Connectional Call to Action: Register, Vote, and Get to the Polls
Dear CME Family,
Join the College of Bishops in their Call to Action to lift up the importance to register, vote and get to the polls. Thanks to Bishop Marvin Thomas for leading this initiative. Each week, a Bishop will present a Call to Action video. The schedule is as follows.
• September 13th and 16th – Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick
• September 20th and 23rd –Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.
• September 27th and 3rd –Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr.
• October 4th and 7th –Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton
• October 11th and 14th –Bishop James B. Walker
• October 18th and 21st –Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.
• October 23rd - Bishop Godwin T. Umoette
• October 25th and 28th –Bishop Kenneth W. Carter
• October 30th -Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr.
• October 31st -Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr.
• November 1st -Bishop C. James King, Jr.
• November 2nd -Bishop Othal H. Lakey
• November 3rd- Bishop Marshall Gilmore or Designee
You may view the videos on the official CME Web site, CME Facebook page, and the CME YouTube channel.
A Call to Action: Register, Vote, and Get to the Polls
Vote Early! Early Voting Calendar - Vote.org
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).
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,
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
Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, passed Sunday night, August 2, 2020. Bishop Best presided over the Ninth Episcopal District. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as available. Bishop Best was elected bishop in 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland,...
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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.