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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Mission Central”

    Support children by distributing UMCOR School Kits to a local organization

    August 16, 2022 / By Kristina Clark, Director of Missional Engagement / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The start of a new school year is around the corner! If your congregation has spent the last couple of months putting together UMCOR School Kits, this year the Upper New York (UNY) Mission Central HUB is challenging you to address the need in your local community by distributing the kits to a school or organization that supports children. By making a connection with a local organization such as a …more

    Meet Kristina Clark, the new UNY Director of Missional Engagement

    June 21, 2022 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York (UNY) Conference is excited to announce the hiring of Kristina Clark as the new Director of Missional Engagement. She will start this role on July 5, 2022. Kristina grew up in the former Wyoming Conference where her family attended the South Gibson United Methodist Church in rural Northeastern PA. Though the congregation was small, Kristina was part of an active youth group that focused on mission and outreach. …more

    UNY Mission Central HUB seeking volunteers

    June 17, 2022 / By MaryBeth Ingalls Upper New York Conference Mission Volunteer Coordinator

    Since the COVID-19 outbreak The Upper New York Conference Mission Central HUB has been struggling to receive donations and volunteers are few. I hope this article brings a ripple of volunteers to the HUB again. The need is high. Most of what we do here at Mission Central HUB is based on faith. Listening to the Holy Spirit and acting on it. I have been seeing this phrase a lot …more

    Reminder regarding New York State required annual training for sexual harassment prevention

    April 11, 2022 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    This is a reminder that every employer in New York State is required to provide employees with sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. Sexual Harassment Prevention Training New York State Law requires that employers of one or more employees must conduct sexual harassment prevention training for all employees on an annual basis. The employer can decide the timing of the annual training (calendar year, anniversary date, or any …more

    What the end of the NY state mask mandate means for local churches

    February 10, 2022 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    On Feb. 15, NYS Commissioner of Health extended the Hero Act through March 17, 2022. Click here to read more. Governor Hochul lifted the mask mandate for all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons effective Feb. 10. This means businesses are no longer required to mandate that all persons in their facilities wear face masks. Pastors and other local church leaders are now asking what this means for their churches, particularly as it relates to worship …more

    Important dates for 2022

    January 19, 2022 / By UNY Communications

    Every January, we announce important dates for the year. As the COVID pandemic makes it difficult to know how the future will unfold, the dates related to Annual Conference are tentative and updates will be announced should there by any changes. Feb. 28: Final date to update statistics in Ezra system March 1: Deadline for submission of petitions and resolutions (from individuals, churches and unofficial bodies of UNY) as well as deadline …more

    Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood and Rev. Bob Kolvik-Campbell to become District Superintendents

    January 17, 2022 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new District Superintendents. The Rev. Dr. Sherri Rood, pastor at Penfield United Methodist Church, will be appointed to the Southern Tier Region and assigned as Superintendent of the Mountain View District.                       …more

    Greg Forrester to Coordinate Disaster Response

    October 5, 2021 / By Rev. Dr. Aaron Bouwens / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The search for a new Director of Missional Engagement is underway, please pray for God’s provision and discernment. During the season between the retirement of Mike Block and the new Director getting started it is important to continue the ministry of the UNY Mission HUB, support for volunteers responding to community needs, and active disasters across the connection. Upper New York has contracted with …more

    Mike Block to retire as Mission Central HUB director

    September 20, 2021 / By Steve Hustedt / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    After nearly four years, Mike Block will retire as the Director of the Upper New York (UNY) Mission Central HUB at the end of this month. As the first Director of the Mission Central HUB, Mike put in place much of the groundwork that future ministry in the Mission Central HUB will build on. Some highlights of this ministry include: Leading the Conference in the response to the Halloween storms …more

    UNY Annual Conference to be held virtually

    July 17, 2020 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As you are aware, earlier this spring, the Upper New York Conference postponed our Annual Conference with the hope of gathering together on Saturday, Oct. 3. The ongoing realities of COVID-19 and our commitment to the safety of those who will be a part of that gathering, has caused us to change these plans. After consultation with and approval by the Cabinet, the Committee of Sessions, the Board of Trustees, and …more



    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."