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    What to expect as we prepare for AC24

    February 7, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Planning is underway for the 2024 Upper New York Annual Conference session, to be held May 30-June 1 at the SRC Arena, on the campus of Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.  Administrative team leaders met virtually last week to iron out details regarding the upcoming session. Participants included chairpersons from the Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Conference Finance and Administration, Commission on Equitable Compensation, Nominations, and Trustees working in conjunction …more

    Address Racial Inequities through CCORR’s Ministry Action Teams

    February 6, 2024 / By Georgia Whitney, CCORR Co-Convener / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Have you completed the Conference Commission on Religion and Race’s (CCORR) Imagine No Racism curriculum in the last few years? Have you wanted to be part of a team that is focused on engaging in direct action to address specific racial inequities in your community? If you’re committed to producing policy and/or community change, CCORR wants to help you achieve that goal.  Maybe you …more

    The importance of church statistics

    January 19, 2024 / By Autumn Wells, Administrative and Accounting Services Specialist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    There are many reasons why church statistics are so important and why they need to be up-to-date. First and foremost, they are there to help your church mission. Statistics allow a church to see trends such as growth or decline in membership, revenue, expenses, attendance, membership makeup, amount of youth, and more. These trends can help a church plan for the future. There are many distinct groups who view and …more

    Conference Commission on Religion and Race: What’s up for 2024

    September 11, 2023 / By Dr. Scott Johnson, Rev. Harold Wheat, and Georgia Whitney

    As our area continues to heal from the loss and trauma of the racist attack in Buffalo last May, a new example of racist hatred taken to the most violent extremes has just happened in Jacksonville, Florida. A White supremacist gunman killed Angela Michelle Carr, Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr., and Jerrald Gallion for no reason other than his hatred of Black, Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). The …more

    From the Desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez - Affirmative Action

    June 30, 2023 / 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 June 30, 2023. “Learn to do good. Work for justice. Help the down-and-out.” Isaiah 1:17a (MSG) Dear siblings in Christ, As United Methodists, we are called to work for peace and justice for God’s children. The construct of …more

    A good year for the Conference Commission on Religion and Race

    June 19, 2023 / By Georgia Whitney, Co-Convener CCORR

    The Conference Commission on Religion and Race is making good progress in its mission to challenge, lead, and equip The United Methodists of Upper New York to become interculturally competent, ensure institutional equity, and facilitate vital conversations. Here’s what we’ve been up to in the last year: Imagine No Racism (INR) At least five new groups experienced the INR 2.0 curriculum, and we have a total …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."