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

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    The future vision for New Faith Communities

    April 3, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Join Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez, the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, and the Rev. Abigail Browka as they share the exciting developments in New Faith Communities (NFCs) across Upper New York. For 14 years, United Methodists of Upper New York have been committed to planting NFCs, reaching new people in new places. The New Faith Communities of Upper New York are diverse ethnically, economically, and in the style of providing a way for our church to become more diverse in important ways. 

    The current grant cycle for New Faith Community application is May 1, 2024. Click here for more information about New Beginnings grants. 

    As NFCs evolve, so does our understanding of their lifecycle. NFCs are now defined as ministries in their first five years, explicitly built to reach new people, and can choose from four pathways for their future development.

    If you feel called to start a New Faith Community, click here to learn more.

    TAGGED / Communications / New Faith Communities / Districts

    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."