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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Bishop Webb’s letters of support to UNY clergy

    Bishop Webb: March 31, 2020

    April 2, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on March 31, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing” . . . Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make …more

    Bishop Webb: March 24, 2020

    April 2, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on March 24, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Dear Friends, I want you to know that each of you continue in my prayers during these unusual and remarkable days. It has been a blessing to witness the many creative ways in which you are leading and providing ministry. Today, as the Cabinet met, …more

    Bishop Webb: March 17, 2020

    April 2, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The following email was sent from Bishop Webb on March 17, 2020 to clergy, certified lay ministers, and other congregational leaders in the Upper New York Conference. Dear Friends, Just this afternoon I sent a letter to the UNY Conference regarding the extraordinary season we find ourselves in due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I wanted to follow that letter with this note to you as a clergy leader. I am grateful for …more

    Bishop’s words to clergy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

    April 2, 2020 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Mar. 17, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began changing the world in ways that would have been hard to imagine even just a couple months earlier, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, wrote his first in a series of letters to the clergy of the Upper New York Conference. His inspiring words and pastoral advice have been gathered in this blog series for all who wish to see …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 8

    March 25, 2020 / By Rev. Nancy Dibelius

    In this season of uncertainty and fear, we can take comfort in knowing that God is with us. How we do that matters. Now that General Conference has been postponed, members of your Conference Leadership Team are shifting their focus and sharing prayers of comfort designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. Click here to read more about the prayer initiative. This week's prayer …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 7

    March 16, 2020 / By Drew Griffin

    In this season, there are momentous preparations being made for our United Methodist community to part, possibly to multiply in new ways. How we do that matters. In the weeks leading up to General Conference, members of your Conference Leadership Team will be sharing prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. Click here to read more about the prayer initiative. This week's prayer …more

    Meet the DLTs: Mountain View District

    March 10, 2020 / By Rev. Nancy Adams

    I have had the privilege of working with the Mountain View District Leadership Team since 2014. While there have been membership changes in the past six years, our focus has always been on deepening discipleship in the District. We have developed a three-session approach to come along-side churches to aid them in developing their disciple-making systems. The first session is on “Intentional Discipleship – Knowing Your Why.” Session two …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 6

    March 9, 2020 / By Rev. Steven Taylor

    In this season, there are momentous preparations being made for our United Methodist community to part, possibly to multiply in new ways. How we do that matters. In the weeks leading up to General Conference, members of your Conference Leadership Team will be sharing prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. Click here to read more about the prayer initiative. This week's prayer …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 5

    March 2, 2020 / By Rev. Harold Wheat

    In this season, there are momentous preparations being made for our United Methodist community to part, possibly to multiply in new ways. How we do that matters. In the weeks leading up to General Conference, members of your Conference Leadership Team will be sharing prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. Click here to read more about the prayer initiative. This week's prayer …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 4

    February 24, 2020 / By Rev. Nancy Dibelius

    In this season, there are momentous preparations being made for our United Methodist community to part, possibly to multiply in new ways. How we do that matters. In the weeks leading up to General Conference, members of your Conference Leadership Team will be sharing prayers designed to be used however the Spirit calls you to use them. Click here to read more about the prayer initiative. This week's prayer …more



    With more than 144,000 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."