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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Conference introduces new event registration system

    June 17, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference has transitioned to a “simpler” system for event registration.

    “The new registration system for Upper New York will be fully integrated with our Mission Connect database,” said Stephen Hustedt, Conference Director of Communications. “This will result in better follow-up, better communication, and a better overall experience for attendees.”

    The new system, called Mission Connect – SignUp, is different from the one that was formerly used, Brick River. Those wishing to sign up for an event may create an account with the new system. Once the account is created, a user can simply log on using the prompt on the left side of the website for those who already have an account. This will be a great benefit to regular users and make registration much easier.

    When a user signs into the system, he or she will see a list of events and can select which one(s) he or she would like to sign up for.

    Payment will be similar to the old registration system – users can pay by check or by credit card as the event allows.

    Mission Connect – SignUp has many improvements:

    • It allows users to save their information so that if they wish to sign up for another event in the future, their information – including name, address, gender, and birthdate – will already be filled in, and they won’t have to re-enter information each time.
    • If users create an account, rather than using the guest registration they can start an event registration, save it, and complete the registration at a later time. Those that use guest registration must fill out their event registration in one sitting (including payment), otherwise their entry will be lost. Guest registration is not recommended as a best practice.
    • User information is imported into the Conference database and, with validation, is used to update existing contact information so that the Conference database is updated without additional contact.

    TAGGED / Communications

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 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."