Rev. Yung Sheng Chen, 86, Indianapolis, a church leader and community activist, died Sunday, January 24, 2016.
He was a retired pastor in the Indiana United Methodist Church, serving at Washington St. UMC (Indianapolis), Trinity UMC (Frankfort), Industry UMC (Muncie), and churches in Kendallville/Brimfield, Pendleton, and Kingman.
He was a founding chaplain of the Indianapolis International Airport Interfaith Chaplaincy (IIAIC) where he greeted, served, and prayed for people for more than 20 years, saying: "We pray for those who are traveling today, for those who are working today; may you be with them, God. And until we meet again, may you hold us in the palm of your hand."
Dear Friends and Colleagues.
The next bus from Montgomery to Mandera...
I'm a bit pedantic when it comes to Christmas. I know that for many Christmas begins as soon as the shops take down the Hallowe'en merchandise, or possibly as soon as Santa takes up residence in the department stores of our towns and cities – but I think January is a perfect time for a Christmas message – and take delight in confusing people by wishing them a Happy Christmas right up until the Feast of Candlemas on February 2.
Canon Chris Bishop retires from Stansted Airport on the 15th January. He has been the lead Chaplain there for 29 years. We wish him all the best as he enters this new phase of his life.
Deacon Claude Wilhelm from Geneva Airport is retiring after many years service at that airport. Claude has been an active member of IACAC and regularly attended conferences and made many friends among his colleagues. We wish him well for the future.
A newly created post of Head of Chaplaincy at London Heathrow has been offered to the Rev Howie Adan, and he has accepted it. Howie and his wife, Renata, are moving to the UK early in the New Year, so that he can start at LHR on 1st March. Congratulations to Howie and welcome back to airport chaplaincy.
We have been notified about some scams using the Board and/or similar fictitious email addresses. So, please if you received such a message, disregard it. They have nothing to do with us, nor they are real. They mostly ask for money or other assistance. Do not take them seriously. Simply disregard them. Don't click on any links nor respond to them. As a precaution, we are changing our email passwords, as we all should periodically.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
One of the strengths of IACAC is the breadth of its membership with each chaplaincy bringing different experiences and, through our collective sharing, the understandings of all members are widened. Please encourage all members of your chaplaincy team to join IACAC either as active or associate members. If each of us encouraged at least one other member of our chaplaincy to join IACAC our collective knowledge and skills will grow even more. Let us adopt as our motto "Each One Bring One"
We have so much we can learn together from each other
Well Done is better than Well Said.
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