Rev. Brenda Lamothe…OFFICER at the venerable First AME church in Los Angeles, made the “mistake” of trying to get the First Sunday church bulletins printed…meaning she’d actually have to use the Church copy center.
Rev. Lamothe evidently didn’t know the “secret password” and has been banned from the church properties.
Tammie Murray, who customarily does the Sunday bulletin was out sick. Rev. Lamothe…church OFFICER, who already has a full-time day job took it upon herself to do the “Christian” thing and step in to assist as validated by the email below:
Pastor John and Rev. Ralph
Per my phone message to you both, in my absence this week, Rev. Brenda has agreed to do the Sunday bulletin. She will be in tomorrow (Wednesday) to
work on it. I will forward all information for this Sunday’s bulletin to her.
Glenn will take care of printing and making sure the bulletins get to the church for Sunday.
See you next week.
Upon reaching the FAME Renaissance building, 1968 W. Adams Blvd., Rev. Lamothe gained access (i.e. security let her in) and she began copying.
Before completion of the job, security came and REMOVED the MINISTER, the church OFFICER from the building, at the behest of “First Lady“…
First Concubine Denise Brown.
To which, FAME has offered the following BS explanation…
My name is Anteneh Gossa and I am the Director of FAME Housing Corporation and the Facilities Manager for FAME Corporations. This email comes to provide clarity to the email you received earlier today entitled “Truth”.
I would like to provide information as to the policies and procedures of FAME Corporations, as carried out in my capacity of facilities manager.
The management team of FAME Corporations has gone to great pains to institute policies and procedures that ensure FAME facilities and properties are only accessed by authorized personnel for authorized purposes. Our goal is to offer an open, safe, comfortable and efficiently run environment that
contributes to meeting the overall objectives of the organization. This can only be accomplished by strict adherence to policies and procedures.
Our policy states that access to any FAME Corporation properties must be limited to times when it is reasonable to expect that they are staffed during regular business hours or by special staff assignment if outside of regular business hours. Any special staff assignment would have to have prior management approval and be coordinated with the facilities management staff. Any exception to this policy would have to be appro ved by an Executive Board member or senior management staff. A schedule is in place that defines regular weekday and weekend building hours for all buildings. Within these parameters, buildings and general areas within the building are routinely locked by facilities staff to ensure that sensitive business information is not compromised by unauthorized parties. All of our policies and procedures support the primary goal of providing a safe environment for our staff and protection of our business documents, correspondence and work products.
Regarding the matter of Rev. Brenda Lamothe being allowed access to our print center, where our mail and other sensitive documents are kept, we again simply followed policy when determining who should be allowed entry. On last evening when Rev. Lamothe was asked to provide authorization allowing her access to the print center, she was unable to. On several occasions I asked Rev. Lamothe to provide an email she indicated she received from Pastor John allowing her access to the print center. In each instance she said she would produce the email, but did not. When she was not able to produce the email or provide verbal authorization from an Executive Board member or senior management staff allowing her access to the print center, she was asked to leave. She was asked to leave not because of any conversation that I had with Pastor John Hunter or Mrs. Denise Hunter, neither of whom were=2 0called as they were out-of-town attending a funeral. Rev. Lamothe was asked to leave because our policy states that prior authorization for access to the building must be received from an Executive Board member or senior management staff. Our staff was simply following the policies and procedures put in place that provides the framework for how we handle these situations. Rev. Lamothe was treated no differently than anyone else would have been treated under the same circumstances, with courtesy and respect. As a FAME team member, I appreciate and understand the desire of Rev. Lamothe and Tammie Murray to complete the bulletin, unfortunately their lack of coordination with the appropriate parties violated the very policies and procedures that provide structure to our organization.
In closing, I regret that as the facilities manager I was not given the opportunity to address this matter with Rev. Lamothe and senior management staff in a more private and internal manner. In the future, I would hope that as professionals we would always seek resolutions that best serve the organization.
Anteneh Gossa – Housing Director
FAME Housing Corporation
2241 S. Hobart Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Tel. (323) 730-7765
Fax (323) 737-0292
IT’S CHURCH BULLETINS Y’ALL! YOU KICKED OUT A MINISTER AND BANNED HER FOR TRYING TO HELP OUT WITH CHURCH BULLETINS!??!?!
But HERE is the communications trail…HUNTER, Pastor Property Taxes himself KNEW Rev. Lamothe would be printing the bulletins.
MESSAGE FROM BRENDA
From: Brenda Lamothe **************
To: Pastor John Hunter; Ralph Watkins; Tammy Murray
Cc: Artis Smock; Glenn Yost – Print Center; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Tue Jun 02 15:21:36 2009
Subject: Re: Sunday Bulletin
Since I will be meeting with the Brookinaires Choir at 8pm tomorrow, I will
coordinate with Glenn to get into the Copy Center @ 5 tomorrow?
REPLY FROM HUNTER
Ok Thank you for the info. What are you meeting with the Brookineers about
tonight? I am in Elder Gloyd.s funeral so you can respond and I’ ll read on
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