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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Mission Central”

    Upper New York Red Bird Mission Shoebox Campaign seeking drop-off locations

    September 24, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Dave Alexander and the mission team at Endwell United Methodist Church are again coordinating the collection and delivery of shoeboxes for the Red Bird Mission. Red Bird Mission is a poverty-relief organization that serves a remote, impoverished population in Bell, Clay, and Leslie counties in southeastern Kentucky. The Red Bird Missionary Conference is one of three United Methodist Missionary Conferences in the United States. It is the most …more

    UNY UMM hosting a Work Day at the UNY Mission Central HUB

    September 23, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Save the date of Saturday Nov. 9, 2019 to join the Upper New York United Methodist Men (UNYUMM) for a “Sharing the Blessings” work day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The main project for this work day will be constructing wooden blessing boxes. Pizza will be served for lunch. Men, women, and children welcomed as are those with all levels of experience. Upper New York Director of Missional Engagement, …more

    How UNY can help those hit hard by Hurricane Dorian

    September 3, 2019 / By Mike Block, UNY Director of Missional Engagement / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas, especially the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. The storm basically came to a standstill as it pummeled the islands, causing major flooding, extreme destruction, and even death. Now its path is set to hit parts of Florida and move up along the East Coast, bringing even more damage and destruction. Watching and hearing all the news coverage only creates a sense of urgency …more

    My eye-opening experience at Mission Central

    August 23, 2019 / By MaryBeth Ingalls, Upper New York Volunteer Coordinator

    I have been working as the Mission Volunteer Coordinator at the Mission Central HUB in Upper New York for a few months now and last week I was able to see Mission Central itself in Mechanicsburg, PA. Mission Central is in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. Mission Central’s mission is “Connecting God’s Resources with Human Need.” This is accomplished by following …more

    UNY Mission Central HUB installs ramp in Syracuse’s Southside

    July 1, 2019 / By UNY Communications

    Editor’s Note: The Upper New York Conference’s Mission Central HUB has a phenomenal partnership with Operation Northern Comfort and has built more than ten ramps together for those in need. The latest ramp project took place earlier this month during the UNY Annual Conference for an 82-year old woman, Lucille Morris, who lives in a high-crime area of Syracuse’s Southside. Some may deter from …more

    God’s grace after the storm

    May 28, 2019 / By MaryBeth Ingalls, Upper New York Volunteer Coordinator

    Editor’s Note: MaryBeth Ingalls was just certified as an ERT earlier this month. She went on her first mission trip as an ERT to Smalltown, PA. from May 20-22 with a team of 12 volunteers from the Upper New York Conference. Montrose UMC hosted the group and East Bloomfield UMC provided the food. The specific town of the home the team worked on has been changed as has the …more

    UNY Conference welcomes MaryBeth Ingalls

    April 24, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Upper New York Conference welcomes MaryBeth Ingalls as the new Mission Volunteer Coordinator. She will be working alongside with Mike Block, the Upper New York Director of Missional Engagement. MaryBeth’s primary responsibility will be to help broaden the awareness of volunteer opportunities at the Mission Central HUB and throughout the Conference. MaryBeth became a Christian 12 years ago while attending Liverpool First UMC. While at Liverpool, she fell …more

    District trainings in the coming months

    January 15, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Many Districts across the Upper New York (UNY) Conference have some great leadership training opportunities in the coming months. Below are some of the trainings taking place ordered by the dates that they are being offered. Mohawk District Mountain View District Finger Lakes District Crossroads District Adirondack District Niagara Frontier District Cornerstone District Binghamton District Mohawk District Mohawk District Leadership Summit Jan. 26, 2019 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. First UMC 105 Genesee …more

    Hope in the midst of tragedy

    January 7, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Imagine watching your 28-year-old daughter’s health deteriorate over a course of a few weeks. This is what Linda Mauro experienced last September. Her daughter. Brittany Sass, was diagnosed with pneumonia. When undergoing treatment for pneumonia, Brittany began having dizzy spells. Linda took Brittany to the emergency room at Upstate University Hospital.   Diagnostics showed that Brittany had a stroke that was caused by her having a heart attack. …more

    Celebrate the UNY Mission Central HUB’s one-year anniversary on Jan. 12

    December 11, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    Save the date of Saturday Jan. 12 for an event you and your entire family will not want to miss-the Upper New York (UNY) Mission Central HUB Homecoming! This a one-year anniversary to celebrate one year of success and hard work at the Upper New York Mission Central HUB. All are invited to attend. The event will take place from 1- 4 p.m. at the Mission Central HUB, located in the …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."