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Dear CME Family:

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.

 

View more virtual ministry resources and CIT services and training information here.

 

 

CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lessons Available for July 12, 2020

 

"CME CED Church School VIRTUAL ADULT Lesson Available for 07/12/2020"
Adult Lesson ("Wisdom That Amazes") - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D__aZOv4Kdg

 

We offer to you this week's Virtual Church School ADULT Lesson, "Wisdom That Amazes" with Instructor, Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield, CME Department of Christian Education & Formation General Secretary.  We also welcome Mr. Charles L. Coney, C.M.E. Department of Christian Education & Formation Technology Consultant, who offers this week's prayer.  The lesson is a great compliment to your existing Christian Education curriculum.

CME Department of Christian Education & Formation YouTube Channel:

Adult Lesson ("Wisdom That Amazes") - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D__aZOv4Kdg

Click here to download the Adult Lesson Outline

The videos include music, scripture, lecture, challenge, and application.  It may be utilized in concert with your existing Church School or in substitution given the personal distancing parameters we are experiencing.  For example, the video might be viewed by members in your congregations with an audio or video conference call held during the regular Church School period to offer facilitated discussion and review.  There are CME Certified Christian Educators across the Episcopal Districts ready to offer assistance and creative solutions in concert with what we have done and are doing.  Even during this crisis, we must be concerned about the spiritual needs of our congregations (at all generational levels) in addition to their physical and health needs.  We welcome your feedback as we seek to expand the resources from the Department of Christian Education & Formation.  Join us each Wednesday at Noon (CST) for the CME Connectional Virtual Bible Study sponsored by the Department.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those who have been affected by this unprecedented event affecting the world today. We especially appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities and government entities around the country who are working tirelessly to contain COVID-19.

Feel free to forward this email to anyone in your Church School circle.  They may subscribe directly to this announcement by sending an email to sundayschool@thecmechurchced.org

 

 

 
 
"CME CED Church School Virtual PRIMARY Lesson Available for 7/12/2020"

 

 

We offer this week's resource---Virtual Church School Lesson Video for the Primary Class.  This resource is exciting, innovative, age appropriate, and a compliment to the UMI Primary Street "Questions Are Good" Lesson.  The video may be utilized as a standalone for the young people to view by themselves, a teacher planning tool so that the lesson might be delivered in a ZOOM classroom, or even played in the ZOOM classroom with all the students watching.  There are CME Certified Christian Educators across the Episcopal Districts ready to offer assistance and creative solutions in concert with what we have done and are doing.  Even during this crisis, we must be concerned about the spiritual needs of our congregations in addition to their physical and health needs.  We welcome your feedback as we seek to expand the resources from the Department of Christian Education & Formation.  

 

CME Department of Christian Education & Formation YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-adSke6rRA

Click here to download the Primary Lesson Outline

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those who have been affected by this unprecedented event affecting the world today. We especially appreciate the healthcare workers, local communities and government entities around the country who are working tirelessly to contain COVID-19.

Feel free to forward this email to anyone in your Church School circle.  They may subscribe directly to this announcement by sending an email to sundayschool@thecmechurchced.org

 
Remember our MISSION Formula:
 
 
Our goal is to make disciples through "events that form and transform."

 

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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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