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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    From the desk of Bishop Webb: Retirement announcement

    August 15, 2022 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    After a season of prayer and discernment, Upper New York (UNY) Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, has made the decision to retire from the active episcopacy on Dec. 31, 2022. He submitted his request for retirement to the Northeastern Jurisdiction and the Council of Bishops on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022.

    Click here to read Bishop Webb’s Aug. 15, 2022, letter to the UNY Conference, announcing his retirement.

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    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."