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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    August 2016
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    Asbury Express III: Fear Factor

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    Asbury Express III: Fear Factor

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    Asbury Express III: Fear Factor

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    Asbury Express III: Fear Factor

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    7

    Asbury: Together Time - A Family Retreat

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    Asbury: Together Time - A Family Retreat

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    Asbury: Together Time - A Family Retreat

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    NEJ Launchpad

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    NEJ Launchpad

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    NEJ Launchpad

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunities

    Sky Lake: Intergenerational Camp

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    Sky Lake: Intergenerational Camp

    Casowasco: Father-Son Adventure

    Casowasco: Mother-Daughter Adventure

    Casowasco: Family Camp

    Casowasco: Family Camp

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    Sky Lake: Intergenerational Camp

    Casowasco: Father-Son Adventure

    Casowasco: Mother-Daughter Adventure

    Casowasco: Family Camp

    Casowasco: Family Camp

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    Sky Lake: Intergenerational Camp

    Casowasco: Father-Son Adventure

    Casowasco: Mother-Daughter Adventure

    Casowasco: Family Camp

    Casowasco: Family Camp

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    Casowasco: Father-Son Adventure

    Casowasco: Mother-Daughter Adventure

    Casowasco: Family Camp

    Casowasco: Family Camp

    School of Congregational Development

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    School of Congregational Development

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    School of Congregational Development

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    Asbury: Women’s Retreat - Bread of Life

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    Asbury: Women’s Retreat - Bread of Life

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    Asbury: Women’s Retreat - Bread of Life

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    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

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    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

    August 2016

    September 2, 2016 — September 5, 2016

    Sky Lake: Labor Day Family Weekend

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    September 5, 2016

    Labor Day (Conference Office Closed)

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    September 9, 2016 — September 11, 2016

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

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    September 9, 2016 — September 11, 2016

    Mission U

    This year, Mission u - formerly the School of Christian Mission - will continue its annual emphasis on"learning together for the transformation of the world." The 2016 studies include "The Bible and Human Sexuality," "Latin America: People and Faith," and …more

    September 9, 2016 — September 11, 2016

    Skye Farm: Adult Canoe Camp

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    September 10, 2016

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunities - Northern Flow

    SAFE SANCTUARIES® TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Saturday, September 10 at Asbury UMC, Watertown (Northern Flow District) Upper NY’s Safe Sanctuaries® Training WHO:  Individuals who have responsibility for the safety of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in the churches …more

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

    CBOPHB Meeting

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    September 16, 2016 — September 17, 2016

    United Methodist Women’s Annual Meeting

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    September 16, 2016 — September 18, 2016

    Asbury: Beside Still Waters Retreat

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    September 17, 2016

    Safe Sanctuaries Training Opportunity - Genesee Valley

    SAFE SANCTUARIES® TRAINING OPPORTUNITY Saturday, September 17 at Dansville UMC – Genesee Valley District WHO:  Individuals who have responsibility for the safety of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in the churches’ ministries especially pastors, those responsible for Christian …more

    September 17, 2016

    Board of Laity meeting

    Details to follow …more

    September 18, 2016 / 4:00pm – 7:00pm

    Installation Service: Rev. Everett Bassett

    Elm Park UMC …more

    September 20, 2016 / 10:00am — September 22, 2016 / 11:00am

    Leadership Academy Session 1

    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

    September 22, 2016 — September 25, 2016

    Casowasco: Quilt by Faith

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    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 26, 2016 / 10:00am – 3:00pm

    Pre-Retirement Seminar - Asbury Camp & Retreat Center

    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 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

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    September 30, 2016 — October 2, 2016

    Asbury: Craft & Quilt Retreat

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    October 1, 2016 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

    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

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    October 5, 2016 — October 7, 2016

    Tending the Fire East

    DETAILS …more

    October 7, 2016 — October 9, 2016

    Sky Lake: Ladies of the Lake

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    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 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

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    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 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 20, 2016

    Casowasco: Taste & See - Just Desserts

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    November 19, 2016

    CLT Meeting

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    November 24, 2016 — November 25, 2016

    Thanksgiving (Conference Office Closed)

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    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

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    December 9, 2016 — December 11, 2016

    Casowasco: Be Still - A Silent Retreat

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    December 23, 2016 — December 26, 2016

    Christmas (Conference Office Closed)

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    December 30, 2016 — January 1, 2017

    Casowasco: Camp Echo

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    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

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    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 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

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    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 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

    April 4, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    April 7, 2017 — April 8, 2017

    Annual New Faith Communities Event

    Details to follow …more

    April 22, 2017

    CLT Meeting

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    May 2, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    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

    July 4, 2017 / 10:00am – 11:00am

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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

    Conference Office Staff Meeting

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    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."