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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    “New Places for New People” campaign update

    October 8, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “New Places for New People” is an Upper New York Conference campaign to raise funds for existing and new New Faith Communities. This campaign began last spring and gained a lot of momentum at the Upper New York Annual Conference in June.

    It’s not too late to become a “New Places for New People” Partner. The original deadline was November 1, 2019 and it has been extended to December 31, 2019.

    It only requires a donation of $50 or more for an individual to become a New Places for New People Partner.

    This fall, the Rev. Dave Masland, Director of New Faith Communities, is focusing on churches who would like to become “New Places for New People” Partners.

    While churches who donate $500 or more will receive a New Places for New People certificate of recognition, any church that participates in this campaign, even with a small donations, will be considered  “New Places for New People” Partner Churches.

    Mentioning a few very small congregations that made donations less than $100.00, Rev. Masland said, “I consider any church who makes any donation, no matter who small, to be a ‘New Places for New People’ Partner. It impresses me that small congregations are participating in this campaign.”

    Wayland UMC was the very first church to become a "New Places for New People" Church Partner with their $500.00 donation.

    To date, the following 11 churches are ‘New Places for New People’ Partners in addition to Wayland UMC:

    Rev. Masland has a goal to increase this list of 12 “New Places for New People” Partner Churches to 200 by the end of the year. Click here to read more about this campaign. Click here to donate toward this campaign.

    TAGGED / New Faith Communities


    With more than 168,000 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."