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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: CLT Prayer Initiative

    Perspectives from February 2020

    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

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 3

    February 17, 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

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Week 2

    February 10, 2020 / By Rev. Steven Taylor / 1 Comment

    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 1

    February 3, 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. Over the next 20 weeks, 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 is provided by the …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: About the authors

    February 3, 2020 / By / 3 Comments

    Rev. Nancy Dibelius is a Provisional Deacon who is currently appointed as the Assistant Director of Vital Congregations for Upper NY; her focus in this ministry is the spiritual life of individuals and congregations. When I was invited to participate in this prayer initiative, I didn’t hesitate. However, when I was asked to respond to the question ‘why am I doing this,’ I didn’t …more

    CLT Prayer Initiative: Introduction

    February 3, 2020 / By / 1 Comment

    Pray, Pray now, Pray for the Others. Love one another. The command echoes through Scripture and awakens us to life. Jesus intended for the world to verify the truth of his message by observing us in our love for one another and all God sends into our lives. (John 13:35, 17:22-23) This series of prayers began as a way to prepare us for General Conference. Because praying is an expression of …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."