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

    news stories Tagged “Camp and Retreat Ministry (CRM)”

    NOMADS lend helping hands at Asbury Retreat Center

    October 30, 2023 / By Rev. Sue Russell, Asbury Retreat Center Director

    Nomads On a Mission Active in Divine Service, more commonly referred to as NOMADS, recently spent three weeks at Asbury Retreat Center. The NOMADS are volunteers with the mission of rebuilding lives, homes, and facilities with God’s love and their hands. Volunteers from across New York and Pennsylvania spent Oct. 2-19 at Asbury. The retired, or close to retired participants, enjoy traveling across the United States in an …more

    New York State Minimum Wage Increase effective Jan. 1, 2024

    September 28, 2023 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The New York State minimum wage is changing starting in 2024.   New York State Minimum Wage Increase Effective Jan. 1, 2024, New York State (NYS) minimum wage will increase to $15.00 per hour. In 2025 and 2026, NYS minimum wage will increase by $0.50 annually. Beginning in 2027, and each year thereafter, increases to the minimum wage will be indexed based on inflation by the U.S. Department of Labor consumer price index. The minimum …more

    Pinwheels spin cash for camp

    September 15, 2023 / By Sarah Walker, Ohio UMC

    The pinwheel spins when the breeze blows. The breeze is a reminder that although you cannot see the air moving, it is always present. Just like the air is always present, so is the Holy Spirit.  Fundraisers are an important way to keep the Ohio United Methodist Church going. We needed funds for our children going to camp. The Sunday school and youth group wanted to do something fun, …more

    Collections at the 2023 Upper New York Annual Conference

    May 17, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    At this year’s Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference, held June 1-3, at Onondaga Community College’s SRC Arena in Syracuse, there will be three opportunities to give. During Opening Worship on June 1 at 10:30 a.m., there will be a collection for the UNY Mission Central HUB. The HUB is located at the United Methodist Center in Liverpool. It is a place for local churches to actively …more

    Easter message from Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez

    April 9, 2023 / By Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez

    Editor's note: The following message was sent electronically on April 9, 2023 on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez to United Methoidsts of Upper New York. “The angel said to the women, 'Don't be afraid! I know you are looking for Jesus, who was nailed to a cross. He isn't here! God has raised him to life, just as Jesus said …more

    UNY Camp & Retreat sites seeking volunteers

    March 28, 2023 / By UNY Communications

    All Upper New York (UNY)  Camp & Retreat sites have scheduled workdays this Spring. In addition to Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center’s April 1 and April 15 scheduled workdays (most work to be done outdoors), they could also use some extra hands in the dining room and with linen laundering. Volunteers are needed in the dining room for serving meals and helping to clean up (vacuum after meals, wipe …more

    From the Desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Welcome

    January 3, 2023 / By Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez

    Editor's Note: The following note was sent on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez to the Upper New York Conference on Jan. 3, 2023.  “I [we] can do all things through Christ who strengthens me [us].” Philippians 4:13, par Dear siblings in Christ, May the grace and peace of God be with you in the New Year! I thank God for the …more

    The Rev. Dr. Pam Harris hired as Interim Executive Director of UNY CRM

    September 13, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For the past two-and-a-half years, the Rev, Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Upper New York (UNY) Director of Connectional Ministries and Executive Assistant to the Bishop, has also served as acting director of the UNY Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM). Throughout this time and for many years prior, the Rev. Dr. Pam Harris, founder and director of Run River Enterprises, has resourced UNY CRM as well as the CRM in UNY’s …more

    Autism Friendly Family Camp pilot a success

    September 7, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Rainy weather did not stop 10 children and seven parents from thoroughly enjoying the inaugural Autism-Friendly Family Camp at Upper New York’s Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center, which took place  Aug. 21-24. This camp was the brainchild of the Rev. Emily Huyge, pastor at First Geneva United Methodist Church. She wanted her seven-year-old son Jacob, who has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), to be able to experience a …more

    Casowasco LIT program is a success

    July 26, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    They have matured, built friendships that may last a lifetime, increased their confidence, deepened their relationship with God, and gained top-notch leadership skills in just one month. The Leaders in Training (LITs) at Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center completed their one-month training on July 22, 2022. Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center, site director, David Weber Jr. offered this program for the first time this summer and it’s the first time …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."