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

    news stories Tagged “2024 Annual Conference ”

    Episcopal nominations

    May 22, 2024 / By Carmen FS Vianese, Head of the UNY General & Jurisdictional Conference Delegation

    The Upper New York (UNY) delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conference has completed the episcopal nomination process for 2024. Upon the public notice back in March, inviting nominations for episcopal candidates, three esteemed elders and members in full connection were submitted to the delegation. Each nominee was notified of their nomination and prayerfully invited to discern their offering to continue the process, submitting a “summary of their call …more

    A glimpse inside UNY Archives: Hidden treasures revealed and restored

    April 15, 2024 / By Shelby Winchell, UNY Director of Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York (UNY) Archives is full of archived information from documents to artifacts. Located in the United Methodist Center in Liverpool, the UNY Archives is run by a group of volunteers and part-time Archives Assistant, Reilly Callahan, who aim to record and preserve United Methodist history in Upper New York, dating back to before the formation of UNY.  Many items and documents are reviewed and cataloged in …more

    Now accepting Denman award nominations

    April 10, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Do you know a lay, youth, or clergy member whose ministry helps them form relationships with others, introducing them to the Good News of Jesus Christ? Think of someone who serves God in a way that impresses you. And nominate that person for the Denman award. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists who bring people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Each year, the Upper New York …more

    2024 CVA Fund Allocation resolution

    April 9, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    A resolution will be presented at the 2024 Annual Conference detailing the Child Victims Act (CVA) fund allocation for case settlements and legal fees. These settlements represent only the financial recompense for the survivors of abuse.   The Conference Leadership Team created a task force made up of clergy and laity to examine every feasible funding source. Click here to read more about the work of the task force.   …more

    Nominations and Leadership Development team seeking nominations

    March 15, 2024 / By Ian Carlos Urriola, Nominations and Leadership Development Chair / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For three days, United Methodists of Upper New York gather for a time of prayer, worship, and holy conferencing to conduct the business of our Annual Conference. And yet, the work of our connectional ministry to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places is a 365—or, when it’s a leap year like 2024, 366—day affair. …more

    CVA Task Force update

    March 4, 2024 / By CVA Task Force

    In December, the Child Victims Act (CVA) Task Force asked you to join your prayers with ours as we began the weighty work of developing a plan for allocating Upper New York’s share of the payment of Child Victims Act case settlements and legal fees.   Understanding that these settlement costs represent only a token of recompense for the survivors of abuse, we considered the costs to …more

    What to expect as we prepare for AC24

    February 7, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Planning is underway for the 2024 Upper New York Annual Conference session, to be held May 30-June 1 at the SRC Arena, on the campus of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.  Administrative team leaders met virtually last week to iron out details regarding the upcoming session. Participants included chairpersons from the Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Conference Finance and Administration, Commission on Equitable Compensation, Nominations, and Trustees working in conjunction …more

    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."