Rev. Mudge welcomed as Adirondack District Superintendent

9/26/2011
Rev. William Mudge was officially welcomed as the Adirondack District Superintendent during a moving ceremony at the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderaga, NY on Saturday, Sept. 24. Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Marcus Matthews handed him the crozier, the official symbol of the episcopal office, reminding him of his obligation as the leader of the Adirondack District in the Upper New York Annual Conference.    Rev. Mudge’s family was on hand to share in...

Bishop Matthews tours Adirondack, Albany Districts

9/28/2010
Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Dr. Marcus Matthews visited Adirondack and Albany districts on Sunday and Monday as part of his tour of all the 12 districts in the area. Bishop Matthews began his tour in the Adirondack District on Sunday by meeting the laity at Ticonderoga United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga. On Monday morning, Bishop Matthews met with the Adirondack District clergy at Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church in Saratoga Springs. On Monday evening, the bishop met with...

Like a butterfly, Rev. Robbins flies away into eternity

8/6/2012
Daughter JoAnn and a family friend watch as butterflies are released at the grave of Rev. Dawn Robbins. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga. With the release of butterflies at her final resting place in Warrensburg, N.Y., family and friends said farewell to the Rev. Dawn P. Robbins, the late pastor of Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, during a moving ceremony on Sunday (Aug. 5). Rev. Robbins’ daughter, JoAnn Wood, released the...

Hudson Falls UMC pastor Rev. Dawn Robbins dies

7/29/2012
The Upper New York Annual Conference regrets to announce the death of the Rev. Dawn P. Robbins, pastor of Hudson Falls United Methodist Church. Rev. Robbins, a full elder in the connection, passed away early Sunday, July 29, 2012 at her home. She has been pastor of Hudson Falls UMC in the Adirondack District since 2010. Resident Bishop Marcus Matthews and Adirondack District Superintendent Bill Mudge expressed their condolences on Rev. Robbins’ death. She leaves behind a young...

Former DS Robert F. Trost dies

10/22/2010
Former District Superintendent The Rev. Robert F. Trost died Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 in Averill Park, NY.  Rev. Trost served Grace UMC - Troy, NY; First UMC - Cohoes, NY; St. James UMC - Cohoes, NY; Saratoga Springs UMC; and Pine Grove UMC. He also served as the Bennington-Troy District Superintendent in the former Troy Conference.  He is survived by his wife, Alice; and son Nathan (Michelle) of Newtonville, NY; and two grandchildren. Nathan Trost is a  member of the...