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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Annual Conference Special Meal: June 1 Palestinian Dinner

    April 16, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    The theme of this year’s Palestinian Dinner held during the 2018 session of Annual Conference is, "Valuing Palestinian Children."

    Pilgrims from Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb's 2018 Holy Land Trip are especially invited to this year's eighth annual UNY Palestinian Dinner during Annual Conference.

    The dinner will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Friday June 1 at St. George’s Macedonian Church (5083 Onondaga Road (Rt. 173), Syracuse 13215). This is about a 10-minute drive from Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena, where the Annual Conference will be held.

    This dinner is a buffet, catered by Munjed’s Middle Eastern Restaurant.          

    Sponsored by the UNY Taskforce for Palestine-Israel, this gathering will include speakers Tina Whitehead of the Western PA Annual Conference and long-time worker w/ UM Liaison Office, Bethlehem/Jerusalem and Rev. Leanne Zeck, a participant in Bishop's 2018 Holy Land trip. 

    The purpose of this meal is fun, food, fellowship, mission-giving (including extra for "lights for Gaza" or Gary Bergh Scholarship), education, and advocacy.

    Reservations must be made by May 30 to: Linda Bergh, (315) 492-8507, 116 Edna Road, Syracuse, NY  13205 or Karen Peterson, (607) 739-3141, 116 Greenridge Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845. 

    The cost/donation for this meal is $20.00 to benefit four United Methodist Advance Specials (clinics/ schools) in the Bethlehem/Jerusalem area, Gary Bergh Scholarship for applicants to "justice-seeking" trips, and ongoing Taskforce work. Please make checks payable to “UNYAC” and write "Palestinian Dinner" on the memo line.

    If you have questions or would like more information, contact Linda Bergh at or (315) 492-8507.

    TAGGED / Annual Conference 2018

    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."