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August 31, 2012

Faith Briefs: Aug. 31, 2012

UMC elects new bishop

for Upper New York Area

SYRACUSE — The United Methodist Church has assigned a new resident bishop to the Upper New York Area.

Bishop Mark J. Webb begins his new assignment Saturday, Sept. 1. This is his first episcopal appointment; he was elected to the episcopal office during the 2012 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, which took place July 18 to 20 in Charleston, W.Va.

Webb, 47, is a native of Williamsport, Pa. He holds a master’s of divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., and a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University in Pa. He and his wife, Jodi, have two sons, Tyler and Ben.

The Upper New York Area comprises the Upper New York Annual Conference, which includes more than 920 churches across upstate New York.

Bishop Marcus Matthews, who has served Upper New York since 2010, will become resident bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Area.

Nazarene church hosting Parents’ Night Out

PLATTSBURGH — The Plattsburgh Church of the Nazarene, 187 Broad St., will host Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

All community children ages infant through sixth grade are invited to a free night of pizza, gym games, crafts and more. Children are asked to wear or bring sneakers.

To register, call 561-1960.

Christian school recognized for excellence

PLATTSBURGH — Lakeshore Christian School, a ministry of Plattsburgh’s Bible Baptist Church, has earned the recognition of Model Status School.

Using the individualized curriculum of Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), Lakeshore Christian School focuses on Christian character training, academic excellence and community involvement.

This year, the students’ average grade in all subject areas was 95 percent.

The school is located at 4635 Route 9 in Plattsburgh. For information regarding enrollment for the coming school year, contact the school at 563-4098.

Beer Run held Labor Day to benefit Holy Name School

AUSABLE FORKS — A Beer Run is planned Monday, Sept. 3, to benefit Holy Name School.

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