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How to order COVID-19 Test Kits beginning January 19, 2022
• Access the test kit ordering form at the website www.covidtests.gov
• One package of four COVID-19 rapid test kits can be ordered per household
• Assist community members in placing an order for their household
• Include with your order an optional email address if you would like to track your package

Dear CME Pastor:

Greetings in Christ!

Dr. Richard Watkins, a respected virologist and a member of St. Joseph CME Church of Chapel, N.C., has agreed to coordinate CME responses - in collaboration with the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) - to COVID-19 related needs.

Please take the very short survey he has prepared and that has been forwarded to you in this email. It will be important for the data he needs.

Thank you very much.

Take the survey here: https://www.jotform.com/build/213145132760042

+ Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

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COVID-19 Information and Resources are here.

View the Statement and Guidelines for Responsible Re-Opening of Local Churches from the College of Bishops


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Delta Airlines Discounted Airfares to the General Conference
TRAVEL DATES: June 20, 2022 - July 6, 2022
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U / T / V / X 2%

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American Airlines Discounted Airfares to the General Conference
TRAVEL DATES: June 21, 2022 - July 4, 2022

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General and Live Streaming Information about the CME General Conference

  View online The Thirty-Ninth Quadrennial Session and the Fortieth General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will convene June 25-July 1, 2022 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr. along with the Second Episcopal District will host the...


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  The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, Inc. 40th General Conference Meets in Cincinnati! For Immediate Release Contact: Dr. Pene’ Woods, Executive Secretary; Email: cmeexecutivesecretary@thecmechurch.org; (901) 489-9253 Dr. Amariah McIntosh, Host Public Relations Director; Email: revmcintosh@hotmail.com: (419) 503-5556 Cincinnati’s Duke Energy Center will be the site of the...


A Message from the Department of Lay Ministry General Secretary Dr. Clifford L. Harris

        As I prepare to retire as the current the General Secretary of the Department of Lay Ministry of the Christian Methodist Church, I pray that the Joy of the Lord continues to abound in your lives! It has been my joy and my...


Weekend Digest – June 18, 2022

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The College of Bishops Statement on Mass Shootings and Gun Violence

      The College of Bishops Christian Methodist Episcopal Church  June 13, 2022  Statement on Mass Shootings and Gun Violence Several weeks ago, many of us were perplexed and saddened at the news of the mass shooting which occurred at a supermarket in Buffalo, New...


Weekend Digest – June 11, 2022

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Weekend Digest – June 4, 2022

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The Mission Evangelist: A Message from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

        View online The Mission Evangelist Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr. The mission field can be an exciting yet unpredictable experience for both the novice and experienced Mission Evangelist. However, the person or group who is led by God to be a...


Weekend Digest – May 28, 2022

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Weekend Digest – May 21, 2022

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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 149th anniversary on December 16, 2019.

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.