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This week in LECUSA - Week of January 6 - January 13, 2018.

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

HAPPENINGS IN LECUSA THIS WEEK

ANNUAL GATHERING PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

On this past Thursday, the Committee responsible for PROGRAMS had a major meeting in order to draft the daily schedule of programs for the National Gathering. Thanks to members of that committee and their Chair, (Fr. Yarsiah), for their diligence. There will be solicitation of ads for the souvenir booklet and so we ask members to please consider sponsoring ads for their institutions, businesses and other entities.

Mother Marilyn Robertson Update
Some weeks ago, we requested your prayers for Mother Robertson's safe travel to Liberia where she intends to spend the rest of her years. We have received news that she left on Friday, January 11th, and is now in Liberia. Her contacts in Liberia are Counselor Varney Sherman and his wife Joyce Sherman. Thanks to all of you for your prayers.

LECUSA CLERGY MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Clergy members of LECUSA on this coming Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM, Central and 8:00 PM Eastern. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the possibility of pulpit sharing and the sharing of other aspects of ministry. We are also especially encouraging LECUSA clergy members to plan to attend this year's Annual Gathering in Atlanta in full number.

PIMIL NEWS
We are proud of LECUSA's partnership with PIMIL. It is pleasing to know that Mother Abeoseh Flemister has exercised very reliable leadership over the program. Reports and accounting of resource application is most encouraging. Bravo to Mother Flemister and her husband Clifton as well as to the PIMIL Board for such exemplary leadership. This program is truly building the future of a lot of children.

Canon Merchant's Pledge to PIMIL:
We have received news that due to PIMIL's success and achievements, Canon Merchant and his congregation in South Carolina have pledged $500 over the next five years to the ongoing ministry of this vital outreach. To God be the Glory!
Bereavement

We encourage members to please reach out to Wilhelmina Wilson on the passing of her brother, Romeo Ezike, here in the US. Funeral services are planned to take place over this coming weekend. Wilhelmina's contact number

THANKS FOR READING THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN

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RECAST
Just Four Months to Go.....
As we are now four months away from our 2019 National Gathering, we wish to encourage our LECUSA community to begin preparing for the conference. We hope everyone has cleared their calendars for the date of April 26-28 for this event taking place in Atlanta. Please pass the news of this event to all Liberian Episcopalians throughout the US that you know as we are planning to make it a very great conference for the growth, expansion and strengthening of LECUSA. Please stay turned for more conference info to come.

Other Upcoming Meetings
CLERGY MEETING................................................................January 20, 2019
LECUSA's GENERAL (All Members) MEETING...........February 10, 2019

ANNUAL DUES
We are encouraging the payment of annual membership dues throughout the year instead of waiting to do so at "convention" time. Payments can be made on LECUSA website.

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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.

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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