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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Upper New York Disaffiliation Policy updated

    March 15, 2023 / By UNY Communications

    The Upper New York Conference disaffiliation policy has been updated. This update clarifies the fact that local churches interested in exploring disaffiliation must take an Administrative Board/Church Council vote to authorize this request. If the vote is affirmative, the Administrative Board/Church Council must submit the application to explore to the Bishop’s Office for Bishop/Cabinet approval.

    This update also clarifies the Cabinet’s oversight of the discernment process and the role of the pastor in this process.

    The Terms of Disaffiliation established by the Conference Board of Trustees are unchanged from the previous version.

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    With more than 140,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 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."