestinian family Click here to read that article. Below, the mother of the family, an American, writes about her life in Al-Ezariya, Palestine.  My name is Heather Ann; I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. I am 36 years old, and I graduated …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."