Golden Cane Award
The Golden Cane Award was presented to the Rev. John E. Post on Sunday, January 17, 2016 in a ceremony at Covenant Village in Cromwell, Connecticut. Throughout his years of proclaiming the Gospel of Christ, Rev. Post and his wife of 66 years, the late Gloria R. Post, faithfully ministered in churches in the former New England South and Southern New England Conferences and he also served as District Superintendent in the Connecticut Eastern District. The Golden Cane Award is given jointly by the New England Conference Commission on Archives and History and the Preachers' Aid Society of New England. This award is presented to the ordained elder in the New England Conference who has the greatest number of years of service in Christian Ministry.
Lifetime of Discipleship Award
The Lifetime of Discipleship Award is given each year at the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. This award is offered in recognition of the many years of dedicated service by a lay United Methodist to the ministries, missions and prophetic callings of United Methodists in New England. Honorees are committed servants of Christ within the New England Annual Conference and have made significant contributions of time and talent to Conference related activities.
Recipients of this award are asked to designate a program/mission within the connectional structure of the New England Annual Conference (including General Church and Conference Advance Specials) to receive a donation of $500.00 in honor of this award. In addition, appropriate recognitions are made at the annual session of the Conference and/or at the recipient's local congregation.
Lifetime of Discipleship Recipients Include:
Each year, since 1995, the Preachers' Aid Society of New England has granted the prestigious Blaine and Lois Taylor Fellowship Award to honor retired clergy and surviving spouses having significant years of distinguished pastoral service, within and among local churches of the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church or one of its predecessors. Awards are made on the basis of:
- Tenure in ministry
- Effective service in ministry
- Relative need
Award recipients are chosen by an independently appointed committee, which reviews the applications received and makes its recommendations to the Society. Fellows are awarded at the Clergy Luncheon each year during Annual Conference and honorees receive a gift of $7,500 to use toward the purpose stated in their application.
Honored Taylor Fellows Include:
2017 The Reverend Dr. Ronald Messer
The Reverend Stephen Melius
The Reverend Deborah Shipp
2015 The Reverend Charles Fowlie
The Reverend Leonora Sue Job
The Reverend Robert Moore
The Reverend Gwen Purushotham
The Reverend Walter Brown
The Reverend Ed Claus
The Reverend Huntley Halvorson
The Reverend Jonathan and Mrs. Nora Almond
The Reverend Richard Evan
The Reverend Richard Pagano
The Reverend Vicki L. Woods
The Reverend James Todd
The Reverend Richard Hibbert
The Reverend Daniel Weaver
The Reverend T. Landon Lindsay
The Reverend Frank Gulinello, Jr.
The Reverend Richard E. Harding
The Reverend Jeannette M. Burton
The Reverend Dr. John E. N. Knight
The Reverend John A. Dusenberry
The Reverend Young Bok Rha
The Reverend Russell Peppe
The Reverend Dr. Wayne Kendall
The Reverend Dr. Kent D. Moorehead
The Reverend Dean E. Benedict
The Reverend Wesley W. Stinson
The Reverend Howard E. Benson
The Reverend Norman C. Young
The Reverend Lawrence M. Hill
The Reverend Dr. Irvin E. Koelker
The Reverend Phillip M. Polhemus
The Reverend Frank A. Danforth
The Reverend Seaton Woodley, Jr.
The Reverend William A. Campbell
The Reverend David A. Hollenbeck
The Reverend Dr. Kwan Y. Lee
The Reverend Harry Soper
The Reverend John L. Camp
The Reverend Milton L. Smith, Sr.
The Reverend George E. Bullens
The Reverend Alan H. Moore
The Reverend Edgar J. Helms