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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    September 2016
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    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

    3

    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

    4

    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

    5

    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

    Labor Day (Conference Office Closed)

    6

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    7 8 9

    Mission U

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

    10

    Mission U

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunities - Northern Flow

    CBOPHB Meeting

    11

    Mission U

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

    12 13 14 15 16

    United Methodist Women’s Annual Meeting

    United Methodist Men’s (UMM) Retreat

    Asbury: Beside Still Waters Retreat

    17

    United Methodist Women’s Annual Meeting

    United Methodist Men’s (UMM) Retreat

    Asbury: Beside Still Waters Retreat

    Board of Laity meeting

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunity - Genesee Valley

    Board of Laity Meeting

    18

    Asbury: Beside Still Waters Retreat

    Installation Service: Rev. Everett Bassett

    19 20

    Leadership Academy Session 1

    21

    Leadership Academy Session 1

    22

    Leadership Academy Session 1

    Casowasco: Quilt by Faith

    23

    Casowasco: Quilt by Faith

    24

    Casowasco: Quilt by Faith

    25

    Casowasco: Quilt by Faith

    Faith for a Fair NY 2016 Conference

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    26

    Faith for a Fair NY 2016 Conference

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    Pre-Retirement Seminar - Asbury Camp & Retreat Center

    27

    Faith for a Fair NY 2016 Conference

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    Pre-Retirement Seminar - Amsterdam UMC

    28

    Church Planting Convocation

    Trip to Leadership Institute in Leawood, Kanas

    29

    Trip to Leadership Institute in Leawood, Kanas

    30

    Trip to Leadership Institute in Leawood, Kanas

    CLT and District Leadership Teams Meeting

    Asbury: Craft & Quilt Retreat

    1

    CLT and District Leadership Teams Meeting

    Asbury: Craft & Quilt Retreat

    Christian Education Event (Vital Congregations)

    September 2016

    September 25, 2016 — September 27, 2016

    Faith for a Fair NY 2016 Conference

    New Yorkers of all faiths are compelled by our traditions to seek justice. How do we do so faithfully and effectively in a time of increasing inequality, poverty and ideological division? The New York State Council of Churches, in partnership …more

    September 25, 2016 — September 27, 2016

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    …more

    September 27, 2016 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Pre-Retirement Seminar - Amsterdam UMC

    There will be two Pre-Retirement Seminars held in September to highlight and explain the benefits available through The United Methodist Church to retiring clergy.  These are intended to assist persons in their later years of ministry to understand the …more

    September 28, 2016

    Church Planting Convocation

    Click here to register. For details and workshops for the New Church Planters Convocation, please visit the Leadership Institute website - Key Note Speaker: Junius Dotson; Church Planting Breakout Group Leaders include: Scott Chrostek, William Chaney, Paul Nixon, …more

    September 28, 2016 — September 30, 2016

    Trip to Leadership Institute in Leawood, Kanas

    The Leadership Institute at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection brings together clergy, church staff, and volunteers who share a passion for renewing churches. The Upper New York Annual Conference has organized a trip to share in this great …more

    September 30, 2016 — October 1, 2016

    CLT and District Leadership Teams Meeting

    …more

    September 30, 2016 — October 2, 2016

    Asbury: Craft & Quilt Retreat

    …more

    October 1, 2016 / 9:00am – 2:30pm

    Christian Education Event (Vital Congregations)

    Attention: Upper New York UMC Christian Education teachers, leaders, pastors, small group leaders, or anyone who may be interested, you are invited to join in a day of sharing and learning. The Rev. Aaron Bowens, Director of Vital Congregations, and …more

    October 2, 2016

    World Communion Sunday (Offering)

    World Communion Sunday is always celebrated the first Sunday in October. This special Sunday provides scholarships for United States’ racial and ethnic minority students and international students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Click here for …more

    October 2, 2016 — October 4, 2016

    Tending the Fire West

    DETAILS …more

    October 2, 2016 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm

    Installation Service: Rev. Vonda Fossitt

    …more

    October 3, 2016 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Time of prayer and witness for the United Methodist Church

    With uncertainty and great anxiety about the state of the United Methodist Church and what the future holds, The Upper New York Conference is organizing times of prayer and conversation across the Conference. Agenda and structure are still being determined, …more

    October 4, 2016 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    October 5, 2016 — October 7, 2016

    Tending the Fire East

    DETAILS …more

    October 7, 2016 — October 9, 2016

    Sky Lake: Ladies of the Lake

    …more

    October 11, 2016 / 10:00am — October 13, 2016 / 11:00am

    Illuminate Preaching

    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. One person commented, “I …more

    October 15, 2016

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunities - Niagara Frontier

    SAFE SANCTUARIES® TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Saturday, October 15 at Grand Island: Trinity UMC (Niagara Frontier) Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries® Training WHO:  Individuals who have responsibility for the safety of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in the churches …more

    October 18, 2016 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Time of prayer and witness for the United Methodist Church

    With uncertainty and great anxiety about the state of the United Methodist Church and what the future holds, The Upper New York Conference is organizing times of prayer and conversation across the Conference. Agenda and structure are still being determined, …more

    October 24, 2016 — October 27, 2016

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The two-year training program offers learning and formational experiences in classroom and small group settings. The training includes home-based reading and reflection, experiential learning, …more

    October 24, 2016 / 6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Time of prayer and witness for the United Methodist Church

    With uncertainty and great anxiety about the state of the United Methodist Church and what the future holds, The Upper New York Conference is organizing times of prayer and conversation across the Conference. Agenda and structure are still being determined, …more

    November 1, 2016 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    November 8, 2016 / 10:00am — November 10, 2016 / 11:00am

    Illuminate Preaching Session 2

    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. One person commented, “I …more

    November 11, 2016 — November 12, 2016

    Youth Fall Gathering (East)

    More details to come!  …more

    November 13, 2016 — November 15, 2016

    Tending the Fire West

    DETAILS …more

    November 16, 2016 — November 18, 2016

    Tending the Fire East

    DETAILS …more

    November 18, 2016 — November 19, 2016

    Youth Fall Gathering (West)

    More details to come!  …more

    November 18, 2016 — November 20, 2016

    Casowasco: Taste & See - Just Desserts

    …more

    November 19, 2016

    CLT Meeting

    …more

    November 24, 2016 — November 25, 2016

    Thanksgiving (Conference Office Closed)

    …more

    November 27, 2016

    United Methodist Student Sunday (Offering)

    United Methodist Student Sunday is always celebrated the last Sunday in November. United Methodist Student Sunday provides loan and scholarship funds for undergraduate and graduate students attending United Methodistrelated and other accredited colleges and universities.  Click here for resources. …more

    November 29, 2016 / 10:00am — December 1, 2016 / 11:00am

    Leadership Academy Session 2

    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

    December 6, 2016 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    December 9, 2016 — December 11, 2016

    Casowasco: Be Still - A Silent Retreat

    …more

    December 23, 2016 — December 26, 2016

    Christmas (Conference Office Closed)

    …more

    December 30, 2016 — January 1, 2017

    Casowasco: Camp Echo

    …more

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    January 10, 2017 / 10:00am — January 12, 2017 / 11:00am

    Leadership Academy Session 3

    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

    January 14, 2017

    CLT Meeting

    …more

    January 17, 2017 / 10:00am — January 19, 2017 / 11:00am

    Illuminate Preaching Session 3

    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

    January 22, 2017 — January 24, 2017

    Tending the Fire West

    DETAILS …more

    January 22, 2017 — January 24, 2017

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    …more

    January 25, 2017 — January 27, 2017

    Tending the Fire East

    DETAILS …more

    February 3, 2017 — February 4, 2017

    UNY Lauchpad

    UNY Launchpad will be held (God willing) at the new UNY Conference Learning Center! For lead planters and 2-3 of their team members.  …more

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    February 24, 2017 — February 27, 2017

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The two-year training program offers learning and formational experiences in classroom and small group settings. The training includes home-based reading and reflection, experiential learning, …more

    March 2, 2017 — March 6, 2017

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    …more

    March 7, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    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 18, 2017

    Board of Laity meeting

    Details to follow …more

    March 24, 2017 — March 25, 2017

    CLT and District Leadership Teams Meeting

    …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 7, 2017 — April 8, 2017

    Annual New Faith Communities Event

    Details to follow …more

    April 22, 2017

    CLT Meeting

    …more

    May 1, 2017

    Board of Ordained Ministry Meeting

    …more

    May 2, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …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 19, 2017 — May 22, 2017

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The two-year training program offers learning and formational experiences in classroom and small group settings. The training includes home-based reading and reflection, experiential learning, …more

    June 1, 2017 — June 3, 2017

    2017 Annual Conference Session

    …more

    July 4, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …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

    October 23, 2017 — October 26, 2017

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The two-year training program offers learning and formational experiences in classroom and small group settings. The training includes home-based reading and reflection, experiential learning, …more

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

    …more

    February 23, 2018 — February 26, 2018

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The two-year training program offers learning and formational experiences in classroom and small group settings. The training includes home-based reading and reflection, experiential learning, …more

    May 18, 2018 — May 21, 2018

    Tending the Soul

    Tending the Soul is a program designed to train individuals in Spiritual Direction and Congregational Formation. The two-year training program offers learning and formational experiences in classroom and small group settings. The training includes home-based reading and reflection, experiential learning, …more

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    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 915 churches 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."