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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    news stories Tagged “Mission Central”

    Upper New York Annual Conference Session postponed until Oct. 3

    April 3, 2020 / By UNY Communications

    Due to the ongoing concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, on Thursday, April 2, Upper New York Area Resident Bishop, Mark J. Webb, after consulting with the Sessions Committee and the executive committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry, recommended to the Upper New York Cabinet that the Upper New York Annual Conference session, originally scheduled for May 28 – 30, 2020, be postponed. This recommendation was approved unanimously.  October 3, 2020, a date previously …more

    Preregister for the HealthFlex Exchange webinar

    March 23, 2020 / By Julie Valeski, Benefits Administrator / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor's Note: The following information was sent to members of the Upper New York Conference on March 23, 2020. Wespath will be hosting a webinar Tuesday, April 21, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT on HealthFlex Exchange. Participants will receive information about the plans and tools to help with plan choices. Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, all eligible participants must choose their health, vision, and dental plans through the HealthFlex Exchange. HealthFlex Exchange uses a …more

    From the desk of Bishop Mark J. Webb: COVID-19

    March 17, 2020 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb

    Editor's Note: The following is a letter written by Upper New York Conference Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb that was sent to the UNY Conference on March 17, 2020. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in …more

    Conference Leadership shares advice on COVID-19

    March 12, 2020 / By Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Connectional Ministries / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Editor’s Note: The following message was sent by the Rev. Bill Gottschalk-Fielding, Director of Connectional Ministries/Executive Assistant to the Bishop for the Upper New York Conference. With the recent announcement by the World Health Organization that COVID-19 is now a global pandemic and the announcement of new cases in upstate New York, all leaders in the Upper New York Conference are actively discerning how best to balance …more

    Conference Office closed

    December 2, 2019 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Due to the inclement weather, the Conference Office in Liverpool will be closed today, Dec. 2. It is scheduled to reopen Tuesday, Dec. 3. …more

    UNY ERT and volunteers give hope to Mohawk District storm survivors

    November 25, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Almost a month after the Halloween storm and subsequent Sauquoit creek flooding throughout the Mohawk District, many residents are still without heat, water, or electricity. Over 100 residents experienced flood waters that filled their basements from floor to ceiling and up to the top of the floorboards or higher on the first floor. The village of Whitesboro was hit hard by this storm. A walk down Wind Place and surrounding streets …more

    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



    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."