The Ministry of the CFIC
The Clergy Family Information Center is a global online network, inclusive of several thousand email recipients from Episcopal Districts 1-20 to whom bereavement and congratulatory notifications are sent electronically. The CFIC is operative within the framework of the Commission on Social Action; Bishop Reginal T. Jackson, Commission Chair; Mrs. Jackie DuPont Walker, Social Action Consultant/Director, and Mrs. Ora L. Easley, Administrator of the Clergy Family Information Center.
ONLINE BEREAVEMENT NOTIFICATIONS
ONLINE BEREAVEMENT NOTIFICATIONS
The Online Bereavement Notifications inform e-mail recipients of deaths occurring within the families of God’s Called Servants, from our church leadership, of Bishops, General and Connectional Officers reaching all the way to our Presiding Elders, Pastors, ministerial staff and their families, inclusive of those who serve the church in hard and remote places. The ministry is a seven-day a week and holidays endeavor reaching across continents and oceans. Through the efforts of the online ministry, clergy families can today, express words of comfort and sympathy to one another in a timely fashion, ministering to each other in times of need.THE VERIFICATION PROCESS FOR BEREAVEMENT NOTICES
Deliberate care and sensitivity is exercised with each notification in order to avoid the posting of erroneous bereavement notifications and or service information. The verification process involves the human element of the ministry, as telephone contacts are made to bereaved families to express sympathy and to gather available service arrangements. Heart rendering it is, as bereaved families share memories of their loved ones and express, as well, their gratitude for the global informational ministry. The human element of making contact with bereaved families MUST precede the mechanical aspect of sending out the notifications of service time/place and date. Follow-up phone calls are made to the designated funeral establishment to verify arrangements, and often calls are made to the church where the funeral service is being held in order to obtain a church fax number. BEREAVEMENT NOTIFICATIONS THAT ARE NOT RECEIVED FROM THE OFFICE OF BISHOPS, OR FROM PRESIDING ELDERS ARE VERIFIED.CONGRATULATORY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Congratulatory announcements are posted that we might share the Joyful Moments, the "Good News” of clergy family graduations-high school 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; weddings of ministers, PK’s and grandchildren of ministers; wedding anniversaries-25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 75th, 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.
E-blast statements of gratitude are posted by the Clergy Family Information Center as a courtesy for the immediate families of our bishops, general officers and connectional heads who receive voluminous outpourings of expressions of sympathy when experiencing a family loss.
We are pleased to provide a Message Blog on the web site of the Clergy Family Information Center: http://www.amecfic.org/ where our clergy families, who desire, may post follow-up statements of gratitude in order to say "Thank You" to the connectional church family. See: MESSAGE BLOG http://amecfic.org/page5.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Bishop Reginald Jackson, Social Action Commission Chair; Mrs. Jackie DuPont Walker, Director/Consultant; Mrs. Ora L. Easley, Administrator CFIC
Saturday, December 29, 2012
8/31/12 – TRC
Sunday, July 15, 2012
TRIBUTE TO BISHOP CAROLYN TYLER GUIDRY