Press Release Service In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Featured Events General Convention 2018, P.J. Cabbiness says: Rector Albany, NY Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Lewis Rayburn says: October 22, 2017 at 7:14 pm “this” not “tis”. No pun intended. Lewis Rayburn says: Fr. Jody Howard says: October 22, 2017 at 7:10 pm 1.5 million to BEGIN to revise the BCP? Hopefully, tis is a typo… Associate Rector Columbus, GA President of the House of Deputies, October 25, 2017 at 11:13 am Don’t you dare cut Evangelism under any circumstances!Proclaiming the Gospel, as in actually making Disciples from people who are not disciples, is the Mission of the Church Jesus gave us. It’s one of the few outright and obvious commands given by our Lord to us. We have to seek conversions. We have to tell all nations that Jesus is the Risen Lord. We have to Baptize all people on earth. This is silly, shortsighted, ridiculous, pointless. What else is the Church? A social club? An ethics/moral department of state? A mere community organizer? What in blazes to do you think the early Christians died for? How do you expect the Church to be the Church with such little emphasis on the one command Jesus gave us before his ascension?Stop funding a completely unnecessary BCP revision, drop all lawsuits to stop paying lawyers, reduce funds for other charity projects, stop being concerned with having lobbyists to DC or the UN, and do what needs to be done to focus on going into all the world making disciples by Baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, or stop wasting our time claiming to follow Jesus. Rector Martinsville, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Lewis Rayburn says: Featured Jobs & Calls Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, October 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm Amen to Fr. Evans’ comment. I’m befuddled by just how stuck in institutional thinking we are. It’s like a dying body pulling all the blood into the trunk and letting the limbs wither away… except in the church, everything is supposed to be pushed to the edges, and there are items far less central to the mission of the church than evangelism and church planting being funded at higher levels. It’s absurd. Grow the church, plant new congregations and schools that aren’t ashamed of being either Episcopalian or Christian, and then maybe we’d have the foundation to face down some real systemic issues in our culture. Until we do that, we should be prepared to just become more and more irrelevant. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Executive Council October 2017, Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Executive Council, Executive Council ponders, debates next triennial General Convention budget Episcopal Church will soon have chance to comment on 2019-21 ‘working draft’ Submit an Event Listing By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Oct 21, 2017 Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Program Budget & Finance Rector Belleville, IL Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA October 22, 2017 at 9:18 pm Jesus was able to feed the 5000 because of his divinity from which the miracle was derived. The Episcopal Church needs to drastically reduce its operating costs to an amount less than its projected income. The one thing the progressives cannot change is basic math. Comments are closed. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Fr. J. Wesley Evans says: AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Knoxville, TN October 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm Sorry, “this” not “tis” Comments (6) Oklahoma Bishop Ed Konieczny speaks during a break in the Executive Council meeting Oct. 19 with Tess Judge (center), chair of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission, and committee member the Rev. Mally Lloyd. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Linthicum Heights, Maryland] The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council came face to face with the realities of the 2019-21 triennial budget during its fall meeting and pledged to share the burden of eventually bringing a balanced budget to 2018 meeting of General Convention.There is an $8 million deficit in the current “working draft” of a budget which will eventually need the approval of the 2018 meeting of General Convention, the Rev. Mally Lloyd, a member of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Finances for Mission told the council. The gap between anticipated revenue and the spending asked for by the churchwide staff and council’s joint standing committees stood at just more than $12 million when FFM began its work at this meeting.The gap comes even as anticipated income is nearly $3.7 million higher than that expected in the 2016-18 triennial budget. Major sources of income include dioceses, an investment income draw, income from renting out space in the Church Center in Manhattan and a planned “annual appeal” beginning in 2018.Expenses for 2019-21 assume a 3 percent annual increase in staff salaries over the three years and an annual 9 percent increase in staff health insurance costs.Lloyd led the council through the working draft, answered questions and heard pleas from some members to restore cuts already made. She acknowledged that council members all have line items that “are close to your heart” but she urged them to “think about the ministry of the whole and the work of the whole.”“We’re trying to juggle and balance all these different areas to make one whole reflection of the values, the theology and the love of the Episcopal Church,” she said.The budget is based on an anticipated $128.7 million in revenue, including $86.7 million in mandatory assessment payments of 15 percent of dioceses’ annual income. However, the current draft anticipates that some dioceses will get full or partial waivers of those payments, up to a “maximum possible” $6.8 million, according to Lloyd. The diocesan payments amount also assumes .5 percent growth in those dioceses’ annual operating income. Thus, the likely diocesan contribution is pegged at $79.9 million.The Episcopal Church’s three-year budget is funded primarily by pledges from the church’s 109 dioceses and three regional areas. Each year’s annual giving in the three-year budget is based on a diocese’s income two years earlier, minus $150,000. For the 2016-18 budget, dioceses were asked to give 18 percent in 2016, 16.5 percent in 2017 and 15 percent in 2018.Diocesan commitments for 2016 and 2017 are here.Not all dioceses pay the full asking for a variety of reasons. Fifty-six dioceses committed to paying the full asking or more in 2017.At the 2015 meeting of General Convention, bishops and deputies made the current voluntary diocesan budgetary asking system mandatory for the 2019-21 budget cycle, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Without getting a waiver, a diocese that does not pay the full assessment will be unable to get grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society.(The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society is the name under which The Episcopal Church is incorporated, conducts business, and carries out mission.)Lloyd said additional income could be gleaned by increasing the percentage amount assessed to dioceses from the anticipated 15 percent to 16 percent. A 1 percent hike would bring in an additional roughly $5.8 million, she said. The council could press to have more dioceses pay the full assessment, regardless of the amount, she added.The working draft also includes a $4.6 million contingency fund, which General Convention’s Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance (PB&F) requested to help it deal with unexpected convention resolutions that request funding. As much as $1.5 million of that fund could go toward the costs of convention’s possible decision to begin to revise the Book of Common Prayer. Lloyd said the contingency fund could be reduced.She warned that the budget could not count on drawing money from the church’s short-term reserves, which she termed “dangerously low” at $2.3 million. That fund ought to have $9.5 million, Lloyd said.Evangelism advocates on council call for reconsiderationThe Rev. Susan Brown Snook, chair of council’s Joint Standing Committee on Local Ministry and Mission, told council that money for evangelism would be cut by 41 percent in this version of the budget. At the same time, the presiding bishop’s office budget would increase by 49 percent and governance costs would go up by 39 percent, she said.Snook sponsored Resolution D005 at General Convention in 2015 to set up a church-planting network and fellow council member, the Rev. Frank Logue convinced that same meeting of convention to add $2.8 million to the 2016-2018 budget for evangelism work.That latter allocation was funded from an additional .6 percent draw on investment income, making the current draw 5.67 percent. The church’s investment committee has asked that the next budget use a 4.5 percent draw, a request that Lloyd said FFM decided it could not honor without creating an even bigger deficit. The current working draft sets the draw at 5 percent.In the working draft, money for evangelism would go from the $5.9 million allocated in the 2016-18 budget to $3.5 million. Money for racial justice and reconciliation would remain roughly the same at $9.4 million and the creation care budget would go from $650,000 to $740,000.Evangelism efforts account for 2.6 percent of total expenses and cost for the church’s stated three current priorities of evangelism, racial justice and reconciliation and creation care account for less than 10 percent of the budget, Snook said.“We do not need to be a church in decline anymore,” she said. “We need to be a church that goes out boldly.”The Very Rev. Brian Baker, a FFM member, argued that the church’s recent effort to plant new churches is working. “This is the first time in my 27 years as a priest that the Episcopal Church is finally doing evangelism. We are planting new churches,” he said, noting that more than 50 new ministries had recently been started. “We got this seed money of a few million dollars to see if we could do it and we’re doing it.”The church planting efforts approved by the 2015 convention are “one of the solutions to the dire statistics that we’re always faced with,” Baker said. “I’m asking all of the other committees to look at your budgets and see how can we support this piece of what the Episcopal Church has been trying to solve for so long.”Council then met in executive session to discuss the draft for nearly an hour.“That executive session was really important, helpful, forward-thinking, a positive, honest conversation that can help us move forward,” Presiding Bishop Michael Curry said when council reconvened. “We’ve got decisions to make but we are going to make good decisions and we’re going to make them together. This council made a commitment that we’re all in this together.”Curry said he told council members during their closed session that Jesus fed the 5,000 because “they all worked together and everybody ate, and that’s the attitude [with which] we’re going into this budget.”He stressed that the current version is an unfinished working document. “So, when it goes out there, you almost have to label it: ‘This is the innards of the sausage,’ ” he said.General Convention Executive Officer the Rev. Michael Barlowe, left, and the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and Executive Council vice chair, listen as Presiding Bishop Michael Curry makes a point during a news conference held after the Executive Council concluded its Oct. 18-21 meeting. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceCurry noted during a news conference after the meeting ended that FFM had already managed to add back about $300,000 into evangelism programs, acknowledging that the move “doesn’t get it up to the previous level.” He also said that there is more evangelism work funded in the budget “than what is just technically there under evangelism” line items.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies and Executive Council vice chair, noted that the current version of the budget adds $800,000 to the presiding bishop office budget for the bishop of the Navajoland Area Mission to relieve that person of some fund-raising obligations and so that more attention can be paid to building up the church in that area.General Convention Executive Officer the Rev. Michael Barlowe suggested that a move council took on Oct. 21, while not slotted into the 2019-21 budget, was an example of the council’s investment in evangelism.Council agreed to aid the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin by forgiving $6.8 million in loans and accrued interest. In return, the diocese will pay the DFMS $1 million by the end of the year; fund the cost of remaining property litigation along with all costs of repair, lease termination and maintenance of recovered properties, including the costs of selling any of them; and fully pay the costs of having a bishop. The diocese also agreed to begin paying its full assessment in 2019.It has been nearly 10 years since the then-leaders of Central California Valley diocese voted to disaffiliate with the Episcopal Church over the ordination of women and gay clergy and issues of biblical authority. Barlowe said the church first tried to reconcile with the people who left and later turned to litigation to recover church property.Council member Russ Randle, while earlier presenting the loan forgiveness resolution, said Episcopalians “faithfully persevered” through what turned out to be nearly a decade of eventually successful property litigation. There are now 25 properties that will be sold and 21 “viable” congregations, he said, but the latter are struggling financially. There are two paid full-time clergy in the diocese, along with retired clergy and clergy who work full-time but earn part-time salaries. Randle called the loan forgiveness a “significant investment in this diocese.”Next budget stepsAs Curry and FFM members stressed, the budget is far from final. PB&F convened on the evening of Oct. 21 at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, where council has been meeting, to discuss the working draft and the budget process.Soon after PB&F’s meeting concludes on Oct. 23, FFM will release the working draft budget to the church along with a narrative to explain its assumptions and construction. It will be posted on the General Convention Office’s website.FFM will revise the budget based on comments from council members, PB&F and the wider church, and have a final draft budget ready for council’s consideration during its Jan. 22-24, 2018 meeting.According to the joint rules of General Convention (II.10.c.ii), council must give its draft budget to PB&F no less than four months before the start of General Convention (essentially by February of convention year). PB&F will meet next from Feb. 5-7, 2018, to begin work on that draft budget.PB&F uses the draft budget and any legislation passed by or being considered by General Convention to create a final budget proposal. That budget must be presented to a joint session of the houses of Bishops and Deputies no later than the third day before convention’s scheduled adjournment. According to the draft convention schedule, that presentation is set to take place at 10:30 p.m. CDT on July 11.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry blesses Pastor Stephen Herr during what was his last Executive Council meeting as the representative from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Herr had just received a certificate of appreciation from the General Convention. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News ServiceThe two houses then debate and vote on the budget separately. Both houses must approve the same version of the budget, which takes effect at the beginning of 2019.Executive Council crafts annual budgets out of the spending plan that General Convention passes as the triennial budget. Typically, council adjusts each of the three annual budgets based on changing income and expenses. Council did just that on Oct. 21, adjusting the 2018 part of the 2016-2018 triennial budget to reflect an increase in expenses of about $3 million and increased income of about the same amount.A summary of resolutions council passed at this meeting is here.Some council members tweeted from the meeting using #ExCoun.The Executive Council carries out the programs and policies adopted by the General Convention, according to Canon I.4 (1). The council comprises 38 members – 20 of whom (four bishops, four priests or deacons, and 12 laypeople) are elected by General Convention and 18 (one clergy and one layperson) by the nine provincial synods for six-year terms – plus the presiding bishop and the president of the House of Deputies. In addition, the vice president of the House of Deputies, secretary, chief operating officer, treasurer and chief financial officer have seats and voice but no vote.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is interim managing editor of the Episcopal News Service. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Director of Music Morristown, NJ
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Charity awards revealed by NICVA The Large charity category was won by Banbridge-based Gordons Chemists for its financial and practical support for Ulster Cancer Foundation’s Pink Link breast cancer awareness campaign and its Care in the Sun promotion to highlight the danger of sunburn.Bank of Ireland held a vote of all staff to decide its charity of the year and Childline won by a huge majority. They agreed an ambitious target of raising £90,000 but broke the barrier and went on to collect £110,000. In return for a lot of rubbish, RFD Beaufort took the small charity award. The Dunmurray company sorts and saves waste material every week and gives it to Play Resource which recycles it and passes it on to children’s projects and playgroups all over Northern Ireland for play and education. Some of the waste has been turned into artwork which is presented back to the company.Link has an award for innovation which went this year to Marks and Spencer, nominated by Gingerbread. It has developed a special programme of training and work experience in its stores for lone parents, helping them to take a step into employment. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis BJM, a firm of Chartered Accountants in Gordon Street, Belfast, has won the main Link award 2006 for its work with SPEAC (Special Provision for the Education of Autistic Children). The Link Awards are organised by the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action to recognise support for the charity sector. The Link awards were set up to recognise and promote good partnerships between charities and the business sector. Since then the charity Oscars have expanded to take in statutory bodies, schools, colleges, clubs and societies.Overall winner BJM has a special interest in autism because managing partner, Brendan McGinn’s child has the condition. He paid for help for his own child but was inspired to help others who could not afford it. Mr McGinn has been the main driver in raising £160,000 to provide extra resources for a special centre run by the South Eastern Education and Library Board at Tor Bank. Advertisement Tagged with: Ireland Howard Lake | 2 October 2006 | News
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Animal welfare charity the RSPCA is reviewing its entire fundraising portfolio with the support of marketing consultancy Moving Thinking. The charity wants to make sure it has the right fundraising products to meet existing and new supporters’ expectations.Moving Thinking will be analysing RSPCA‘s fundraising audiences, its existing and proposed offers, identifying gaps, and proposing new approaches across fundraising disciplines.Mark Cook, founder and director of Moving Thinking said: “It’s really good to see the RSPCA looking to apply such rigour to answering their big strategic questions. And it’s great to be working with them again. The process we’re building is highly collaborative and flexible, so the RSPCA team will be have the tools to make informed decisions about their product portfolio for many years to come.”Moving Thinking was set up earlier this year by Mark Cook, formally Planning Director at Whitewater.www.movingthinking.com Howard Lake | 4 October 2011 | News RSPCA reviews its fundraising products with Moving Thinking 38 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Over a hundred people showed up to discuss and work on the growing Poor People’s Campaign on April 7 at Harlem’s Union Theological Center. A flier describing the PPC said, “50 years later, don’t just commemorate Dr. King’s work … complete it,” referring to the assassination of activist for social and economic justice, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in April 1968.The Poor People’s Campaign focuses on three key demands of Dr. King — ending systemic racism, poverty and the war economy — while adding a call against ecological devastation. The PPC is launching 40 days of action this spring, from May 12 to June 21.The April 7 Harlem session focused on nonviolent direct action training. The May actions will include civil disobedience and direct action meant to confront racism and other forms of discrimination, poverty, militarism and assaults on the environment.The Poor People’s Campaign is co-chaired by the Rev. Dr. William Barber and the Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. Local sponsors for the meeting were the Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State, Repairers of the Breach and the Kairos Center.For more information: poorpeoplescampaign.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
ReddIt printIt is estimated that half of the total household water use during the summer months goes to landscapes, according to a report by the Botanic Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).To address this, BRIT and the Fort Worth Water Department are partnering to sponsor the third annual EcoScape residential summer landscape contest. The contest aims to find the homeowner with the most creative, attractive and water efficient lawn in the area.The project was created in an effort to raise awareness of wasteful water usage and to challenge area homeowners to create water efficient landscapes.According to a news release sent out by the Fort Worth Water Department, the contest runs from June 14 to August 16. It will be judged on three key criteria: design, water conservation and appropriate maintenance.The design criteria includes: aesthetic appeal, composition and use of color and plant variety.The water conservation criteria includes: efficient irrigation/water use, use of non-vegetative materials such as fences, walls, walks, etc., use of native and/or adapted plants, reduced turf area and use of mulchesThe appropriate maintenance criteria includes: a healthy landscape and whether plants are pruned as appropriate.Though the contest arose from a drought, it is still just as important in times of heavy rain, said Hilda Zuniga, a public education specialist for the Fort Worth Water Department.“In seasons with heavy rain such as we’ve been getting, it’s not so much about conservation as it is efficiency,” she said.She added that the contest judges also evaluate the garden owner’s water bill, because saving money is an added incentive to efficient gardening.“Even though our lakes are full right now, the Tarrant Regional Water District is saying it is only a year’s worth,” Zuniga said. “So it won’t always be like this.”Linda Christie, the community and government relations director at the TRWD said even in times of heavy rain, efficient water use should always be in the interest of residents.Residents with 1,000-square-foot (or larger) front yards are eligible and are invited to submit their water efficient yards that use native/adaptive plants and mix according to color, aesthetic appeal, and plant variety, according to the contest website.Micah Reed is Fort Worth’s water conservation manager.“Each summer, residential water use in Fort Worth increases by 30 to 40 percent.” he said. “This increase can largely be attributed to outdoor water use and lawn watering.”“Recently, we’ve made great strides to reduce overwatering, and your participation in this contest can help reduce it even more,” he said.Registration is still open for the 2015 contest at BRIT’s website.The first-third place winners are set to receive prizes including BRIT membership, a rain barrel and “master composter” course registration.The EcoScape contest is open to residential landscapes within Fort Worth city limits and Fort Worth’s wholesale customer cities, including all areas mentioned here. Linkedin TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Facebook The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109! The 109 Fort Worth braces for more severe weather + posts Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Twitter Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Facebook ReddIt Previous articleMANO hosts Disney film inspiration at 5k runNext articleCafe to be featured in new trailhead fitness center The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Linkedin Twitter
Facebook Garda recounts events which lead to his colleagues death Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Newsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ A Garda has revealed the terrifying moments before a car smashed into his patrol car and killed his colleague.Garda Bernard McLaughlin revealed how a car being driven by Martin McDermott “came like a rocket” before it hit them head-on in Burt in December 2009.24-year-old Garda Gary McLoughlin, died in hospital the following day as a result of his injuries.Garda Bernard McLaughlin told Letterkenny Circuit Court how he and Garda McLoughlin had been alerted to a pursuit between an unmarked patrol car and a Vauxhall Astra car on the main Letterkenny to Derry road around 1.15am on December 13th.Garda McLoughlin revealed he and his colleague were trained in operating the Garda ‘stinger’ but were told it was too dangerous to deploy it.Instead they were told to simply get the registration number of the red Vauxhall car.As they drove towards Letterkenny at Lisfannon near Burt, Garda McLaughlin said he noticed a car coming towards them ‘like a rocket.”Garda McLaughlin said he remained conscious at all times during the crash.He says he looked over at his collegue and he appeared to be slumped over and seemed lifeless. He called out his name, but there was no repsonse.The crash happened when the car being driven by McDermott had been pursued by Garda detectives in an unmarked car for more than 30 kms reaching speeds of up to 170kph after it was seen coming out of The Grove Petrol station in Bridgend.He travelled to Newtowncunningham and then back towards Derry before it crashed with Garda McLoughlin’s patrol car at Lisfannon.The trial before a jury of 8 women and four men is expected to finish before Judge John O’Hagan today By News Highland – July 21, 2011 WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleFather thanks daughter for reporting his abuse to gardaiNext articleFerry Abuse: Abuser may have worked with youth group in the 80’s News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest