We will be celebrating Dad's life at a service on Saturday, September 7 at 10:00am at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Willow Grove, PA (405 Easton Road). Even as we mourn our loss now, we want to celebrate the gift of Dad's life here on earth, and his eternal home in heaven. Please feel free to avoid dressing in all black as we come together to celebrate.
There are two things we are quite sure Dad would love to see come as a result of this. As many know, Dad worked for the last 30 years for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. While he served in many capacities through those years, two in particular were passions of his that can continue to be his legacy through you.
1. Dad spent a significant amount of time working on an informational folder entitled, "If I Should Die..." The folder is full of information for how to be prepared for a scenario just like this. Dad was passionate about helping people become prepared for death through estate planning resources, and this is a culmination of that effort. Please contact the OPC offices to request individual copies or sets for your churches via email (email@example.com).
2. In lieu of flowers, contributions can sent to The Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 607 N. Easton Rd. Bldg E, Willow Grove, PA, 19090 and made payable to The Committee on Ministerial Care, specified for the Haney Memorial Fund. Dad felt we could do more to help OPC ministers prepare for retirement, and was working toward that end until his passing.
The excerpt below, from a memoriam by Dad's coworker David Nakhla, best describes his work in this area.
...The newest denominational committee, the Committee on Ministerial Care (CMC), which was inaugurated in 2017, was David’s brain-child. The CMC became the successor to the work of the previous Committee on Pensions, and it also absorbed some of the work of the CDM, specifically the care of ministers and their widows through the administration of the Obadiah Fund. The work of the CMC, and David’s involvement in that work, has already brought relief and encouragement to many of the 500+ ministers who are serving OP churches, church plants, and mission fields, or have entered retirement. David was serving as the Inaugural Director of the CMC at his passing.