ork smarter and more efficient as they do business with each other. NJPA does this by establishing a business and service alliance between member buyers and contracted suppliers ensuring a valued and successful national cooperative contract program.
The ICCC Board of Trustees decided at the July board meeting to join the NJPA so that all the ICCC active member churches can take advantage of this program. To learn more, visit their website www.njpacoop.org. Contact the Council Office for account information.
From: The ICCC Board of Trustees
To: ICCC Members, Investors, Supporters and Friends
Re: The Death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, USA
The Board of Trustees has approved the following statement for release to you and to the public:
A STATEMENT OF CONCERN FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY CHURCHES.
As the Board representing the churches and ministry centers of the International Council of Community Churches, we grieve with the family of Michael Brown and with the community of Ferguson, Missouri as they struggle with their grief and with the tragedy of violence and its consequences. We pray for justice, and we also pray for both Divine and human mercy. We pray that by God's grace, healing and comfort, all may find their way toward a reconciliation that does not ignore the past, but that instead transcends sorrow and bitterness and reaches toward peace.
Current members of the ICCC Board of Trustees are: Rev. Dr. Richard O. Griffith, President; Ms. Laura Alexander, Vice President for Regional Relationships; Ms. Virginia Wendel, Vice President for Membership Enlistment; Mr. Wayne Samuels, Vice President for Membership Services; Mr. John Carroll, Trustee for Eastern Region A (CT, MA, ME, NJ, Eastern NY, Eastern PA, VT); Ms. Vermelle Barnes, Trustee for Eastern Region B (DC, DE, MD, NC, VA); Ms. Victoria Wells, Trustee for Eastern Region C (FL, GA, PR, SC); Rev. Sharyon Cosey, Trustee for Central Region A (IL, IN, MN, MO, OK, WI); Ms. Janet Burch, Trustee for Central Region B (MI, OH, Western NY, Western PA); Elder Glenn Clay, Trustee for Central Region C (AL, AR, LA, KY, TN); Mr. Charles Addison, Trustee for Western Region A (AK, Northern CA, NV, OR, WA); Ms. Nanci Harris, Western Region B (Southern CA, AZ); Rev. Denise Sager, Trustee for Western Region C (CO, MT, NE, NM, TX, UT)
You are invited to add your own signature to the statement, and to share the statement with your church or ministry center, and with all mass media outlets in your area. The statement will also be posted on the ICCC website and on the ICCC Facebook page.
May God bless you in your ministries of reconciliation, peace and Christian unity.
Rev. Dr. Richard O. Griffith, President
Rev. Donald H. Ashmall, Council Minister
International Council of Community Churches
21116 Washington Parkway, Frankfort, IL 60423
Office Phone 815-464-5690
Office Fax 815-464-5692