Press Releases

General Conference Postponed to 2022

February 25, 2021
Meeting on February 20, the Commission on the General Conference made a       decision to further postpone the 2020 General Conference until August 29 –  September 6, 2022 in Minneapolis, Minn. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to  affect the safety of mass gatherings and travel. Go here to learn more about the postponement. 

 In light of the postponement of General Conference, the Council of Bishops is calling a special Session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church to be convened online on May 8, 2021. Click here to learn more about the special session. 

Reverend David A. Gilmore, NYAC Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization, to Take District Superintendent Appointment with the Missouri Annual Conference’s Heartland District


It is with great sadness that the New York Annual Conference (NYAC) must announce that our dynamic and charismatic Director of Congregational Development and Revitalization, Reverend David A. Gilmore, will be stepping down from his position effective July 1, 2020.

NY Bishop Thomas Bickerton and Other Denominational Leaders Craft Proposal to Preserve the United Methodist Church


New York Annual Conference (NYAC) Resident Bishop, Thomas J. Bickerton is among a diverse group of United Methodist Church (UMC) leaders and advocacy groups from around the world who have created a proposal that would preserve the Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination.

United Methodist Traditionalists, Centrists, Progressives, & Bishops Sign Agreement Aimed at Separation


January 3, 2020 (Washington, D.C.): A diverse group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy groups with contrasting views and bishops from around the world has collaborated on a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church (UMC) that has the unanimous support of all the parties involved.