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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Finance”

    Giving Tuesday sets single-day giving record

    December 2, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Total giving to the Upper New York Conference’s Africa 360 campaign on Giving Tuesday set a new single-day giving record. With the generous matching funds from the UNY Cabinet, $16,120 was raised on Dec. 1. Of that total, $8,060 was given by Conference-wide donors and that same amount was donated by members of Cabinet. “We think this is the most given on a single day of focused giving,” said Laurel …more

    Update: What’s been happening with the FACT process?

    October 16, 2015 / By Susan Ranous

    I hope you have had the opportunity to read the full FACT report, which has been available on the Upper New York Conference website. As you may recall, five teams were created based on five basic categories of concerns that were identified in the FACT report. Those teams have been busy meeting over the last several months. Some work has been done by the FACT teams and others in our …more

    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

    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

    Bishop Webb urges prayer for Baltimore

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Earlier this week Bishop Mark J. Webb sent the following note to the Upper New York Conference:  Once again, we are witnesses of violent protests in one of America’s cities. As followers of Christ, we must stand on the side of justice and continue to offer a voice and solutions that address racism, discrimination and broken systems. We must also offer a voice of peace and a …more

    Bishop Webb asks Upper New York to support Nepal

    April 28, 2015 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, Bishop Mark J. Webb sent out the following note to the Upper New York Conference: Please keep the people in Nepal in your thoughts and prayers as they deal with the aftermath of the earthquake that occurred on April 25. More than 4,000 are dead, more than 6,500 people are injured, and thousands are living in tents as their homes have been destroyed. May the peace …more

    Upper New York Conference Center acquisition update

    April 8, 2015 / By Wendy Deichmann

    The Upper New York Conference Board of Trustees has released a statement regarding the potential purchase of property located at 7481 Henry Clay Blvd. in Liverpool that would serve as a new Conference Center. Read below the full statement from property acquisition task force chair the Rev. Dr. Wendy J. Deichmann: At a special session of the Upper New York Annual Conference held on Oct. 18, 2014, the trustees were authorized to obtain …more

    2014: A Year in Review

    December 30, 2014 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Click here to take a look back at 2014 in Upper New York! …more

    UNY begins the FACT process

    October 3, 2014 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Over the summer, leaders from around the Upper New York Conference began laying the foundation for the Conference's participation in the Financial Advisory Consulting Team or FACT process. In short, the FACT process offers guidance and expertise from the General Church to Conference leaders, and gathers both General Church and Conference leaders to think, share, pray and discern steps toward greater generosity in funding the ministries we share with …more

    Valeski to be Administrative Assistant for Finance and Benefits

    September 17, 2014 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference is pleased to announce that Julie Valeski has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant for Finance and Benefits. Valeski has served as the Conference Receptionist/Support Services Clerk since Sept. 10, 2013. Valeski will remain in her current position until a replacement is hired. "I am pleased that Julie has demonstrated the skills necessary to move into this position and has the desire to serve in these …more



    With more than 144,000 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."