Trinity Cathedral (Episcopal) Broad Street, Liberia

www.episcopalchurchliberia.org – The Episcopal Church of Liberia

www.episcopalchurch.org – The Episcopal Church (USA)

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


LECUSA gives thanks to God for the life and ministry of Mrs. Dorothy H. Sands

LECUSA has received news of the passing of Dorothy H. Sands at age 97, a former missionary at Cuttington University, (then Cuttington College) who was born and raised in Harlem New York. She was first head of the newly established home economics department at the Jane Emmery School in Bromley and, along with Poly Miller, ran the dining room and nutrition program at Cuttington College. Mrs. Sands was a graduate of Hunter College in physiology and graduate student at Columbia and New York Universities. She then gained a lot of her experience as a dietician at Harlem and Gouveneurs Hospitals. She last lived in Macon, GA, and her husband, Dr. Fenton Sands (deceased in 1998), a former Tuskegee Airman, first came to Liberia in the mid-1940s under the auspices of the Episcopal Church. They were both at the new Cuttington College in 1949 when B.B. Roberts was a student there. Dr. Sands started the agriculture program which B.B. Roberts later operated.

Mrs. Sands is survived by her son, Fenton; two daughters, Doy and Renee and their families including seven grandchildren. Once plans for a memorial service are finalized (possibly in July or August), additional information will be provided.

For now, your prayers are requested for the family

Yours, in the hope of the Resurrection to Eternal Life;

The Pastoral Care Committee:
The Rev. Dr. Dee Wellington Bright, Sr., Ponca City, OK, ( Pastoral Committee Chair)
The Rev. Abeoseh M. Flemister, OH (Committee Chair Emeritus)
The Rev. Dr. James Yarsiah, Denmark, SC, (LECUAS National Chairman)
Sis. Emily Benjamin, Newnan, GA, (Committee Member)
Sis. Cynthia Gilman, Virginia Beach, VA, (Committee Member)
The Very Rev. Dr. Emmanuel W. Johnson, Ashburn, VA, (Committee Member)

LECUSA extends heartfelt Congratulations

LECUSA extends heartfelt Congratulations to the Rev. Canon Frederick W. Walker, the Rev. Fr. Terry M. Quoi and the Rev. Fr. D. Mark Togba. Canon Walker graduated with the Master of Arts Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary on May 8, 2017 and the commencement was held at the National Cathedral, Washington, DC - Click here to read more

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. Meanwhile, we encourage LECUSA members, clergy and laity to support LECUSA by p