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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    February 2017
    SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
    29 30 31 1

    Deadline to submit petitions and resolutions

    Black History Month

    2 3

    UNY Launchpad

    4

    UNY Launchpad

    Informed to Transform 8! Genesee Valley District Training Day

    5 6

    Extended Cabinet

    7

    Extended Cabinet

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    8

    Extended Cabinet

    9 10 11

    Safe Sanctuaries Training and Training of Trainers

    12 13 14 15

    Statistical Reports Due

    16 17 18
    19 20

    President’s Day (Conference Office Closed)

    21 22 23 24 25

    Catch the Spirit 2017 - Niagara Frontier District Training Day

    26 27

    Appointive Cabinet

    28

    Appointive Cabinet

    1

    Appointive Cabinet

    Reports and action items from Conference teams due

    Women’s History Month

    Ash Wednesday

    2

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    3

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    World Day of Prayer

    Church Family Getaway: Sky Lake

    4

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    Church Family Getaway: Sky Lake

    February 2017

    February 27, 2017 — March 1, 2017

    Appointive Cabinet

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    March 1, 2017

    Reports and action items from Conference teams due

    …more

    March 1, 2017

    Women’s History Month

    Women's History Month recognizes and celebrates the lives and contributions of women to their communities and to The United Methodist Church. Click here for resources. …more

    March 1, 2017

    Ash Wednesday

    Ash Wednesday begins a Christian observance of Lent with self-examination. Click here for resources. …more

    March 2, 2017 — March 6, 2017

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    …more

    March 3, 2017

    World Day of Prayer

    World Day of Prayer links Christian women of the world in a bond of prayer; offering funds Church Women United. Click here for resources.  …more

    March 3, 2017 — March 5, 2017

    Church Family Getaway: Sky Lake

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    March 5, 2017 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Listening Session: Oneonta District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 7, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    March 7, 2017 / 10:00am — March 9, 2017 / 11:00am

    Illuminate Preaching Session 4

    Illuminate Preaching registration now open Illuminate is offered as a way to help good preachers become great preachers. Past participants have shared how helpful the sessions have been in developing their ability to better communicate the Good News of Jesus. …more

    March 11, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Albany District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Binghamton District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Cornerstone District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Northern Flow District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Mountain View District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 1:00pm – 3:00pm

    Listening Session: Crossroads District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Listening Session: Finger Lakes District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 11, 2017 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

    Listening Session: Niagara Frontier District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 13, 2017 — March 15, 2017

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 18, 2017

    Board of Laity meeting

    Details to follow …more

    March 18, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Adirondack District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 18, 2017 / 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Listening Session: Genesee Valley

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 24, 2017 — March 25, 2017

    CLT and District Leadership Teams Meeting

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    March 26, 2017 / 3:00pm – 5:00pm

    Listening Session: Mohawk District

    These Listening Sessions will not be a repackaged Pre-Conference briefing on the budget. The purpose of the Listening Session is to listen—to the questions, concerns, and thoughts of the conference (about the information and process needed, to act …more

    March 27, 2017 — March 29, 2017

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    March 31, 2017 — April 2, 2017

    UP!Word’17

    More details to come! …more

    April 4, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    April 9, 2017

    Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday reanacts Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and to hear anew the passion story. Click here for resources.  …more

    April 10, 2017 — April 11, 2017

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    April 13, 2017

    Holy Thursday

    Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist. Click here for resources.  …more

    April 14, 2017

    Good Friday (Conference Office Closed)

    Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of Christ. Click here for resources.  …more

    April 16, 2017

    Easter

    Easter celebrate's Christ's resurrection. Click here for resources.  …more

    April 21, 2017 — April 22, 2017

    New Faith Communities Annual Event

    Details to follow …more

    April 22, 2017

    CLT Meeting

    …more

    April 24, 2017

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    April 25, 2017

    World Malaria Day

    …more

    April 25, 2017 — April 26, 2017

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    April 30, 2017

    Native American Ministries Sunday (Offering)

    Native American Ministries Sunday recognizes the contributions of Native Americans to society; offering funds Native American ministires, urban intiatives and seminary scholarships. Click here for resources.  …more

    May 1, 2017

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

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    May 2, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    May 8, 2017

    Extended Cabinet

    …more

    May 9, 2017 — May 10, 2017

    Appointive Cabinet

    …more

    May 9, 2017 / 10:00am — May 11, 2017 / 11:00am

    Leadership Academy Session 4

    The purpose of the UNY Leadership Academy is to increase the leadership capacity within the Conference, and involves 4 retreat-style sessions (Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.) beginning in September 2016. $200 non-refundable deposit is required to register, which will leave …more

    May 21, 2017

    Open House: Sky Lake

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    May 26, 2017 — May 29, 2017

    Spring Fling Family Weekend: Sky Lake

    …more

    May 27, 2017 — May 30, 2017

    Family Camp: Skye Farm

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    June 1, 2017 — June 3, 2017

    2017 Annual Conference Session

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    June 11, 2017

    Open House: Casowasco

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    June 17, 2017

    Open House: Aldersgate

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    July 2, 2017 / 2:00pm – 5:00pm

    Open House: Asbury

    …more

    July 4, 2017

    Independence Day (Conference Office Closed)

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    July 4, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    July 7, 2017 — July 9, 2017

    Family Life Weekend: Aldersgate

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    July 8, 2017

    Open House: Skye Farm

    …more

    August 1, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    August 6, 2017 — August 8, 2017

    Together Time: A Family Retreat: Asbury

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    August 10, 2017 — August 13, 2017

    Silver Lake Experience: Asbury

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    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017

    Intergenerational Camp: Sky Lake

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    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017

    Family Camp: Casowasco

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    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017

    Mother-Daughter Adventure: Casowasco

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    August 13, 2017 — August 16, 2017

    Father-Son Adventure

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    September 1, 2017 — September 4, 2017

    Alumni Reunion: Skye Farm

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    September 1, 2017 — September 4, 2017

    Labor Day Family Weekend: Sky Lake

    …more

    September 4, 2017

    Labor Day (Conference Office Closed)

    …more

    September 5, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    October 3, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    November 7, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    November 23, 2017 — November 24, 2017

    Thanksgiving (Conference Office Closed)

    …more

    December 5, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    December 25, 2017 — December 26, 2017

    Christmas (Conference Office Closed)

    …more

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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 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."