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


    news stories Tagged “Episcopal Office”

    Clergy and Deaconesses commissioned at Annual Conference 2024

    June 1, 2024 / By Tara Barnes / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    A Service for the Celebration of Ministry and Commissioning was held Friday May 31 at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, part of the 15th annual meeting of the United Methodists of Upper New York. Four people were commissioned for the work of an elder, one for the work of deaconess, and one deaconess transferred her relationship from the Philippines to the Upper New York Conference.   Presiding Bishop …more

    Statement from the Council of Bishops clarifying the status of The United Methodist Church’s relationship with The Global Methodist Church

    May 15, 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 May 14, 2024 and shared with United Methodists of Upper New York. “Make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together.” (Ephesians 4:3 CEB) Holding Scripture’s call for Christian unity before us, we lament that some have chosen to leave The United Methodist Church. …more

    From the desk of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez: Recapping General Conference

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

    Editor's note: The following video and transcipt was sent to United Methodists of Upper New York on behalf of Bishop Héctor A. Burgos Núñez on May 3, 2024 following the adjournment of the postponed 2020 General Conference, held April 23-May 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Click here to download and print the transcript and click here to download the video.   NOTE TO APPOINTED CLERGY: Bishop …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

    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

    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

    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

    Lilly Endowment grant taking shape in Upper New York

    March 4, 2024 / By Rev. Abigail Browka, Associate Director of Missional Excellence / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York (UNY) Conference was granted $1,250,000 from the Lilly Endowment Inc. Compelling Preaching Initiative in October 2023.  The Compelling Preaching Initiative is part of UNY's clergy leadership development focus called "Thrive," designed to support and enhance the preaching practices of pastors in Upper New York. The initiative will provide pastors with immersive experiences, curated workshops, and intentional space for rest, work, and play. These activities, set in …more

    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



    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."