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 Information Center.
The Clergy Family Information Center is a global online email notification ministry, its MISSION, an online conduit of Sharing, 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 to 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.
WEB MINISTRY RATIONALE:
To make readily available necrology information, especially bereavements occurring within the Episcopacy and General Officership for annual conference statisticians who compile annual necrology reports. Conference statisticians and others are able to quickly gather the information needed and compile necrology reports by clicking on the month and year required on the web site menu.
To make The Clergy Family Information Center posting guidelines available.
To spread the ministry message to a global audience via cyberspace.
To provide a communication medium ‘Message Board’ for persons who wish to extend public words of thanks to the AME Church family for kindnesses rendered or for posting of prayer request.
Necrology Listings, *Purple fonts denote Episcopal Family; Blue font signifies General or Connectional Officers.
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 each bereavement notice 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 officer or from Districts 14-20.
CONGRATULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS: 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.
STATEMENTS OF GRATITUDE: (A New Ministry Initiative)
As the Clergy Family Information Center (CFIC) continues its Ministry of Outreach, Statements of Gratitude from clergy families may be posted each week on Thursday, for those who wish to express gratitude to the Connectional AME Church family for kindnesses shown during their season of bereavement.
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
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 the website. Thank you, The Administrator
**To sign-up to receive e-mail notifications from the Clergy Family Information Center Click HERE.
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