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


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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

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    April 5, 2023 / By Kae Woodruff Wilbert, Chair. Committee on Native American Ministries Upper New York Conference

    We are grateful for your faithfulness in working with us to educate others regarding the past, present, and future of our Native brothers and sisters. Easter is fast approaching which means Native American Ministries Sunday (NAMS) is not far behind (April 23, 2023). Although this special worship can be celebrated on any Sunday, it is designated for the second Sunday after Easter. What a fitting time to recognize and celebrate the restoration …more

    The Upper New York Committee on Native American Ministries asks Gov. Hochul to sign Senate bill S630

    March 28, 2023 / By CONAM

    On March 24, 2023, the Upper New York Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) sent a letter to NY State Governor, Kathy Hochul, regarding her veto of The Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act on Dec. 30, 2022. This bill had been approved unanimously. CONAM explained that if she does not sign it, or opts to veto it again, they urge both the NY State Assembly and NY State Senate to override her veto and …more

    Cady Grant applications now available

    January 24, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Application forms are now available for the Upper New York Conference Ercil Cady Grant. Cady Grants are awarded annually to a fund ministry, program or experience that benefits or provides education to, preferably but not exclusively, African Americans and/or Native Americans. Awards may be up to $5,000. Cady Grants are available to individual United Methodists, local churches, and District or Conference ministry teams within Upper New York.  …more

    2022 Native American land acknowledgement

    September 23, 2022 / By Sharon Schmit, CONAM

    The 2022 Upper New York Annual Conference will open with the following: “I would like to begin by acknowledging the Indigenous Peoples of all the lands that we are on today. While we meet today on a virtual platform, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the importance of the lands, which we each call home. We do this to reaffirm our commitment and responsibility in improving relationships …more

    Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

    September 19, 2022 / By Sharon Schmit, CONAM

    Often a holiday weekend is just an extra day off from work. We forget what the day is marking. This is not true for many Native Americans when Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday each October. Columbus, like other explorers of his time, operated under the Doctrine of Discovery, a series of Papal Bulls issued by the church in the 1500s which gave explorers permission to claim the …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."