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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Genesee Valley’s Oct. 2 Installation, to be an Excellent Celebration

    September 21, 2016 / By Shannon Hodson / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Members of the Genesee Valley District will celebrate Rev. Vonda Fossitt’s appointment on Sunday Oct. 2 from 4-7 p.m. at the Webster United Methodist Church. During this service, which is open to everyone, Rev. Fossitt brings with her, members of several of the congregations and ministries where she has served. They will be helping to make the celebration spectacular.

    The service will begin with Praise and Worship with Chad Phillips of Binghamton’s High Street UMC, Amazing Grace played by Rev. Fossitt’s brother, Vincent Fossitt. The Voices of Unity, of Buffalo Metropolitan UMC, will perform the Processional Hymn. The Call to Worship will be given by Rev. Mary Martin, a retired pastor from Genesee Valley.

    Kae Woodrow Wilbert, CONAM Chairperson, from Albion UMC will lead the Opening Prayer, followed by “How Great Thou Art,” being performed by organist Donald Burrows of Binghamton’s High Street UMC.

    The Rev. Ann Kemper of Rochester’s Covenant UMC will read the Apostle’s Creed.

    Throughout the entire service, scriptures will be read, hymns and songs will be performed, and prayers will be read by members of five different churches or ministries that Rev. Fossitt has been a part of.

    Rev. Fossitt’s sermon, entitled Excellence, reminds us that Jesus possessed a spirit of excellence. Excited about her instillation service, she referenced Philippians 3:14, “So let us press on toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

    TAGGED / Connectional Ministries

    With more than 144,000 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."