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Upcoming Events

Jan 06

The Twenty-Fourth Pastors’ Conference & Seventy-Sixth Founders’ Celebration

January 6, 2020 - January 9, 2020
East Point GA
United States
Feb 25

The Women’s Missionary Council Executive Board 2020 Meeting

February 25, 2020 - February 29, 2020
Atlanta GA
United States
Jun 29

Connectional Youth and Young Adult Conference (CYYAC20)

June 29, 2020 - July 3, 2020
Greensboro NC
United States
Aug 31

Eighth CME Unity Summit & the 150th Anniversary of the CME Church Celebration

August 31, 2020 - September 4, 2020
Dallas TX
United States

Featured Events, Announcements and News

 Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick's 149th Founder's Day Greeting
Speaker Flyer 2020

The Phillips School of Theology will convene the Twenty-Fourth Pastors' Conference & Seventy-Sixth Founders' Celebration on Monday, January 6 through Thursday, January 9, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport located at 1325 Virginia Avenue in East Point, GA.

The registration fee for the Pastors' Conference & Founders' Celebration is $100. Online registration is available on this Web page or you may download a registration form.

The room rate at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport is $132.00 per night. A one night’s deposit is required for hotel registration. The deadline date to reserve a room is December 7, 2018. You may reserve your hotel room after registering online.

For additional information, please visit the Pastors' Conference and Founders' Celebration online, or call 404-527-7768.


WMC2020 Executive Board

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The Women's Missionary Council’s Executive Board 2020 Meeting will be held February 25-29, 2020 at the Atlanta Marriott Northeast/Emory Area located at 2000 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. and Dr. Louise B. Brown and the members of the Sixth Episcopal District will host the Executive Board.

Join the Women's Missionary Council as we celebrate 101 years of ministry in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church! Meet the newly-elected officers of the Council and hear their reports on the work accomplished since the 2019 Quadrennial Assembly and projects underway in our Zion!


Online registration is available at .

You may reserve your hotel room after you register.

Additionally you may download a registration form at the Web site.

Registration Fees

General Registration...........$150.00

Prayer Breakfast....................$30.00

Presidents' Luncheon............$40.00

Executive Board Banquet......$60.00

Late Registration ................ $160.00

after 1/24/2020

On-site Registration............$170.00

Additional information about the Executive Board 2020 Meeting is available on the Women's Missionary Council Web site <>.

Register Today!


The Connectional Youth and Young Adult Conference (CYYAC20)

June 29 - July 3, 2020

CYYAC20 will be held at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons Hotel located at 3121 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407. The theme is P.R.E.S.S. (Passionate Relevant Essential Sincere Service). 

The discounted registration fee for CYYAC20 is $150 now through December 31, 2019. The registration fee includes the ConcertThe online registration portal is open to single and group reservations for up to 50 persons by credit/debit card and check!  For additional information and to register, visit here

Souvenir Journal

We invite graduates, individuals, local churches and ministries to be a part of CYYAC20 by submitting an ad to appear in the CYYAC20 Souvenir Journal. Create an ad for graduates or the conference! The ad may be submitted here and paid by credit/debit card or check.

Live Streaming of The Homegoing and Funeral Service of Bishop William Henry Graves, Sr. – 12/9/19

December 9, 2019
Bishop William H Graves

The homegoing and funeral service for Bishop William H. Graves, Sr., the 42nd Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, will be held today (Monday, December 9, 2019,) at 11:00 AM CST at Greenwood CME Church located at 3311 Kimball Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. CMETv will livestream the service here: Let us please keep Mrs. Donna Graves and family…

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Bishop William H. Graves Press Release from Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.

December 6, 2019

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December 4, 2019
CYYAC20 Sponsorship

For additional information on CYYAC20 Sponsorship Opportunities, visit here.   December 3, 2019 Dear Potential Sponsor,  It is with great excitement that we announce the Connectional Youth and Young Adult Conference (CYYAC20) of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E.) to be held June 29 – July 3, 2020 at the Sheraton Greensboro at Four Seasons Hotel located at 3121 W.…

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Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival on June 20, 2020 – Washington, DC

December 4, 2019
Poor People's Campaign

Dear CME Family,  The message below was drafted by the Poor Peoples Campaign and has been presented to you in the hope that as many of us as possible would become a part of this prophetic movement.    – Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church has been invited to join thousands of poor people and moral witnesses on June…

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Passing of Rev. Joseph Bouknight, Sr., Father of Dr. Jeanette Bouknight & Attorney Barbara Bouknight

December 4, 2019

Dear CME Family, Rev. Joseph Bouknight, Sr. made his transition today, December 3, 2019. He was the father of Dr. Jeanette Bouknight, retired CME Executive Secretary, and Attorney Barbara Bouknight, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Paine College and President of the CME Connectional Trustees. Rev. Bouknight pastored CME churches in South Carolina, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Florida. He…

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December 2, 2019

TO:            Members of the C.M.E. Church FROM:      The Emergency Relief Committee  We wanted to remind you about the opportunity to serve as a blessing in someone else’s life, by participating in Giving Tuesday on December 3, 2019 and for the next two weeks by making a donation to the Hurricane Relief Fund. Online giving is available HERE! The impact of Hurricane Dorian…

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The Conference of National Black Churches 2019 National Consultation – December 10-12, 2019, Atlanta

November 30, 2019
The Conference of National Black Churches 2019 National Consultation - December 10-12, 2019, Atlanta
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Updated Funeral Announcement: Bishop E. Lynn Brown

November 26, 2019
Bishop E. Lynn Brown

UPDATED (11/26) FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  BISHOP E. LYNN BROWN Note: View the live stream of Bishop Brown’s homegoing service here: The homegoing and funeral service for Bishop Edward Lynn Brown, the 46th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is scheduled for Saturday, November 30, 2019, at 11:00 AM in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Greenwood CME Church, 3311 Kimball Avenue. …

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Support the CME Church Affiliate Program with Amazon

November 25, 2019
Amazon affiliate

When CME members click the links and buy products from Amazon, the CME Church earns referral fees! Sponsored by Communication & Information Technology (CIT). Thank you for supporting our church!

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2019 ‐ 2020 Liturgical Calendar (Year A)

November 23, 2019
Liturgical Calendat

Prepared by the Editor of The Christian Index Rev. Dr. Ore L. Spragin, Jr. Download the 2019-2020 Liturgical Calendar (A)

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View the Episcopal Address by Bishop Bobby R. Best at the 2018 General Conference in Birmingham, AL

"Getting Back to Basics As We  Envision Our Way Forward in Taking  Care of God's Business"

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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Welcome to the official Web site of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, administered by the Communication & Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department.

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Church, familiarly known as the CME Church, has a glorious and rich history!  The CME Church was organized December 16, 1870 in Jackson, Tennessee by 41 former slave members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.  The CME Church is a branch of Wesleyan Methodism founded and organized by John Wesley in England in 1844 and established in America as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784.

The CME Church celebrated its 148th anniversary on December 16, 2018.

The CME Church has more than 1.2 million members across the United States, and has missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica and fourteen African nations.

The mission of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be disciples of Jesus the Christ by serving individuals, communities and the world as the representative, loving presence of God and as witnesses to God’s salvation and grace.

The vision of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be a transforming church for Jesus the Christ within a changing world.

Monthly Evangelism & Missions Message

From General Secretary

Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr.


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