To All Bishops, Rectors, Vicars of the CEC North America
The response has been overwhelming. Together we have raised $20,408 as of 26 Nov. We will continue to update you with pictures and accounts of how the funds are utizlies.
Bishop Alcaraz wrote " To say that I'm overwhelmed by the utter generosity of our church community there is an understatement."
Thank you to every who has given.
Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
I know you all have seen the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan did in the Philippines.
The Patriarch, Archbishop Craig Bates who is currently in the Philippines wrote:
"Our Bishops, Priests, and Deacons have all become part of the rescue and restoration process. The Church community, even those who have lost everything are reaching out to their neighbors and helping.
The people continue to have faith, hope, and love. With everything gone their faith has not diminished. Rather they seek God who alone is their refuge.
I pray for my brothers and sisters. Tonight I travel to San Paulo and we will cry out to God who will comfort His people. We will gather around the table where the God of compassion who suffers with us will be really present to remind us of His love that endures forever. We will see His love in bread and wine but especially in each other."
If you or your parishioners would like to donate funds to help the people of the Philippines, please send your check to:
Malverne, NY 11565
Make Check payable to ICCEC or Click Here to Donation Online