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Weekend Digest – June 4, 2022





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June 4, 2022

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

The Weekend News Digest is online.

Bishop Godwin T. Umoette

Presiding Prelate of the Tenth Episcopal District


            The funeral services and activities for Bishop Godwin Thompson Umoette, the 60th bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, has been slated for the weekend of August 26-27-28, 2022. Friday, August 26th will 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

(CCPE) Program

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.


The electronic application packet is available at

  The application includes several forms as well as essay questions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Space is limited in each group, so apply early!

 For more information, send an email to:

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Released by Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

CME Endorsing Agent for Chaplaincy and CPE Program Coordinator

 Send applications and fees payable to “Academy for Public Theology” to:

Connectional CPE Program Academy for Public Theology

P. O. Box 13383 Birmingham, AL 35202


Email to:

 and pay fees at

Christian Education & Formation


CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lesson

Available for 6/5/2022


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, “Nowhere To Run” with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor.  We welcome Rev. Dr. Phillip Washington, who is the program director of the Third Episcopal District, assisting the bishop in developing, planning, and implementing the work of the entire Episcopal District, who offers us our prayer. We also welcome Rev. Marvin Charles Lue, Jr., who is the lead servant and proclaimer of Stewart Memorial CME Church in Mobile, AL, 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 Hub

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 at or the Department of Christian Education and Formation website at

Special Conversations / Forums / Workshops

Dear CME Family,

On this Sunday, June 5, 2022 at 5 PM ET, join Dr. Skip Mason as he shares in the Meet the Candidates Conversation with candidates for Bishop.

Dr. Billy Holloway, Pastor, St. John CME Church, Pine Mountain, GA, 6th Episcopal District

Rev. Cassandry Keys, Pastor, Mt. Olive CME Church, Lexington, S.C., 7th Episcopal District

Rev. Peris Lester, Pastor Mt. Olive CME, Memphis, TN/Presiding Elder Northeast District of West Tennessee Region, 1st Episcopal District

Rev. Marvin Charles Lue, Pastor, Stewart Memorial CME Church, Mobile, Alabama, 4th Episcopal District

Rev. Dr. D.K. Mugongo, Pastor, 11th Episcopal District Mission Supervisor and Founder of CME Churches in East Africa, 11th Episcopal District

You will not want to miss this conversation! Spread the word and join us.  

Coming Up: Sunday, June 12 at 5:00 p.m. ET Meet the Candidates for Bishop: Invited: Rev. Manuel Henderson, Rev. Denise Anders Modest, Dr. Phillip Washington, Dr. Wayne Williams, Rev. Danny Willis 

Monday, June 20 at 8:00 p.m.- The 2022 General Conference: Preparation, Preview and Prayer

You will not want to miss this conversation! Spread the word and join us.  

View Live on the Official CME Facebook Page and the CME YouTube ChannelJune c

The recording and documents from the workshop on May 29, 2022 are available. Please feel free to share with others.

View the MLC #6 Workshop

CME Sexual Harassment Policy

2022 Resolutions Dispositions

The next workshop is set for June 7 at 8 PM Eastern. Authors of resolutions are welcome to present their position.

Department of Evangelism & Missions

Register in advance for a free Evangelism and Missions Packet while supplies last!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about the free Evangelism kit.


Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Connectional Prayer Ministry
Connectional Prayer Ministry – Prayer Call (Week #23)
General Conference 2022

Meet Safely at the General Conference!


View the General Conference Web Site

Graduate Cincinnati Hotel – Overflow hotel for the General Conference

Every Second Counts Social Media Challenge!

Post photos of Young Adults in your Episcopal District on your social media pages sharing why they are important. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #CMEGC22!

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 for AA/AE flights only. Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as the 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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#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 to learn more about eligibility and how to sign up.

View on Demand CME Events



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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