Deja Vu All over again under pastor Cunningham
The Norwich Churches remember  "Pastor Cunningham" and his bookkeeper
Take a trip down memory lane with the Norwich Churches. 

Pastor Cunningham treated St Bartholomew Parishioners like dirt under his feet, just like Fr Tiernan did in 1920. This is what has happened whenever the church on the hill has meddled in the affairs of St Bartholomew church.
 
The Norwich Churches will never forget you.
 
Click here: to See the chronology of correspondence during  St Bartholomew stuggle 1920 - 1923
 

The foundation of our planning is cash and profitability for the diocese and ourselves. How do we embrace, enhance and present this on­going ministry? In creating  pastoral care areas in our diocese, we chose to use the ancient principle of subsidiarity. In its simplest form this means that we know more about the weft and weave, the issues and the people the geographic and fiscal realities than the faithful who are trying to follow Jesus.

 

As Pastoral Ministers, being there for another person has never taken precedence over our opportunistic insight for profit for ourselves. This is what has always really mattered to us especially in times of pain, loss or stress - to share peoples cash and property, to articulate our need for cash which causes the groaning of the spirit within and to celebrate our successful profiteering and extortion of the less fortunate regardless of the effect our behavior has had and continues to have on people’s lives.

 

Forgiveness is something people tell you to do when they don't want you to make an issue out of something that should be made an issue.

 

Forgiveness is not saying it was okay what the other person did or that you will forget it. You can't truly have peace until you have had the time to be angry, scream, cry and be sad and realize how horrific the things have been that happened  

 

The admonition to forgive is just another way for people to try to make you feel guilty for feeling justified anger toward another human being. You may forgive but it is difficult to forget.

CLICK HERE TO SEE: Pastor Cunningham's Plan for the Norwich Churches
Deja Vu All over again under pastor Cunningham
Pastor Cunningham treated the parishioners of St Bartholomew like dirt under his feet
Fr. Tiernan treats us like dirt under his feet.(March 15, 1921 letter to Bishop Grimes signed by 22 Italians.)
Click here: to See the chronology of correspondence during  St Bartholomew stuggle 1920 - 1923
DOUBLE DUTY
Norwich priest will lead two parishes.
Wednesday December 13, 2000
Pastor Cunningham' volunteered to be pastor for both Norwich parishes, after Pastor requested that the he be permitted to stay in Norwich for 12 more years.
Because Pastor has not yet learned to "bilocate," as he calls it, several changes had to be made so that both parishes are well-served.
Pastor Cunningham assured the Councils that each parish will maintain its autonomy.
parishes will share certain services such as accounting and secretarial services.

 

January 2001 Pastor Cunningham's first order of business was to replace St Bartholomew's long time trusted book keeper with his own hand selected book keeper. His next order of business was to close St Bartholomew's bank account without the knowledge of St Bartholomew's parishioners and create a discretionary spending account under the name of the Church of the holy apostles. He then plundered St Bartholomew church investment account which in 1/2001 was worth $700,000.00. click here to see it  The next assessment of this account parishioner received of this account showed its current market value to be $400.000.00. When asked what happened to the $300,000.00 the pastor said it was used to pay St Barts bills as St Barts didn't take in enough money to pay its bills. St Bartholomew Church never had to purge its investments in order to pay its bills prior to Pastor Cunningham being assigned administrator of both churches.

Coincidentally in March 2001 pastor Doug who it was assumed was earning a salary of approximately $16,000.00/yr managed to put $27,000.00 down on a lake front cottage on Plymouth reservoir. click here to see it 

As early as 2001 Pastor Cunningham's next order of business was to purge long time faithful parishioners and employees from St Bartholomew's. It started with Sister Julie Eigo, then Sister Rose Caravaglio, Sister Marie Denise (who had Holy Family School in the black until Pastor Cunningham took over the schools books), Then Wayne Newkirk St Bartholomew's maintenance man, David Gale (long time council member) Deacon Bob Almeter (Told by Pastor Cunningham to find another place to worship) John Heath, Gary Clark, Eric Russel and many others.

Sister Rose Caravaglio begged Pastor Cunningham to allow her to stay as besides her service to our churches she was also able to help care for her aging mother who lived locally in Norwich. Pastor Cunningham told her she couldn't stay because we couldn't afford her. After he got rid of the Sisters of St Joseph he contracted with the Sisters of the Cross in India at a cost to our churches of well over $100,000.00/year.

At the end of the Summer 2003 Pastor Cunningham told Father Patrick he would have to leave our churches and couldn't come back, after almost 20 years of service because we couldn't afford him either.  Some were speculating as early as  2001 that Pastor Cunningham's agenda was to close St Bartholomew's.

In their 2007 study funded by the Louisville Institute and entitled "Internal Financial Controls in the Catholic Church;' Bob West and Chuck Zech learned that 85 percent of dioceses in the United States reported instances of embezzlement. They recently spoke with Catholic Digest about the problem, issues of trust, the efficacy of parish financial councils, and what parishioners can do help set things right. Click here to See the results of their study
The Norwich Sisters of the Cross
http://sistersofthecross.com
Sr. Sheena George -Sr. Jackie Sellappan -- Sr. Mary Lizy

The Norwich Sisters of the Cross are costing our Churches over $100,000.00/yr. plus.  The ombudsman assigned by the diocese to over see the financial management of our churches in 2008 stated "we cannot afford to keep these Sisters here".

 

The Norwich Sisters Contract  From February 2002 Parish Council Meeting minutes

Furnishing the Convent-Four bedrooms are to be furnished plus a room to be used as a sewing room and/or computer room. Downstairs the bedroom will have twin beds for guests of the sisters. Each bedroom will need: bed, dresser, desk, chair, night stand, lamp, clock radio, bed linens, pillows, towels, curtains. Big items will be purchased at Kehoe's, other household items and small appliances may be purchased at Ames. Rugs will need cleaning, perhaps Hodak's.

 

Financial Package

Medical Insurance..... Cost $2,500.00 per sister

Retirement................ Cost $2,000.00 per sister

Two cars................... Cost $1,500.00 per car per year Cost of housing, a year, per sister $6,000.00 (housing includes: heat, food, electricity, housekeeping, phone-not long distance, TV)

Money Stipend...... Cost $15,000.00 per sister

 

Total package is worth about $27,000.00 per sister

 

 St. Paul's/St. Bartholomew's Churches would also cover the expense of travel from India to Norwich for each sister and the parishes will pay for round trip airfare for the sisters, so that they can travel to India for a visit and then return to Norwich.

 

 The parishes also will pay for local retreats yearly. Some continuing education.

 

 The parishes are willing to accommodate a fourth sister so that there can be a community of four. This sister should be a qualified nurse. The nursing board will re-evaluate her certificate and if needed, the sister will be put through continuing education program and upgrade her status to R.N. The parishes will cover all the expenses involved and also the airfare of this sister from India to Norwich, NY.


In January 2005 Pastor Cunningham went on a vacation to India with his two sons for the purpose of delivering the $12,331.00 in cash collected from parishioners for relief to the victims of the recent Tsunami. To date no substantiation of these monies has been received by parishioners.

Sheena George recently moved to the Ogdensburg diocese to start a branch order there. When parishioners inquired as to who transferred her, no one knows. Where is she being transferred? No One knows.  Increasingly the question is "Who are these Sisters"? What is their business here?

The sisters are often referred to as "The rich sisters from India". They drive new cars, make annual round trips to India, go on skiing vacations. vacations to California and seem to have unlimited cash for anything they want. Sister Sheena is often referred to by the young people as "Michael Jackson" as a result of her preference for fancy black slacks and blouse.  

While plans were being made to close St Bartholomew's church due to an alleged $90,000.00 shortfall in the budget, the sisters were skiing on Toggenburg Mountain. See pictures of the sisters skiing by clicking here.

 

Finally after 10 long years of draining our churches resources, in answer to many prayers on July 1, 2012,  the Sisters of the Holy Cross were withdrawn from the Norwich Churches and returned to India.

June 2002 Bishop dedicates the convent Father H. Patrick Isaac Convent of the Holy Cross  - Sisters changed the sign as soon as Fr Patrick returned to India
Father H. Patrick Isaac
The Missing Monstrance
Pastor Cunningham and friends in Tanzania September 2004.
This is the time period during which St Bartholomew's monstrance and candle sticks were discovered missing. Pastor Cunningham never filed a police report or an insurance claim. After 56 years this treasure of our church inexplicably disappeared without explanation or concern from church management.  In November 2009 Pastor Cunningham confided to a friend the reason he didn't file an insurance claim for the missing monstrance was he gave it to the bishop in Tanzania and couldn't ask for it back.
The Norwich Sisters know where St. Bartholomew's monstrance is. These treasures of St. Bartholomew's church were inappropriately given to their mission in Moshi Tanzania, yet they do nothing to rectify this wrong doing by pastor Cunningham and his friend Dave Kirsch.
THE DYNAMIC TRIO

As Pastoral Ministers, being there for another person has never taken precedence over our opportunistic insight for profit for ourselves. This is what has always really mattered to us especially in times of pain, loss or stress - to share peoples cash and property, to articulate our need for cash which causes the groaning of the spirit within and to celebrate our successful profiteering and extortion of the less fortunate regardless of the effect our behavior has had and continues to have on people’s lives


 
The  monstrance and candle stick holder's were discovered  missing on Oct. 1, 2004, after the previous pastor  and his friends returned from their trip to Tanzania Africa to visit the Sisters of the Cross in September 2004. Pastor Cunningham never filed a police report or insurance claim, a police report was finally filed by a concerned parishioner in 2006.  The value of these items  is estimated to be over $30,000.00.  The Monstrance was donated by Angelina Taranto and Family in 1948 in memory of Vincenzo Taranto.
Tsunami Relief Monies December 2004 - $12,331.00
Another vacation for pastor Cunningham and his family paid for with parishioners contributions.
In January 2005 Pastor Cunningham went on a vacation to India with his two sons for the purpose of delivering the $12,331.00 collected from parishioners for relief to the victims of the recent Tsunami. To date no substantiation of these monies has been received by the Norwich Churches.
Pastor Cunningham's Vacation Tours

July 1996 Ireland

 

Nov 30 – Dec 13 1996 Trip to China with Aunt Christie to pick up DJ his first adopted son

 

Nov 1998 Trip to China to pick up Alec. his second adopted son

 

July 17 – 24 1999 Ireland (group came home Doug & family went on to Germany returned 8/15/1999)

 

August 99 Germany

 

September 2004 Doug family & friends to Tanzania Africa

 

January 2005 Doug & family to India

 

February 17 – 20 2007 skiing vacation

 

Sept 25 – Oct 3 2007 Trip to Italy Doug, Mike and friends

 

Planned December trip to Austria cancelled

 

February 19 – 25 2008  Skiing vacation

 

July 7 – 11 2008 vacation to NYC with Whittakers

 

July 28 – 31 another vacation to NYC

 

October 2008 trip to San Francisco Cancelled

This is aside from Pastor Cunningham's weekend tours of duty with the National Guard, his assignments to Qatar, New Orleans and Germany and many other excursions and vacations throughout the year. A recent letter from a St. Paul's parishioner stated, "We've got a pastor who has a number of priorities not in sync with the parishes he has been assigned to. His "boys" and his "Air Force Chaplaincy" are apparently much more important than the needs of the Churches of St. Bartholomew's and St. Paul's.

 

Another disgruntled member of the
"Church of the Holy Apostles"

See Pastor Cunningham's time away here

September 2005 Pastor Cunningham goes to New Orleans

Fr. Doug Cunningham, travelled to New Orleans to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Once again leaving the Norwich Churches without their priest. 

In the words of an elderly St Paul's parishioner, "We've got a pastor who has a number of priorities not in sync with the parishes he has been assigned to. His "boys" and his "Air Force Chaplaincy" are apparently much more important than the needs of the Churches of Norwich.
Another disgruntled member of the
 "Church of the Holy Apostles?
 
 See Pastor Cunningham's time away here
Extortion of parishioners by Sisters of the Cross Norwich N.Y.
Between 2003 and 2005 Sister Sheena George in league with her brother took advantage of a terminally ill elderly parishioner on a fixed income? The family discovered an annuity naming Sister Sheena George and her brother as beneficiary? 
 
Sister Sheena's brother Jimmie George named as beneficiary on the annuity appears to have been
selling healing services to this terminally ill elderly parishioner on a fixed income 
 
Many checks were written to him for exorbitant sums of money.  Two checks written on one day totaled $920.00. See the checks by clicking here. Approximately $15,000.00 may have been extorted from this family by the Sisters of the cross.  See the parishioners daughters letter to Jimmie George by clicking here

See the Insurance Companies change of beneficiary letter by clicking here The Insurance Company changed the beneficiary only after substantiating the decedent had been victimized by Sister Sheena and her brother Jimmie George.

See thank you notes with the salutation "our dear dad," "our dear Joe" and signed "loving daughters to this parishioner by clicking here  It appears the provincial in Geneva was also involved in this scam, see their loving thank you note by clicking here

 It appears this type of behavior has been ongoing since their arrival in 2002.

 See Sister Celestine the former  Provincial's assessment of these Sisters by clicking  here

How many other elderly and infirm parishioners have the sisters of the cross taken advantage of for their own personal gain?

THE DECIDER
After Pastor Cunningham received  $2,420,494.40  in checks the same as cash from the Agnes Scanlon estate in 2004 - 2005, In March 2006 he announced St Bartholomew's would have to be closed due to a $90,000.00 Shortfall in the budget.
 
March 2006 he formed his planning subcommittee, see their plan by clicking here.
 
November 6, 2006 Pastor Cunningham tells parishioners he is the only choice, without him there will be only one church in Norwich. Hear the Spiritual leader by clicking here.
 
December 31, 2006 Pastor Cunningham takes the Lords name in vain from the altar during Mass to tell a parishioner to "keep his mouth shut". Hear the spiritual leader by clicking here
 
On February 25, 2007 Pastor Cunningham forewarned parishioners "he would be doing things they were not going to like, and if they didn't like what he was doing they could just find some other place to worship". hear part of his Lenten 2007 message by clicking here.
 
March 23, 2008 Bulletin Notice The audit by Dermody, Burke and Brown of a 16 month period has been completed.. See Auditors report by clicking here
 
See other Auditor findings by clicking here
 
In March 2009 Pastor Cunningham sold or gave away St Bartholomew’s car to a friend. His response to questions and objections from  parishioners was  “Although the car was owned by St Bartholomew’s , he is the pastor and he made the decision to sell the car and use the money towards the purchase of a new car”,  which is now owned by St Paul’s. The book value of the car was between $1900.00 and $2200.00 and could have been sold or raffled to lessen St Bartholomew’s huge deficit generated since pastor Cunningham has been managing the Norwich Churches.
 
Hear pastor Cunningham acknowledge he has previously hurt St Bartholomew's during the September 2008 parish council meeting by clicking here.
 
Pastor Cunningham's customary response to financial questions from  parishioners has always been "You're never going to see it". Usually followed by "If you don't like what I'm doing find yourself some other place to worship".
Save St Bartholomew's Legal Defense fund drive June 2006 -Pastor Cunningham and others were working hard to close St Bartholomew's and parishioners were trying to save their church.  At this point the Norwich Churches are deeply divided, one pitted against the other. see Pastor Cunningham's subcommittee  plan by clicking here.
The Neglect of St Bartholomew's 
The moving of the middle school from St Bartholomew's Parish Center they took everything.
The Dumpster September 18, 2006

This is where the dumpster has always been - never seen overflowing with garbage

Pastor Cunningham had his staff place the dumpster next to an elderly parishioners flower garden and allow it to overflow with garbage in retaliation for her questions and criticisms of his financial management of the Norwich Churches it took him several weeks to have it removed.
The Audit that never was,  January 2007

We Were Not engaged to perform an audit    (Dermody Burke & Brown review report February 13, 2007)

See Pastor Cunningham's signed acknowledgment he understood there was NOT going to be a full audit click here

Pastor Cunningham's customary response to financial questions has always been "You're never going to see it".

Usually followed by "If you don't like what I'm doing find yourself some other place to worship".

May 11 thru August 2007

Pastor Cunningham volunteers to go to Qatar from May 11 thru August 30, 2007 to serve the National Guard, the Norwich Churches are left without their priest for a total of 6 months during 2007. See Pastor's time away here

September 25 thru October 3, 2007 Vacation trip to Italy.

October 4 thru October 9, 2007 vacation in North Carolina to attend wedding of a friend.

Planned December trip to Austria is cancelled.

October 2007 diocese meeting
In a meeting between the diocese and concerned parishioners of St Bartholomew's on October 26, 2007 diocesan officials conceded to the five parishioners present and their attorney, "church administrators skimmed cash from contribution baskets, purchased personal vehicles for themselves, expensive gifts for their friends, inappropriately paid cash under the table to an employee of the church all with parishioners contributions and otherwise grossly mismanaged church monies". They said the comingling of church accounts made such a mess of the financials they are not able to track expenditures for the 6 year period 2000 - 2006. The Norwich Churches have no financial accountability for how the churches monies were spent from 2000 thru 2006, the years when the most egregious mismanagement took place.
In their 2007 study funded by the Louisville Institute and entitled "Internal Financial Controls in the Catholic Church;' Bob West and Chuck Zech learned that 85 percent of dioceses in the United States reported instances of embezzlement. They recently spoke with Catholic Digest about the problem, issues of trust, the efficacy of parish financial councils, and what parishioners can do help set things right. Click here to See the results of their study
Destruction of St Bartholomew's Parish Center Property -removing the flag pole 2008 - "he will be doing things they are not going to like, and if they don't like what he is doing they can just find some other place to worship". hear his Lenten 2007 message by clicking here.

 

In 2008 Church management removed the flag pole from St Bartholomew's Parish center property and reinstalled it at St Paul's Property without any consultation with parishioners or trustees. St Bartholomew's Parishioners paid to have another flag pole memorial installed.

St Bartholomew's Pickup Truck after use by St Paul's staff 2004 Dodge 4X4 15000 miles.
St Paul's has a no-loan policy. What belongs to St Bartholomew's belongs to St Paul's, what belongs to St Paul's belongs to St Paul's.
April 1 thru April 25 2008

April 1 thru April 28 Pastor Cunningham volunteers for National Guard duty in Germany once again leaving the Norwich Churches without a priest.

A trip to San Francisco in October is being planned at this time but is soon cancelled. see the flyer by clicking here.

The spiritual well being of the Norwich Catholic Churches has systematically deteriorated as it has been undermined by Pastor Cunningham's negligence to his ministry.   

See Pastor Cunningham's time away 2007, 2008, 2009 by clicking here

There never has been a Church of the Holy Apostles 2008
New changes at parishes: In a mid-July letter, Bishop James Moynihan told Pastor Cunningham that St. Paul and St Bartholomew Parishes in Norwich would remain linked.  Because there has never been a Church of the Holy Apostles in Norwich, the diocese wishes for people to kindly cease using this nomenclature. The churches are to have separate fiscal accountings. See documentation by clicking here
Sacrilege continued until Pastor Cunningham left - Upon his arrival Pastor Ralph put a stop to this sacrilege. Neither the Sisters of the Cross nor the deacons ever questioned or objected to this irreligious practice initiated by pastor Cunningham and the deacon choir director.
One hour before Mass and anyone arrives, the ciborium full of the Blessed Sacrament is carried to the choir loft and placed on the organ where He is left alone accompanied only by the Kleenex and hand sanitizer until our deacon/choir director and his choir arrives. After Mass is over and most parishioner's leave the deacon/choir director then returns the Blessed Sacrament to the Tabernacle while stopping to visit with Pastor Cunningham and friends. Jesus unceremonious return to the Tabernacle is finally achieved approximately two hours after His unceremonious trip to the organ in the choir loft,  This Sacrilege was initiated by our deacon/choir director and has been a routine practice in the Norwich Churches for years.  Pastor Cunningham's way of carrying out his ministry significantly departs from the canons governing the obligations of pastors.   Upon his arrival Pastor Ralph put a stop to this sacrilege.
Pastor Cunningham Resigns
Pastor Cunningham announces resignation

NORWICH – Parishioners at St. Bartholomew’s and St. Paul’s Catholic Churches in Norwich received a shock this weekend when Pastor Cunningham announced he will be resigning at the end of June due to health reasons.

The parish has not issued a statement regarding Cunningham’s resignation and the pastor could not be reached for comment. – Melissa Stagnaro

Pastor Cunningham announced he will be staying at his camp during the summer recuperating.

People in all neighboring churches are praying for Pastor Cunningham and all victims of cancer.

Hear his resignation announcement by clicking here

There has been no information as to whether the spot on Pastor Cunningham's pancreas was malignant or benign.

NEW ASSIGNMENT
In spite of his many health problems Pastor Cunningham has been reassigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony Church in Endicott and St. Patrick-St. Thomas in Binghamton, effective September 1, 2009.  see Catholic Sun announcement by clicking here.  Even with his heart and other serious health problems he also remains committed to his National Guard duty.

Pastor Cunningham with his two sons, three dogs and a new Harley Davidson Motorcycle purchased in August 2009 moved to St Thomas rectory in Binghamton NY. on Sept 1, 2009. 

A response to the JULY  3 - 4  EVENING SUN LETTER TO THE EDITOR,

July 1, 2009 we welcomed our new pastor Pastor Ralph Bove. The following note has been published so that others might know the tyranny, oppression and injustice St Bartholomew's church and its parishioners have suffered under for the past nine years. The arrival of Pastor Ralph is the answer to many years of prayers, We are grateful to God, the assault on St Bartholomew's and its parishioners is finally over.

 

Dear Pastor Cunningham, Thank you hardly seems adequate, below you will find some things for which the Norwich Churches will most remember you for. Should anyone ever question how  you served us here in Norwich, they will always be able to look at these pages and know how we suffered under your oppressive pastorate. 

 

Exactly why did you come to St Paul's in November 1994? Did you leave the Whitney Point church in the same state you have left the Norwich Churches?

 

The diocese was in the process of assigning St Bartholomew's a priest in 2000, why did you rush to volunteer to pastor both churches?

 

Did parishioners pay for your trip to Scotland in March 2002?

 

Why did you propose to close St Bartholomew's in 2006 after receiving millions of dollars from the Agnes Scanlon estate?

 

Didn't your military commitment compromise your ability to effectively minister to your two churches? See Pastor's time away here

 

Why didn't you watch out for the other church in your parish that was in need, instead of neglecting it?

 

Why didn't you stand up for what was right when Sister Sheena and her brother extorted thousands of dollars from an elderly dying parishioner?

 

Why didn't you do what was right when St Bartholomew's monstrance and other treasures of our church came up missing?

 

Why did you confiscate St Bartholomew's historical records? Why did St Bartholomew's parish historian have to wait until Pastor Ralph allowed her to see what was left of the historical records weeks after you left? St Paul's parish historian, a good friend of yours has always had full access to all St Paul's historical records.  Is the rumor that you shredded all St Bartholomew's records true? 

 

Why were you available only to your select chosen few at St Paul's  while St Bartholomew's parishioners needed to talk to you also? Why did you judge St Bartholomew's parishioners so harshly?

 

Under your pastorate our church and Parish Center were falling apart because Pastor Cunningham ignored the needs of St. Bartholomew's. 

 

Money from St. Bartholomew's Agnes Scanlon endowment was inappropriately taken and never returned to St. Bartholomew's.  The promised repatriation of mismanaged monies has yet to occur.

 

Why did you use the Agnes Scanlon monies to setup St Paul's endowment fund for the upkeep of St Paul's and St Bartholomew's endowment fund for restricted purposes only?

 

Interest free loans were inappropriately given by Pastor Cunningham to his friends using St. Bartholomew's funds.

 

Valued St. Bartholomew employee’s hours were cut in retaliation for their cooperation with authorities questioning the financial management of the Norwich Churches.

 

Employees and parishioners were ignored, intimidated and harassed. Pastor Cunningham allowed St. Bartholomew's possessions to be misused by allowing them to be borrowed whenever his friends needed them while St. Paul's had a no loan policy. Some items were never returned. Items were also returned broken and had to be replaced by St. Bartholomew's parishioners.

 

Treasures of our church inexplicably disappeared from our church with no concern or action taken by Pastor Cunningham.

 

Pastor Cunningham gave services away, i.e. allowing people to use St. Bartholomew's Parish Center at will, without charging rent, knowing St. Bartholomew's needed the revenue.

 

$12,331.00 contributed by parishioners for relief to victims of the tsunami disaster in 2004 remains unaccounted for. The sisters in India disavow any knowledge of ever receiving these monies. 

 

These are only a few of the many reasons St. Bartholomew's parishioners were less fortunate. Pastor Cunningham’s agenda from 2000 on seemed to be the destruction of  the physical, spiritual and financial viability of St Bartholomew’s church.

 

CONTRARY TO THE JULY  3 - 4  EVENING SUN LETTER TO THE EDITOR,  THE NORWICH CHURCHES  HAVE NOTHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR FROM PASTOR CUNNINGHAM.

 
There is a scripture verse which applies to the manner in which you carried out your ministry here in Norwich:
The Book of Ezekiel, Chapter 34:
 Woe to the shepherds of Israel who have been pasturing themselves!…
 You have fed off their milk, and slaughtered the fatlings…
 You did not bring back the strayed nor seek the lost…
 You lorded it over them harshly and brutally
 So they were scattered for lack of a shepherd
 
This will forever be your legacy here in the Norwich Churches
We will never forget you Pastor Cunningham.
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