Partners in Ministry
We welcome the opportunity to partner in ministry with you in a variety of ways. Please browse through the selections below, and be in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
Especially for Area Clergy
Referrals: The Department of Spiritual Care welcomes requests for patient visitation from clergy and congregations. If you are unable to visit the hospital yourself and would like a congregant to be visited, please call us at 315 464-4687.
We welcome you to hang your coat at the Center while you are in the hospital visiting. You are invited to use the Ginny Moses Hospitality Room (located in the Center) for private conversations should the need arise.
Annual parking passes for clergy at area hospitals are made available by Interfaith Works .
If you are from out of the area, you can get a one day parking sticker from Upstate's Parking Office, open from 8-4pm M-F.
The On-Call Clergy Team is a unique opportunity for ordained ministers of the Protestant and Roman Catholic faiths to provide volunteer after hours pastoral coverage for emergencies one night a month. Members of the team receive a hospital ID, free parking and a meal. Interested clergy are invited to contact the manager at 315 464-4236. We welcome your interest in this vital ministry!
Join the Intensive Prayer Circle
The IPC is a group of congregations and individuals who partner with us to weekly receive prayer requests from patients, families and staff. We always welcome new members to join us through this email ministry.
Interested in Volunteering?
We are interested in you! We have a variety of volunteer positions according to your interest and training – from patient visitation to office assistants, from knitters for Prayer blankets to singers in the hospital choir. Our volunteers are active members of their congregations and recommended or endorsed by their own faith tradition, spiritually mature, and sensitive to diverse faiths, ethnicities and cultures. (Proselytizing is not tolerated.) Please contact us at 315 464-4687 to discuss your interests or fill out the online application.
Upstate's Partners in Clergy Program in Need of Volunteers
Rev. Kevin Agee, presiding elder of the Washington-Virginia district of the CME Church and former pastor of Hopps Memorial CME Church in Syracuse, describes his experiences as a volunteer on-call chaplain at Upstate University Hospital, and the need for additional volunteers.