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Weekend Digest for July 2, 2022


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July 2, 2022

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

The Weekend News Digest is online.

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 support at the General Conference. Announcements, news and updates from the General Conference are posted at the official CME Web site, the CME Facebook page, the CMEChurch app, Twitter (#CMEGC22 and #IAMCME) .

Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Bishop James B. Walker, Chair of the College of Bishops

The Episcopal Address by Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton

Available for download soon!

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

Bishop Clarence K. Heath – 64th Bishop

Bishop Denise Anders-Modest – 65th Bishop

Bishop Charley Hames, Jr. – 66th Bishop

Bishop Ricky D. Helton – 67th Bishop

Bishop Lawson Adjei – 68th Bishop

Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Ecumenical Bishop/Development Officer

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

Retired General Officers:

Dr. Jeanette Bouknight

Rev. Dr. Tyrone Davis

Dr. Cliff Harris

Dr. Leo C. Pinkett

The Newly-Elected Judicial Council Members:


Rev. Dr. James Morris

Rev. Roland Johnson

Rev. Kevin Agee


Attorney J. Richet Pearson

Dr. Terri Dyer

Retired Bishops

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. and Bishop C. James King, Jr.

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.

Bishop C. James King, Jr.

Thank you, Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., for serving as the Presiding Prelate of the Ninth Episcopal District!

Thank you, Bishop Othal H. Lakey, for serving as the Associate Bishop of the Fourth Episcopal District!

Deceased Bishops During This Quadrennium

Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham

Bishop Edward Lynn Brown

Bishop William H. Graves

Bishop Bobby R. Best

Bishop Godwin T. Umoette

Retired General Officers

Dr. Tyrone Davis

Clifford Harris

Dr. Leo Pinkett

Dr. Tyrone Davis, General Secretary Emeritus, General Board of Personnel Services

Dr. Clifford Harris, Retired General Secretary of Lay Ministries

Dr. Leo Pinkett, Retired General Secretary of Ministry to Men

Retired Judicial Council Justices

Justice Barbara Boyd

Justice Bertina Lampkin

Justice Jerry Woodfork

Justice Barbara Boyd

Justice Bertina Lampkin

Justice Jerry Woodfork

Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., New Chair of the College of Bishops

College Presidents / Heads of Connectional Institutions Making Their Reports

President Dr. Logan Hampton

President Dr. Bobbie Knight

President Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones

President/Dean Dr. Paul Brown, Sr.

United States Congresswoman Jahana Flemming Hayes (Waterford, CT), a delegate to the General Conference from the 7th Episcopal District, received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Phillips School of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center (Atlanta, GA).

The Ecumenical Service preacher was Presiding Bishop Gregory V. Palmer of the Ohio West Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church.

Scenes from the General Conference

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 7/3/2022



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, “The Reason For It All” with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor.  We welcome Cheryl D. Scales, who is a member of Mt. Nebo CME Church in Baldwyn, MS., who offers us our prayer. We also welcome Mariea Burress, who is a member of Ruben Chapel CME Church in Baldwyn, 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  


Special Conversations / Forums / Workshops

Dear CME Family,

On this Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 5 PM ET, join Dr. Skip Mason and guests as they share on the highlights and observations of the historic 39th Session and 40th General Conference from those who were there. Photos and videos will help to capture the General Conference Experience. 

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 Channel

Connectional Prayer Ministry
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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