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


    news stories Tagged “Council of Bishops”

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor- Council of Bishops Fall 2023 meeting

    November 15, 2023 / By Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful." Hebrews 10:23  Dear United Methodists in Upper New York,  Grace and peace of our Savior, Jesus Christ, be with you. Over the past three weeks, I had the opportunity to experience our United Methodist connection in varied ways.   Trip to Cambodia and Manila  First, in mid-October, I traveled to Cambodia …more

    Statement from the Council of Bishops on Hamas/Israel war: “Give Peace a Chance”

    November 10, 2023 / 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 Nov. 10, 2023 and shared with United Methodists of Upper New York. “Give Peace A Chance” Christ’s true disciples must work for peace: build it and not just keep it; live it and not just aspire for it. If Christ is our peace, then peace must be imperative (Resolution 6129: The United Methodist …more

    Bishops in Africa vow to stay in The United Methodist Church

    September 15, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    United Methodist Church bishops serving the church in Africa have issued a statement declaring their intention to stay in the denomination despite differences on the issue of human sexuality. “Notwithstanding the differences in our UMC regarding the issue of human sexuality especially with our stance of traditional and biblical view of marriage, we categorically state that we do not plan to leave The United Methodist Church and will continue …more

    United Methodists encouraged to focus on love

    September 5, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Council of Bishops President Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton is calling on United Methodists to focus on love because the Church’s greatest success depends upon mutual love and meaningful relationships throughout the world.   “The quality of our love for one another among Christians makes the church an effective witness for the gospel because it is what the human spirit longs for, dreams of and desired, …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez - Notice of Passing - Bishop Devadhar

    July 19, 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 July 19, 2023. The following was sent on behalf of Bishop Devadhar's family on August 7, 2023: My family and I offer our deepest thanks to you for your warm expressions of sympathy after the unexpected passing of Suda. The outpouring of …more

    Mid-Term State of The United Methodist Church set for March 2

    February 27, 2023 / By Rev. Dr. Maidstone Mulenga Director of Communications Council of Bishops

    Council of Bishops President Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton will deliver a Mid-Term State of The United Methodist Church Address on March 2, 2023, at 1pm EST. The video presentation will launch on the official United Methodist denominational website at UMC.org/Renew and be shared on Facebook.com/UnitedMethodistChurch. The news comes on the heels of Bishop Bickerton’s Ash Wednesday message in which he encouraged …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."