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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Perspectives: Bishop Webb’s letters of support to UNY clergy

    Bishop Webb: March 25, 2021

    March 25, 2021 / By Bishop Mark J. Webb / 2 Comments

    Dear Colleagues in Christ,

    Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ!

    As you prepare to experience and lead your congregation into the scared of Holy Week and the celebration of Easter, I wanted you to know of my prayers for each of you.  I continue to be blessed by the faithful ways in which you live out God’s call upon you.  I celebrate the gifts of the Holy Spirit within you and am convinced that God will use those gifts and each of you in assisting others to experience, know and respond to the amazing love of God through Jesus Christ!

    This past year and these recent days continue to provide challenge, as well as rich opportunities for us to carry out the mission of the Church and boldly proclaim and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  These are exhausting days to lead within the Church, yet days that demand the hope and way of Jesus Christ that the church must exemplify and offer to the world. 

    I deeply value and appreciate each of you.  May you be strengthened in your faith as you journey toward the cross and the empty tomb.  May you be anointed in fresh ways as you lead worship and preach the good news.  May you find strength in the midst of weariness and renewed joy as God’s Spirit leads and refreshes you. 

    Thanks for who you are and for all that you offer for the sake of God’s people and God’s kingdom!

    In Grace,

    Mark 

    Comments 2

    Dear Bishop Webb, We are blessed that you will be with us a bit longer and pray that it may be longer still. Thank you for all your prayers and support in these past years. I pray that you will have a blessed Easter season with your family, hopefully. I pray that you, Jodi and the young men you call sons are safe and well and continue together at this time. God's blessings to you,

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on April 1, 2021 at 9:08 am

    Thank you Bishop Webb and please know how much we appreciate you.
    May you be continually blessed! Happy Easter to you and yours.

    .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on April 1, 2021 at 10:41 am
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    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 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."