Church Assembly – KCACM http://kcacm.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 07:12:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kcacm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png Church Assembly – KCACM http://kcacm.org/ 32 32 COVID amnesty for bishops? – The Catholic Thing https://kcacm.org/covid-amnesty-for-bishops-the-catholic-thing/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:22:32 +0000 https://kcacm.org/covid-amnesty-for-bishops-the-catholic-thing/ As a student at the Catholic University of Lublin in 1990, I wrote an article against the then Polish Prime Minister, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, gruba kreska. The “thick line” was a policy pushed by the first free Prime Minister of Poland, deciding not to hold accountable the communists who, for forty-five years, had betrayed their country […]]]>

As a student at the Catholic University of Lublin in 1990, I wrote an article against the then Polish Prime Minister, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, gruba kreska. The “thick line” was a policy pushed by the first free Prime Minister of Poland, deciding not to hold accountable the communists who, for forty-five years, had betrayed their country to the Soviets. He wanted, on the contrary, to draw a “thick line” (Gruba Kreska) between the past and the future. I called it injustice, because it prevented totalitarians, great and small, from being accountable to their victims for their actions, while leaving those same perpetrators well placed to meddle in Poland’s future.

I remember this paper because That of the Atlantic Emily Oster recently argued for a Gruba Kreska, an “amnesty” for the architects of various COVID policies. Rather than holding people accountable for their decisions and their consequences, Oster just wants us to forget the draconian COVID rules and focus on the future.

No.

Americans died alone in hospitals. Americans were concentrated in nursing homes, and some politicians even mused about COVID internment camps. Americans have lost military jobs and careers because of the warrants. Americans have lost their religious freedom.

“Oops sorry!” not enough.

It’s not enough when some of COVID’s worst policy makers are themselves shameless and go so far as to say, “I’d do it again!”

But I want to shift the focus. What about an “amnesty” for American Catholic bishops?

Like zealous COVID politicians, America’s bishops haven’t even looked at their own record during the “pandemic.” So far, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has not considered whether the closure of Mass and sacraments from coast to coast, in some places for more than a year, was a bad idea. Maybe just wrong. They seem to have forgiven themselves.

More than a year ago, I urged the bishops to do an autopsy on the performance of the “field hospital” breaking camp and leaving the battlefield in the middle of a war. It’s a normal self-assessment after a crisis. To date, this has not happened. Another fall assembly of bishops has come and gone to Baltimore this year without any soul-searching about the behavior of the “field hospital” or its trustees. No one has taken responsibility that Catholics are:

  • deprived of the last rites when dying;
  • refused Mass for months;
  • denied family weddings and funerals due to arbitrary attendance rules;
  • Free sacraments invalid as bishops said the medical staff could do the actual anointing of a sick person while the priest stood behind the door praying;
  • probably invalidating the confirmation by the use of Q-tips. (I would argue that long-standing sacramental theology holds that it is invalid).

There was no accounting. Without accounting, we can’t even begin to talk about “amnesty” or forgiveness.

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The refusal to report on the above and much more demonstrates the worst of “clericalism,” which is very much in vogue these days to decry everywhere from Rome to local parishes. In the United States, Catholics have basically been told to “shut up and move on,” because the bishops have decided among themselves that their policy is right, and the Church still wants to maintain a beautiful figure.

What is most laughable about all of this is that the legitimate demand of the People of God is being ignored in a “listening synodal Church” that repeatedly invokes the Second Vatican Council, which clearly enjoined every bishop not to “refusing to listen to his subjects, whether he [should] cherish like true sons. (Lumen gentium 27)

The same dogmatic constitution also reminds bishops that the faithful:

have the right, like all Christians, to receive in abundance from their spiritual shepherds the spiritual goods of the Church, in particular the assistance of the word of God and the sacraments. They should openly reveal their needs and desires to them with that freedom and confidence which befits children of God and brothers in Christ. They are, by reason of the exceptional knowledge, skill or aptitude they may possess, authorized and sometimes even obliged to express their opinion on matters concerning the good of the Church.” (Lumen gentium, 37, italics added)

One would think we should be asked how the bishops “accompanied” or “smelled like their sheep”, who faithfully knocked on the locked doors of the churches – doors that the bishops locked – relegated to the “outskirts” by their own shepherds.

Public officials seek “amnesty,” if not out of genuine regret, at least out of a healthy sense of protecting themselves from future responsibility and accountability. It is a kind of secular contrition: healthy self-preservation is perhaps not the noblest of motives, but is sufficient for salvation. when accompanied by confessing what we have done wrong. In their distant clerical attitude, our bishops have not even reached this state.

Beyond liability, however, what both groups (and Catholics in this country) need is protection against future occasions of sin. Even if we admit that there is a modicum of good faith among state and church officials, we should not rely solely on their (in)firm aim of amendment. We need to put measures in place (including repeal or at least hard caps on civil “state of emergency” legislation) to prevent these abuses from happening again.

The doors of a church should never again be closed to Catholics in a “democratic” country.

*Image: The comparison by Jehan George Virbert, mid or late 19th century [private collection]

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Obituary of Carolyn S. Henn – The Providence Journal https://kcacm.org/obituary-of-carolyn-s-henn-the-providence-journal/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 19:58:14 +0000 https://kcacm.org/obituary-of-carolyn-s-henn-the-providence-journal/ Carolyn S. (Smith) Henn, 89, formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 17, 2022 at Brentwood Nursing Home in Warwick, RI. She was married to Harold H. Henn, Jr. for 67 years until his death in May 2022. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late George H. and the […]]]>

Carolyn S. (Smith) Henn, 89, formerly of Kingston, passed away peacefully on Thursday November 17, 2022 at Brentwood Nursing Home in Warwick, RI. She was married to Harold H. Henn, Jr. for 67 years until his death in May 2022. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late George H. and the late Catherine (Goudie) Smith.

Carolyn graduated from Cranston East High School in 1950 and later graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1954 where she was also a member of the Chi Omega Sorority. She was a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls and served as Worthy Councilor of Cranston Assembly Number 2 in 1952. Carolyn was a member of the Kingston Congregational Church, former member of East Greenwich United Methodist Church and a member of the Varnum Ladies Continental. She spent many summers at Roy Carpenter’s Beach where her family still has a home.

She is survived by three children: Linda H. Kohler (Michael) of Warwick, RI, Joanne H. Murphy (Kevin) of Narragansett, RI and David H. Henn (Cynthia) of Warwick, RI; seven grandchildren, David Kohler (Britney), Alexander Kohler (Brett Ballou), Kathryn Murphy Anderson (Charles), Brian Murphy (Nelly Grigoryan), Stephen Henn, Laura Cinquegrana (Nicholas) and Caroline Henn; three great-grandchildren, Christopher Kohler, Camryn Kohler and Gordon Anderson and brother David Smith (Nancy) of Hampden, ME.

At the request of the family, all services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

Condolences can be offered to the family and Carolyn’s memories shared online at www.carpenterjenks.com.

Posted on November 19, 2022

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AMERICA/CUBA – Visit of the Pope 25 years ago: “Commemoration must renew the life and mission of the people of God” https://kcacm.org/america-cuba-visit-of-the-pope-25-years-ago-commemoration-must-renew-the-life-and-mission-of-the-people-of-god/ Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:50:35 +0000 https://kcacm.org/america-cuba-visit-of-the-pope-25-years-ago-commemoration-must-renew-the-life-and-mission-of-the-people-of-god/ AMERICA/CUBA – Visit of the Pope 25 years ago: “Commemoration must renew the life and mission of the people of God” Havana (Agenzia Fides) – The commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Cuba (21-25 January 1998) is a good occasion to give thanks to God and “to […]]]>

AMERICA/CUBA – Visit of the Pope 25 years ago: “Commemoration must renew the life and mission of the people of God”

Havana (Agenzia Fides) – The commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the visit of Pope John Paul II to Cuba (21-25 January 1998) is a good occasion to give thanks to God and “to the life and mission of the people of God within the framework of the synodal journey which has already begun in all the dioceses”. The Cuban Episcopal Conference has already begun some time ago to organize the program of celebrations. Details are currently being worked out so they can be announced in the coming days. The Cuban Episcopal Conference also addressed the subject during its 160th General Assembly from November 7 to 11, which was also attended by the Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Giampiero Gloder.
The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Conference reported on the ad limina visit to the Vatican last October, where the bishops met with the Pope and various
Heads of Dicasteries. The report particularly highlighted the climate of fraternal dialogue and mutual listening on all the issues discussed. The special bond between Pope Francis and the people and the Church of Cuba was also highlighted. The President and Secretary General of the Standing Committee also reported on a visit to Germany and meetings with representatives of organizations that support the pastoral work of the Cuban Church.
Another issue discussed by the bishops was the theme and priorities of the planned pastoral program: The parable of the Good Samaritan is intended to provide spiritual motivation to implement the orientations formulated by the Cuban Church during the diocesan phase of the process. synodal. In this context, the members of the national reference team for the synodal process were able to inform the bishops about the work of the diocesan pastoral coordinators and the diocesan synodal teams, who met in Havana last September.
In addition to the election of the presidents of the episcopal commissions, the bishops also discussed guidelines for the prevention of abuse of minors and vulnerable adults, work in the field of family pastoral care, the formation plan for the Seminary of San Carlos and San Ambrosio in Havana, the document for the continental phase of the synodal process, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and World Youth Day in August 2023 in Lisbon, to which a representation of young people will also go Cuban Catholics.
The Bishop of Pinar del Rio, Msgr. Juan de Dios Hernández, took the opportunity to share the experiences he had in his diocese during Hurricane Ian and all that was done with the support of faithful from different parts of the country, from different organizations Caritas, local authorities and the help received from abroad, to alleviate the innumerable difficulties that have arisen. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 17/11/2022)


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Ghana EP Church Celebrates 175th Anniversary https://kcacm.org/ghana-ep-church-celebrates-175th-anniversary/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 09:51:01 +0000 https://kcacm.org/ghana-ep-church-celebrates-175th-anniversary/ President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commended the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana (EPCG) for upholding the values ​​of discipline, honesty and punctuality. He said the church has contributed immensely to the quality of education, health care and productivity over the decades. The president said this when he honored a grand durbar to celebrate the 175th […]]]>

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commended the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ghana (EPCG) for upholding the values ​​of discipline, honesty and punctuality.

He said the church has contributed immensely to the quality of education, health care and productivity over the decades.

The president said this when he honored a grand durbar to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Peki-Blengo Church in the Volta region last Saturday.

The anniversary was themed: “A 175 Year Journey in Ministry – Accomplishments, Challenges and the Way Forward”.

President Akufo-Addo urged the church to revisit the vision and sacrifices of the Bremen missionaries and reinstill the spirit of hard work, integrity and community service in young people, saying the disappearance of these attributes in the contemporary society did not help achieve national development goals together.
“Pupils at EPCG schools stood out for their behavior,” added.

Environment

Referring to the environment, he said the clean and well-mapped houses in the EPCG communities and the church’s environmental protection programs were worth emulating.

The President further commended the church for its valiant role in preserving traditional music, which has helped promote talents and cultural values.

“Since 1847, the EPCG has brought light where there is darkness and brought hope to the hopeless,” he added.

He said the 175th anniversary of the church deserves to be celebrated on an exceptional note, considering the great achievements of the church in various fields of human development and nation building.

President Akufo-Addo reaffirmed the firm position of the government to continue working with the EPCG to improve the quality of life in all regions of the country.

He donated GHc50,000 to the church and pledged to build an astro turf in Peki as a monument in honor of the celebration.

The Deiga of Peki, Deiga Kwadzo-Dei XII, commended the government for its commitment to ensuring the completion of the only national road that crossed all of the Volta and Oti regions, “our infamous corridor road oriental”, claiming that someone had started it but it would take someone else to complete it.

Education

He referred to the policy of free high schools, saying it had enabled more rural children to continue their education.

However, Deiga Kwadzo-Dei said that with the extensive education program in Peki, only about a third of junior high school students in the Peki region have benefited from the program due to non-availability of space in the schools. two local high schools. .

“We would be grateful if you could grant us the construction of one of the TVET institutions to cater for the large population of children who drop out every year and roam our streets and provide them with employable skills,” he said. he adds.

The Moderator of the EPCG General Assembly, Rt Rev. Dr Lt Col Bliss Agbeko (Retired), has called on the government to convert the EPCG Colleges of Education into Universities of Education to promote higher standards.

He said the EPCG was always committed to promoting quality education, health services and agriculture to astonishing levels in the country.

Agriculture

Rt Rev Dr Agbeko said the EPCG places a high priority on agriculture and called on the government to support the church with tractors and other equipment to enable it to contribute immensely to the Planting for Conservation initiative. food and employment in order to produce more food for the population.

He announced plans for EP University College, Ho, to specialize as an agricultural university and said any government support to realize this dream would greatly benefit the whole country.

The moderator called for a return of the EPCG hospitals in Adidome and Worawora in the Volta and Oti regions respectively to the church, so that they can provide more specialized, quality and accessible medical services. To the population.

Among the large gathering at the durbar were chiefs from the traditional regions of Anum and Akwamu, both in the Eastern region, and a delegation from the Togo Presbyterian Church, a sister church of the EPCG.

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Church News | Religious | bedfordgazette.com https://kcacm.org/church-news-religious-bedfordgazette-com/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/church-news-religious-bedfordgazette-com/ Free Thanksgiving dinners will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, by the Salvation Army’s Bedford Service Unit. Dinners will be served from Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St., Public Square, Bedford. Hot, ready-to-eat takeout will be available for pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, […]]]>

Free Thanksgiving dinners will be served on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, by the Salvation Army’s Bedford Service Unit. Dinners will be served from Trinity Lutheran Church, 106 W. Penn St., Public Square, Bedford. Hot, ready-to-eat takeout will be available for pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and will include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie and drinks. Advance reservations are required by November 18 and can be made by calling Trinity at 814-623-8813. For more information, call Stacy at Trinity Lutheran Church at 623-8813.

Calvary Baptist Church, located at 615 Barclay Drive, Bedford, will celebrate its 60th anniversary on Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Missionary to India Wisdom Nayak will be the special speaker. There will be special music and hymns.

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French Church in shock after abuse cases involving 11 bishops come to light https://kcacm.org/french-church-in-shock-after-abuse-cases-involving-11-bishops-come-to-light/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 15:06:43 +0000 https://kcacm.org/french-church-in-shock-after-abuse-cases-involving-11-bishops-come-to-light/ During a press conference in Lourdes, southwestern France, Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Episcopal Conference, reveals that a total of 11 bishops have been accused of sexual abuse or concealment. Among them, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, who in a message sent on Sunday confessed to having abused a teenager 35 years ago. By […]]]>

During a press conference in Lourdes, southwestern France, Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Episcopal Conference, reveals that a total of 11 bishops have been accused of sexual abuse or concealment. Among them, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, who in a message sent on Sunday confessed to having abused a teenager 35 years ago.

By Lisa Zengarini

The president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of France (CEF) expressed the shock of bishops by revealing on Monday that 11 French bishops, former or in office, have been accused of sexual abuse or have not reported cases, including one cardinal who admitted to assaulting a girl more than three decades ago.

Archbishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort of Reims told reporters during a press conference in Lourdes, on Monday at their fall general assembly, that some of the top Church officials faced either criminal prosecution, canonical prosecution, or both. Among them, the former archbishop of Bordeaux, Cardinal Jean-Pierre Ricard, who was twice president of the CEF, and currently a member of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Cardinal Ricard admits to sexually abusing a teenager 35 years ago

In a message addressed to the Cef and read by Bishop de Moulins-Beaufort, Ricard, who was made a cardinal by Pope Francis in 2016, admitted to having “behaved in a reprehensible manner towards a 14-year-old girl” aged 35. . ago, when he was a priest.

“There is no doubt that my behavior has caused serious and lasting consequences for this person,” said the cardinal, now 78, adding that he had asked the woman and her family for forgiveness and that he went on a retreat to pray.

The shock of the bishops

Bishop de Moulins-Beaufort told the press that Cardinal Ricard’s public confession was “a shock” for the bishops.

His case brings to eleven the number of French bishops accused of sexual abuse. These include Bishop Michel Santier de Créteil, who was sanctioned by the Holy See for “spiritual abuse leading to voyeurism involving two adult men”, although news of this canonical sanction did not come to light until these last weeks.

A total of 11 bishops charged with abuse cases

According to Bishop de Moulins-Beaufort, six other former bishops, one of whom has since died, have already been accused of sexual abuse either by the state or by ecclesiastical justice. Two other retired bishops are under investigation by French authorities and are also the subject of ecclesiastical proceedings. Another bishop has been reported to authorities, but prosecutors have yet to respond, while the Holy See has suspended him from office. Finally, a bishop, André Fort, was sentenced in 2018 to an eight-month suspended prison sentence.

Commenting on the case of Santier, the president of the bishops of France admitted that there were “serious shortcomings and dysfunctions at all levels”.

The ICAS report

The latest revelations come just over a year after the publication of a report by an independent commission, established by bishops and religious, which confirmed the widespread abuse of minors by priests, deacons and lay members. from the 1950s. The 2,500-page report published on October 4, 2021, after a two-and-a-half-year investigation, found that an estimated total of 330,000 people in France had been victims of sexual abuse within the Church in their childhood over a period of seventy years. .

Following publication, the Bishops pledged to take concrete action and change approaches to address the scourge of sexual abuse in the Church.

CEF’s general meeting, which ended on Tuesday, focused primarily on improving its communication and transparency regarding historic allegations of clergy sex crimes

Pope’s message to the assembly

In a message addressed to the bishops at the opening of the meeting on November 3, Pope Francis invited them “not to be discouraged” in the face of this difficult moment, but to “persevere” with their “gaze fixed on the Cross of Christ”. in the assurance that the Holy Spirit accompanies their efforts.

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CLA housing project will be named after co-founder Jennie Gaglardi – Aldergrove Star https://kcacm.org/cla-housing-project-will-be-named-after-co-founder-jennie-gaglardi-aldergrove-star/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/cla-housing-project-will-be-named-after-co-founder-jennie-gaglardi-aldergrove-star/ Due to heavy rain and high winds, the October 30 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Christian Life Assembly housing project has been moved inside the church in Langley. It will be called “Place Jennie Gaglardi”. Front row (left to right) Peter Fassbender, president of CLA Housing Society, Bob Gaglardi (Jennie’s son), Ian Martens, chairman of […]]]>
Due to heavy rain and high winds, the October 30 groundbreaking ceremony for the new Christian Life Assembly housing project has been moved inside the church in Langley. It will be called “Place Jennie Gaglardi”. Front row (left to right) Peter Fassbender, president of CLA Housing Society, Bob Gaglardi (Jennie’s son), Ian Martens, chairman of the church building committee, with a shovel used in a previous blow pickaxe for the church, and CLA Senior Pastor Derrick Hamre. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Christian Life Assembly Senior Pastor Derrick Hamre, stands next to a photo of church co-founders Jennie Gaglardi (left) and Loreen Drury, who founded the church in 1937. On Sunday, October 30, he been announced that a new affordable housing project, built by the church in conjunction with BC,.  Housing, will bear the name of Gaglardi.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)Christian Life Assembly Senior Pastor Derrick Hamre, stands next to a photo of church co-founders Jennie Gaglardi (left) and Loreen Drury, who founded the church in 1937. On Sunday, October 30, he been announced that a new affordable housing project, built by the church in conjunction with BC,. Housing, will bear the name of Gaglardi. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
On Sunday, October 30, the 85th anniversary of Langley's Christian Life Assembly Church, Peter Fassbender, president of the nonprofit CLA Housing Society, along with Christian Life Assembly senior pastor Derrick Hamre, announced that a church-supported affordable housing project will be named 'Jennie Gaglardi Place' after one of the two women who founded it.  (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)On Sunday, October 30, the 85th anniversary of Langley’s Christian Life Assembly Church, Peter Fassbender, president of the nonprofit CLA Housing Society, along with Christian Life Assembly senior pastor Derrick Hamre, announced that a church-supported affordable housing project will be named ‘Jennie Gaglardi Place’ after one of the two women who founded it. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

On Sunday, October 30, Langley’s Christian Life Assembly Church celebrated its 85th anniversary by dedicating a new housing project in the name of the late Jennie Gaglardi, who originally founded the church with Loreen Drury.

Langley's Christian Life Assembly 'Jennie Gaglardi Place' affordable housing project is set to open in spring 2024. (Special for Langley Advance Times)

Langley’s Christian Life Assembly ‘Jennie Gaglardi Place’ affordable housing project is set to open in spring 2024. (Special for Langley Advance Times)

In 1937 Gaglardi and Drury came to the community then known as Langley Prairie to start a children’s ministry, renting a small hall for $12 a month.

Gaglardi died in 1995.

Over the years, the church, originally known as “Langley Prairie Pentecostal”, grew to become the Christian Life Assembly, serving approximately 3,000 people in Langley, Maple Ridge, Coquitlam and Sooke Harbor .

READ ALSO: Langley Church affordable housing project takes big step forward

For the 85th anniversary on Sunday, Langley Church had planned an outdoor groundbreaking ceremony, but the event had to be moved indoors due to heavy rain and wind.

Peter Fassbender, President of the CLA housing Companyannounced that the project would be known as “Jennie Gaglardi Place”.

“His commitment and legacy lives on at Langley,” Fassbender said.

Members of the Gaglardi family, including his son, Bob, took part in the dedication, including a mock handjob.

One of the shovels used was from a previous turf shoot, organized to mark the start of construction of the church.

It was contributed by the son of one of the church board members at the time.

Pastor Derrick Hamre said the church has come a long way from humble beginnings, praising the congregation for their generosity in raising funds for worthy projects like humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

“You are part of something wonderful,” Hamre said.

READ ALSO: Langley-based church sends $50,000 to help Ukrainian refugees

Jack Froese, outgoing mayor of the township, attended the inauguration. The combination of units, he said, “will help provide much-needed affordable housing for people in our community.”

“Building this project helps ensure a supply of quality, affordable housing for Langley residents, so they don’t have to leave their community,” said Andrew Mercier, MPP for Langley.

Megan Dykeman, MP for Langley East, said that by helping to fund the construction of the 98 units, as well as the 536 units in total completed or underway in Langley, “our government is supporting value and affordable housing in the Langley area. Langley for a wide range of individuals, including families and seniors.

Construction of Jennie Gaglardi Place is expected to be completed by spring 2024, on the west side of the church property at 21201 56th Ave. It will be near a former church-created housing project, Sharon Village, a co-op housing project, located behind CLA, which was built in 1987 by Pastor Don Cantelon and CLA management.

The province is providing $10.7 million to the project through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund and will provide annual operating funding. The Christian Life Assembly Housing Society is providing the land worth $6.4 million and the Township of Langley is contributing approximately $3 million in fee waivers.

The five-storey, 98-unit wood-frame building will provide housing for families, seniors and low-to-middle income people of all faiths in Langley, with a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments. rooming residences, including 10 fully accessible and adaptable units.

“Partnering with Christian Life Assembly to provide other support services is the perfect outcome for families who will call the project home,” Fassbender commented.

More photos from the day can be seen online at the Langley Advance Times Facebook Page.


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Fentanyl found at Broome County car crash site https://kcacm.org/fentanyl-found-at-broome-county-car-crash-site/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 14:58:05 +0000 https://kcacm.org/fentanyl-found-at-broome-county-car-crash-site/ According to a news release from the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, authorities found fentanyl at the site of an accident involving a vehicle on State Road 17C in the town of Union on Friday morning. According to Broome County officials, Hector Figeroa, 39, was traveling eastbound on State Road 17C in the town of Union […]]]>

According to a news release from the Broome County Sheriff’s Office, authorities found fentanyl at the site of an accident involving a vehicle on State Road 17C in the town of Union on Friday morning.

According to Broome County officials, Hector Figeroa, 39, was traveling eastbound on State Road 17C in the town of Union when he drifted onto the westbound lanes and hit an embankment and a utility pole. He was found in the driver’s seat of a 2013 Mazda sedan following the crash.

Witnesses also told authorities they had seen Figeroa’s vehicle swerve before the crash and hit a curb on Hooper Road before the accident happened.

Figeroa was not wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries in the accident, after which he was transported to Wilson Regional Medical Center. He reportedly struggled to stay awake as he was treated for his injuries before being transferred to hospital.

In response to the crash, a sheriff’s deputy discovered a powdery substance on Figeroa, which was field tested and came back positive for fentanyl. Figeroa has agreed to provide a sample of his blood for analysis, which has not yet been processed.

Following the crash, Figeroa was charged with seventh degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, operating an uninspected motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without wearing a seat belt, leaving the lane in an unsafe manner, and driving on the left of lane markings.

He could face additional charges while awaiting the results of his blood test.

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Gary L. Dewey, 64, Mountain Home (roller) https://kcacm.org/gary-l-dewey-64-mountain-home-roller/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 21:32:03 +0000 https://kcacm.org/gary-l-dewey-64-mountain-home-roller/ Gary L. Dewey, 64, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Mountain Home. He was born on August 8, 1958 in Mountain Home to Archie and Goldie Dewey. He was raised just steps from the White River and graduated from Cotter High School. Her four grandchildren were her pride and joy. He […]]]>

Gary L. Dewey, 64, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, died Wednesday, October 26, 2022 in Mountain Home. He was born on August 8, 1958 in Mountain Home to Archie and Goldie Dewey. He was raised just steps from the White River and graduated from Cotter High School. Her four grandchildren were her pride and joy. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Mountain Home and loved spending time with his family and grateful for his dialysis family.

Gary is survived by 2 sons: Michael (Monica) and Matthew (Sarah) Dewey; daughter: Melissa (Jason) Lindsay; 4 grandchildren: Eason, Tempe, Whitten and William; brother Alfred L. (Karen D.) Dewey and sister: Nancy Faye (Jerry) Stackhouse. He is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers: JB and Jimmy Dewey, and son-in-law: Sgt. James Michael Clay.

A visitation will be held between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28, 2022 at the Roller Funeral Home Chapel with family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at First Assembly of God Church in Mountain Home. Interment will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Cotter, Arkansas. Arrangements are the responsibility of Roller Funeral Home.

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51 years of “good and loyal service” https://kcacm.org/51-years-of-good-and-loyal-service/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 14:32:42 +0000 https://kcacm.org/51-years-of-good-and-loyal-service/ Kelvin Diller and Cynthia Wilson, left, and family pray and lay hands on Pastors Don and Sara Davis. Sara and Don Davis, right, during the praise and worship portion of the service. By SHERRY DIGMONnews editor A special service was held Sunday morning, October 23 at Atmore’s First Assembly of God as […]]]>


Kelvin Diller and Cynthia Wilson, left, and family pray and lay hands on Pastors Don and Sara Davis.
Sara and Don Davis, right, during the praise and worship portion of the service.

By SHERRY DIGMON
news editor

A special service was held Sunday morning, October 23 at Atmore’s First Assembly of God as members and visitors honored Pastors Don and Sara Davis for “51 years of faithful service and dedicated ministry.”
The couple began their ministry in Sylacauga, Alabama from 1974 to 1987. They then returned to Atmore and have served in the first Atmore assembly since then.
Sunday’s service began with Lori Diller announcing a gift the church is giving the Davises.
“They’re there for us,” Lori said. “They celebrate our highest highs and they are here during our lowest lows. What do you get? What do you give? What do you get someone who deserves the world? You offer them a trip to Israel!
The pastors’ three children each spoke about their parents and their ministry. Of all those at the sanctuary, they know Don and Sara best. They honored their parents with humor, love and the utmost respect.
Only daughter and “favorite child” Sara Beth Davis McCartney said no matter what else is going on in their lives, they never have to wonder if their parents are there for them. Whether it was an after-school program or a sporting event, “I never had to wonder how I was going to get home,” Sara Beth said. “I never had to wonder if anyone was in the stands cheering me on…They always made their mission field their home with gracious and gentle parenting…The same two people that you see here are just as they are at home.”
Josh Davis, the middle child, recounted some of Don and Sara’s accomplishments at the first assembly – Don’s missionary and pre-mission trips, Sara’s founding of Camp AFA for children 22 years ago.
“They’ve always focused on the kids,” Josh said. “They couldn’t have children for ten years. Then they had three children and dedicated them to God. They dedicated your children to God.
About their anointing, Josh said, “Satan hates their anointing. God has always intervened.
David Wilkerson said, ‘God does not anoint lazy preachers or lazy Christians.’
Jared Davis, the eldest child, left Atmore at the age of 20.
“As I left, I experienced different churches, different pastors and pastoring couples,” he said. “In goodness, the Lord let me come to the end of my ministry. I came back and I learned.
Over the past five to seven years, I’ve learned what it means to be loyal to a people and a place.
If there is no honor in a church, God will not be there.
Don and Sara’s family were invited to come to the church, as were members Kelvin Diller and Cynthia Wilson, who prayed for the couple.



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