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THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is planning to hold a Round Table conference with its national and international agency partners in Honiara in early June.
THE Anglican Church in the Province of Melanesia (ACOM) applauds the overseas Mission and donor partners for their support through the church towards the devastating flood that strikes Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal.
An Anglican Church of Melanesia owned St. Nicholas School is one amongst others that have responded to the victims of Guadalcanal from the recent flood disaster. The assistance was channeled through the Diocese of Guadalcanal.
MORE than ten thousand (10,000) Anglican members with in and few around the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) took the streets of Honiara in a pilgrimage walk as they commemorate the journey of our Lord Jesus Christ to the cross - Good Friday.
THE Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) officially opened its 18th Diocesan Synod at Saint Barnabas Cathedral on the 5th of May 2014.
THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) and World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) yesterday morning signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the Church Partnership Project to Strengthen the Capacity of the Christian Care Centre (CCC).
Archbishop of Melanesia, the Most Rev. David Vunagi and his delegation from the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) made an episcopal visit to a small Anglican Community in Renell and Bellona Islands from the 23rd to the 26th of April.
“This disaster is not a punishment from God, BUT the disaster helps us not to forget God”. These are the words from the Primate of the Anglican Church in the Province of Melanesia, the Most Reverend David Vunagi in an interview with ACOM Communications early this week.
During his visit to the evacuation centers on Sunday 6 April, Archbishop David urged the flood victims not to see the disaster as a punishment from God.
“May be this is a time when we learn that we must know God and be God centered and God focused in our lives”, Archbishop David said in an interview.
“My prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow and difficulties”, Archbishop David said.
Archbishop David called on all the nine dioceses within the Province of Melanesia to come onboard and support the Government and other stakeholders who are in the field addressing the need of those who suffer from the disaster.
According to a report by Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) Disaster Committee, it would appear most of the Honiara victims will be Anglican members. This is because Tuvaruhu and Koa Valley parishes are amongst the most affected areas in the flash floods that hit Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal on the 3rd day of April 2014, a member from the ACOM Disaster Committee said.
Apart from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO), NGOs, International agencies, Church groups and individuals, the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM ) has already taken a leading role in responding to the needs of these victims.
Government, NGOs, Churches and other organizations are all working together in responding to the needs of those who were badly affected by the deadly floods.
ACoM Administration is the body responsible for the overall administration of the Church covering Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The General Secretary is the Chief Executive Officer. The administration is mandated to ensure ACoM entire processes are operational and functional. ACoM administration also oversees provincial church institutions.
The four main departments making the overall administration include; 1) Administration and Human Resource 2) Finance Department, 3) Education Department and 4) Melanesian Board of Missions.
Administration and Human Resource
The department is headed by the Deputy General Secretary.
I n Solomon Islands, the Administration and Human Resource department oversee general administration and human resource functions of the church. The department also manages support service facilities including Lands and Properties, Projects, shipping (Southern Cross vessel) St. Clare Health Centre and Taroniara Slipway and Shipyard.
The Finance Department is under the supervision of the Finance Manager. The Department oversees all financial transactions and undertakings of the church. The Finance Manager ensures all financial transactions are carried out and comply with ACoM’s Financial Instruction manual. The Finance Manager is also mandated to ensure all financial commitments are done in the best interest of the Church.
The overall head of the Education Department is the Education Secretary.
The Department is the body mandated by ACoM to be responsible for the delivery of Quality Education and services in all ACoM schools. In Solomon Islands, these Church schools include Selwyn College, St. Nicholas, St. Stephens’ Pamua, Charles Elliot Fox Sa’a, St. Francis Vaturanga Community High and Norman Palmer Community High School. The church also runs a number of Primary schools, Early Childhood Centres, and Rural Training Centres.
Anglican Church of Melanesian Board of Mission
Manager Melanesian Board of Mission Office is the Mission Secretary.
The ACoM Board of Mission office plays the leading role as far as Mission and Ministry of the church is concern. The mission office is also responsible in linking the church nationally, regionally and internationally. International mission partners and donor support organizations have their link to the church through the mission office. The mission office is also responsible to the religious orders of the church. The Anglican Church of Melanesia Board of Mission Office is the biggest Department within the Church.