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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    BobbleWebbs are in

    November 9, 2015 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Africa 360 Steering Team – which helps facilitate the Upper New York Conference’s holistic plan for health and education initiatives in Africa – has created a bobble head of Upper New York Area Resident Bishop Mark J. Webb. More affectionately known as “BobbleWebb,” the polyresin nodder serves as a fundraiser for Africa 360. The bobble head was featured in the summer issue of the Advocate. If you would like a BobbleWebb of your own, you can receive one for a donation of $100 or more to Africa 360. The bobble head – along with a donation receipt for your records – will be shipped to your home in time for Christmas. Please note that a physical address is preferred to a P.O. Box address. You can find an order form online under the Africa 360 Toolkit or email Africa360@unyumc.org for more information. Quantities are limited, so make your donation today.

    Bishop Webb has been incredibly supportive of the Africa 360 initiative and he has generously given permission for the bobblehead creation to help raise funds.

    “It’s amazing what technology can do now. These ‘BobbleWebbs’ are certainly unique, but if it helps to raise money for Africa 360, I’m all for it,” Bishop Webb said in reaction to meeting BobbleWebb for the first time. “This a great example of people being creative and finding new and fun ways to support the life-changing and life-saving ministries of Africa 360. Thanks be to God.”

    Keep an eye out for BobbleWebb, as he’ll be hitting the road, snapping photos, and uploading them to his Instagram. If you happen to see BobbleWebb at an event – perhaps an upcoming District Day or one of the Conference Council on Youth Ministry’s Fall Gatherings – get a picture with him and upload your photo with the hashtag #BobbleWebb. Search for him on Instagram under BobbleWebb or click here to view his photos.

    TAGGED / Communications


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."