In Memorium

February 17, 2017

Dear Saints:

This correspondence is being sent at the request of our leader, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake. It is with great regret that I inform you of the passing of The Right Reverend Stanford Lee Butts, Prelate of the Maryland Central Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.  The Butts Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers.  The services for Bishop Butts will be as follows:

The Local and Jurisdictional Home going Celebration
Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:00 p.m.


The National Home going Celebration
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m.


both services to be held at the

Doswell Cathedral Church Of God In Christ
520 Doswell Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21223


Services are entrusted to:
Derrick C. Jones Funeral Home
4611 Park Heights Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
410-542-1900 (Office) / 410-367-2017 (Fax)

I am requesting that all Hotel Accommodations and Ground Transportation needs for the General Board and the other leaders be emailed to [email protected] on or before Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  In addition, it is requested that all Bishops who will be attending the national celebration, please wear your "Class A" vestments.  All National Adjutant brothers, who will be serving, please wear your "Class A" vestments.  National Adjutant sisters, who will be serving, please wear your white habits.

It is the desire of the national adjutancy to help in any way possible.  If I can assist you further concerning this matter, please call me directly at 901.947.9345 or 501.712.0048.

In His Service,

The Right Reverend Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Adjutant General
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.

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