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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Episcopal Office”

    Jurisdictional bishop count could be reduced in two US jurisdictions

    September 28, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The General Council on Finance and Administration (GCFA) notified the leadership of the North Central and Northeastern jurisdictions that the number of bishops representing the two areas could be reduced based on reported membership numbers. GCFA – responding to the responsibilities and membership formulas outlined in ¶404.2 of The Book of Discipline as well as its responsibility  for the administration of the Episcopal Fund that pays …more

    DS Installation Services for Anderson, Roy held in October

    September 15, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Installation Services for Upper New York’s two newest district superintendents will be held in October. An installation service is a time for members of a district to celebrate the new appointment of one who has been called to a special ministry of supervision and leadership. Members of the Crossroads District will celebrate the appointment of the Rev. Nola Anderson on Oct. 11 at the Cicero United Methodist Church. The …more

    Prayer partners: Another life-saving tool in the Africa 360 toolkit

    September 15, 2015 / By Kathleen Rubino / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For Every Child, Save a Child is a pilot program specifically geared toward Imagine No Malaria, one half of Africa 360 – the Upper New York Conference’s holistic plan for health and education initiatives in Africa that benefits Imagine No Malaria and Africa University. The program is the result of a partnership between Africa 360 and the Liverpool First United Methodist Church, which will be the first church in the …more

    Episcopal Office announces Bishop’s 2015-2016 District Days schedule

    September 14, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb will be visiting each of the districts in the Upper New York Conference during his 2015-2016 District Days tour. The theme of the tour will be “Increasing Our Capacity: A Time of Conversation and Encouragement.” At each location, Bishop Webb will spend the morning and lunch together with clergy. An evening session will be open to both laity and …more

    Show your A360 support in unique ways

    September 1, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Africa 360 Steering Team has been getting creative; they are spreading the word in new ways across the Upper New York Conference and having fun with fundraising. One example is a gold-colored, lightweight hooded sweatshirt that loudly proclaims how UNY is “changing lives and loving our neighbors through Africa 360.” For a donation of $40 or more, an online portal will outfit you with a gold, lightweight hooded sweatshirt (see …more

    From the Desk of Bishop Mark J. Webb: Open letter to Emanuel AME Church

    June 19, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    I urge all United Methodist Christians in Upper New York to be in fervent prayer for the community of Charleston, S.C., our sisters and brothers of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and the family and friends of the victims killed in the horrendous acts of violence committed on June 17. As people of faith, may we continue to work toward justice, including the end of gun violence and acts …more

    How is Upper New York’s customer service? Take survey now

    June 18, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In order to better serve the members and local churches of the Upper New York Conference, a customer service survey has been developed to provide the Conference with feedback from those who have received service from Conference staff. If you have had an interaction with the Conference office, please help us perfect our service by filling out the brief five-minute survey. Click here to complete the survey. …more

    ‘Net’ gain: Conference eclipses $400K for Africa 360

    June 9, 2015 / By Christian Vischi / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Africa 360 Field Coordinator Laurel O’Connor is unapologetically passionate about the work of Imagine No Malaria and Africa University. “My job is to help our Conference dream God-sized dreams of a world where no child or mother dies of malaria, which is preventable, treatable, and beatable. God-sized dreams where new leaders have a chance to learn, grow, and change the world,” she said during Saturday’s …more

    Mother’s Day resources for ‘Imagine No Malaria’ available

    May 6, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Imagine No Malaria, part of the Upper New York Conference’s Africa 360 campaign, has resources available for Mother’s Day including mission moment materials and worship materials, which include suggestions for opening and offering prayers. You can also view a video of a mission moment here. …more

    Bishop Webb shares about Camp and Retreat Ministries

    April 29, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    In a recent video, Upper New York Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb shared the story of how Camp and Retreat Ministries helped to form his faith. He went on to encourage others to engage in Camp and Retreat Ministries. “There are so many opportunities available in the world in which we live today for children, youth, and adults to experience adventure, relaxation, community, and purpose, but I cannot think …more



    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."