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


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    2023 Conference Advance Specials celebrated and supported

    June 2, 2023 / By Tara Barnes, Director of Denominational Relations, United Women in Faith

    The Rev. Jeff Childs, chair of the Conference Global Ministries Team, presented the 2024 Conference Advance Specials to the Upper New York Conference during the Thursday afternoon plenary. The projects and ministries are listed on page 24 of the 2023 Journal.  

    Twenty-three ministries were included on the list.

    The Rev. Childs explained that the Global Ministries teams was reactivated in the past year, and that the team plans to raise awareness of the specials throughout the conference and develop a process to add additional Advance Specials.

    He then encouraged conference attendees to visit the Advance Specials display tables in the SRC Arena to learn more.

    The body approved the list of Advance Specials.

    “I want to encourage all of us to prioritize these ministries,” said Upper New York Resident Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez, encouraging members to visit the conference website to learn more. “As we lift up these ministries we are saying as Upper New York that these ministries are our priorities. Educate your churches on these causes and encourage people to give to them generously.”

    To learn more and support the ministries, visit the Conference Advance Specials website.

    TAGGED / 2023 Annual Conference


    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."