CME Church Communications http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/42172/ Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:08:00 EST Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:36:00 EST http://backend.userland.com/rss RapidFeeds v2.0 -- http://www.rapidfeeds.com webmaster@c-m-e.org en-us http://www.c-m-e.org/cmecolorlogo.jpg CME Church Communications http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/42172/ 270 187 2015 Young Adult Convergence Conference - May 29-30, 2015 2015 Young Adult Convergence Conference - May 29-30, 2015 - 4 sites. Register online at http://www.thecyam.net http://www.thecyam.net http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7496312 Mon, 04 May 2015 01:48:00 EST The Fourth Annual CME Unity Summit Register today for the Fourth Annual CME Unity Summit scheduled for September 28-October 2, 2015! http://www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7496311 Mon, 04 May 2015 00:46:00 EST Message from Senior Bishop Reddick: “Broken windows are not broken spines.” A Message from Senior Bishop Reddick concerning Baltimore. http://www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/MessagefromSeniorBishopReddick_BrokenWindows_NotBrokenSpines.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7496310 Mon, 04 May 2015 00:44:00 EST Stand in Solidarity #BlackLivesMatter We encourage CME churches to take a photo of the congregation in black on Sunday, December 14 and post the picture to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the #BlackLivesMatter as the title along with the name and location of the church. We want to make this a public witness of our commitment. http://www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/Stand_in_Solidarity.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7465887 Sun, 14 Dec 2014 09:54:00 EST Prepare for the 37th Quadrennial Session and 38th General Conference - June 28-July 4, 2014 - Baltimore, MD Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The Thirty-Seventh Quadrennial Session and Thirty-Eighth General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be held June 28 through July 4, 2014 at the Baltimore Convention Center located at 1 W Pratt St in Baltimore, MD. Bishop and Mrs. Marshall Gilmore and the members of the Seventh Episcopal District will host the General Conference. This announcement will provide updated information about the arrival date for delegates and alternates, general registration and hotel lodging, the Commemorative Souvenir Journal, discounted travel rates on Delta Airlines, airport transportation and the rental of electric mobility scooters. http://www.thecmechurch.org/GeneralConference2014 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7303644 Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:26:00 EST Update on Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. As you are aware, our beloved Senior Bishop and Presiding Bishop of the Seventh Episcopal District, Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr., experienced a health crisis on Sunday, September 22, 2013. We feel it pertinent to update you on his status.   Bishop Hoyt was relocated to a healthcare facility in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 10, 2013. He remains in serious condition and the family has requested no visitors. Please abide by their wishes. http://www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/Update_BishopHoyt.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7154265 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:43:00 EST Register for the 2013 CME Unity Summit (9/24-28) & Connectional Lay Ministry Institute (9/22-24) - Houston, Texas Register Today for the 2nd Annual CME Unity Summit and the 15th Quadrennial Session of the Connectional Lay Ministry Institute! http://www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/2013UnitySummitcampaign1.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6944667 Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:57:00 EST The 2013 Pastors' Conference Photographs from the 2013 Pastors' Conference are available. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmechurch/sets/72157632542415318/show/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6931698 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:56:00 EST Extortion Scam An extortion scam continues to circulate around the country impersonating CME bishops and requesting money to aid family members. There is no truth to this information. At no time should you send money to these persons. http://www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/extortionscam.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6931657 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:55:00 EST The New CME Web Site Dear Connectional Members and Friends,   The new official Web site of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at www.thecmechurch.org, is live! This notice will provide information about the Web site and how you can help us to keep it updated. http://www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/CMEWebsiteupdate.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6865997 Sat, 01 Dec 2012 11:09:00 EST Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts for CME Churches and Families On behalf of the College of Bishops, we are inviting every CME church in the connection to take up a SPECIAL OFFERING during the month of November for the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts for CME churches and families.  During this season of Thanksgiving, we can express our care and concern for those impacted by sharing what we have with others in need. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/HurricaneSandyrelief.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6834428 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 04:52:00 EST Delta Airlines Discounted Air Travel Rates to the Connectional Youth & Young Adult Conference 2012 Discounted air travel rates with Delta Airlines are available for persons traveling to the Connectional Youth & Young Adult Conference (Orlando, Florida) for travel between June 26 and July 11, 2012. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/discounttravel_CYYAC212.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6580376 Fri, 20 Apr 2012 11:57:00 EST The CME Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns Calls for Justice for Trayvon Martin (March 28, 2012) The Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church stands with all religious and civic organizations in the demand for justice in the unprovoked slaying of 17-year old African American, Trayvon Martin by 28-year-old neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman. On behalf of the College of Bishops and all CMEs, we extend our deepest condolences to Tracey Martin (father), Sybrina Fulton (mother), and the entire family. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/justiceforTrayvonMartin.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6552101 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:34:00 EST Department of Lay Ministry's Graham/Webb Scholarship Information for 2012-2013 The Department of Lay Ministry of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church believes that educating our young is a positive step in helping to provide role models for future generations. Thus, the Graham-Webb Scholarship named in honor of Dr. Willie L. Graham and Dr. Roscoe Webb, will provide assistance to deserving CME male students who plan to further their education after graduating from high school. The Department of Lay Ministry will, therefore, award nine (9) Graham-Webb Scholarships (one from each Episcopal District within the United States) in an amount no less than $500 and not exceeding $1000. An additional 5% of the award amount will be provided to young men who choose to attend a CME College. We believe that this scholarship is one small way of helping to make dreams come true. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/GrahamWebb_scholarship_2012.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6535866 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:00:00 EST Breaking News About the CME Unity Summit View the latest information about the guest speakers and concert at the CME Unity Summit. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/UnitySummit_campaign2.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6535865 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 00:00:00 EST Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III Guest Speaker, Memphis Theological Seminary Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, Presiding Prelate of the First Episcopal District, will be the guest speaker at Memphis Theological Seminary’s Night of Worship on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:30 p.m.. at St. Andrew AMEW Church , 867 South Parkway, Memphis, TN. https://twitter.com/CMEChurch/statuses/173494499937501185 http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6517617 Sat, 25 Feb 2012 14:48:00 EST Register for the CME Unity Summit We are pleased to announce that the first CME Unity Summit will be held Tuesday, September 25 through Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel located at 500 Canal Street in New Orleans, Louisiana. The CME Unity Summit will be hosted by the Fourth Episcopal District, Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Presiding Prelate. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/UnitySummit_campaign1.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6504359 Sat, 11 Feb 2012 15:41:00 EST Celebrate Black History Month The Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church recognizes the historic achievements of African Americans during Black History Month and throughout the year. This February, we call all local churches to bring a special focus to Black History, and especially the accomplishments of CMEs, on the Fourth Sunday (February 26, 2012) during the Sunday School and worship hours. A special Litany is available at: www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/BlackHistoryLitany2012.pdf http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/BlackHistoryMonth2012.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6497406 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:19:00 EST A Message from President/Dean Dr. Marvin F. Thomas: Thanks for Supporting the Pastors' Conference A message thanking CMEs and friends for their presence, participation and support of Phillips School of Theology and the Sixteenth Pastors' Conference & Sixty-Eighth Founders' Celebration that convened this week in Atlanta! Events taped during the Pastors' Conference and Founders' Celebration are available on CD and DVD and may be purchased from CMEtv's online store, ViZion. Visit www.vizionmediastore.com to view all media available from this event or previous CME events. http://www.c-m-e.org/PastorsConference/Appreciation_2012PastorsConference.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6478860 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:45:00 EST CME Church Launches Massive Voter Education and Voter Registration Program ) (January 11, 2012) The College of Bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is calling upon all clergy and lay leaders to begin a voter education and voter registration initiative through each local church for the 2012 November election. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/voter_education_registrationprogram.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6478859 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:44:00 EST CME CYYAC12 $100 Registration Extended to February 15 (January 10, 2012) The $100 registration fee for the 2012 Connectional Youth & Young Adult Conference has been extended to February 15, 2012! http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/registrationdeadline_CYYAC212.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6478858 Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:43:00 EST Prepare for the 16th Pastors' Conference & 68th Founders' Celebration - January 9-12, 2012, Atlanta The Sixteenth Pastors' Conference & Sixty-Eighth Founders' Celebration will convene January 9-12, 2012 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport located at 1900 Sullivan Road. This message will provide you with important information concerning registration, the schedule of events, and presenters for the Pastors' Conference & Founders' Day Celebration. Additionally, CMETV will broadcast live all plenary programs and services for online viewing. http://www.c-m-e.org/PastorsConference/2012PastorsConferenceFoundersDay.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6468557 Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:19:00 EST Special Message from Mr. Cliff Harris, General Secretary of Lay Ministry DATE: December 21, 2011 TO: The Loyal Laity, Pastors, and Presiding Elders Mr. Cliff Harris, the General Secretary of Lay Ministry, has provided a special message! http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/LayMinistryDecember2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6456311 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 16:12:00 EST Register by Tomorrow for the 16th Pastors' Conference & 68th Founders' Celebration - January 7-9, 2012, Atlanta The Sixteenth Pastors' Conference & Sixty-Eighth Founders' Celebration will convene January 9-12, 2012 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport located at 1900 Sullivan Road in College Park. The deadline to register for the Conference and make accommodations at the Sheraton Hotel is tomorrow (December 15, 2011). http://www.c-m-e.org/PastorsConference/2012PastorsConferenceFoundersDay.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6449951 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:13:00 EST Join the Sixth Episcopal District in Sponsoring a Haitian Child for Christmas Dear Connectional Members and Friends,   Please join the Sixth Episcopal District in sponsoring a Haitian child for Christmas. Your sponsorship gift of $100 will provide a child with three toys or gifts and two full sets of clothing. As a sponsor, you will receive a photograph of the child you have sponsored. Your sponsorship gift is very much appreciated! http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Sponsor_A_Haitian_Child_for_Christmas.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6447688 Mon, 12 Dec 2011 17:46:00 EST Celebrating the 141st Anniversary of the CME Church he Christian Methodist Episcopal (C.M.E.) Church will celebrate its 141st anniversary on December 16, 2011. A Litany of Celebration is included. Organized in Jackson, Tennessee by forty-one ex-slaves, the C.M.E. Church currently has more than 1.2 million members across the United States, and missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica and fourteen African nations. The C.M.E. Church has a celebrated rich history of salvation, education and liberation, and its quadrennial theme, “An Essential Church: Poised for 21st Century Ministry,” defines the urgency to meet the challenges of today’s changing world. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/CME141stanniversary.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6443540 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:52:00 EST Important Information Concerning the 2012 Connectional Youth & Young Adult Conference Updated information regarding online and hotel registration, Conference cost information and CYYAC12 Resource Guide. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/UpdatedInformation_CYYAConference2012.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6436860 Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:59:00 EST Planning Survey for the Connectional Youth & Young Adult Conference Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The Connectional Youth and Young Adult Conference will be held July 2-6, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. We need your help! Please give us your input on workshops, facilitators and activities. Click on the link and fill out the survey today! http://kwiksurveys.com?u=CYYAC12Survey Your feedback is appreciated! http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Survey_2012ConnectionalYouthYoungAdultsConference.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6433740 Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:50:00 EST Get Ready for the 16th Annual One Church One School Conference - 10/20-21, Birmingham, AL The 16th Annual One Church One School (OCOS) Conference will convene October 20-21, 2011, in Birmingham, Alabama. The OCOS Conference will be hosted by the Fifth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Host Bishop. Many events and workshops will be offered to provide resources to churches, coordinators and volunteers participating in the partnership program. This information will help you prepare for the Conference. http://www.onechurchoneschool.org/Announcements/OCOS2011conference.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6367622 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 19:51:00 EST Final Information for the 25th Annual CME Convocation - 9/27-30, Atlanta Dear Connectional Members and Friends, We are excited about the historic 25th Annual CME Convocation and celebration of the 140th anniversary of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church convening in a few days in Atlanta, Georgia on September 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 265 Peachtree Street NE! http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Information_25thAnnualCMEConvocation.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6367620 Fri, 07 Oct 2011 19:50:00 EST Become a VIP Sponsor of the Awards Night Gala at the Convocation Become a VIP Sponsor of the Awards Night Gala during the historic 25th Annual CME Convocation in celebration of the 140th Anniversary of the CME Church to be held September 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (located at 265 Peachtree NE). The VIP Sponsorship fee is $140 and includes one (1) ticket to the Gala Awards Reception, reserved seating for Awards Night Gala, inclusion in the Awards Night http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/convocationcorporatesponsorship2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6321336 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:41:00 EST U.S. Congressman John Lewis Featured Speaker at the Convocation Awards Night Gala The historic 25th Annual CME Convocation and the celebration of the 140th Anniversary of the CME Church will be held September 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (located at 265 Peachtree NE). A featured event at the Convocation will be the Awards Night Gala honoring civil rights and African American achievers, and more. We are pleased to announce that the Honorable John Lewis, United States House of Representative (Georgia), will be the featured speaker at the Awards Night Gala on Thursday, September 29. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/ConvocationAwardNight.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6321335 Tue, 06 Sep 2011 19:38:00 EST Lay Ministry Updates from General Secretary Mr. Cliff Harris A message from Mr. Cliff Harris regarding upcoming Lay meetings and activities at the 25th Annual CME Convocation, and the recipients of the Graham-Webb Scholarships. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/LayMinistryUpdate_August22.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6301702 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:08:00 EST The Registration Deadline for the 25th Annual CME Convocation is Extended to September 6 August 23, 2011 Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The 25th Annual CME Convocation will be held September 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel located at 265 Peachtree Street NE. The deadline for registering for the Convocation has been extended to Tuesday, September 6. This message will provide you with information about registering for the Convocation, hotel reservations, airfare and car rental discounts, and other important information to help you prepare for the historical 25th Annual CME Convocation and celebration of the 140th anniversary of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/2011AnnualCMEConvocation_deadline.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6301701 Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:05:00 EST Women's Missionary Council Meetings at the 25th Annual CME Convocation August 2, 2011 My dear Missionary Sisters,   We will meet at the Convocation on Tuesday, September 27 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. You will not want to miss this meeting because you will have an opportunity to meet the newly elected officers, departmental secretaries, and committee chairs, and participate in exciting training workshops.  http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/MissionaryMeetings_25thCMEConvocation.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6268347 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:28:00 EST The Connector Newsletter from the Connectional Lay Council of the Department of Lay Ministry August 2, 2011 Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The Connector Newsletter from the Connectional Lay Council of the Department of Lay Ministry is now available online. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Connector_July2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6268346 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:27:00 EST Get Ready for the Historical 25th Annual CME Convocation The historical 25th Annual C.M.E. Convocation will be held September 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year's Convocation will be hosted by the Sixth Episcopal District under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth W. Carter. The hotel room rate per night is $115.00 plus 15% tax. Additional information about the Convocation and online registration is available at www.c-m-e.org/convocation or by calling the Convocation information line at 1-855-CME-1870 (1-855-263-1870). http://www.c-m-e.org/convocation http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6257410 Mon, 25 Jul 2011 12:44:00 EST Important Message to Lay Leaders from Mr. Cliff Harris This message to lay leaders, from Mr. Cliff Harris, General Secretary of the Department of Lay Ministry, provides information about the upcoming deadline for submitting applications fgor the Graham/Webb Scholarship, new Lay reporting forms for all connectional levels, and support of Annual Conferences. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Updates_LayMinistry_July2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6247864 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:30:00 EST Important Message to Region Presidents from Mrs. Princess Pegues A message to Region Presidents from Mrs. Princess Pegues, President of the Women's Missionary Council. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/messagetoRegionPresidents_July16.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6247861 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 11:30:00 EST A Message from Mrs. Princess Pegues, the Newly Elected President of the Women's Missionary Council My dear Missionary Sisters, “I thank my God every time I remember you.” (Philippians 1:3) Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful honor you have bestowed upon me by electing me as the 10th President of our great organization, the Women’s Missionary Council, and for the confidence you have placed in me. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/messagefromMrsPrincessPegues.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6231029 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:45:00 EST Countdown to the 17th Quadrennial Assembly of the Women's Missionary Council, 6/25-7/2/2011 June 20, 2011 Dear CME Members, Missionaries and Friends, Excitement is in the air! We are rapidly approaching the 17th Quadrennial Assembly of the Women's Missionary Council which will be held June 25 - July 2, 2011 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. This message will help you to prepare for the Assembly. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/wmcquadrennialassembly2011updates.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6231028 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:44:00 EST Register for the 25th Annual CME Convocation - September 27-30, 2011 Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The historical 25th Annual C.M.E. Convocation will be held September 27-30, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This year's Convocation will be hosted by the Sixth Episcopal District under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth W. Carter. The hotel room rate per night is $115.00 plus 15% tax. Additional information about the Convocation and online registration is available at www.c-m-e.org/convocation or by calling the Convocation information line at 1-855-CME-1870 (1-855-263-1870). http://www.c-m-e.org/convocation http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6184249 Thu, 02 Jun 2011 20:08:00 EST A Message from Dr. Elnora P. Hamb Regarding the Life and Witness of Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey May 21, 2011 Dear CME Members, Missionaries and Friends, We are saddened by the passing of Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey, the 39th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/WMCmessage_BishopLinsey.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6141693 Sat, 21 May 2011 17:39:00 EST Celebration of Life for Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey May 20, 2011 Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The arrangements for Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey, the 39th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, are now available. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/funeralservices_BishopLinsey.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6141692 Sat, 21 May 2011 17:37:00 EST The Passing of Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey Bishop Nathaniel L. Linsey, the 39th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, has passed. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/passing_BishopLinsey.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6129027 Wed, 18 May 2011 11:22:00 EST Updates from the Department of Lay Ministry by Mr. Cliff Harris, General Secretary Updates from the Department of Lay Ministry: -General Connectional Board Report -Minutes from the Standing Committee on Lay Ministry -Other Important News http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Updates_LayMinistry_May2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6129024 Wed, 18 May 2011 11:18:00 EST Annual C.M.E. Convocation Planning Survey May 14, 2011 Dear Connectional Members, The College of Bishops is conducting a survey to seek valuable feedback from our connectional leaders and members to assist with planning for the 2013 Annual C.M.E. Convocation and Consolidated meetings. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Convocationplanningsurvey.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6117223 Sat, 14 May 2011 19:10:00 EST Fifth Episcopal District Birmingham District Disaster Relief <p align="center"><font face="verdana,geneva"><strong>Fifth Episcopal District </strong></font></p><p align="center"><font face="verdana,geneva"><strong>Birmingham District -Disaster Relief </strong></font></p><p align="center"><font face="verdana,geneva"><strong>Bishop Teresa Snorton, Presiding Prelate </strong></font></p><p align="center"><font face="verdana,geneva"><strong>April 30, 2011</strong> &nbsp; </font></p><p align="left"><font face="verdana,geneva">Thanks to everyone across the CME Connection who has expressed concern and lifted prayers for the people of Alabama. The effects of the tornado damage done on April 27 to several communities in the Southeast, particularly in the state of Alabama, are massive. The death count is now around 300 and there are still a number of persons missing. Search and recovery efforts are still underway. &nbsp;A number of CME families have been impacted directly or indirectly by these tragic deaths. Schools remain closed and power is gradually being restored. We solicit your continued prayers.&nbsp;&nbsp; </font></p> http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Fifth_District_Relief2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6061790 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 19:36:00 EST An Update on Alabama from Bishop Teresa E. Snorton April 28, 2011 Dear Connectional Members and Friends, The storms and tornadoes in Alabama have caused widespread damage and significant loss of life. In conversations with the Presiding Elders, I have gathered the following information about our churches and members. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Update_Alabama.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6055197 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:50:00 EST Texas College To Award Three Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Mrs. Phedonia Johnson, Mr. Danny Glover and Rev. Dr. Freddie Haynes, III Texas College (Tyler, Texas) will award three honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Mrs. Phedonia Johnson, National Director of One Church of School, Mr. Danny Glover, actor and activist, and Dr. Freddie Haynes, III, pastor of the 15,000 member Friendship West Baptist Church of Dallas, TX. Dr. Dwight Fennell, President of Texas College and Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Chair of the Board of Trustees at Texas College, made the announcement upon the approval of the Board of Trustees in their spring meeting on Friday, April 15, 2011. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/TexasCollege_2011graduation_news.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6055194 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:49:00 EST Delta Airlines Contract Information for the CYAM 2011 FOCUS Retreat Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer airfares for travel to Atlanta for the 2011 FOCUS Retreat. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Travel_FOCUSRetreat2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=6008075 Fri, 15 Apr 2011 02:35:00 EST A Thank You Message from Dr. Elnora P. Hamb, President of the Women's Missionary Council March 28, 2011 Dear CME Members, Missionaries and Friends, The Gala 2011 Celebration, sponsored by the Balm in Gilead, was held last Friday evening at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner Hotel in McLean, VA. I wish to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported and/or attended this wonderful event that paid tribute to the effective collaborative partnerships with the Balm in Gilead by the Missionary presidents of the three African American Methodist denominations: Dr. Jamesina Evans (African Methodist Episcopal Church); Dr. Barbara Shaw (African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church) and yours truly (Christian Methodist Episcopal Church). The highlights of the Gala Celebration were the outstanding collection of songs performed with exuberance by the legendary Mr. Richard Smallwood and Vision, and the phenomenal liturgical dance performance by our own Claudina Pearl Harrison. You may view the photographs from the Gala Celebration at The Christian Index Online (thanks to Dr. Kenneth E. Jones). http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/gala2011celebrationthankyou.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5960108 Tue, 29 Mar 2011 00:10:00 EST The Passing of Mrs. Johnie Hudson, Sister of Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr. Dear Connectional Members and Friends, It is with regret that we announce the passing of Mrs. Johnie Hudson, sister of Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the Third Episcopal District, C.M.E. Church on March 23, 2011. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/FuneralServices_JohnieHudson.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5949145 Fri, 25 Mar 2011 00:14:00 EST Program and Pictorial Journal from the Funeral of Bishop W.E. Lockett On behalf of the Lockett family, the funeral program and pictorial journal are available online. Thanks to Lorenza Butler for making the journal available to us. Please continue to keep Mrs. Lillie Lockett and the family in your prayers. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/BishopLockett_funeralservicesprogram.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5932514 Fri, 18 Mar 2011 01:50:00 EST Official Announcement from the College of Bishops and the Committee on Episcopacy New Episcopal Assignments and Administrative Appointments for the CME Church After prayerful deliberation, the Senior Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. and the chair of the Committee of Episcopacy, the Rev. John W. Honeysucker, make the following announcements regarding Episcopal supervision. These announcements are occasioned by the death of one of our Episcopal leaders, Bishop W. Edward Lockett. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/OfficialAnnouncement_CollegeofBishops_CommitteeonEpiscopacy.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5926113 Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:42:00 EST Delta Contract Number for Travel to Bishop Lockett's Homegoing Celebration (Houston, TX) Information regarding Delta Airlines contract number for travel to Bishop Lockett's homegoing celebration (Houston, TX) - March 15, 2011. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Deltagrouprate_Houston.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5917913 Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:05:00 EST Official Meeting of the 2010 Episcopal Committee on March 15, 2011 - Houston, TX NOTICE TO:  MEMBERS OF THE 2010 GENERAL CONFERENCE STANDING COMMITTEE ON EPISCOPACY OF THE CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH   The Committee on Episcopacy of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, in accordance with The Book of Discipline of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (2006), ¶432.7, page 119, will meet on March 15, 2011, 3:30 p.m., at Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas for the purpose of making an Episcopacy assignment to the Fifth Episcopal District. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/EpiscopalCommitteemeeting_Mar15.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5910825 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 22:07:00 EST Update: Funeral Arrangements for Bishop Wallace E. Lockett, the 57th Bishop of the CME Church March 7, 2011 Dear Connectional Members and Friends, Here are the updated funeral arrangements for Bishop Wallace Edward Lockett, the 57th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/updatedfuneralservices_bishoplockett.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5909203 Tue, 08 Mar 2011 03:46:00 EST Statement from Miles College President, Dr. George French, Concerning Chairman Lockett We are greatly saddened by the passing of the Chairman of the Miles College Board of Trustees, Chairman Wallace Edward Lockett. He was elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees in October 2010. Chairman Lockett was a man of faith, serving as Bishop of the Fifth Episcopal District of our great Zion. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/MilesCollegeStatement_BishopLockett.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5905332 Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:05:00 EST Celebrating the Life of Bishop Wallace E. Lockett, 57th Bishop of the CME Church and Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District Dear Connectional Members and Friends, Arrangements are available for Bishop Wallace Edward Lockett, the 57th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and the Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District, who made his transition on Thursday, March 3, 2011 while returning home from a mission trip to Africa. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/funeralservices_bishoplockett.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5903842 Sat, 05 Mar 2011 02:24:00 EST 2011 FOCUS Retreat - May 26-29 - Atlanta, GA We would like to invite you to the 2011 FOCUS Retreat scheduled to be held Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia as we “Serve the Present Age through Service and Christian Nurture!” Come and be a part of this spiritual breakthrough. We will be offering Spirit-filled and informative workshops, with topics ranging from ‘Love and Relationships’ to ‘Engaging Young Adults in your Local Church.’ There will be awesome Praise and Worship, as well as nightly Worship Services led by renowned Preachers of the Gospel. There will also be opportunities to fellowship with other CMEs across our great Zion and participate in a service project destined to bless the community of Atlanta! http://www.c-m-e.org/cyam/2011FocusRetreat.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5902782 Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:06:00 EST The Passing of Bishop W.E. Lockett, Presiding Prelate of 5th Episcopal District We just received the news that Bishop W.E. Lockett, the Presiding Prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District, passed while returning from Africa this morning. Additional information will be forthcoming. Please be in prayer for Mrs. Lillie Lockett and the family. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/passing_bishoplockett.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5902777 Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:05:00 EST Bishop Cunningham Elected President of CUIC Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham, the 53rd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, was elected president of Churches Uniting In Christ (CUIC) at their meeting held January 18-20, 2011 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Although he was retired at the 2010 General Conference, he continues to serve the church in the capacity of the Ecumenical Bishop. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/cuicnewpresident_bishopcunningham.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5902774 Fri, 04 Mar 2011 13:04:00 EST Gala 2011 Celebration Honoring Dr. Elnora P. Hamb - March 25, 2011 The Balm In Gilead will host Gala Celebration 2011, honoring the leadership and legacy of the international missionary presidents of the three historical African American Methodist denominations: Dr. Elnora P. Hamb (CME Church), Dr. Barbara Shaw (AMEZ Church) and Dr. Jamesina Evans (AME Church). The event will be held on Friday, March 25, 2011, 7:00 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard in McLean, VA. The Gala Celebration will feature legendary gospel artist Richard Smallwood and Vision. This message will provide you with information concerning tickets for Gala Celebration 2011 and hotel accommodations. Please join in honoring our own Dr. Elnora P. Hamb at the Gala Celebration 2011! http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Gala2011celebration.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5874173 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 10:48:00 EST Important Information Regarding the 17th Quadrennial Assembly of the Women's Missionary Council - June 25-July 2, 2011 The 17th Quadrennial Assembly of the Women's Missionary Council will be held June 25 - July 2, 2011 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel & Convention Center in Schaumburg, IL. This message provides important information to prepare you for the Quadrennial Assembly. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/wmcquadrennialassembly2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5874167 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:44:00 EST Update on Family Hour for Mrs. Cora Crutchfield Please note that the Family Hour for Mrs. Cora Crutchfield will not be held at Bledsoe Funeral Home. The Family Hour is now scheduled to be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Paul CME Church, 282 Middleton Street, Jackson, TN 38301-4953, Rev. Leo Douglass, Pastor. Telephone (731) 256-1871. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/familyhour_coracrutchfield.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5874166 Sat, 19 Feb 2011 12:54:00 EST Funeral Services for Mrs. Cora Crutchfield, Wife of Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Crutchfield will be held on Tuesday,Feb. 22, 2011. http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/funeralservices_coracrutchfield.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5870118 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 20:22:00 EST Litany In Celebration of Black History Litany In Celebration of Black History - to be used on Sunday, February 27, 2011 http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/Black_History_Litany.pdf http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5854602 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:58:00 EST Ninth Episcopal District Spring Convocation 2011 Webcast The Ninth Episcopal District Spring Convocation 2011 Webcast http://www.ninthdistrictcme.org/Announcements/SpringConvocation2011information.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5854571 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:25:00 EST Shared Prayers for the CME Church Shared your prayers for the CME Church! http://www.c-m-e.org/prayers.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5854557 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:11:00 EST Reflections on Black History Month Reflections on Black History Month by the Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns http://www.c-m-e.org/Announcements/BlackHistoryMonth2011.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=5854556 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 23:57:00 EST