About the New York Annual Conference

Mission, Vision, and Core Values

Use the bulletin inserts and poster above to promote the Mission, Vision and Core Values with your congregation and at your church. The 11 x 8.5 inch inserts are available in three languages – English, Spanish and Korean. The 8.5 x 11 inch poster contains all three languages. Click on the inserts you need and download them to your computer for use. The inserts and posters can be printed in color or B/W.

Our Mission

We strive to share God’s love by creating safe places where all are accepted and welcomed, connecting the needs of people to the presence of God, and transforming the world through Christ.


Nos esforzamos por compartir el amor de Dios creando lugares seguros donde todos son aceptados y recibidos, conectando las necesidades de las personas con la presencia de Dios, y transformando el mundo a través de Cristo.

Our Vision

We see strong leaders who develop vital congregations that eagerly make new disciples, actively nurture existing disciples, and passionately advocate for the needs and concerns of all people.


Vemos líderes fuertes que desarrollan congregaciones vitales que con entusiasmo forman nuevos discípulos, nutren constantemente a los discípulos existentes, y abogan apasionadamente por las necesidades y preocupaciones de todos los hijos e hijas de Dios.

Our Core Values

The values that drive us are deep love for God and unconditional love for all people.  We value collaboration and partnerships that demonstrate God’s love to a world that divides and alienates.  We value relationships that foster accountability, excellence, and an ability to engage in open, honest, and respectful conversations.  We value the hope that we have in Christ that, when discovered, brings us a unity of purpose, a joy that enlivens our spirit, and a peace that surpasses all understanding.

Valores Fundamentals

Los valores que nos impulsan son el amor profundo por Dios y el amor incondicional por todos los hijos e hijas de Dios. Valoramos la colaboración y las alianzas que demuestran el amor de Dios a un mundo que divide e ignora. Valoramos las relaciones que fomentan la rendición de cuentas, la excelencia y la capacidad de participar en conversaciones abiertas, honestas y respetuosas. Valoramos la esperanza que tenemos en Cristo que, cuando se descubre, nos trae una unidad de propósito, un gozo que anima nuestro espíritu, y una paz que sobrepasa todo conocimiento.


We are a regional unit of United Methodist churches and people. The conference includes all of Long Island, New York City, Connecticut west of the Connecticut River and an area on both sides of the Hudson River as far west as Walton and as far north as Chatham and North Blenheim. More than 100,000 people belong to the over 430 United Methodist congregations in this area.

Who are we?

We are a diverse people. As United Methodist people of the New York Conference, we trace our ancestry to all but one of the seven continents of the world: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. We have significant ethnic constituencies from South America, Africa, Central America, the Caribbean, Korea and China.

Our conference provides opportunity not only for cross-cultural pastoral appointments, but also opportunity for the laity to gather in multi-cultural settings for a diversity of worship experiences and traditions.

Our music varies from traditional and classical to experimental, praise and gospel. Our prayers are always from the heart, by they formal or spontaneous.

We are a people of the Bible, reading many translations and basing our life decisions on Scripture, tradition, experience and reason. We cherish our 270+year-old heritage initiated in 18th century England by John Wesley. Our faith vision focuses on the future God has opened for the people called United Methodist.