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This week in LECUSA - Week of July 8 - July 14, 2018.

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

HAPPENINGS IN LECUSA This Week

GENERAL CONVENTION IS OVER
All of our LECUSA members who attended the convention have either returned to base or are in transit. Thanks for your prayers.
LECUSA especially gives thanks to God for the ministry of The Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, the first Presiding Bishop of color of the Episcopal Church

LECUSA RECEPTION
Just in case you missed this information in last week's publication, the LECUSA Reception did take place at General Convention as planned. We were so grateful for such an opportunity. We believe that we sowed some seeds for now and the future. The committee deserves much thanks for their hard work and their commitment in seeing this project through.

They are:
Mrs. Wilhelmena Wilson
Mr. Gerald Cooper
Mr. Paul Jones
Mr. John Mellish
The Rev. Edward Thompson
The Rev. Canon Wilmot Merchant
Ex-officio: The Rev. Dr. Dee Bright
NOTE: A final meeting is scheduled for the committee on Thursday at 8:00pm CT. and 9:00pm ET. This meeting will bring their work to a closure as an adhoc committee. Call: 641-715-3287 Code: 735490#

BEREAVEMENT of BISHOP HART
LECUSA extends heartfelt sympathy to Bishop Jonathan Hart and his family on the passing of his sister, Liticia Hill, this week in Liberia. The Bishop has therefore shortened his schedule time in the US in order to return for the funeral services. The funeral is scheduled for Saturday July 28th, 2018. We encourage all LECUSA members to please reach out to the Bishop and his family.
Contact number - (954) 882.2665

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR - LECUSA CLERGY MEETING
The meeting for clergy members of LECUSA will be on July 22nd. This meeting is meant to identify ways in which our Liberian Episcopal Clergy in the US can better network and be supportive of one another in our clerical work.

We will also discuss the current situation of our fellow clergy in Liberia. Meeting Date/Time: July 22, at 8pm Central and 9pm Eastern
Call: 641-715-3287 Code: 735490#

Bishop Hart to Preach in Virginia
As previously announced, this is the weekend of Bishop Hart's visit to Virginia during his US trip. He will serve as the guest preacher at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Bailey's Crossroad in Virginia,Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:30 am . All Liberians within the area are invited to please attend and be a part of this special time of worship and fellowship.

The Address:
3439 Payne Street
Falls Church, VA. 22041

Many thanks to the Rector, The Rev. Elizabeth W. Tomlinson, for the invitation.


NOTE: THE BISHOP WILL PARTICIPATE IN OTHER SERVICES DURING THAT WEEK WITHIN THE GENERAL AREA.

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

Signage for The Episcopal Church of Liberia
TRINITY CATHEDRAL

 

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