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

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    Episcopal nominations

    May 22, 2024 / By Carmen FS Vianese, Head of the UNY General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegation

    The Upper New York (UNY) delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference has completed the episcopal nomination process for 2024.

    Upon the public notice back in March, inviting nominations for episcopal candidates, three esteemed elders and members in full connection were submitted to the delegation. Each nominee was notified of their nomination and prayerfully invited to discern their offering to continue the process, submitting a “summary of their call” followed by an interview with the delegation. Two of the nominees gracefully declined the nomination, while one chose to continue into the interview process with the UNY delegation.

    On Thursday, May 16, 2024, the UNY delegation interviewed the candidate. After prayerful deliberation, the delegation decided not to affirm the candidate, thus, completing our process.

    Furthermore, after robust conversations and mindful of the slim chance that elections are carried by the Northeastern Jurisdiction due to the significant budget reductions made to the Episcopal Fund by the General Conference and the work being done by the Inter-Jurisdictional Committee on Episcopacy to allocate bishops across jurisdictions, the UNY delegation strongly recommends that the Annual Conference session of  United Methodists of the Upper New York does not endorse candidates to the Episcopacy in 2024.

    The delegation thanks the Conference for your engagement in this process.

    TAGGED / Communications / General Conference 2024 / 2024 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."