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The Young Adults’ Reflective Leadership
By Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick
Dear CME Family:
In this release, Dr. Duhart puts forward Lenten meditation and reflection Scriptures and themes for our enrichment. They come to us from the Department of Christian Education and Formation, the Connectional Young Adult Ministry in particular, and Bishop James B. Walker.
As we move into the Lenten Season on Wednesday, February 25, and as we, in this Season, look toward the Christ who “set His face toward Jerusalem,” we are called to walk alongside Him as we embrace our individual and congregational and connectional calls to discipleship.
These reflective and meditative themes are poignant. All of us can find ourselves addressed by them: Called to Accountability; A Prayer for Justice; Consequences for Injustice; Corrupt Leaders; Leading Justly; God’s Just Servant; and Resurrection Hope.
Thanks to the Connectional Young Adult Ministry (CYAM) for its leadership.
I pray we will read, meditate, and listen.
+Lawrence L. Reddick III
Special Notice: CYYAC20 Cancelled
Dear CME Family,
I greet you in the name of the One in whom we are formed and nurtured, Jesus the Christ. I am praying that you are in good health. The last several weeks have been a time of many things, but for me, the word “change” stands out.
The wise leadership of the College of Bishops has issued a call to cancel CYYAC20. I am in total agreement that at this time we cannot continue to plan for an event this summer with the looming presence of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Above all, our ultimate concern is the safety and well-being of our CME Church family and for all the people that we might have interaction.
The plan is to reschedule for the summer of 2021, however, at this point we do not have a date or contracted venue. As one who has planned CYYAC four previous times prior to CYYAC20, I am very aware of what must take place from this day forward. I even can anticipate the questions that you may have and there is no answer for them presently.
I ask of you to help me and the Department of Christian Education and Formation by giving us time, at least one month, to sort out where we go from here concerning CYYAC registrations, hotel reservations, dates, venues, etc. Emailing, texting, or calling me or the staff will not be very helpful. I promise you as we have communicated throughout the planning of CYYAC20, we will be just as diligent in our continual communication to you monthly.
It will not be helpful to call the hotel until you hear from the Department. Remember every entity in this country is working with minimum personnel. If there is a need for you to contact the hotel, the Department will communicate that to you.
The Department will continue to work diligently on behalf of you personally and the CME Church!
With the love of Christ,
Senior Bishop and Mrs. Lawrence Reddick and the Eighth Episcopal District will host the Eighth Annual CME Unity Summit and the 150th Anniversary of the CME Church Celebration along with the General Connectional Board Meeting, scheduled August 31-September 4, 2020 at the Sheraton Dallas located at 400 Olive Street in Dallas, TX. The theme for this year's Unity Summit is, "Christian Methodism Beyond One-Hundred Fifty Years: Trending Forward Propelled by the Great Commission."
The Unity Summit is scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020 through Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The General Connectional Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020 through Friday, September 4, 2020.
Register online here. The group room rate at the Sheraton Dallas is $129 plus 15.26% tax ($148.69) per night. The deadline date to reserve a hotel room is August 10, 2020. Please plan to register and reserve your room early!
A Commemorative Souvenir Journal is being prepared in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church during the Eighth CME Unity Summit.
We invite individuals, local churches and ministries to submit an ad to appear in the Commemorative Historical Journal.
For this Commemorative Journal, we prefer your ad (s) to specifically be about how individual(s) within the CME Church have impacted you as a member, leader, etc. Your ad may promote your business, ministry, share a tribute or honor the memory of a loved one.
Sponsors will receive a complimentary Program and Souvenir Journal and their ads featured in digital formats throughout and after the event.
The deadline date to submit an ad is June 1, 2020. Submit your ad here.
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