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This week in LECUSA - Week of September 9 - September 15, 2018.

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

HAPPENINGS IN LECUSA THIS WEEK

The MEMBERS IN HURRICANE PATH
Thanks for your prayers for those of our LECUSA members, (lay and clergy), who were in the path of Hurricane Florence over the weekend. We received word from Father Joseph Green, Fr. Wheigar Bright, Canon Wilmot Merchant and Fr. James Yarsiah that they and their families are all safe and doing well. They truly appreciate the level of concern that LECUSA members showed them. To God be the Glory!

LECUSA CLERGY MEETING
The meeting of LECUSA clergy scheduled for the weekend was held with much success. Fr. Ernest Johhson who recently came to study in the US brought us greetings. Fr. Victor King and Fr. Desmond Williams also gave us updates on their status in the US. Dean James Sellee who was also invited could not attend.

IMPORTANT CLERGY DECISION:
Due to the current fiscal condition of the diocese of Liberia and the problem that it has caused for the clergy there, LECUSA clergy (at their meeting), made a decision to offer some assistance (short term) towards the salaries of their fellow clergy in Liberia. The details of this decision will become available after it is presented to the LECUSA Executives.

FR. DAVID HOWARD
Your prayers are kindly requested for Fr. Howard who is not well. He also just had a birthday. Please also reach out to him. His contacts are: 513-522-1879 home---513-607-0371 cell

DR. ELWOOD & REV. MATILDA DUNN
We received words of the bereavement of Dr. Elwood and Rev. Matilda Dunn on the passing of his sister:
Mrs. Victoria Dunn Tolbert.
We ask your prayers for them and their family. Their contacts are: 423-400-7771-(his) & 423 400-7760 (hers).

OTHER BEREAVEMENTS:
We also encourage LECUSA members to please continue reaching out to those whose bereavements were announced recently.
Brother John Mellish:(919) 931-6935
Sister Wilhelmina Wilson & Canon Merchant
(770) 815-9260 Sister Wilhelmina Wilson
(843) 251-2915 Canon Merchant

FR. DEE BRIGHT'S INSTALLATION
The time of Fr. Bright's installation is 3:00 pm on October 21, 2018. We would appreciate the presence of LECUSA members who will be able to attend.
VENUE:
Church of Our Savior
1000 Jersey Lane
Palm Bay, FL. 32905
(Time: TBA)
Contacts: 321-723-8032 (office)
413-222-5168 (Cell)

UPCOMING MEETINGS
Some upcoming meetings in LECUSA are as follows:

LECUSA'S STRATEGIC COMMITEE MEETING
TBA
LECUSA'S CONSTITUTION & BYLAWS COMMITEE MEETING
TBA
LECUSA'S MEMBERSHIP COMMITEE MEETING
TBA

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

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!

CLICK HERE FOR LETTER OF GRATITUDE TO LECUSA, FROM DR. HERMAN B. BROWNE, PRESIDENT OF CUTTINGTON UNIVERSITY!


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


PAYMENT OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP IS DUE

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

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TRINITY CATHEDRAL

 

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