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www.episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens – The Episcopal Digital Network

www.ube.org – Union of Black Episcopalian

www.voorhees.edu – Voorhees College

www.ststephensnmb.com – St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, N. Myrtle Beach

www.anglicannews.org – Anglican Communion News Service

www.episcopalmigrationministries – Episcopal Migration Ministries

www.tlcafrica.com – TLC  Africa

www.liberianembassyus.org – Embassy of Liberia

www.theperspective.org – The Perspective

www.allafrica.com – All Africa

This week in LECUSA - Week of June 10 - June 16, 2018.
Father's Day!

A weekly update bulletin from the desk of The Rev. Dr. Dee Wellington Bright, LECUSA CHAIRMAN 


We are pleased to announce that Mr. Paul George has accepted to head LECUSA's Fundraising Committee. Mr. George is one of the funding members of the Minnesota Chapter of LECUSA. The Fundraising Committee is one of the major committees of the organization and so we look forward to much progress under his leadership. The entire membership of the committee will be posted later.

With the new Reception date of Friday, July 6th, the invitations are now in circulation. Currently, we are tracking responses that are coming in from the invitees. The committee is soon to finalize the structure of the program and the menu type. Thanks for all of the great efforts going into this plan. If you know of others whom we can invite that will benefit our networking, please do not hesitate to forward such contacts to us. We are also looking forward to the presence of the Friends of Cuttington.

Canon James Callaway:
This week, I spoke with Canon James Callaway who is the Secretary General of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion and he confirmed his presence to be at our reception and the presence of the Friends of Cuttington.

This week, I checked on our 501C-3 status and I like to report here that our 501C-3 status is in tact and we are in compliance again this year as our organization's Tax filling was done in a timely manner. Thanks to our financial officers, Brother John Mellish and Brother David Hanson for their expertise and commitment.


1--The Pastoral Care Committee will be meeting on this Coming Monday at 8:00 Central and 9:00 Eastern

2--The Convention Reception Committee will meet on Sunday at 8:00 pm Central and 9:00 pm Eastern

3--The Called clergy meeting scheduled for this Sunday is postponed until we get enough head counts for that meeting. The new date will be announced for later next month.

NOTE: FOR THESE MEETINGS, Call: 641-715-3288 Code: 735490#

The Cutting Alumni Associate has extended invitation to LECUSA for its upcoming annual Reunion in Houston, Texas on august 18th --20th 2018. We are asking LECUSA members to please support CUAAA by attending and or supporting their efforts. Detailed info concerning the reunion can be obtained from CUAAA website.

Thanks for reading this week’s bulletin.
From: The Revd. Dr. Dee Wellington Bright, (LECUSA Chairman)
As pineapples, “Let’s show our juice” by giving back adequately to our home diocese.


Pastoral Care Committee (Fr. John Mitchell, Chair)
Mrs. Emily Benjamin, Member
Mrs. Cynthia Gilmore, Member
The Rev. Dr. James Yarsiah (Member)
The Rev. Abeoseh Flemister (Ex. Officio, Chair)

The Strategic Planning Committee ( Mr. Gerald Cooper, Chair)
Mr. Richard Thorpe
Dr. Elwood Dunn
The Rev. CANon Wilmot Merchant
Fr. John Harmon
Mr. Clemenceau Urey
Others are being consider

The Bylaws Amendment Committee: (Ms. Germaine Dunn, Chair)
The Rev. Dr.. James Wilson
The Rev. Canon. Wilmot Merchant
The Rev. Dr. Matilda Dunn
Mrs. Marie Y. Hayes
The Rev. Dr. James Yarsiah
The Rev. Dr. Allen George

Convention Reception Committee (Fr. Edward Thompson)
Mr. Gerald Cooper
Mr. Paul Jones
The Rev. Canon Wilmot Merchant
Mrs. Wilhemena Wilson
Others are being considered

Membership Committee (Mr. Benoni Grimes, Chair)
Mrs. Marie Hayes
The Rev. Dr. James Wilson
Mrs. Emily Benjamin
Mr. David Hanson
Mrs. Louise Assengie
Mr. Paul George
Other are being considered

Please Keep Georgia in Mind for LECUSA’s 14th GATHERING: April 26-28, 2019

REMEMBER: “With God, all things are possible!”

LECUSA National and LECUSA - MN Chapter “Chairs Project” for 5 Episcopal Church of Liberia Schools!
Benefiting schools are: St. James, Hoffman Station, Harper, Maryland (Southeastern Archdeaconry); St. John’s Buchanan (Bassa Archdeaconry); St. Martin on the Mount, Yekepa (LOBONI Archdeaconry); St. Stephen, Mambo & St. Andrew’s, Mbaloma (Southwestern Archdeaconry). Each school will receive 50 Armchairs!


Updates on Post LECUSA 12th Annual Gathering - Gratitude and best wishes!
“Strengthening LECUSA – Redefining/Reshaping our Relationships and Partnerships” Isaiah 40:10

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to our host – the Chairman (Mr. Samuel Abdullai), Officers and Members of LECUSA – Minnesota Chapter, for the grand success of LECUSA - 12th Annual Gathering (April 21-23, 2017)! LECUSA National Executives are sincerely grateful to the Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, for his participation and support during our 12th Gathering. LECUSA expresses gratitude to the Priest-In-Charge, Rector, Clergy, Wardens and Members of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal), Plymouth, Minnesota, respectively, for providing their buildings/facilities as venues for our worship, deliberations and fellowship. LECUSA extends special thanks and appreciation to our Presider and Preacher (Bishop Brian Prior) at the Opening Eucharist; Keynote Speaker (Rev. Ranjit Matthews) at the Benefit dinner. LECUSA also extends special thanks to our Guest Preacher (Rev. Canon Dr. Herman Browne) at the Closing Eucharist, the Presider (Rev. John Mitchell), at the Closing Eucharist, and finally, the Officiant and Homilist (the Rev. Abeoseh Flemister and Rev. Dr. D. Wellington Bright, Sr.) at the Morning Prayer, respectively. We are deeply grateful to our Presenters, Guests and all participants at the LECUSA - 12th Annual Gathering. LECUSA extends special recognition and thanks to Mrs. Theresa Witherspoon and her team for the meals and services received throughout the Gathering. Our Gathering recognized all first time attendees and was delighted to have Mr. Karsor Dennis, representing Liberian Episcopalians from Indianapolis, Indiana. Once again, we congratulate our three distinguished Honorees and the three Episcopal Parishes in Minnesota that were awarded recognition for their support to LECUSA during our Ebola project in 2014/15.

For your information, LECUSA is donating $1000.00 to Cuttington University, for the purchase of chairs for students. Effective 2017, LECUSA will partner with Partners-In- Ministry-In-Liberia (PIMIL) and donate $500.00 each year, for five years (a total of $2500.00) to support Ebola Orphans in Liberia. In 2017, LECUSA will donate $2500.00 towards School repairs in the Episcopal Church of Liberia. LECUSA will send a delegation to the Episcopal Church of Liberia Diocesan Convention in February 2018. Moving forward with our relationship and partnership with the Episcopal Church of Liberia, a strategic committee, headed by Brother Gerald F. B. Cooper was constituted to study all aspects of our past, present and future engagements with the ECL and make recommendations to the Executive Committee. Please note that the 12th Gathering voted to have all LECUSA members pay $100 as an Annual Membership due. This takes effect in April 2018. Active clergy and Lay members: $100, Retired clergy and Laity: $50. Online payment is done at: www.lecusa.net or mail check / Money Order (LECUSA), c/o Mr. David Hanson, Financial Secretary at: 32 Knoll Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012. Blessings to all!

Finally, we express our regrets and pray for those who could not attend the 12th Annual Gathering due to circumstances beyond their control. Our next Gathering will be held on April 6-8, 2018 in Northern Virginia, at the St. David’s Episcopal Church, Ashburn and St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Reston. Please mark your calendars and make plans to attend. Please visit LECUSA website: www.lecusa.net and our face book page: Liberian Episcopal Community in the USA (LECUSA). Please email us at: lecusa2006@gmail.com and share photos of our Gathering.

Blessings and peace, The Rev’d Dr. James T. Yarsiah, LECUSA Chairman


LECUSA 10th Anniversary Gathering, Newark, NJ - Photos taken at Opening Prayer and Plenary sessions on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 24 Rector Street. We extend sincere gratitude to our hosts: The Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, New Jersey.

Click album below to view the photos taken by Mr. Benoni Tarr Grimes at LECUSA 10th Anniversary Awards and Recognition Benefit Dinner on 4/11/15. Congratulations to all of our Honorees! Enjoy! 

Photos of the distribution of the LECUSA Ebola Medical, Sanitation and Food Items
( Click here for Health and Media Advisory for Liberian Communities )

Distribution of Food Items and detergents to ECL Clergies and Staffs Distribution of Food Items and detergents to ECL Clergies and Staffs Distribution of Food Items and detergents to ECL Clergies and Staffs Clergy and ECL Staff receiving and signing for items received Clergy and ECL Staff receiving and signing for items received  Presentation of Ebola Materials to Hope for Women Health Center                                           Presentation to the Bromley Mission School Bishop Hart speaks with Nurse during presentation at Crozierville Health Center Presentation to Bensenville Hospital  Bishop Hart makes presentation to Health Center in Banjor                     Crozierville Reproductive Health Center receiving some of the medical Items        Bishop of the Lutheran Church receiving some of the Items from Bishop Hart Presentation to International Poly clinic Presentation to Bendaja Health Center in Cape Mount Presentation to Ebola Treatment Unit in Jenewale, Cape Mount jquery lightbox with slideshowby VisualLightBox.com v5.9


Active Clergy Annual Membership - $100.00

Laity Annual Membership - $100.00

Retired Clergy Annual Membership - $50.00


ECL Sustainability Fund

St. Mark's gets new roof - Harper, Liberia

The Most Rev. Jonathan BB Hart

The Rev. Dr. Dee Wellington Bright, Sr.
Rector, Grace Episcopal Church,
Ponca City, OK. 74604

Signage for The Episcopal Church of Liberia


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