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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Board of Trustees

    Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company & American Church Group of NY 

    Certificates of Insurance: American Church Group of NY will assist each church in obtaining the documentation you need. Contact them at 800-326-7200; 717-763-5517 (fax) or

    Auto Insurance: Auto insurance is available with Brotherhood Insurance. Contact American Church Group of NY for a quote at 800-326-7200 or

    Background Checks: Brotherhood Insurance partners with 3 companies to provide background/screening options. Each offers choices for the type of information you are looking for. There are many options and price ranges for different screening needs, based on your ministry;

    • Brotherhood only requires one screening per employee or volunteer for the screening credit, but recommends screening every 3 years. Your committee or group may require more frequent screening.
    • Trusted Employees has been used by many for years and is still available for your use. Trusted Employees fees may have increased since we no longer will receive the Church Mutual discount.

    Boiler Inspections: Please contact American Church Group for information and coverage questions 800-326-7200.

    Water Sensor Program – Free! Brotherhood has partnered with Notion to provide water sensors for your church or ministry site. The sensors, connect wireless sensors to a smartphone app. to monitor water leaks, sounding smoke alarms, temperature changes and movement of windows and doors. The sensor sends an alert to your cell phone. Follow the link blow to see how you can install or have Brotherhood install  these sensors in your church. There is no charge for this monitoring system. Call American Church Group for more information and arrange for your church to participate in this program;            

    On-Line Payments: Payments to Brotherhood insurance can be done on-line through the Brotherhood website: Set up an account and schedule your payments.  You can also view your payment history.

    Workers' Compensation, Short Term Disablity Insurance, and Family Leave

    Click here for more information about Workers' Compensation, Short-Term Disability Insurance, and Family Leave.

    With more than 140,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 825 local churches and 90 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."