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July 9, 2022

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

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General Conference 2022 Highlights

Thanks to the CME Social Media team (Dr. Theresa Duhart, Rev. Dr. Amariah McIntosh; Sharon Doss; Rev. Kornelius Neal, official photographer; Toya McQueen; Evon Peterson; Rev. Cyreeta Collins, and Rev. Cameron Kuykindall), for their outstanding support at the General Conference.

Memories of the 2022 General Conference can be viewed at the official CME Facebook page.

View the Episcopal Address and Worship Services Video Series

The Episcopal Assignments

1st – Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr.

2nd – Bishop Denise Anders-Modest

3rd – Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr.

4th – Bishop Kenneth W. Carter

5th – Bishop Clarence K. Heath

6th – Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr.

7th – Bishop James B. Walker

8th – Senior Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III

9th – Bishop Charley Hames, Jr.

10th – Bishop Ricky Helton

11th – Bishop Lawson Adjei

Ecumenical/Development Officer – Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

Newly-assigned Chairs of Departments

Finance: Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., Bishop James B. Walker, Vice Chair

Personnel Services: Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Publications: Bishop Kenneth W. Carter

Christian Index: Bishop Clarence K. Heath

Lay Ministries: Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr.

Ministry to Men: Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr.

Communication & Information Technology (CIT): Bishop James B. Walker

Christian Education & Formation: Bishop Denise Anders-Modest

Evangelism & Missions: Bishop Ricky Helton

Women’s Missionary Council: Bishop Charley Hames, Jr.

Ministers’ Spouses, Widows and Widowers: Bishop Lawson Adjei

Chaplain Endorser: Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

Graphic design prepared by Dr. Van C. Williams+.

Graphic design prepared by Dr. Van C. Williams+.

The Newly-Elected Bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (l-r)

Bishop Lawson Adjei – 68th Bishop

Bishop Ricky D. Helton – 67th Bishop

Bishop Charley Hames, Jr. – 66th Bishop

Bishop Denise Anders-Modest – 65th Bishop

Bishop Clarence K. Heath – 64th Bishop

Retired General Officers:

Rev. Dr. Tyrone Davis

Dr. Cliff Harris

Dr. Leo C. Pinkett

Dr. Jeanette Bouknight

The Newly-Elected Judicial Council Members:


Rev. Dr. James Morris

Rev. Roland Johnson

Rev. Kevin Agee


Attorney J. Richet Pearson

Dr. Terri Dyer

Scenes from the General Conference

Christian Education & Formation


CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lesson

Available for 7/10/2022



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, “Never Too Far Away” with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor.  We welcome Rev. Dion Broughton, who is the pastor of Bullock Temple CME Church in Little Rock, AR, offers us our prayer. We also welcome Andrea Cobb, who is a member of Bethel CME Church in Guntown, MS, 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.  

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those who have been affected by this unprecedented event affecting the world today. We especially appreciate the health care workers, local communities and government entities around the country who are working tirelessly to contain COVID-19.

Feel free to forward this email to anyone in your Sunday School circle. They may subscribe directly to this announcement by sending an email to sundayschool@thecmechurchced.org.

Save The Date

 CME World Youth Day


Date: Sunday, July 24, 2022

Theme: “Release and Be Bold”

Scripture: Acts 16:25-26

Colors: Blue, White and Athletic Gold

The Connectional Youth Ministry (CYM) invites CME local churches to celebrate CME World Youth Day” on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Traditionally, this is celebrated as Christian Youth Fellowship Day but this year…. we are making bold moves. CME World Youth Day is a unique way to deepen your faith and grow closer to Christ together with thousands of other young people who share your interests and ambitions. We are excited to begin this new quadrennium calling all young people (12-17) from the East Coast to the West Coast to be on one accord as we broaden our understanding of ministry to youth and seek to bring about a global impact.

It is the desire of CYM that we will “Release and Be Bold” in worship, witness, service, and outreach. Every local church, no matter the size, is asked to dedicate Sunday, July 24th to ministry opportunities for young people connected to your church and the community. But wait, there is more! As a bonus, we’re including Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd to help facilitate more engagement. Allow youth to creatively plan every aspect of the worship, fellowship activities to connect with their peers and participate in out-reach and/or in-reach projects. 

For more details and recommendations on how to celebrate CME World Youth Day, visit our website www.cmecym.org/cmeworldyouthday. Don’t forget to take pictures, write articles, partner with other CME churches, and share your experiences on social media using our hashtags #CMEWYD #CMECYM and IAMCME. We just might feature your church on our website.

We are committed to remind this generation to “Release and Be Bold”. It starts with facing now, embracing next and seeing new as young people. Join the movement!!!

 The Connectional Youth Ministry

 2021-2024 Youth Vice President’s Council

President: Damarion King (7th)

Vice-President: Cameron Kuykindall (1st)

Secretary: Hannah Rhodes (6th

Shekhinah Patterson (2nd)

Chrissy Beasley (5th)

Nelson Simmons (3rd)

Miguel Myers (8th)

Krystiana Lawson (4th)

Cheyanne King (9th)

Rev. Cyreeta Collins, Connectional Youth Ministry Director

Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield, General Secretary, Christian Education and Formation

Bishop Denise Anders-Modest, Department Chair

Connectional Prayer Ministry
Announcements and News

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: info@AcademyForPublicTheology.com

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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: info@AcademyForPublicTheology.com

 and pay fees at https://www.paypal.me/5thDistrict

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   

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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



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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