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Bishop Godwin T. Umoette
Presiding Prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District
FUNERAL OF BISHOP GODWIN T. UMOETTE
The funeral services and activities forBishop Godwin Thompson Umoette, the 60thbishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, has been slated for the weekend of August 26-27-28, 2022. Friday, August 26thwill be dedicated to family and other activities; Saturday, August 27th, will be a funeral and burial at Ikot Akpan Ishiet (near Eket, Nigeria); and a memorial service on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 at the All Saints’ CME Church, Ikot Akpan Ishiet.
Persons interested in flying from the United States to the funeral should plan to fly into Lagos, Nigeria, with intentions to fly farther from Lagos to Uyo, Nigeria. Further information will be given sometime in June 2022 or made public at the General Conference.
Bishop Umoette died February 26, 2022. U.S. persons who wish to send condolences to Mrs. Elizabeth Umoette can still do so by addressing her at: Mrs. Elizabeth Umoette, Tenth Episcopal District, P. O. Box 15641, Fort Worth, Texas 76119. Mrs. Joyce Johnson of Fort Worth, who assisted both Bishops Carter and the late Bishop Umoette, will see that this is forwarded to her.
+ Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick
Announcing the 2022-2023
Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education
Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education Program, an educational experience for ministers and laypersons of all denominations to enhance their professional pastoral skills and personal development but are unable to be in a traditional CPE program due to time or other restrictions. It also enables probationary ministers in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) to meet the requirement of one unit of CPE for full connection clergy membership. This unique program brings ministers from across the country together and in small groups for interactive, reflective learning using their own community and place of ministry as the context.
HOW TO APPLY FOR CONNECTIONAL CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION
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 Mission To Save”with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor. We welcomeRev. Diana Casteel, who is the Presiding Elder of the Greenville-Texarkana District of the Eighth Episcopal District, who offers us our prayer. We also welcomeRev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr., who is the Senior Pastor of Beebe Memorial CME Cathedral in Oakland, CA, who offers us our scripture reading. 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.
The CYM (Connectional Youth Ministry) features The HUB After Hours, an opportunity for young people to explore traditional Church School lessons delivered right to their favorite electronic devices. Using the FREE app Nearpod, our Youth Vice Presidents and other youth teachers will provide engaging lessons that include everyday application, biblical instruction, learning activities, challenges, praise breaks, collaborations, prayer time, games and so much more. These lessons will be available every week and more can be found atwww.cmecym.org/thehubor the Department of Christian Education and Formation website atwww.thecmechurchced.org.
Special Conversations / Forums / Workshops
Dear CME Family,
On this Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 5 PM ET, join Dr. Skip Mason as he shares in the Meet the Candidates Conversation with candidates for Bishop.
Rev. Manuel Henderson, Pastor, Lane Chapel CME Church, Shreveport, Louisiana
Good day! Please note, that this is not a Zoom meeting! But an intentional faith-sharing experience with the people God sends to you onJune 11, 2022.
We’re not asking you to go out of your way but, make this a part of your day.
Wherever you plan on going “Take it to the Streets” The Gospel be BOLD. If you have a novelty/Church T-shirt with a gospel or faith statement, wear it and share it!
Take it to the Streets!
The Gospel, be BOLD
*Go live on Facebook or any other social media outlet and share with GDEM on June 11, 2022.
Record a faith-sharing event sharing your story and send the video email@example.com.
Ask 3 people you do not know if you can pray with them.
Post a testimony you shared with someone on any social media outlet and share it with the GDEM FB page!
Ask 3 people to share their faith stories about Jesus.
Sing a hymn/gospel song so others can hear. If and when approached, share your faith.
Drive through prayer. As you drive, pray for the community you are going through.
As you exercise and walk, pray for the community you are walking through.
Be your best creative self as we– “Take it to the Streets” The Gospel, be BOLD!
We have prayer warriors praying for your experience, have fun and stay safe but, most of all, be guided by the Holy Spirit! It is very important to follow up with every person you meet by asking for contact information.
****Please provide a mailing address for your free evangelism and mission kit or pick it up at the General Conference GDEM table. Evangelism Kits are limited to only those who have registered.**** Please follow all CDC COVID-19 health and safety protocols and guidelines.
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 CodeNMVF3
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 atwww.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
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