Bishop Bickerton: "Blowing the Roof Off"

Bishop Bickerton: "Blowing the Roof Off"

9/27/2016

The installation of Thomas J. Bickerton as bishop of the New York Conference was celebrated in the September 25 service filled with music, dance, laughter and love at Salem UMC in Harlem, N.Y. In his sermon, the bishop spoke about "blowing the roof off all of our churches" by sharing the witness that we are all loved by God and a gift to one another. As the church, he said United Methodists need to be saying things that people aren't hearing from the world. "We can't be afraid to go where they are . . . those who are desperate for peace and joy in their lives," Bickerton said. He noted that his vision for the conference was a simple one: "I'm going to love you and remind you everyday that you are loved."
 

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