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


    2023 Charge Conference

    United Methodists of Upper New York can find important forms and documents relating to Church/Charge Conference. Forms for 2023-2024 are available now by clicking here. Contact your District's Superintendency Administrative Assistant with any questions. 

    Click here to read a letter sent to United Methodists of Upper New York by Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez on July 6, 2023. Below are dates/deadlines mentioned in the letter. To see answers to frequently asked questions, click here

    Charge Conference Forms 

    The following forms are due to your District Superintendent by September 20, 2023:

    • Nominations Report 
    • Clergy Compensation Forms – all  
    • Candidates for Ministry and Lay Servants Affirmation and Report 

    The rest of the charge conference forms are due 15 days before the scheduled Charge Conference date.  

    Clergy Profile, Supervisory, and Advisory Forms 

    This year the clergy profile, supervisory, and advisory forms will be consolidated into one form to be filled out online. This form is due on August 25, 2023. You can access the form by clicking here.

    Congregational Profile and Appointment Advisory Forms 

    The congregational profile and appointment advisory forms will be consolidated into one form to be filled out online. This form is due on November 1, 2023. You can access the forms by clicking here.

    Clergy One-on-One Meetings 

    This year, completing the clergy profile online will serve as the official supervisory engagement with the superintendent required by our polity. As District Superintendents oversee more churches and clergy, they will prioritize whom they invite for the one-on-one supervisory conversations. Please note that this is a mandatory meeting for invited clergy. If you haven't received anything from your District Superintendent by August 1, contact your Superintendency Administrative Assistant

    Charge Conferences 

    This year local churches Charge Conferences will happen in different formats (in-person, online, clusters) to meet the contextual needs of each district. Please note that all UNY churches, including the ones disaffiliating, need a Charge Conference to comply with UMC polity and NY state laws. A pastor may request their district superintendent a church conference to increase members’ participation. Click here to view Charge Conference schedules by district.  

    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."