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Annual Meeting

2020 Annual Meeting

New York Conference United Church of Christ


Conference Minister's State of the Conference

Conference Board of Directors 

Personnel Comittee

ACM Rev Ryan W Henderson

ACM Rev Shernell Edney Stilley

ACM Rev Dr Marjorie Purnine

ACM Rev Dr Marsha Williams

ACM Rev Gary Ferner

Racial Justice Coordinator Rev Gary T Smith



Commission on Ministry

Global Commission

CEIR Commission

NY State Council of Churches



Call to Annual Meeting

January 25, 2020

To: Churches and Ministers of the NEW YORK CONFERENCE, UCC 

From: Dona Roll, Moderator of the Conference

The Fifty-seventh Annual Meeting of the New York Conference of the United Church of Christ will convene at the Hyatt Regnecy Hotel, 2 Foundation Plaza, Buffalo NY, beginning at 2:00 PM on Friday, June 5, 2020, and will be in session until after the Closing Service of Worship on Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Information on the Continuing Education Institute to follow.) 

Each member Church of the Conference is entitled to representation by two lay delegates. A church of more than 250 members is entitled to representation by one additional lay delegate for each additional 250 members or major fraction thereof.

The Schedule printed below indicates the number of delegates to represent the Churches of various sizes of membership. The standard is provided in the 2017 Yearbook and Directory of the Conference for which each Church provided its own accurate statement of membership.

Number of Members Number of Delegates
1-250 2
251-500 3
501-750 4
751-1000 5
1001-1250 6
1251-1500 7
1501-1750 8
1751-2000 9

Delegate Designation forms are no longer necessary.  At your Annual Meeting or at another appointed time, elect or designate those who are to be your representatives this year. Their names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses should be registered on line with the Conference Office as delegates as soon as possible in advance of May 1, 2020. Registration forms and other pertinent information will be published on our website. We anticipate registration forms and information available on or before March 15, 2020.

All persons holding ministerial standing in the Conference shall be considered voting delegates. Members of the Conference Board, and moderators and registrars of the Associations, during their respective terms, shall also be considered voting delegates.

Business Items

These are the action items that will come before the Annual Meeting of the New York Conference during the Business Sections of our Plenary time together. Action items will be:

  1. Vote on the 2021 Conference Budget
  2. Vote on a slate of Nominees for Conference Board and General Synod Delegates. Names of Nominees will be posted on conference website.
  3. Any Resolutions brought to and approved by the Conference Board prior to April 20th 2020.
  4. Other items which may properly come before the gathering.

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