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New York Annual Conference Transfiguration Sunday Respite Service

2-Part Worship Service

We are excited to remind you that we will be worshipping with our Bishop and his cabinet this Sunday, February 14.
Part 1:

Please join us at 10:00 am for Bishop Bickerton’s live stream worship service on the New York Annual Conference website ( and clicking on the February 14 Worship Service.

Part 2:
After Bishop Bickerton’s service, please join our UMC Monroe and Long Hill UMC family for a time of Joys and Concerns and fellowship using our normal Sunday morning zoom link:

Link for Sunday’s Joys and Concerns and Fellowship:
Meeting ID: 973 7863 4387
Passcode: 2020
Dial by your location +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Other Options: 
The 46-minute service has been recorded and can be accessed anytime by clicking on the link to Vimeo or on the NYAC YouTube Channel

Below is the order of worship for this week:

  • Welcome and Invocation: Rev. Matt Curry
  • Hymn #519 – “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” – Raymond Trapp Ensemble
  • Black History Moment: Sent by the Spirit—Bishop Roy C Nichols1
  • Scripture Reading: Psalm 50: 1-6 (UMH 783) Members of the NYAC staff
  • Scripture Reading: Mark 9:2-9 as read by
    • Rev. Annette Rodriguez (Woodycrest United Methodist Church)
    • Rev. Young Choi (New Haven Korean United Methodist Church)
    • Rev. Shari Ponder (Salem United Methodist Church)
  • Sermon: Bishop Thomas J Bickerton, Resident Bishop New York Annual Conference
  • Musical Offering: “God of Promises” (Lyrics by Doris Machin)
    • Rev. Dorlimar Lebron Malave (First Spanish United Methodist Church)
  • Prayers of the People and Lord’s Prayer: Rev. Denise Smartt Sears
  • Sending Forth: Rev. Doris K. Dalton
  • Postlude: Hallelujah (Ukulele)


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