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    From the desk of Bishop Héctor- Closing remarks on disaffiliations

    October 14, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: The following is a transcript and video of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez' closing remarks following the Special Session of the UNY Annual Conference, which was held remotely on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023 to ratify the fourth and last batch of church disaffiliations.   “Friends, since I arrived in Upper New York in January, I have experienced United Methodists of …more

    Register now for October’s virtual Special Session

    September 9, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Registration is now open for the virtual October Special Session of Annual Conference. This Special Session will focus on Upper New York churches looking to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church.   There is a $10 registration fee for eligible voting members, with the exception to equalization members, to participate in the Special Session, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14. Click here to register by Wednesday, Sept. 27. Late …more

    Bishop Héctor meets with clergy discerning disaffiliation

    May 22, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Thursday, May 11, 2023, via Zoom, Upper New York (UNY) Area Resident Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez met with over 50 clergy members seeking clarification about disaffiliation from The United Methodist Church (UMC). The purpose of the meeting was to provide information and support to clergy still discerning their next steps. The bishop emphasized that the meeting was not intended to be a theological debate and thanked …more

    Eighteen churches disaffiliate at the March 2023 Special Session of the UNY Annual Conference

    March 29, 2023 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The first 2023 Special Session of the Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference was held virtually on Saturday, March 25. This was the first time that Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Héctor A. Burgos Núñez presided over a Conference. GNTV was the audio-visual provider. This Special Session included a brief worship service followed by voting on the agenda, equalization members, organizational motion, and local church disaffiliations. …more

    Upper New York Disaffiliation Policy updated

    March 15, 2023 / By UNY Communications

    The Upper New York Conference disaffiliation policy has been updated. This update clarifies the fact that local churches interested in exploring disaffiliation must take an Administrative Board/Church Council vote to authorize this request. If the vote is affirmative, the Administrative Board/Church Council must submit the application to explore to the Bishop’s Office for Bishop/Cabinet approval. This update also clarifies the Cabinet&rsquo …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."