A.M.E. Church Clergy Family Information Center
Left to right: Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III, Social Action Commission Chair, Mrs. Jacquelyn DuPont-Walker, Director/Consultant, Social Action Commission and Mrs. Ora L. Easley, International Administrator, Clergy Family Information Center.
The Clergy Family Information Center is an international 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. Jacquelyn DuPont Walker, Director/Consultant and Mrs. Ora L. Easley is the International 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.
The Primary Function of the Ministry is to inform e-mail recipients of deaths occurring within the families of God’s called servants, from the church leadership of bishops, general officers, connectional officers and judicial council; to the presiding elders, pastors, ministerial staff and their families, the families of AME Church endorsed military personnel, denominational office staff, and the presidents and deans of AME Church seminaries, universities and colleges.
PROCEDURES FOR SUBMITTING BEREAVEMENT NOTIFICATIONS
(1) Each Episcopal District has an established Protocol for the Office of the Clergy Family Information Center to receive bereavement notifications for posting to the connectional church family. Please follow your Episcopal District Protocol in submitting bereavement notifications.
(2) When clergy family deaths occur and families are not aware of the protocol, please contact the presiding elder's office for guidance.
(3) Only the church leadership may email notifications of bereavement directly to the the office of the CFIC. The office of the presiding bishop should be copied in those instances.
Necrology Listings: *Purple fonts connote Episcopal Family; Red font, General Officers and Blue font, Connectional Officers. The data is beneficial to Memorial Committees preparing reports for annual conferences.
**BEREAVEMENT NOTICE UPDATES: An attempt is made by The Clergy Family Information Center to verify bereavement notices posted prior to posting. Follow-up information, updates and addendum's are only posted at the request of the Presiding Bishop, unless bereavement notifications are about episcopal families, general officer's families, connectional (denominational) officer's families or notifications received from Episcopal Districts 14-20.
*** No photos of deceased family members will be posted. A link may be placed to the mortuary web page sharing a picture or pictures of deceased loved one and Messages of Gratitude can be uploaded or placed on the AMEC-CFIC Message Board, see menu.
CONGRATULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Congratulatory announcements are posted on 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, 75 years and above; weddings of ministers, PK’s, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of ministers; wedding anniversaries-25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, and above, and noteworthy achievements.
SUBMISSION GUIDE LINES:
**Four (4) congratulatory announcements may be posted annually, per clergy family household. One picture per announcement is allowed.
**Congratulatory announcement submission deadline: Articles must be received in the Office of the Clergy Family Information Center "no later" than Thursday, 6:00 PM. preceding Friday. Email to: The Office of the CFIC, The Administrator.
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.
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