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  Saturday, July 12, 2014

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For Immediate Release
For additional information, contact:
Kwesi R. Kamau, M.Div
Coordinator, Connectional Prayer Ministry
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
E-mail: kwesikamau@gmail.com

 

“Prayers for New Beginnings”
The Connectional Prayer Ministry is calling our CME Family to prayer for all our churches and our leaders in this season of new beginnings.
Upon the completion of the 2014 General Conference, seven Episcopal Districts received new Bishops.  However, all our Bishops and the Districts they lead begin a new season in ministry.  Let us pray for wisdom, strength, and favor for our Episcopal Leaders, and for a spirit of unity and blessing on all our churches.
The new list of Episcopal Assignments is as follows (asterisk by Districts with new Bishops)
·        Senior Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick - Eighth Episcopal District*
·        Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. – First Episcopal District*
·        Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. – Fourth Episcopal District
·        Bishop Kenneth W. Carter – Sixth Episcopal District
·        Bishop James B. Walker – Seventh Episcopal District*
·        Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr. – Third Episcopal District*
·        Bishop Teresa E. Snorton – Fifth Episcopal District
·        Bishop Godwin T. Umoette – Tenth Episcopal District
·        Bishop Bobby R. Best – Ninth Episcopal District*
·        Bishop Marvin F. Thomas – Second Episcopal District*
·        Bishop Charles J. King, Jr. – Eleventh Episcopal District*
 
Please pray for these leaders by name, along with their spouses and families. 
Let us continue to pray for our retired Bishops and their families: Bishop William H. Graves, Bishop Othal H. Lakey, Bishop E. Lynn Brown, Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr., Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham, and Bishop Marshall Gilmore. 
 
We offer this prayer during this new season
“Great God, like our Lord Jesus, we pray that we may all be one in Christ.  Help us to embrace Your Will and Your Purpose for us in this new season in the Church.  In this time of tremendous transition, give us all the ‘peace that passes understanding.’  Relieve us of the anxiety that comes with change and give us the wisdom and courage to stay focused on the ministry to which You have called us.
We especially lift our Episcopal Leaders, both active and retired, for wisdom for the work in this present age.  Please keep them healthy and strong through this Annual Conference season and the powerful work that is before them. 
Bless us all as your people, lay and clergy alike, to work together for Christ and His Kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
 
THE CONNECTIONAL PRAYER MINISTRY
Rev. Kwesi R. Kamau, Coordinator
     
 

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Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr. preaches the Service of Holy Communion

Missionaries at the Executive Board training session

Rev. Freeman McKindra preaches at the F.I.R.E. Retreat

Senior Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr.

Missionaries in Action

Connectional Young Adult Ministry Retreat

Actor/Humanitarian Danny Glover at the
2013 Unity Summit
Young Adults
 
 
 

  Friday June 20, 2014

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Corporate Sponsorship

& Advertising Information

 

 

The Third Annual

 

CME Unity Summit

   
 
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,
 
The Third Annual CME Unity Summit will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 through Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown located at 260 Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee.  This message will provide you with information concerning corporate sponsorships and advertisements in the Program/Souvenir Journal. Payment for the Program/Souvenir Journal may be done online.
 
The CME Unity Summit is a consolidated meeting to provide education, training and nurturing ministries for leaders and members through a host of programs, business sessions and motivational workshops.  As you well know, along with this great opportunity comes an even greater financial responsibility. For this reason, we are requesting your participation as a corporate sponsor or by placing an advertisement in the Program/Souvenir Journal. Proceeds from sponsorships will off-set the numerous Unity Summit activities.
 
Corporate Sponsorships
Corporate sponsorships for the Third Annual Unity Summit include $50,000 Platinum Sponsor; $25,000 Gold Sponsor; $10,000 Silver Sponsor; and $5,000 Bronze Sponsor.  The sponsorship benefits are defined below and the registration form is here.  The deadline to commit to a sponsorship is July 31, 2014For additional information on corporate sponsorship and to pay for a corporate sponsorship, please contact Valerie Alexander-Spicer at spicervalerie@gmail.comor 706-718-1565.
 
   

$50,000 Platinum Sponsor

$25,000 Gold Sponsor

$10,000 Silver Sponsor

$5,000 Bronze Sponsor

• Exclusive presenting sponsorship on all materials and in media outreach

• Two tables (16 seats)

• Onstage speaking opportunity at the Unity Luncheon

• Two full page color ads onscreen

• Full table space in the vendor area

• Recognition at the Awards Night Ceremony and Concert on Friday Evening

• Full Recognition as the Major sponsor for the Summit

• One Table at the Unity Summit Prayer Breakfast on Saturday (8 seats)

• Corporate Logo on the C.M.E. Website for the entire year

• Exclusive corporate naming rights of the Friday night concert/awards nigh

• Two tables (16 seats) at the Unity Luncheon on Thursday

• Onstage speaking opportunity at the Unity Luncheon

• Branding on all materials and in media outreach

• One full page color ad onscreen

 •Corporate Logo on the C.M.E. Website for 6 months

• One table at the Unity Summit Prayer Breakfast on Saturday (8 seats)

• One full table space in the vendor area

 

• Premier logo placement on all event materials, including event portion of C.M.E. web site

• One full page color ad onscreen

• One table at the Unity Luncheon (8 seats)

• Branding on all materials and in media outreach

• One full table space in the vendor area

• One table at the Unity Breakfast (8 seats)

• Corporate logo on C.M.E. website for 3 months

 

• Corporate logo placement on all event materials, including event area of C.M.E. Website for 3 months

• One full page color ad onscreen

• Four tickets at the Unity Luncheon

• One full table at the vendor area

• Four tickets to the Unity Breakfast

 

 

 
 
 
Program Souvenir Journal
We invite you to sponsor an advertisement in the Program/Souvenir Journal for the Third Annual CME Unity Summit. The advertising rates are listed below. The deadline to submit your advertisement and payment is July 31, 2014.
 
Full Page: $1,000  
1/2 Page: $600 
1/4 Page: $350 
CME Business Directory: $50
You may pay for your advertisement online and submit your camera ready file at: www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit/sponsorships.htm
 
A registration form is available here, with instructions of where the ad and payment should be sent.  All checks are to be made payable to the Department of Finance.
 
For additional information about the Third Annual CME Unity Summit, please visit the official CME Web site at www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit, or call the CME Unity Summit information line at 1-855-CME-1870 for updated information.  
 
 
 
In His Service,
 
 
The CME Unity Summit Executive Committee
Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Chair
Senior Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., Program Chair
Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Finance Chair  
Bishop Kenneth W. Carter, Corporate Sponsorship Chair
Dr. Tyrone T. Davis, Executive Director
Dr. Jeanette L. Bouknight, Executive Secretary
Ms. Theresa Duhart, Registrar
 
 
 

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  Monday, June 9, 2014

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OFFICIAL NOTICE
June 1, 2014
 

 

In accordance with the provision for reasonable notice in The Constitution of The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Division Five – Amendments, ¶130, page 32, of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2010, The College of Bishops hereby gives notice that a proposal to revise the Articles of Religion of The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will be presented to the 37th Quadrennial Session and the 38th General Conference of The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, scheduled to meet in Baltimore, Maryland, June 28-July 4, 2014.

 

Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr., Senior Bishop

Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Chair of The College of Bishops

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III, Secretary

 

 

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  Saturday May 3, 2014

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Registration & Hotel Information 
The registration fee is $150 - one fee for all meetings! Tickets for special events are available for purchase now (see information below). The room rate at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown is $110 per night plus tax.
 
Online Registration
You may register online here.  Thereafter, you will be able to reserve your hotel room. A receipt and hotel confirmation notice will be e-mailed to you.

 

 

Download a Registration form here

 

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  Monday April 28, 2014

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Corporate Sponsorship

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The Third Annual

 

CME Unity Summit

   
 
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,
 
The Third Annual CME Unity Summit will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 through Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown located at 260 Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee.  This message will provide you with information concerning corporate sponsorships and advertisements in the Program/Souvenir Journal. Payment for the Program/Souvenir Journal may be done online.
 
The CME Unity Summit is a consolidated meeting to provide education, training and nurturing ministries for leaders and members through a host of programs, business sessions and motivational workshops.  As you well know, along with this great opportunity comes an even greater financial responsibility. For this reason, we are requesting your participation as a corporate sponsor or by placing an advertisement in the Program/Souvenir Journal. Proceeds from sponsorships will off-set the numerous Unity Summit activities.
 
Corporate Sponsorships
Corporate sponsorships for the Third Annual Unity Summit include $50,000 Platinum Sponsor; $25,000 Gold Sponsor; $10,000 Silver Sponsor; and $5,000 Bronze Sponsor.  The sponsorship benefits are defined below and the registration form is here.  The deadline to commit to a sponsorship is July 31, 2014For additional information on corporate sponsorship and to pay for a corporate sponsorship, please contact Valerie Alexander-Spicer at spicervalerie@gmail.comor 706-718-1565.
 
   

$50,000 Platinum Sponsor

$25,000 Gold Sponsor

$10,000 Silver Sponsor

$5,000 Bronze Sponsor

• Exclusive presenting sponsorship on all materials and in media outreach

• Two tables (16 seats)

• Onstage speaking opportunity at the Unity Luncheon

• Two full page color ads onscreen

• Full table space in the vendor area

• Recognition at the Awards Night Ceremony and Concert on Friday Evening

• Full Recognition as the Major sponsor for the Summit

• One Table at the Unity Summit Prayer Breakfast on Saturday (8 seats)

• Corporate Logo on the C.M.E. Website for the entire year

• Exclusive corporate naming rights of the Friday night concert/awards nigh

• Two tables (16 seats) at the Unity Luncheon on Thursday

• Onstage speaking opportunity at the Unity Luncheon

• Branding on all materials and in media outreach

• One full page color ad onscreen

 •Corporate Logo on the C.M.E. Website for 6 months

• One table at the Unity Summit Prayer Breakfast on Saturday (8 seats)

• One full table space in the vendor area

 

• Premier logo placement on all event materials, including event portion of C.M.E. web site

• One full page color ad onscreen

• One table at the Unity Luncheon (8 seats)

• Branding on all materials and in media outreach

• One full table space in the vendor area

• One table at the Unity Breakfast (8 seats)

• Corporate logo on C.M.E. website for 3 months

 

• Corporate logo placement on all event materials, including event area of C.M.E. Website for 3 months

• One full page color ad onscreen

• Four tickets at the Unity Luncheon

• One full table at the vendor area

• Four tickets to the Unity Breakfast

 

 

 
 
 
Program Souvenir Journal
We invite you to sponsor an advertisement in the Program/Souvenir Journal for the Third Annual CME Unity Summit. The advertising rates are listed below. The deadline to submit your advertisement and payment is July 31, 2014.
 
Full Page: $1,000  
1/2 Page: $600 
1/4 Page: $350 
CME Business Directory: $50
You may pay for your advertisement online and submit your camera ready file at: www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit/sponsorships.htm
 
A registration form is available here, with instructions of where the ad and payment should be sent.  All checks are to be made payable to the Department of Finance.
 
For additional information about the Third Annual CME Unity Summit, please visit the official CME Web site at www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit, or call the CME Unity Summit information line at 1-855-CME-1870 for updated information.  
 
 
 
In His Service,
 
 
The CME Unity Summit Executive Committee
Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Chair
Senior Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., Program Chair
Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Finance Chair  
Bishop Kenneth W. Carter, Corporate Sponsorship Chair
Dr. Tyrone T. Davis, Executive Director
Dr. Jeanette L. Bouknight, Executive Secretary
Ms. Theresa Duhart, Registrar

 
 
 

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  Monday May 5, 2014
 

Students of Dr. I. Carlton Faulk School

Devotional Meditation-Haiti Mission Trip

Nigeria -East Mainland Annual Conference with
Bishop Godwin T. Umoette

Jamaica Region Lay Ministry Council Officers

   
May the joy of the Lord continue to be yours as you face challenges, fulfill responsibilities, and run the race that has been set before you.”   The 38th General Conference is upon us.   Many of you, both lay and clergy, are preparing to represent your Episcopal Districts as delegates and alternates; others are locked in and focused on their quest to be elected to the Episcopacy or as a General Officer.  
 
As the General Secretary of Lay Ministry, I am appreciative and thankful for the opportunity that was  afforded me by my election to this office on July 1, 2010.  The past three years and nine months have been challenging but very fulfilling in serving God’s people across our Connectional Church. . . Going forward, up to and through the General Conference, will continue to be a very busy time and it is my earnest desire and prayer to continue to serve as your General Secretary of Lay Ministry for our Zion.  As we complete our work and communication efforts over the remaining three months, I solicit your prayers and support.  
 
In our continued commitment to keep you informed please allow me to share the following:

 

1.  Please CLICK HERE – HELPING HANDS or go to the Department of Lay Ministry Website to access the latest “Helping Hands Bulletin”.  It will provide insight about ministry and assistance that the General Secretary has been involved in outside the United States borders and the opportunity that you have to get involved.
 
2.  Each year collectively and personally, I have urged Lay Ministry Leaders at all levels to formulate a yearly written Plan of Action to assist you in leading and guiding your lay ministry work and your Lay Ministry Councils to greater accomplishments and effectiveness.  The Plan of Action information that has been shared before can be found HERE and on the Lay Ministry Website.  To assist you in your effectiveness and tendering better understanding and cooperation from your leaders, please be mindful of this appeal. 
 
3. GRAHAM/WEBB/KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP
a.   The GRAHAM/WEBB/KENNEDY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PACKAGE for the benefit of current high school  seniors who plan to enroll for the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2014-2015 academic year, continues to be available on the Department of Lay Ministry Website (also March issue of the Christian Index).  So that no one misses out on the opportunity to submit a proper application, we are extending the deadline to June 14, 2014. The complete 2014-2015 application package (with detailed guidelines and instructions can be accessed on the Department of Lay Ministry Web Site, The Christian Index, and online here.  
 
Urgent: Local, District, Regional, and Episcopal District Lay Leaders should take personal and collective responsibility to see that this information is communicated and made available to our 2014 graduating high school seniors.  Pastors, we would appreciate your assistance as well.  Thanks to each of you.
 
b.  Again, thank you to all local churches, District and Regional Lay Ministry Councils, Episcopal Districts, and individuals who responded to the 2013 request for contributions to the Graham/Webb/Kennedy Scholarship Fund.  Final contributions totaled $8,123.82.  All funds received have been forwarded to the Department of Finance for credit to the Scholarship Fund.  Contributors can be viewed by CLICKING HERE or by going to the Department of Lay Ministry Website. 
 
c.  All Spring Semester Awards for 2013-14 recipients of the Graham-Webb Scholarship, who have submitted proof of full-time enrollment for the current semester, have been mailed to their respective institutions of higher learning. 
 
4.  For information about those who are to receive the 2014 Chief Dr. I. Carlton Faulk/Bishop W. C. Lockett Memorial Scholarship for the Tenth and Eleventh Episcopal Districts of Africa, please CLICK HERE to go to the Department of Lay Ministry Website.
 
 

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  Thursday, April 24, 2014

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For Immediate Release
For additional information, contact:
Kwesi R. Kamau, M.Div
Coordinator, Connectional Prayer Ministry
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
E-mail: kwesikamau@gmail.com

 

“May Prayer Focus: 40 Days of Prayer”
 
The Connectional Prayer Ministry is calling our CME family and friends to pray and fast for the upcoming 37th Quadrennial Session and 38th General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.
Beginning Sunday, May 18, 2014, each week will have a theme and each day a specific prayer focus.  Please refer to the General Conference 40 Days of Prayer for the CME Church which is available here and can be found on the official website, www.thecmechurch.org.  The daily focuses will be posted on PrayerConnectzion on FaceBook as well.
The National Day of Prayer will be Thursday, May 1, 2014.  All churches are asked to recognize and announced this observance during their upcoming services.  The monthly Connectional Prayer Call will be moved to this day in recognition of the National Day of Prayer. 
Please join CMEs across the Connection on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 5:30 AM (CST) on the Monthly Prayer Call at (712) 432-0400, Access: 194763#.  Also, join the Young Adult Prayer Call on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CST).  The call in information is (605) 475-4700, Access: 824541#. 
 
We offer this prayer during this Season
"Lord Jesus, you are the head of the Church.  Walk among us and speak to us like you spoke to the Seven Churches of Asia.  Guide and direct our steps, and call us ever to your divine purpose.  Help us to have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church today.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
 
THE CONNECTIONAL PRAYER MINISTRY
Rev. Kwesi R. Kamau, Coordinator
     
 
 

 
   
   

The Third Annual

 

CME Unity Summit

 

Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr. preaches the Service of Holy Communion Missionaries at the Executive Board training session Rev. Freeman McKindra preaches at the F.I.R.E. Retreat
Senior Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr.
Missionaries in Action
Connectional Young Adult Ministry Retreat

Actor/Humanitarian Danny Glover at the
Second Annual Unity Summit
Young Adults
Connectional Lay Institute
 
 
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,
 
The Third Annual CME Unity Summit will be held Tuesday, September 23, 2014 through Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown located at 260 Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Bishop and Mrs. Lawrence L. Reddick III and the members of the First Episcopal District will host the CME Unity Summit. This message will provide you with general information concerning this year's Unity Summit.
 
One Meeting for Everyone
The CME Unity Summit is a consolidated meeting to provide education, training and nurturing ministries for:

 

Clergy        Lay      Missionaries     Presiding Elders         Christian Educators    
Young Adults     Ministry to Men       Ministers' Spouses Widows & Widowers
Women in Ministry     Local Church Officers
 
 
Registration & Hotel Information
The registration fee is $150 - one fee for all meetings! Tickets for special events are available for purchase now (see information below). The room rate at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown is $110 per night plus tax.
 
Online Registration
You may register online and purchase event tickets at www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit
 
Thereafter, you will be able to reserve your hotel room. A receipt and hotel confirmation notice will be e-mailed to you.
 
Mail-in Registration
You may mail in your registration form and pay your registration fee, purchase tickets and secure your hotel room by check or money order. Download a registration form at www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit.
 
You will receive a receipt and hotel reservation form via postal mail. If your e-mail address is indicated on the registration form, a receipt and hotel reservation link will be e-mailed to you.
 
Ticketed Events
Tickets for the Unity Summit Luncheon and Unity Prayer Breakfast are available for purchase and on site five (5) days before the event and based on availability. These events are sponsored by the Women's Missionary Council.
 
Unity Summit Luncheon: $50
Thursday, September 25, 2014
 
Unity Prayer Breakfast: $40
Saturday, September 27, 2014
 
 
Discounted Rates for Air Travel on Delta Airlines 
The Group Code for Delta Airlines is NMJ4Z.  Reservations can be made at no charge at www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on More Search Options and enter the meeting code (NMJ4Z) in the box provided on the Search Flight page. Reservations made at Delta Meetings (1-800-328-1111) will incur a $25 service fee.
 
 
Additional information about the Third Annual CME Unity Summit will be provided as it becomes available and posted to the official CME Web site at www.thecmechurch.org/UnitySummit, and sent via e-mail to our connectional members and friends.  Or you may call the CME Unity Summit information line at 1-855-CME-1870 for updated information.  
 
Please pray for the planning and the success of the Unity Summit!
 
 
In His Service,
 
 
The CME Unity Summit Executive Committee
Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Chair
Senior Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., Program Chair
Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Finance Chair
Dr. Tyrone T. Davis, Executive Director
Dr. Jeanette L. Bouknight, Executive Secretary
Ms. Theresa Duhart, Registrar
   

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General Information
 
The Department of Lay Ministry, of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church believes that educating our young men and women is a positive step in helping to provide role models for future generations.  Thus, the Graham-Webb-Kennedy Scholarship named in honor of Dr. Willie L. Graham, Dr. Roscoe Webb, and Dr. Yvonne Kennedy will provide assistance to deserving CME students who plan to further their education after graduating from high school.  The Department of Lay Ministry will, therefore, award nine (9) Graham-Webb-Kennedy 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 students who choose to attend a CME College. We believe that this scholarship is one small way of helping to make dreams come true.  
 
Applicants for the scholarship must plan to enroll in a full-time program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning, vocational, or technical school.  The recipients must provide proof of enrollment prior to receiving the award.  After sufficient proof of enrollment, one-half of the award shall be made available to the institution (in the name of the institution and the student) for the fall semester and the remaining one-half after the beginning of the spring semester.  When the learning institution’s classes are scheduled on a trimester basis, the award amount will be made in equal parts during each trimester.   Scholarship awards are to be used to assist with the cost of tuition, fees, books, room and board, and/or supplies. 
 
Selection of the Scholarship recipients will be based on: membership in the CME Church, academic achievement, financial need, strength of references, and a 300-400 word essay.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than May 31, 2014.  PLEASE NOTE: EMAILED OR FAXED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
 

Note:  An impartial committee of educators will review the applications and recommend a winner from each United States Episcopal District. 

 
 
The complete 2014-2015 application package with detailed guidelines and instructions can be accessed at the following online locations, and a future issue of The Christian Index:
-Department of Lay Ministry Web Site
-Online
     
If there are questions, please contact:
 
Ms. Yvonne Peters, Chair
Graham-Webb-Kennedy Scholarship Committee
Telephone: 314-398-5461
E-mail – ylpeters13@sbcglobal.net

 

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FIRST EPISCOPAL DISTRICT    

JAMAICA ANNUAL CONFERENCE   

APRIL 21-25, 2014
 
BISHOP LAWRENCE L. REDDICK III
PRESIDING PRELATE

Travel to Jamaica and witness the Jamaica Annual Conference with our Episcopal leaders, Bishop and Mrs. Lawrence L. Reddick III.  Join the First Episcopal District members and CME Delegations, as we greet and worship with our CME brothers and sisters in Jamaica. Visit the CME Schools. Enjoy the ambience of the Island at South Coast, St Elizabeth. 
  • Departing Memphis and other locations on Monday, April 21, 2014.  Returning to Memphis and other US locations on Friday, April 25, 2014.
  • CMEs from locations outside of the First Episcopal District will communicate their travel plans directly to D and D Travel Agent, Mrs. Dru Williams at 276-806-2358.
  • Coordination of air travel and ground travel from Montego Bay to Treasure Beach Hotel and Resort is critical for arriving and departing.  Airline reservations will be made for you by D and D Travel Agency.
  • You may submit your travel, rooming and meals on credit card to Travel Agency.
  • Room reservations and meals will be at Treasure Beach Hotel and Resort and through D and D Travel (276)-806-2358. You will need to book 4 nights, breakfast and dinner for Monday thru Thursday.  Please call her to select the type and location of your room (Deluxe Ocean View or Superior Garden View). Both are great!`
As Travel Arrangements Coordinator for the First Episcopal District, Dr. Willie Mae Willett is available to answer questions and provide travel details. She may be reached at (901)751-8551 or (901) 301-8097.
 

 

 

 

 

A Message from Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick III

January 31, 2014
 
As I went through the Litany on Sunday prepared by the Department of Christian Education for Youth and Young Adult Week - a litany that emphasized the ministries that are made possible by digital advances and technological awareness - I realized how short-sighted my "Thanks" were at the end of Bishop Isom's funeral.  I thanked the ushers, the stewardesses, the missionaries, the choir, the clergy, Greenwood Church ... and others for making the service possible.

Forgive my short-sightedness.  I also thank you - Ms. Duhart, Dr. Jones, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Bouknight - for making use of the CME Church's web page, the Christian Index blog, the internet in general to communicate with the CME Church throughout the world, and for the live-streaming of the service made possible by CME-TV.

Also, I erred in stating that "all" of the bishops of the CME Church were present. Bishop Godwin T. Umoette of Nigeria was not able to attend.  (Had I simply read my written "script" before me, I would have said that.)

Thank you.

 
Lawrence L. Reddick III
Presiding Bishop, First Episcopal District
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
The Committee on Resolutions for the 2014 CME General Conference
The names of the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the 2014 General Conference are now available and will be published in The Christian Index and The Missionary Messenger.  Additionally, the names have been posted on the official CME Web site at the following locations:
 
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The Committee on Resolutions is appointed by the College of Bishops in accordance with ¶206 of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2010.  The following are pertinent paragraphs from The Book of Discipline, Revised 2010
   
            ¶206.  There shall be a Committee on Resolutions appointed by the College of Bishops.  Each Bishop shall appoint one member to the Resolutions Committee by September 1 of the year preceding the General Conference.  The Presiding Bishop of the District shall publish the name of the committee member throughout the District.
            ¶206.1.  All resolutions, memorials, and other materials contemplated for presentation to the General Conference shall be sent to the appropriate Episcopal District Resolutions Committee member on or before January 31 of the year of the General Conference.
            ¶206.2.  Resolutions mailed, sent or given to the Episcopal District representative shall be examined by him or her to ascertain if they meet the requirements for proposed legislation (cf. ¶1500.7, §4).  All resolutions requiring changes in the wording and/or legal meanings of provisions in the Discipline shall state the paragraph, section, page and language to be changed and the language to be substituted.  In addition to the requirements referenced, resolutions shall not contain more than three preamble paragraphs.  If the resolutions do not meet the requirements, they shall be returned for corrections. 
 
In addition to these paragraphs from The Book of Discipline, Revised 2010, the College of Bishops has agreed upon the following regulations for the sake of uniformity:
1)  Resolutions should be submitted in writing.
a)  Hard copies given to or mailed to the Episcopal District Representative should be typed in 12 point font, on only one side of the paper.  Multiple pages should be stapled together.
b)  Resolutions submitted via email should be sent as an attachment in Word document format.
c)  The submitter of the resolution must type his/her name, address, telephone, email and local church information on each page of the resolution.
d)  Resolutions submitted on behalf of groups and organizations should clearly state this information and include one name as the point of contact.
2) As directed by ¶206.2 above, all resolutions requiring changes in the wording and/or legal meanings of the provisions in the Discipline shall state the paragraph, section, page and language to be changed and the language to be substituted.
3)  As directed by ¶206.2, all Resolutions shall contain no more than three preamble paragraphs.
4)  Resolutions not meeting the above requirements will be returned for corrections.  Corrected resolutions must be returned in time to meet the January 31, 2014 deadline.
 
Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III 
Secretary of The College of Bishops 
September 14, 2013

 

 

 
 
 
Visit www.CMETVnetwork.com and click on the online media store shop button to purchase media from the Pastors' Conference and previous CME events.   While viewing all live events, please utilize the social media buttons to connect with others that are watching live. Just log on! 
 
CDs and DVDs will be available onsite for all plenary programs and services except Thursday's closing service (which will be available only by mail). 
 
Available on DVD: The Homegoing Celebration of Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. & 12 Commemorative Sermons
 
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,
 
The Hoyt family has graciously allowed CMETv to produce a DVD of the Homegoing Services of Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr.  Below, you will find a link to purchase the Homegoing Celebration and / or a commemorative package of 12 sermons on DVD of Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr.  The net proceeds of these purchases will be given to the Hoyt family and donated to the Phillips School of Theology's Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. Scholarship Fund. 
 
Purchase DVDs now at www.vizionmediastore.com.
 
 
In His Service,
 
CMETv Family
www.CMETvNetwork.com
 

 

BISHOP PAUL A. G. STEWART, SR.,
NOW SENIOR BISHOP AND CEO OF
THE CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr.

   

      Upon the death of Bishop Hoyt on Sunday, October 27, 2013, Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr., who was named “Acting Senior Bishop” by the College of Bishops following Bishop Hoyt’s health crisis in Houston, Texas (Sept. 22, 2013), officially assumed the role of Senior Bishop and Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

      The Senior Bishop is the bishop who is first in order of election of all bishops still in active service.  Bishop Stewart was elected the 50th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in the 1998 General Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. 
 
      Bishop Stewart is presently presiding bishop of the Third Episcopal District, comprising the Michigan-Indiana, the Southeast Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin, and the Kansas-Missouri Regions. Upon his election in 1998, he was assigned to the Fifth Episcopal District (Regions in Alabama and Florida).  In 2002 he was assigned to the Third Episcopal District. 
 
      He and his wife, Mrs. Earline Stewart, reside in Florissant, Missouri.

 

THE COLLEGE OF BISHOPS
Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, Secretary
Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Chair 
Bishop Godwin T. Umoette 
Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham
Bishop E. Lynn Brown
Bishop Othal H. Lakey
Bishop William H. Graves
Bishop Marshall Gilmore
Bishop Dotcy I. Isom, Jr.

 

 
 
 
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