The People of the CME Church
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.
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).
Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.,
General Chair, Unity Summit
Bishop Lawrence Reddick,
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.
#CME150 Sunday Afternoon Conversation Series with Dr. Skip Mason
View the Series of Facebook Live Conversations
Conversations with Families of Late Bishops
Family of the Late Bishop James L. Cummings And the World premiere of a CMAM Film presentation of Bishop Lucius Holsey and Rev. F.M. Hamilton’s "O’ Raptuous Scenes” arranged by Dr. Kelli D. Williamson Key and featuring some of the "Children of Episcopal Leaders"
Fathers Day Conversation with the sons of
- 31st Bishop Norris S. Curry
- 36th Bishop Caesar D. Coleman
- 43rd Bishop Dotsy I. Isom
- 47th Bishop Richard Oliver Bass, Sr.
An Evening Conversation with the Families of
The Family of Bishop Thomas Lanier Hoyt, Jr., the 48th Bishop
Note: Presiding Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. of the Sixth Episcopal District is sharing this outstanding news and press release regarding the TRACS accreditation of Paine College. Bishop Brown expresses his sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers! October 27, 2020 For Immediate Release: October 27,...
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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 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.