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April 2, 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

Christian Education & Formation

 CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lesson

Available for 4/3/2022

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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, “A Leader With Humility” with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor.  We also welcome Rev. Samuel McKinsey, pastor of Pine Hill CME Church of the Louisiana Region, who offers us our prayer. We also welcome Dr. Caroyl F. Townsend, Board of Christian Education and Formation Director of the Louisiana Region. 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.  

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

Special Conversations
Connectional Prayer Ministry
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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View the General Conference Web Site

Graduate Cincinnati Hotel – Overflow hotel for the General Conference

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

DELTA BOOKING CLASS PERCENTAGE OFF 

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.

Announcements and News

The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns

 March 29, 2022

Statement of Support for the Confirmation of

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to United States Supreme Court

The members of the Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns expresses deep appreciation and gratitude to President Joe Biden and his administration for keeping his campaign promise to nominate an African American woman to become an Associate Justice on the United States Supreme Court. Whereas, he and his team had countless numbers of able and qualified African American women to choose from. We believe by God’s grace his selection of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is the right choice at this time. View the entire Statement of Support here.

View the article here

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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.

View on Demand CME Events

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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.

Events by the Commission on Archives and History of the CME Church

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