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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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

    CRM announces staff transitions

    August 19, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    This summer, thousands of children, youth, and adults have enjoyed a summer camp program, a family camp program, or a retreat program at one of the Upper New York Conference’s six camp and retreat centers. Even as the summer season winds down, CRM has begun welcoming guests to many of its facilities and is preparing for a busy fall season of hosting guests at the six sites. The …more

    How is Upper New York’s customer service? Take survey now

    June 18, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In order to better serve the members and local churches of the Upper New York Conference, a customer service survey has been developed to provide the Conference with feedback from those who have received service from Conference staff. If you have had an interaction with the Conference office, please help us perfect our service by filling out the brief five-minute survey. Click here to complete the survey. …more

    Director’s Invitational accepting nominations

    May 19, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Pictured above, Director’s Invitational participants in 2014 helped serve meals at the Rescue Mission. Submitted photo The 2015 Director’s Invitational is now accepting nominations of young leaders. This five-day program beginning Aug. 9 is a spiritual leadership seminar that helps young people recognize their style of leadership and develop their own unique, God-given gifts. Young people will explore many different ways they can use their talents in service. This …more

    Bishop Webb shares about Camp and Retreat Ministries

    April 29, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In a recent video, Upper New York Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb shared the story of how Camp and Retreat Ministries helped to form his faith. He went on to encourage others to engage in Camp and Retreat Ministries. “There are so many opportunities available in the world in which we live today for children, youth, and adults to experience adventure, relaxation, community, and purpose, but I cannot think …more

    Bishop Webb urges prayer for Baltimore

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Earlier this week Bishop Mark J. Webb sent the following note to the Upper New York Conference:  Once again, we are witnesses of violent protests in one of America’s cities. As followers of Christ, we must stand on the side of justice and continue to offer a voice and solutions that address racism, discrimination and broken systems. We must also offer a voice of peace and a …more

    Bishop Webb asks Upper New York to support Nepal

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, Bishop Mark J. Webb sent out the following note to the Upper New York Conference: Please keep the people in Nepal in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred on April 25. More than 4,000 are dead, more than 6,500 people are injured, and thousands are living in tents as their homes have been destroyed. May the peace …more

    Upper New York Conference Center acquisition update

    April 8, 2015 / By Wendy Deichmann

    The Upper New York Conference Board of Trustees has released a statement regarding the potential purchase of property located at 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool that would serve as a new Conference Center. Read below the full statement from property acquisition task force chair the Rev. Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann: At a special session of the Upper New York Annual Conference held on Oct. 18, 2014, the trustees were authorized to obtain …more

    Becoming Tabasco Habanero Christians at the Confirmation Retreat

    April 1, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb greeted the youth at the 2015 Upper New York Conference Confirmation Retreat via webcam from Pennsylvania. He started with a question – “Have you ever had a job as a babysitter?” – and a story. Bishop Webb once babysat a little girl who asked to say a prayer before bed. Not knowing what prayer the girl said, he began reciting …more

    Shari Mudge named Seasonal Site Manager at Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center

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

    Mike Huber, Upper New York Conference's Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries, has named Shari Mudge Seasonal Site Manager at the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. Mudge will serve as the site host for guest groups and will be the primary contact for public relations and volunteer recruitment. “I am very excited about Shari joining our seasonal team of staff,” Huber said. “She has been an …more

    Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center making a shift in 2015

    February 13, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Mike Huber, Upper New York Camp & Retreat Ministries Executive Director, has written an open letter to families who had a loved one attend summer camp or a retreat in 2014 at the Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center. In his letter, Huber states that Aldersgate is making a shift from a multiple week summer camp season to hosting guest groups and providing retreat experiences during the spring, summer and fall months …more



    With more than 168,000 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."