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


    news stories Tagged “Communications”

    Now accepting Denman award nominations

    April 10, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Do you know a lay, youth, or clergy member whose ministry helps them form relationships with others, introducing them to the Good News of Jesus Christ? Think of someone who serves God in a way that impresses you. And nominate that person for the Denman award. The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists who bring people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Each year, the Upper New York …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

    The future vision for New Faith Communities

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

    Join Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez, the Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens, and the Rev. Abigail Browka as they share the exciting developments in New Faith Communities (NFCs) across Upper New York. For 14 years, United Methodists of Upper New York have been committed to planting NFCs, reaching new people in new places. The New Faith Communities of Upper New York are diverse ethnically, economically, and in …more

    Upper New York Conference welcomes Jim Rowley

    March 25, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    United Methodists of Upper New York (UNY) are pleased to introduce Jim Rowley as the new Finance Manager. Jim steps into this role succeeding Beth Dupont, who will be retiring later this year after a dedicated 11-year tenure with the Conference. Jim will work with Conference Treasurer Bob Flask and the entire finance team.    Jim brings to UNY a rich history in accounting and finance, boasting nearly 40 years …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

    Nominations and Leadership Development team seeking nominations

    March 15, 2024 / By Ian Carlos Urriola, Nominations and Leadership Development Chair / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For three days, United Methodists of Upper New York gather for a time of prayer, worship, and holy conferencing to conduct the business of our Annual Conference. And yet, the work of our connectional ministry to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places is a 365—or, when it’s a leap year like 2024, 366—day affair. …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

    Traveling crosses for Lent

    March 11, 2024 / By Shelby Winchell, Director of Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    It all started with a six-foot cross made by a church member who connected two wooden beams. At the time, Brandin Greco was the pastor at Lycoming United Methodist Church and was busy creating plans for both Lent and Easter. Then the pandemic hit.   “We had to quickly change our plans in order to stay connected with our church families,” explains Pastor Brandin.  He wasn …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

    Apply now for Lottie Brown Scholarship

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

    Each year, the Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference College Scholarships Committee offers Lottie Brown Scholarships to undergraduate students who are intending to enter a career in Christian service. The scholarship enables young people to fulfill the path God is calling them to take. Applicants must be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church within the UNY Conference for at least one year prior to applying, must be …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."