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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Church Trustees and Church Council Resources

    The following resources can be used for future trainings for local church trustees and Staff-Parish Relations Committees (SPRC). The materials and webinar recordings are from April 26 and 28, 2022 and were developed for churches in the Southern Tier Region, which consists of the Cornerstone, Mountain View, Binghamton, and Oneonta Districts. District Superintendents Rev. Suzanne Block, Rev. Dr. Jeff McDowell, and Rev. Nancy Adams led the sessions.

    Church Trustees

    Click here to watch the recorded webinar (56 minutes). The access code is 4F1Mi?&j.

    Staff-Parish Relations Committees (SPRC)

    The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church requires that all member churches have a Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) or a Pastor-Parish Relations Committee (PPRC).

    Click here to watch the recorded webinar (88 minutes, which includes a question and answer session).

    With more than 125,000 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."