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Upcoming Events

Jan 11

25th Pastors’ Conference and 77th Founders’ Celebration – 1/11-12, 2021, Virtual

January 11, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - January 12, 2021 @ 10:00 pm
United States
Jun 28

CYYAC21: June 28-July 2, 2021

June 28, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm




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.



Featured Video: The Episcopal Address

View the Episcopal Address by Bishop Bobby R. Best at the 2018 General Conference in Birmingham, AL

"Getting Back to Basics As We  Envision Our Way Forward in Taking  Care of God's Business"

Download the Episcopal Address

Logo - CME 150

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,

Senior Bishop

June 2, 2020


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.

Connectional Event Dates Through 2022 with logo

#CME150 Sunday Afternoon Conversation Series with Dr. Skip Mason


The 150th Virtual Founder’s Day Celebration Of The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church – 12/13/2020



Witness to Grace: A Testimony of Favor

Join Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr. live on Cyber Monday at noon! He will be having an important conversation with Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, author of Witness to Grace: A Testimony of Favor. Join us on the CME Church Facebook Live or YouTube. You do not...


Churches Revisioning Unity in Christ Through the Holidays

Churches Uniting in Christ For those who are worshiping virtually, we are...

Announcement, News

Official Notice: The 2022 General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

OFFICIAL NOTICE   Pursuant to ¶202 of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, the 2022 General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is hereby called to meet at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.  Delegates should arrive...


Growing The Church During A Pandemic Through Radical Hospitality

          View online   Growing The Church During...


100 Veterans to Receive $100 Gift Card for Thanksgiving from the West Tennessee Region of the CME Church

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      November 9, 2020 Contact: ...


100 Year Old Centenarian of the CME Church Casts Vote for the 2020 Presidential Election

Helen Bookman of the Northwest District, 100-Year-Old Centenarian, Casts Vote for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election!       “I WANT TO VOTE, I WANT TO HAVE A VOICE!” says Helen Bookman   On November 3, 2020, 100 year old Helen Bookman, cast her vote...


A SEASON TO REMEMBER AND ACT by Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

A SEASON TO REMEMBER AND ACT   “To everything there is a...


Register by November 9 for the Balm in Gilead Healthy Churches 2030 Conference, November 16-19, 2020

Announcement Regarding the Balm in Gilead Healthy Churches 2030 Conference, November 16-19,...


Paine College Leadership Announces Affirmation of Accreditation by TRACS

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

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.