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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Peace with Justice grant deadline quickly approaching

    April 9, 2021 / By Heather Smith, Peace with Justice coordinator

    As we look toward our next Peace with Justice Grant application deadline – April 30 – I wanted to highlight the ministries that received Peace with Justice Grants in 2020.

    In May, the Social Holiness Team awarded Niagara Frontier City Ministries a grant to help them support their work to provide masks, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products to the underserved in their area around Buffalo and Niagara Falls. This area and especially the homeless population was particularly hard hit in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In November, we were able to give a grant to the New York State Poor People’s Campaign for the development of a podcast entitled Getting into Step. The goal of the podcast is to connect activists and spiritual leaders and provide training and support for those doing the work of the of this national movement.

    The Social Holiness Team looks forward to receiving this next round of applications and supporting emerging justice ministries. Click here for an application and contact Heather Smith (peacewithjustice@unyumc.org) with any questions. April 30 is the deadline to submit your application.

    Finally, Peace with Justice Sunday is May 30th, please don’t forget this important giving opportunity – half of all the money donated in our Conference stays right here to support the ministries we are starting! Click here for resources for worship.


    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."