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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

    news stories Tagged “Youth”

    Nominations and Leadership Development team seeking nominations

    March 15, 2024 / By Ian Carlos Urriola, Nominations and Leadership Development Chair / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    For three days, United Methodists of Upper New York gather for a time of prayer, worship, and holy conferencing to conduct the business of our Annual Conference. And yet, the work of our connectional ministry to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places is a 365—or, when it’s a leap year like 2024, 366—day affair. …more

    Apply now for Lottie Brown Scholarship

    March 9, 2024 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Each year, the Upper New York (UNY) Annual Conference College Scholarships Committee offers Lottie Brown Scholarships to undergraduate students who are intending to enter a career in Christian service. The scholarship enables young people to fulfill the path God is calling them to take. Applicants must be an active, full member of a United Methodist Church within the UNY Conference for at least one year prior to applying, must be …more

    Reflections on 2023 Cady Grants and new applications being accepted

    February 2, 2024 / By Dr. Blenda Smith, Chair of the Cady Grant Team / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Each year, Cady Grants are awarded to projects and programs that seek to be used for the “benefit or education of minority groups, preferably black or American Indians,” as directed by Ercil Cady, the originator of the Ercil Cady Grant.  The committee is pleased to share an update on how the grants were used by the 2023 recipients:  Church in the Wild: As this New Faith …more

    Steve Alexander named new Site Director at Casowasco

    January 9, 2024 / By Shelby Winchell, UNY Director of Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center’s newest site director is no stranger to Upper New York. Steve Alexander is a member of Lansing United Methodist Church and a former certified Early Response Team leader. Steve stepped into the role on Jan. 8 following an extensive search. He replaces the Rev. Dr. Pam Harris, who has served as the Acting Site Director since October 2022. Rev. Dr. Harris will remain in the …more

    Three Upper NY United Methodist Churches’ help bring joy to seniors

    December 20, 2023 / By Kevin Miller, Multimedia Content Creator / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The holiday season is a time of celebration, joy and family gatherings, but for many senior adults, it can also be a time of loneliness and isolation.    However, Faith in Action Volunteers, a program of the Broome County Council of Churches, has been lighting up the lives of seniors for a number of years through a heartwarming initiative known as the Silver Bells program. The mission of …more

    Two churches create lasting Christmas memories for children, their families, and volunteers

    December 11, 2023 / By Pastor Deb Peacock, Argyle UMC

    Two years ago, I took my grandson shopping so he could buy small gifts for his mom and dad for Christmas. I remember how excited he was to do this. I began to think about the children in the Argyle and West Hebron communities, as well as other small communities around us, that are struggling to provide meals for their families, let alone Christmas gifts. I immediately had an idea. …more

    Virtual retreats offer space for UNY women and beyond to find space and build connections

    October 26, 2023 / By Krystal Cole, Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women

    Doing something new can be scary. But the Upper New York Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) is full of people ready and willing to try something. We weren’t sure it was even achievable to hold a retreat for women over Zoom.  The mere mention of the word “Zoom” for some people can elicit an internal eye roll, or perhaps …more

    Pinwheels spin cash for camp

    September 15, 2023 / By Sarah Walker, Ohio UMC

    The pinwheel spins when the breeze blows. The breeze is a reminder that although you cannot see the air moving, it is always present. Just like the air is always present, so is the Holy Spirit.  Fundraisers are an important way to keep the Ohio United Methodist Church going. We needed funds for our children going to camp. The Sunday school and youth group wanted to do something fun, …more

    YOUTH 2023—an incredible experience for Upper New York youth

    August 14, 2023 / By UNY Communications

    Editor’s Note: Many youth from Upper New York attended Youth 2023. Here are some commentaries from youth that attended. Youth 2023 was an event held Tuesday, July 25 through Friday, July 28, by the sandy beaches of Daytona Beach, Florida. Discipleship Ministries sponsored the event, which occurs every four years. This year’s theme was an acronym, BOLD, Being Ourselves, Living Differently. Over the course of the four days, youth and …more

    IGNITE conference for youth and young adults

    August 4, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The IGNITE conference is just around the corner. IGNITE is an opportunity for youth and young adults to ignite hearts, spark connections, and fuel the passion for Christ among the next generation of leaders. The event is from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at the Wildwoods Convention Center in Wildwood, NJ. Click here to register, view the schedule, learn about the artists and speakers, get lodging information, and …more

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."