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


    news stories Tagged “Bishop Burgos”

    With Bishop’s help, Liverpool First burns its mortgage

    May 22, 2024 / By Charles McChesney, Liverpool First United Methodist Church

    It was a double celebration at Liverpool First United Methodist Church on Pentecost Sunday. Along with celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles, the more than 200-year-old church celebrated paying off a mortgage it took out decades ago to enlarge and improve the church building and later refinanced to update the kitchen to commercial grade.  The celebration included a rededication of the building and the congregation …more

    Statement from the Council of Bishops clarifying the status of The United Methodist Church’s relationship with The Global Methodist Church

    May 15, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's note: This letter was published by The United Methodist Council of Bishops on May 14, 2024 and shared with United Methodists of Upper New York. “Make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together.” (Ephesians 4:3 CEB) Holding Scripture’s call for Christian unity before us, we lament that some have chosen to leave The United Methodist Church. …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Recapping General Conference

    May 3, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's note: The following video and transcipt was sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez on May 3, 2024 following the adjournment of the postponed 2020 General Conference, held April 23-May 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Click here to download and print the transcript and click here to download the video.   NOTE TO APPOINTED CLERGY: Bishop …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Pre-General Conference

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

    Editor’s Note: The following transcript and video were shared with United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez on Monday, April 9, 2024. In this message, Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez discusses the significance of the upcoming 2024 General Conference, scheduled for April 23-May 3, 2024, in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Dear United Methodists of Upper New …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Holy Week

    March 22, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's note: The following email was sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez on Friday, March 22, 2024.  “I give you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you.” John 13:34 Dear siblings in Christ,  Starting on Sunday, next week, United Methodists of Upper New York, alongside Christians …more

    Statement from the Council of Bishops calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza

    March 14, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's note: This letter was published by The United Methodist Council of Bishops on March 13, 2023 and shared with United Methodists of Upper New York. “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9 NLT) As bishops of The United Methodist Church, we call for an immediate and permanent cease-fire in the conflict between Hamas and Israel in Gaza and pledge our prayers …more

    Upper New York response to Netflix documentary, “The Program”

    March 9, 2024 / By Shelby Winchell, UNY Director of Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    United Methodists of Upper New York were made aware of a new Netflix documentary featuring audio clips of Thomas Nichols. In the docuseries “The Program,” Nichols is identified as the former Public Relations Coordinator for the Academy of Ivy Ridge, a boarding school in Northern New York that ceased operation in March 2009. The series details several allegations of abuse.   Nichols is currently associated with Galilee and …more

    District Days shed hope on the future

    February 27, 2024 / By Shelby Winchell, Director of Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    There is nothing like being able to gather to worship, engage in meaningful conversations, and enjoy fellowship with other Christians.  This winter, United Methodists of Upper New York have had the chance to connect beyond their local churches through District Days. Since the beginning of February, Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez has been traveling throughout Upper New York, meeting with both clergy and laity, …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Three District Superintendent appointments extended

    February 26, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note: The following was sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor on Feb. 26, 2024. Dear United Methodists of Upper New York,  I am pleased to announce the extension of three District Superintendents appointments for 2024-25.   The Reverend Mike Weeden is being extended to an eighth year as Conference Superintendent assigned to the Northern Flow and Mohawk Districts.  …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: True Fasting During Lent

    February 20, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note: The following email was sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez on Tuesday, Feb. 20.  "…this is the kind of fast I choose...” Isaiah 58:5a  Dear United Methodists of Upper New York,  Lent is a time for followers of Christ to engage in self-examination, repentance, and deepening our …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."