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March 26, 2022

A news digest of announcements, special events, news, resources and more.

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Bishop Godwin T. Umoette

Presiding Prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District

Dear CME Family, 

  Greetings in Christ! The Connectional Young Adult Ministry, of which Tiffanie Thompson is president, has produced this Devotional Guide for Lent as a ministry to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. I pray you will join me in receiving and appreciating their contributions to our spiritual development.

  + Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick


The Connectional Young Adult Ministry would like to invite everyone to the next stop on The Road to Cincy: General Conference Training. 

Mark your calendars for THIS Saturday, March 26, 2022, as the Connectional Young Adult Ministry presents “The Young Adult Experience Forum” live from Mount Olive Cathedral C.M.E. Church in Memphis, TN.  

This forum will feature some outstanding, engaged clergy and lay young adults sharing their General Conference Experiences, answer questions concerning some key issues going into General Conference 2022 and have candid discussions with Aspirants for the office of Bishop.  

You don’t want to miss It! All Aboard the Young Adult Ministry Train!

We will see you there! View online at the CYAM Facebook Page.

Christian Education & Formation

 CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lesson

Available for 3/27/2022


We are pleased to share with you the success of last week’s Virtual Sunday School as published by the CME Department of Christian Education & Formation. The CME CED Church School YouTube Channel Videos have been viewed over 17,000 times since we created the YouTube Channel on March 20, 2020​. As committed, we offer to you this week’s Virtual Sunday School Lesson, “The Celebration of Completion” with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor.  We also welcome Rev. Dr. Carla Hill, pastor of Saint James CME Church in Dublin, GA. We also welcome Rev. Dr. Ore L. Spragin, Jr., pastor of Hines Memorial CME Church in Albany, GA. The video includes music, scripture, lecture, challenge, and application. It may be utilized in concert with your existing Sunday School or in substitution given the personal distancing parameters we are experiencing. For example, this video might be viewed by members in your congregations with a conference call held during the regular Sunday 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 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. 

3 on 3 will be a night of FUN! Three different segments that will help you tackle life situations and take the Victory. Youth above the Hoop will start us off with fun games, Above the Rim will show off all of the talents, and lastly Take it to the HOUSE will be the best cypher of your life. Come and join us on March 27th at 8pm est for the 3 on 3 youth event!

Do you have an exceptional young person who is dedicated to their church, school and community? Does your youth leader go beyond the call of duty for the young people? We have created a space to honor them.

The Connectional Youth Ministry is pleased to announce CYM Salutes, a program distinguishing outstanding individuals in the area of Youth Ministry within the CME Church who are making a difference. The Youth of the Month and Youth Leader of the Month program will recognize individuals who demonstrate exemplary characteristics both in church and within the community.

For more information, visit www.cmecym.org/cymsalutes or contact Rev. Cyreeta Collins at RevCeCe@thecmechurch.org


Sundays, 5:00 p.m. EST

April 3

Candidates for General Secretary of Lay

Mr. Shannon Faulk and Mr. Robert Stewart 

April 10

Candidates for General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

Rev. Dr. Leon Moore and Rev. Keenan Winters


Candidates for General Secretary Ministry to Men

Bro. Willie A. Jackson, Mr. Anthony Smoaks, and Mr. Paul Mcclough


May 1

Candidates for General Secretary of Finance and Investments

Dr. Victor Taylor and Mrs. Calandra Hunter 


Candidates for General Secretary of Personnel Services

Rev. Reginald Barnes and Rev. Dr. Stephanie Welsh 


May 15 

Aspirants for the Episcopacy

Rev. Frederick Braddock, Dr. Vanessee Burns, Rev. Diana Casteel, Dr. Earl Griffin, and Rev. Dr. Kwame Lawson Adjei


May 22 

Aspirants for the Episcopacy

Dr. Charley Hames, Dr. C.K. Heath, Dr. Ricky Helton, and Rev. Manuel Henderson 


June 5

Aspirants for the Episcopacy

Dr. Billy Holloway, Dr. Cassandry Keys, Rev. Peris Lester, and Rev. Marvin Lue 


June 12

Aspirants for the Episcopacy

Rev. Denise Anders-Modest, Dr. Phillip Washington, and Dr. Wayne Williams

View Live on the Official CME Facebook Page and the CME YouTube Channel

Evangelism and Missions & Connectional Prayer Ministry / Sponsored Events

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Connectional Prayer Ministry – Prayer Call (Week #13
Featured Special Events & Upcoming Meetings
General Conference 2022

Meet Safely at the General Conference!


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Graduate Cincinnati Hotel – Overflow hotel for the General Conference

Accepting Additional Submissions through March 31st or until last 10 Ad spots are gone!!

Still Room for Delegate Photos!! 

Submit Now! (https://form.jotform.com/213564760934158) 

The Host Committee has received hundreds of delegate photos and ads for the Souvenir Journal! We still have room for more delegate photos, so please submit your photo today. We have around 10 ad spots left for your Local Church, Episcopal District, Department, Business, In Memory Of, or Well Wishes.   

The Souvenir Journal will be distributed in print and electronically to all registered participants and sponsors. Additional copies will be made available for purchase. We estimate the print reach to be 5k and the electronic distribution reach to be in the thousands thanks to social media, our partners, and our vast database. Again, submission is still open until March 31st or until the last 10 ad spots are purchased. All registered participants and those who submit an ad will receive a copy of the Souvenir Journal.

Use the link to pay for your ad now. You can submit documents by March 31st. (https://form.jotform.com/213564760934158)  After selecting your ad and processing your payment, you will receive a separate email with a link to submit items (check your spam).

The Souvenir Journal of the 39th Quadrennial Session and the 40th Convening of the General Conference of the CME Church will be one to remember. If the ad you want is sold out, please select another option. If you have any questions, please email the local team at cgreenlee@DFICMEChurch.org .

Submit Now! (https://form.jotform.com/213564760934158) 


Presiding Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr.

Second Episcopal District

Clarice Chattman, Local Host Chair

General Conference 2022

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Attention Candidates Seeking Connectional Church Offices at the General Conferences: Visit the Election Portal for Information and Online Application

Candidate Vendor Package and Campaign Material Distribution is here

Discounted Airline Fares

Delta Airlines Discounted Airfares to the General Conference

TRAVEL DATES: June 20, 2022 – July 6, 2022


F / J / C / D / Y / P / I 10%  

B / M / H / Q / K / L 5%  

U / T / V / X 2%  

Please click here to book your flights!

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMVF3

American Airlines Discounted Airfares to the General Conference

TRAVEL DATES: June 21, 2022 – July 4, 2022

4% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares) 

Authorization Number:  A2962GB 

The discount can be booked on-line at www.aa.com for AA/AE flights only. Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as the AA.com. You will need to input the Authorization Number after submitting your travel information. 

For ten or more travelers on a specific flight, space must be blocked by AA Group & Meeting Travel and is subject to a deposit. Noncompliance is subject to space cancellation.

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#BlackChurches4Broadband Encourages Families to Sign up for Emergency Broadband (Internet) Benefit

Our hero, the late Congressman John Lewis, said that internet access is “the civil rights issue of the 21st Century.” A high-speed home broadband (internet) connection is vital for full enfranchisement in today’s world. It opens the door to educational and economic opportunities, connects family and church communities, allows access to remote health care services, and empowers greater civic engagement and activism.

Congress recently created an Emergency Broadband Benefit giving eligible families up to $50 per month to pay for home broadband service. You may be eligible for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if your household has experienced a sudden loss of income during the pandemic, or is currently receiving federal benefits such as SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance, Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit, Lifeline, Pell Grants, or free and reduced-price school lunches.

Visit blackchurches4broadband.org to learn more about eligibility and how to sign up.

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Bishop Thomas L. Brown’s Sr. presentation on Vibrant Local Church Promotion in the CME Church,“A Training Manual for Vibrant Local Church Development and Planting New Churches,” is available here.

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