March 22, 2017
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 Bishop Howard Thomas, Auxiliary Bishop, Michigan Western Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction under the leadership of General Board Member and Prelate, Bishop Nathaniel W. Wells, Jr. The Thomas Family and the jurisdiction are in need of our fervent prayers. The services for Bishop Thomas will be as follows:
The Local Home going Celebration
Tabernacle Church Of God In Christ
The National Home going Celebration
Refreshing Fountain Church Of God In Christ
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.
Sanctifying the Leader, I Am,
Bishop Robert G. Rudolph, Jr.
Church Of God In Christ, Inc.