CME Church Communications

Dear CME Family,

The General Department of Communication and Information Technology (CIT) has established partnerships with Adobe, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile Beacon and Zoom through our membership with TechSoup. Our local churches, members, Presiding Elder’s Districts, Episcopal Districts, and Connectional leaders can now save from 5%-50% on technology products from top vendors! 

This message will provide an overview of the deeply discounted technology products and how to order them. Additional discounts that may become available will be announced. Spread the word about these discounts to members in your local church!

Amazon Smile

CIT has established a partnership with AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a way customers can support their favorite charitable organization every time they shop with Amazon, at no additional cost. When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Amazon Prime Days are today (Tuesday, July 12) and tomorrow (Wednesday, July 13). You can help to support the CME Church and CIT when shopping Amazon by clicking here.

Software

(NEW) Adobe Acrobat Pro: $75 (Mac or Windows). Adobe Acrobat Pro 2020 is publishing software for viewing, editing, creating, combining, and controlling Adobe PDF documents for distribution, collaboration, and data collection.

-Microsoft 365 Business Basic – Free!: Microsoft has provided 300 free licenses to the CME Church for Microsoft Office 365 Business Basic (includes Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Note, Access, Publisher, Sway, Office Online and Teams). Each user can install Office on up to 5 devices (PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad).

-Microsoft 365 Business Standard: $40 annual license available for up to 300 users (5 licenses per user): (web version of Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, Office Online, Teams, Yammer, Bookings and PowerApps (Business Apps).

-Microsoft Windows 11 (New Installation): $20 per license. Windows Pro full operating system is the full version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system. It can be installed on a computer that does not have a licensed installation of a previous Windows operating system.

-Zoom Business Pro Licenses: $115 annual fee. Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat. You can make unlimited phone calls, hold unlimited meetings, and even record meetings. The annual license fee (new or renewal) is $115 which is up to 50% off the retail cost includes up to 300 meeting participants with add-on features for larger meetings.

Hardware (Computers, Monitors, and Accessories including HotSpots)

-Apple, Inc.: Members can save an additional 10% on select Apple products.

-Dell, Inc.: Members can save an additional 10% on select Dell PCs, servers and accessories. Exclusive to Inspiron, XPS, Alienware and Vostro, members save an additional 5% on select PCs.

-HP, Inc.: Members can save an additional 5-20% on select HP devices. Orders can only be placed through CIT.

-Lenovo: Members can save an additional 5-20% on select HP devices. Orders can only be placed through CIT.

(NEW) Mobile Beacon Hotspot$135 per year. Limited number available. Does your church need a hotspot? A mobile hotspot from Mobile Beacon connects multiple computers or Wi-Fi enabled consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets to Mobile Beacon’s mobile broadband Internet service. The hotspot can be used at any location within the Mobile Beacon coverage area – before purchasing, visit here to ensure that the hotspot works in your areahttps://www.mobilebeacon.org/lte-coverage/.

 

Next Steps / How to Order

If you are interested in the free Microsoft 365 Basic license and other products to purchase from Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile Beacon and Zoom, please fill out the member application here <https://thecmechurch.org/techproducts>All information submitted will be verified.  

Thereafter, CIT will contact you via email regarding how to purchase products from the vendor.   

Thank you for your support! If you have additional questions or concerns about technology discounts, please email cit@thecmechurch.org

 

In the Service of the Lord,

 

Dr. Theresa Duhart, General Secretary/Chief Information Officer

Bishop James B. Walker, Chair

General Department of Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Department

cit@thecmechurch.org

https://thecmechurch.org/techproducts/

CME Amazon link

Support the CME Church when shopping Amazon by clicking the photo or here. When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Support us every time you shop! Sponsored by the Communication & Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department. Thank you for supporting our church!

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