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

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    Disaffiliating from the UNY Conference and the UMC

    March 30, 2022 / By UNY staff

    During the Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference held virtually in June of 2021, the body passed Resolution UNYAC2021.7 which created a Study Commission to examine the readiness in the UNYUMC for the Implementation of the Protocol of Reconciliation and Grace through Separation.

    Last fall, the UNY Study Commission issued surveys to clergy and congregations in the UNY Conference about the Protocol. Despite there only being a 30 percent response rate, some congregations and clergy did report that if the Protocol passes, they will leave the United Methodist Church. Click here to read the survey report.

    Earlier this month, the Global Methodist Church announced that it will launch on May 1, 2022. Click here to read the announcement.

    Given these changes, the Conference Board of Trustees anticipated there would be congregations who might now desire to explore disaffiliation.

    Click here to read more about the disaffiliation process.

    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."