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    United Methodists of Upper New YorkLiving the Gospel. Being God's Love.

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    United Methodists encouraged to focus on love

    September 5, 2023 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The Council of Bishops President Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton is calling on United Methodists to focus on love because the Church’s greatest success depends upon mutual love and meaningful relationships throughout the world.
    “The quality of our love for one another among Christians makes the church an effective witness for the gospel because it is what the human spirit longs for, dreams of and desired,” Bishop Bickerton said during a worship service on Sunday, Sept. 4 in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    Bishop Bickerton is attending the Africa Colleges of Bishops meeting, representing the Council of Bishops with Bishop Gregory Palmer.
    “When we demonstrate our genuine desire for unity in Jesus Christ, God draws us into a perfect love that exists between us and God and between us and the world.  God calls the church to become a community of mutual love in the world so that people will see and experience the love that believers have for one another but also the love that God has for us.”

    Click here to read the full sermon and click here to view a picture gallery on Facebook. 

    TAGGED / Communications / Episcopal Office / Bishop Burgos / Council of Bishops

    With more than 100,000 members, United Methodists of Upper New York comprises of more than 675 local churches and New Faith Communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our vision is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."