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

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    It is often easier to see the influence of your ministry locally than it is to see the effect you make regionally and even worldwide. But thanks to our financial connection through Ministry Shares, your local church is able to be a part of amazing ministries that are working toward the eradication of preventable diseases, feeding the hungry, equipping and educating clergy, providing ministry and support to those impacted by poverty, and so much more.

    Below are tools to help you share the story of Ministry Shares and our connectional system in your context. If you have suggestions for additional tools, please share them by sending an email to

    Narrative Budget

    Click here to view the Narrative Budget Booklet and video. 


    Click here to read Rev. Susan Ranous' weekly blog. Rev. Ranous serves as the Director of Stewardship for Upper New York Conference.


    For Upper New York Ministry Share videos, click here.  
    For UMC Giving videos, click here 

    Visit for resources on our six Special Sunday's, other UMC Ministries, and more giving needs.


    Click here to learn more about stewardship.

    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."