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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Annual Conference 2018”

    Bishop Webb opens worship at AC18 with a message to acknowledge Christ

    May 31, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “Are you persistent in your pursuit of God, or is it a hobby? Do you strive to experience and claim the things of God with the same diligence that you strive to experience and claim the things of the world? ... What is your response when Jesus says ‘Who do you say I am?’” These are just a few of the questions Upper New York Area Resident …more

    Session shares examples of laity boldly living their call

    May 31, 2018 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    Laity Session for the 2018 Upper New York Annual Conference session kicked off promptly at 7 p.m. May 30 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Upper New York Conference Lay Leader Susan Hardy started the evening with an introduction of Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb, noting how he has equipped and empowered other leaders in UNY. Bishop Webb took the stage, thanking laity for …more

    Mission Central HUB hosts UMCOR kits event

    May 30, 2018 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    Before the start of the 2018 Upper New York Conference session, dozens of UNYC members gave back to the community. The UNY Mission Central HUB hosted an event May 30 in which volunteers helped assemble hygiene kits and flood buckets for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. UNY Director of Missional Engagement Mike Block said the UMCOR kits are important because if a disaster happens, these are the first things homeowners receive. …more

    What else you need to know about Annual Conference

    May 22, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Every week for the past few months, articles have been published about specific Annual Conference details that you need to know about. Now, with being just over a week away from Annual Conference, we have a few more details to share with you. Livestream If you are unable to attend Annual Conference—no worries! You can watch all the services and plenaries through the Annual Conference livestream. Simply go …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference: Communication at Annual Conference

    May 15, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Annual Conference will take place May 30-June 2 this year at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse. The Upper New York Communications Ministry area works around the clock during this event to help keep everyone informed about what took place during all worship services and all plenary sessions. In-depth articles are written and added to the UNY Conference website (unyumc.org) and to the UMCMeet app daily. After …more

    UNY AC2018 App is now available

    May 8, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Are you attending the Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse, taking place May 30-June 2? If so, we have exciting news for you! The UNY Annual Conference 2018 event app is now available for you to download on your mobile device. This app is available for all who have registered and paid their Annual Conference registration in full. Currently, there are schedules …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference: The Service of Commissioning and Ordination

    April 30, 2018 / By Anne Canfield

    The Service of Commissioning and Ordination of The Upper New York Annual Conference, will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, will preside with the full Upper New York Area Cabinet in attendance. Bishop Dennis V. Proctor, North Eastern District, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, will be the preacher.  Bishop …more

    Annual Conference Special Meal: June 1 Palestinian Dinner

    April 16, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    The theme of this year’s Palestinian Dinner held during the 2018 session of Annual Conference is, "Valuing Palestinian Children." Pilgrims from Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb's 2018 Holy Land Trip are especially invited to this year's eighth annual UNY Palestinian Dinner during Annual Conference. The dinner will be held at 5:15 p.m. on Friday June 1 at St. George’s Macedonian Church (5083 Onondaga Road …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2018: Offerings

    April 3, 2018 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For this year’s Annual Conference held May 30-June 2 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, there will be five offerings collected. The first two offerings will be collected during the laity and clergy sessions on Wednesday evening May 30. The Clergy Care Fund offering will be taken at the clergy session and a Helping Hands Fund offering will concurrently be taken at the laity session. The …more

    Getting Ready for Annual Conference 2018: CRM Staff to again provide childcare for Annual Conference

    March 27, 2018 / By David Wood, Program Director, Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center

    Childcare at this year’s Annual Conference will be provided by staff members of Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) for the seventh consecutive year. Staff involved in childcare are a combination of year-round and seasonal CRM employees who have served at least one full season at one of Upper New York’s Camp & Retreat Centers. CRM staff are trained to handle a wide variety of topics when …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."