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July 30, 2022

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

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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. All CMEs including our local churches, members, Presiding Elder’s Districts, Episcopal Districts, Bishops, General Officers, and other Connectional leaders can save from 5%-50% on technology products from top vendors! Spread the word about these discounts to members in your local church! Shop at the Technology Portal.

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. You can help to support the CME Church and CIT when shopping Amazon by clicking here.

 

CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lesson

Available for 7/31/2022

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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, “Present Forever “ with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor. We welcome Rev. Dion Broughton, who is the pastor of St. Luke CME Church in Champaign, Illinois and leads Communications and Marketing for the Department of Christian Education and Formation for the CME Church, who offers us our prayer and scripture. 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.

Connectional Prayer Ministry
Upcoming Annual Conferences

DALLAS-FORT WORTH/NORTHWEST TEXAS

Additional information is here.

General Conference 2022 Highlights

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

The Episcopal Address by Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton from the 2022 General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is available for viewing and downloading here.

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

View the Episcopal Address and Worship Services Video Series.

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

Announcements and News

Mr. Shannon Faulk, newly-elected General Secretary of Lay Ministries, was the guest speaker at the Northern California Region Annual Conference Lay/MTM Program.

The Mississippi-South Region (under the leadership of Bishop Kenneth Wayne Carter) during their Annual Conference (July 24-26, 2022) donated OVER 1,000 school supply items!

#IAmCYAM #CYAM #CME #IAmCME

Congratulations to Mr. Chris Washington (1st Episcopal District Rep) for being appointed Bishop’s Assistant and Joint Board Secretary for the Arkansas Region, and Ms. Shannon Washington for being appointed Young Adult Ministry Director for the Arkansas Region.

#IAmCYAM #CYAM #CME #IAmCME

The BOLD youth of the Ohio-Central Indiana Annual Conference.

Connectional Youth Ministry (CYM) VP Shekhinah Patterson (2nd District) traveled to the Ohio-Central Indiana Annual Conference and is shown here with Presiding Bishop Denise Anders-Modest of the Second Episcopal District and Chair of the Department of Christian Education and Formation, and Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary of the Department of Christian Education and Formation.

Carolina Region Annual Conference Lena Jones Rice Missionary March. (l-r): Bishop Ricky Helton, Presiding Prelate of the 10th Episcopal District

Diane Acker, Carolina Region Women’s Missionary Society Credentials Chair and Mistress of Ceremony, Carolina Region Women’s Missionary Society President Bishop James B. Walker, Presiding Prelate of the 7th Episcopal District, Carolina Region Women’s Missionary Society Vice President and Mistress of Ceremony.

Northern California Region Annual Conference Missionary Society after the Lena Jones Rice March and Program (Mrs. Verna McAllister, Region President) shown with Bishop Charley Hames, Jr., First Lady Michelle Gaskill-Hames, and Dr. Theresa Duhart, General Secretary/Chief Information Officer, Department of Communication and Information Technology.

Dear CME Family,

The National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) joins with our member denominations to affirm that each vote is precious, just as each person is a precious child of God. Voting is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union. The right to vote is the way we determine the future for our families, communities, and country. We are stronger as a nation when more people participate in our democracy. View the entire message here.

View the entire message here.

Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

Ecumenical Bishop and Development Officer

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR CONNECTIONAL CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

The electronic application packet is available at

http://academyforpublictheology.com/programs/connectional-clinical-pastoral-education/

  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

or

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

FUNERAL OF BISHOP GODWIN T. UMOETTE

            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.

 

                                                             Respectfully,

                                                             + 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

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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.

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