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Bishop to preach at Ticonderoga church

First United Methodist to host new bishop Oct. 20

The First United Methodist Church will welcome Bishop Mark Webb to Ticonderoga Sunday, Oct. 20. Webb will participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

The First United Methodist Church will welcome Bishop Mark Webb to Ticonderoga Sunday, Oct. 20. Webb will participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

— The First United Methodist Church will welcome Bishop Mark Webb to Ticonderoga Sunday, Oct. 20.

Webb will participate in the 10:30 a.m. worship service, which will be followed by a reception in the fellowship hall.

“We’re very pleased that Bishop Webb will be coming to our church,” said Pastor Scott Tyler of the First United Methodist Church. “He is a dynamic speaker and very outgoing.”

Webb has been visiting churches throughout his jurisdiction as Episcopal leader of the Upper New York State area. The Ticonderoga Methodist Church is one of 15 churches where Webb will preach and visit with the congregations. There are nearly 930 churches under Webb’s leadership.

The bishop is new in his job. He elected bishop July 19 and took his new post Sept. 1.

“People have been very receptive to us,” Webb said in a statement. “The role of a bishop is one of leadership and oversight. We have about 182,000 members in our churches and 923 local congregations here, so it’s a lot of folks and territory to get to know.”

Webb holds a master’s in divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University. He became district superintendent of the York District of the Susquehanna Conference in 2007 following pastorates in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Wormleysburg, Pa., and Linglestown, Pa. He has served on various district and conference committees and was a delegate to general and jurisdictional Conferences.

As a consultant in the areas of congregational development, leadership development, stewardship and small groups, Webb encourages churches to work together to develop strategies and outcomes.

Webb is a native of Williamsport, Pa., and is married to Jodi Webb. They have two sons, Tyler and Benjamin.

All are welcome to attend services at the First United Methodist Church, which is located at 1045 Wicker St. Services are held each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. with Communion and 10:30 a.m. with children’s message and Sunday School. For more information about the church and its activities go online at www.TiFUMC.com or call 585-7995.

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