Our hearts are heavy with sadness and sorrow for the loss of our visionary leader Bishop McLee. We pray that we here in Ghana could accomplish the assignment he gave us in His memory as a fulfillment of his dream. We are in day 4 of our journey and we would like to link this blog to the NYAC website as we remember the ministry and passion of Bishop McLee. Please find the link to our blog: http://ghanavim2014.blogspot.com.
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Dear Church Treasurers and Finance Chairs (cc: to Pastors) You are probably aware that we have not issued billings for Workers Compensation coverage for 2014. Such billings will be included in your September Church Statement along with any health and pension benefit charges (preschools will receive separate bills if this was requested). I sincerely apologize for the long delay in issuing these bills. I have been working with Church Mutual for months on incorporating data collected using our ...
Dear Finance and Stewardship Chairs (cc: to Pastors), Please see the information below on an important program being led by Ed Ruppmann and let him know if you are interested in learning more about it. Ed and his team are currently scheduling fall education sessions and wlll be happy to meet with your church to explain the program in detail. Simply send Ed an e-mail saying "I'm interested" at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 516-364-1151. From Ed: You are receiving this email as you are ...
Dear Christian Friends: Disciple Bible study is now available in another format that may work for some in your church. It is called Disciple Fast Track. Bishop Richard Wilke, the creative leader who helped craft the initial Disciple Bible Study, now offers this new small group study that allows the participant to study the Old Testament for 12 weeks and the New Testament for another 12 weeks. What a quick way to become conversant with the whole Bible and not just with one’s favorite part. In ...
The New York Times reported yesterday, "A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say." Read the full story>> I've checked the US Computer Emergency Management Team's web site, and they have not issued an alert as of now. As the Time story mentions, it's not clear which sites were targeted. So, what should we do? There's not...
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Dear Christian Friends: Having been your bishop for one month now, I think it is past time for me to be in touch with you. As you know by his letter to you on July 7, Bishop McLee is on Leave of Absence because of health issues. The President of the College of Bishops, Bishop Marcus Matthews, contacted me in late June about my availability to serve among you as bishop. Obviously I said, “Yes,” to this inquiry. In our polity Bishop McLee is no longer your bishop during his leave. I have been ...
Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church 100 Maryland Ave. NE Washington, D.C. 20002 In response to the rise in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. border, the executive committee of the Council of Bishops has called on United Methodists across the connection to “pray, reflect and engage in acts of compassion.” According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have been traveling through Mexico and arriving at the Southwest U.S....