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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

    news stories Tagged “New Faith Communities”

    NYS wage and salary increases

    November 14, 2019 / By Tracy Rickett, UNY Human Resources Generalist / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    State and federal laws establish minimum wages for non-exempt employees and minimum salary levels for some exempt employees. Non-exempt employees must receive at least the higher of the state or federal hourly minimum wage for hours worked. Exempt employees must receive at least the higher of the state or federal salary levels.    New York State Minimum Wage Increase for Non-Exempt Employees Effective December 31, 2019, New York State minimum wage …more

    “New Places for New People” campaign update

    October 8, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    “New Places for New People” is an Upper New York Conference campaign to raise funds for existing and new New Faith Communities. This campaign began last spring and gained a lot of momentum at the Upper New York Annual Conference in June. It’s not too late to become a “New Places for New People” Partner. The original deadline was November 1, 2019 and it has been …more

    Hat challenge at AC2019 raises $5,600 for New Faith Communities

    June 7, 2019 / By Kathleen Christiansen

    The Rev. Jeffrey Aiosa, pastor of the Elmgrove UMC, had a question Friday, June 7, at the 2019 UNY Annual Conference session for Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb: If Rev. Aiosa could raise $500 for New Faith Communities, would Bishop Webb wear Rev. Aiosa’s hat? Bishop agreed, but only if Rev. Aiosa could raise $1,500. Challenge accepted. Before lunch, Rev. Aiosa announced they had raised double the original …more

    Upper New York makes “New Places for New People” a priority

    April 30, 2019 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    New Faith Communities (NFCs), are one of the best ways to introduce people to God in fresh new ways—sometimes in public settings like cafes, outdoor settings, and even laundromats; other times in peoples’ homes. New Faith Communities welcome people who may not initially be comfortable in the “church” setting. Additionally, NFCs help ethnic-minorities connect to God through building groups of people from a similar cultural …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

    Upper New York New Faith Communities to be featured on podcast

    July 17, 2018 / By UNY Communications

    Reports from the Spiritual Frontier is a Path1-sponsored podcast that tells the stories of the day-to-day lives of the pioneers who are innovating radically New Faith Communities on the spiritual margins of our country. You will encounter the stories of the new church God is planting in the midst of our country’s changing religious landscape, told in the voices of the people who are actually doing the …more

    Conference website status

    August 14, 2017 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    As we are sure you have noticed, we’ve had some significant issues with the Conference website over the last week or so. The good news is that we have a restored version of the Conference website that we can work with. The bad news is that several months updates, changes, and additions to the website were lost in the process.   What this means is we are having …more

    Church on the Island: Worshipping God outdoors in the summer

    August 2, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Strolling along Rt. 48 in Baldwinsville, NY, just before 8 a.m., on a summer Sunday morning, few sounds are heard. The traffic is very light. Shops are not yet open. Once you reach the lock on the scenic Seneca River, a small sign directs you to Church on the Island. It simply reads “CHURCH ON THE ISLAND SUN. 8 AM.” Adults and children of all age ranges, carrying lawn chairs, …more

    Leadership Report aims to upgrade the experience at the table

    June 3, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The banquet table of the Upper New York Annual Conference session is set – and it’s no ordinary meal. “It is a table filled with delicacies you can’t even imagine,” a narrator recites at the opening of the Leadership Report. “The blessing is before us.” “No matter what your gift is, no matter who you are; you are invited to the …more

    From the Advocate: Next Step sessions help participants love, grow, serve

    March 1, 2016 / By Pastor Wayne Clemens

    Click below to read the full Advocate online.As a new faith community of The United Methodist Church in the Upper New York Conference, one of CenterPoint Christian Fellowship’s greatest challenges has been the identification and development of potential leadership within this newly formed faith community. What began eight years ago as a dream and vision of a handful of faithful folks from various United Methodist churches in …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."