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Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton is New Chair of the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches in the USA

Bishop Jefferson Snorton

Congratulations to Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Presiding Prelate of the 5th Episcopal District, in her new role as Chair of the Governing Board of the National Council of Chuches of Christ in the USA. Bishop Jefferson-Snorton was elected on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 and will serve a two-year term.


View the article: National Council of Churches elects all-female officers, approves NRSV update

Bishop James B. Walker, New Chair of the CME College of Bishops

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Scripture format Week 44 Oct 24 thru Oct 30 2021

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Today we will hear from Bishop Kenneth W. Carter (Presiding Prelate of the 11th Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church). We are grateful that Bishop Henry M. Williamson (Presiding Prelate of the 1st Episcopal District) will be providing our weekly prayer.

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October 26

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Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.
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Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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Veteran’s Day

November 11
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Thanksgiving Day

November 25
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Christmas Day

December 25
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The 26th Pastors’ Conference and 78th Founders’ Day Celebration

January 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - January 11, 2022 @ 10:00 pm
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Announcements, News and Official Statements


Who Are We Becoming?: A Message from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

        Who Are We Becoming? Several pastors in The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church who attended Seminary at the ITC are familiar with this bird which represents the process of looking back to see how to move forward. It is a part of the...


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

COLLEGE OF BISHOPS, CME CHURCH STATEMENT AND GUIDELINES FOR RESPONSIBLE RE-OPENING OF LOCAL CHURCHES   As your chief pastors, we express thanks to our pastors and churches for the stellar efforts you have and are making to adapt during this ongoing pandemic. You are to be...


General Conference Committee on Resolutions

        View online CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH 2022 GENERAL CONFERENCE   COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS   The Committee on Resolutions is appointed by the College of Bishops in accordance with ¶206 of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018. The following are pertinent paragraphs from The...


 The Church Belongs to God by Rev. Dr. Leon Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

            Whose Church is this anyway? This is the Lord’s Church! As members of the Lord’s Church, we have a job to do. We must go where the Spirit leads and preach this Gospel of God’s love to everyone. We must tell the good news...



A STATEMENT ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS January 27, 2021   As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rage throughout the United States, the news of vaccinations to prevent the COVID-19 disease has been met with mixed responses. Scientists, government, and many others are excited that the vaccine was...


Take Another Look: A Message from General Secretary Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

Many of the Regional Annual Conferences are continuing while some have concluded. After the conferences have concluded, who are the leaders selected to lead God’s people into a post pandemic society? We must answer the following questions: How do we get back to basics? How do we...


Can I Get a Witness?: A Message from General Secretary Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

We are preparing to reenter the foyers, naves, and pulpits. What is the expectation of the post-pandemic church? Over the last year, we have been tested and tried, but God has brought us through. Yes, we have some scars, and yes, we have unresolved issues lingering...


Changes to CME Department Chairs

Effective May 18, 2021, by action and vote of the CME College of Bishops, the following changes have been implemented as to the leadership of the listed CME General Departments: Department of Publications – new Chair, Bishop Kenneth W. Carter Department of Finance and Investments –...


Church School as an Evangelism Vehicle that Drives Our Spirituality

 Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions When is the last time you attended Church School? Yes, I realize we are still in a pandemic, however, that should not stop us from attending Church School. For some, the thought of going to...


Historical African American Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital Reopens To Serve The Homeless

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2021 Contact:  Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. 901.345.4114 | hmw1sthq1@aol.com   HISTORICAL AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLINS CHAPEL CONNECTIONAL HOSPITAL  REOPENS TO SERVE THE HOMELESS   Memphis, TN  –  The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church under the leadership of Bishop Henry M. Williamson,...


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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.