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The Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department is sharing virtual ministry resources for connectional members, local churches, Districts and Episcopal Districts to use through this season of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus.

 

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View the entire announcement of virtual Sunday School Lessons here

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In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Unity Summit, scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, August 31-Sept. 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for the year 2021.  The official dates for the Unity Summit 2021, which will convene in Dallas Texas, are August 28-September 3, 2021 (inclusive of the Connectional Lay Institute).

Also, this comes to announced that, pursuant to ¶1000.6, §2, of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, the 2020 General Connectional Board, previously scheduled for Dallas, Texas, during the week of the Unity Summit, will meet virtually on Friday, September 4, 2020, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

General Connectional Board members are requested to reserve the date of September 4th for the General Board meeting, and to expect a call for the Standing Committees and other committee meetings from the respective Chairs of each Standing Committee or the Senior Bishop for other committees.

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.,

General Chair, Unity Summit

Bishop Lawrence Reddick,

Senior Bishop

June 2, 2020

CORRECTION ON UNITY SUMMIT 2021 OPENING DATE:

Please note that the “opening date” of the 2021 Unity Summit will be Saturday, August 28th, which is the first day of the Connectional Lay Institute.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Unity Summit, scheduled to be held in Dallas, Texas, August 31-Sept. 4, 2020, has been rescheduled for the year 2021.  The official dates for the Unity Summit 2021, which will convene in Dallas Texas, are August 28-September 3, 2021 (inclusive of the Connectional Lay Institute).

Also, this comes to announced that, pursuant to ¶1000.6, §2, of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, the 2020 General Connectional Board, previously scheduled for Dallas, Texas, during the week of the Unity Summit, will meet virtually on Friday, September 4, 2020, beginning at 9:00 A.M.

General Connectional Board members are requested to reserve the date of September 4th for the General Board meeting, and to expect a call for the Standing Committees and other committee meetings from the respective Chairs of each Standing Committee or the Senior Bishop for other committees.

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.,

General Chair, Unity Summit

Bishop Lawrence Reddick,

Senior Bishop

June 2, 2020

CORRECTION ON UNITY SUMMIT 2021 OPENING DATE:

Please note that the “opening date” of the 2021 Unity Summit will be Saturday, August 28th, which is the first day of the Connectional Lay Institute.

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Seating List Full for Funeral for Bishop Bobby R. Best

Regretfully, we must inform the Church that the seating capacity for the funeral of Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, has reached its capacity. Because of social distancing requirements, the list was capped at 210 persons. The funeral will be Saturday,...

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Meeting of Committee on Episcopacy

The College of Bishops and the Committee on Episcopacy are called to meet by Zoom technology on Sunday evening, August 16, at 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 CDT / 5:00 MDT / 4:00 PDT). The appropriate Zoom connection information will be sent to the members of the...

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Funeral Services Information for Bishop Bobby R. Best

Basic Funeral Information – The funeral for Bishop Bobby R. Best, the...

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The Passing of Bishop Bobby R. Best, 61st Bishop of the CME Church

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CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lessons Available for 8/2/2020

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary Department of Christian Education P.O. Box 16507 ...

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Growing The Church During A Pandemic

 Growing The Church During A Pandemic  Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions   Although the doors for many churches have been closed since mid-March 2020, we have a unique opportunity as pastors and laity to look at innovative ways to...

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Bereavement Notice: Rev. Lawrence P. Lakey, Former Judicial Council Justice

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CME Connectional Youth Sunday Message & Resource (7/26)

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary Rev. Cyreeta Collins, Connectional Youth Ministry Director...

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Join the Connectional Prayer Ministry Calls – Week 30

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Celebration of Life for Mrs. Lura Williams Baker, Mother of Dr. Louise Baker Brown and Mother-in-Law of Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr.

Dear CME Family, Mrs. Lura Williams Baker, the mother of Dr. Louise Baker Brown and mother-in-law of Presiding Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. of the Sixth Episcopal District and Chair of the College of Bishops, transitioned Wednesday morning, July 1, 2020. She was 95 years young!...

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Funeral Service for Chief Udia Thompson Umoette, the Brother of Bishop Godwin T. Umoette

Dear CME Family,  The funeral service for late Chief Udia Thompson Umoette is scheduled for Saturday July 4, 2020 by 9 am at his home town Ikot Akpan Ishiet, Onna LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Until his death, Chief Udia Thompson Umoette was the elder brother...

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6th Episcopal District Annual Conferences

South Georgia Region Annual Conference – July 6-7, 2020 Registration: Guest Delegate West Georgia Region Annual Conference – July 8-9, 2020 Registration: Guest Delegate Central Georgia Region Annual Conference – July 20-21, 2020 Registration: Guest Delegate Georgia North Region Annual Conference – July 22-23, 2020 Registration:...

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