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


    news stories Tagged “Episcopal Office”

    District Days shed hope on the future

    February 27, 2024 / By Shelby Winchell, Director of Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    There is nothing like being able to gather to worship, engage in meaningful conversations, and enjoy fellowship with other Christians.  This winter, United Methodists of Upper New York have had the chance to connect beyond their local churches through District Days. Since the beginning of February, Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez has been traveling throughout Upper New York, meeting with both clergy and laity, …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Three District Superintendent appointments extended

    February 26, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note: The following was sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor on Feb. 26, 2024. Dear United Methodists of Upper New York,  I am pleased to announce the extension of three District Superintendents appointments for 2024-25.   The Reverend Mike Weeden is being extended to an eighth year as Conference Superintendent assigned to the Northern Flow and Mohawk Districts.  …more

    UNY Archives Hires Archives Assistant

    February 22, 2024 / By Tara Barnes, UNY Commission on Archives and History member / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Commission on Archives and History (UNYCAH) is excited to welcome Reilly Callahan as Archives Assistant to help with the important work of keeping the historical records of our churches. Reilly graduated summa cum laude in May 2023 from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in information studies. She worked as an archives intern at the university’s Special Collections Research Center and is a …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: True Fasting During Lent

    February 20, 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 Tuesday, Feb. 20.  "…this is the kind of fast I choose...” Isaiah 58:5a  Dear United Methodists of Upper New York,  Lent is a time for followers of Christ to engage in self-examination, repentance, and deepening our …more

    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

    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

    2024 Bishop’s Retreat focuses on wellness

    January 19, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Fellowship, worship, times of learning, and a little bit of magic happened at the 2024 Bishop’s Retreat. This was the first Bishop’s Retreat since 2019, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the first retreat hosted by Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Héctor A. Burgos Núñez.   “This year’s retreat provided a time for reconnecting with God and …more

    Save the date for 2024 District Days

    December 20, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In the new year, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Héctor A. Burgos Núñez, will be visiting local churches in all 12 districts from February to April during District Days. This time allows Bishop Héctor to meet with laity and clergy across Upper New York. Clergy meetings are scheduled for each visit from 1-3 p.m. Another gathering is being held …more

    Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez shares his message for Advent

    December 4, 2023 / By Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez

    Editor's note: The following video was released and sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The video transcript is provided. Click here to download a version that can be printed for easy sharing. Dear United Methodists of Upper New York,   I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ, the source of our faith and hope.   During the Advent season, we …more

    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



    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."