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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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

    From the Advocate: Because of Camp & Retreat Ministry, I ...

    May 4, 2016 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    The history of Camp & Retreat Ministry of The United Methodist Church is rich and filled with testimonies of lives changed by the amazing grace of God offered to and working through people of all ages and stages of life. Amazing things happen at camp and retreat settings around the world. Because of Camp & Retreat Ministry, individuals have heard the good news of the Gospel and placed their faith …more

    Director’s Invitational accepting nominations

    April 5, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Nominations of young leaders are now being accepted for the 2016 Director’s Invitational at the Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center in Moravia. Director’s Invitational is a spiritual leadership seminar developed to help youth recognize their style of leadership and develop their own unique, God-given gifts. The five-day program begins Aug. 7. Youth will explore many different ways they can use their talents in service. This …more

    CRM names new director at Skye Farm

    March 15, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries is excited to announce Ryan Siver has accepted the position of Director at the Skye Farm Camp & Retreat Center in Warrensburg. Siver began working for the Conference on March 14. “Ryan has a vast knowledge of Camp & Retreat Ministries, having grown up in the Iowa UMCRM and having worked seasonally at Aldersgate 10 years ago,” said Mike Huber, Director of UNY …more

    CRM names new Manager of Operations

    March 8, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Camp & Retreat Ministries (CRM) is pleased to announce that Scott Henderson will serve as the CRM Manager of Operations. His first day at the Conference will be March 14. The position of CRM Director of Program and Outreach was reconfigured into the position of Manager of Operations. Because of this transition, Henderson will focus on administrative and management details related to the overall CRM operation, …more

    Conference announces revised 2016 spending plan

    February 24, 2016 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference Leadership Team (CLT) and the Conference Council on Finance & Administration (CF&A) released a letter earlier this week detailing changes to the Conference’s 2016 spending plan. According to the letter, “the guiding principle in making these decisions was, ‘What cuts will have the least direct impact on the ministry of the local church?’” Click here to read the …more

    CLT and CFA announce changes to 2016 spending plan

    February 22, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s note: The following letter was released by the Conference Leadership Team and the Conference Council on Finance and Administration on Feb. 22.  Sisters and brothers in Christ, We want to share some challenges, concerns, and, by the grace of God, opportunities for our Conference in the area of financial stewardship. As we finalized the total of Conference Ministry Shares collected in 2015 from local churches, we became aware …more

    UNY Young Clergy Initiative featured in Interpreter

    January 21, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The November/December 2015 issue of Interpreter magazine features an article about the Young Clergy Initiative (YCI), including a section about the Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries' YCI at  Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center in Moravia. General Conference 2012 created the $7 million YCI Fund to "increase the number of young clergy among the jurisdictional conferences" in the United States. UNY's YCI 16-month program involved 12 participants ages 17 to 26 and …more

    CCRM announces summer camp changes at Findley Camp & Retreat Center

    January 12, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In a letter to families, the Upper New York Conference’s Committee on Camp and Retreat Ministries (CCRM) and the Executive Staff Team note that after spending “spent significant time in prayer and conversation regarding our current situation at Findley Camp & Retreat Center, … we will not be offering traditional summer camp programming for the 2016 season. Although this was a difficult decision, we believe it is the …more

    Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center receives $10,000 from Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes

    January 11, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    CST Brands Inc. presented representatives from the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center with a $10,000 gift that will be used to assist in renovations at the site. CST Brands Inc., headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is owner of Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes. CST Brands held 10 Corner Store Country Runs across the United States during 2015, boasting 37,000 participants and generating $1.4 million that were donated to children’s charities. “We are …more

    Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center receives ACA accreditation

    November 16, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center in Moravia underwent a reaccreditation process this past summer to maintain its excellent standing with the American Camp Association (ACA) and has received ACA accreditation. Compliance with 30 mandatory standards is required for accreditation to be granted, regardless of scores achieved in other areas. Standards in the areas of site and food service, transportation, health and wellness, operational management, human resources, program design and activities, program …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."