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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2018: Meals

    March 5, 2018 / By Vicki Swanson

    NEW for this year is a Welcome to Annual Conference Buffet which will greet members upon arrival Thursday morning at Onondaga Community College (OCC)! This will be a continental breakfast which will run from 7- 9 a.m. (THURSDAY ONLY).

    All meals, except special banquets, will be buffet style. Name tags will need to be visible when going through any of the buffet lines. Click here to see the menus for each meal to be served at Annual Conference. 

    PLEASE NOTE that there will be separate lines for those with a special need or dietary restriction … and only those persons who have so indicated a need on their registration form will be able to utilize those lines. This will INCLUDE persons who need or prefer to eat vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or who have indicated a food allergy.

    Special banquets – Extension Ministries Luncheon, Memorial Dinner, and the Board of Ordained Ministry Dinner – are by invitation only. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE … Please follow instructions in the invitation letter for making reservations.

    You should also be aware that there are very few restaurants/eateries in the OCC area. However, there are two opportunities for hot/cold beverages and snacks. A concession stand will be open on the upper concourse level of the Arena building. And we are anticipating that “Wholely Grounds” at The ROAD, a coffee house and New Faith Community of The United Methodist Church, will be open at 4845 W. Seneca Turnpike about one mile from OCC. Their hours will be: Wednesday- 1 -10 p.m., Thursday- 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., and Saturday 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Click here to view the Wholey Grounds menu.

    TAGGED / Annual Conference 2018

    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."