Left to right: Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Social Action Commission Chair, Mrs. Jacqueline DuPont-Walker, Director, Social Action Commission and Mrs. Ora L. Easley, Administrator, The Clergy Family Informat Center.
The Clergy Family Information Center is a global online email notification ministry, its MISSION, an online conduit of Compassion and Caring. The ministry is a component of the Commission On Social Action of the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Commission Chair, Mrs. Jacqueline DuPont Walker, Director, Consultant and Mrs. Ora L. Easley is the Administrator of The Clergy Family Information Center. The ministry post email notifications globally to thousands of members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church from Episcopal Districts 1-20. The ministry is a seven-day a week and holidays endeavor reaching across continents and oceans.
The primary function of the ministry is to inform e-mail recipients of deaths occurring within the families of God’s called servants, from our church leadership, of bishops, general officers, judicial council, connectional officers, presiding elders, pastors, ministerial staff and their families, to the families of the AME Church endorsed chaplaincy, presidents and deans of the AME Seminaries, Universities and Colleges.
The verification process precedes the posting of email notifications. Deliberate care and sensitively is exercised with each notification to avoid the posting of erroneous bereavement notifications and or service information. Many follow-up letters of sympathy are emailed to bereaved families with email addresses or e-cards are sent.
***An attempt is made by The Clergy Family Information Center to verify every bereavement notices posted via family or the funeral home establishment; therefore, follow-up information, updates and addendums are only posted at the request of Presiding Bishops, unless the deceased is a denominational church leader or from Districts 14-20.
Necrology "Date Listings" conotes the date of posting of Bereavement Notices by the office of the Clergy Family Information Center.
*Purple fonts signifies Episcopal Family; Blue font signifies General or Connectional Officers.
Congratulatory announcements are posted each Friday, that we might share the "Joyful Moments", the "Good News” of clergy family graduations-baccalaureate and above; academic achievements-high school and above; the birth of PK’s, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of ministers; birthday celebrations, 70 years and above, 75, 80, 85, 90, 95, etc; weddings of ministers, PK’s, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of ministers; wedding anniversaries-25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th and above, and noteworthy achievements; providing opportunity for commendations, congratulations and well wishes to be extended to the clergy families who are praising God for the Joy of significant milestones reached in their lives. One picture per announcement is allowed.
OTHER NOTIFICATIONS POSTED:
Prayer requests received from the Bishops, Episcopal Supervisors and the General and Connectional Officers
Bereavements affecting the leadership of the Connectional Lay Organization and Women's Missionary Society
Bereavements within the staff of Episcopal District Offices and Offices of General Officers
Statements of gratitude as a courtesy for familes when experiencing a family bereavement.
E-blasts received from the Social Action Commission affecting the lives of the A.M.E. Church constituency
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT POSTED BY THE CLERGY FAMILY INFORMATION CENTER:
- For profit advertisements included within congratulatory announcements (patrons, ad requests, event tickets, sale of books, pamphlets CD’s, or DVDs).
- Bereavement Notices - no photos of deceased family members (A link may be placed to the mortuary webpage sharing a picture). Also, pictures of deceased loved one can be uploaded on the Message Board of our website.
Thank you, The Administrator
*The Quadrennial Report of the Administrator, Mrs. Ora L. Easley: Click Here (50th Quadrennial Session AME Church General Conference)
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**Electronic Communication Protocol as of 1/23/2017, approved at the December 2016 General Board Meeting.
All official communications from the Bishops, General Officers and Connectional Departments intended for the full AME membership should go through the Office of General Secretary/CIO and be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clergy Family Information Center will continue in its role as per Discipline: “…to send electronic bereavement notices and congratulatory announcements.
Click Here Approved Protocol for Connectional Electronic Communication**
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