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August 6, 2022

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

The Weekend News Digest is online.

Frederick Douglass said, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”

Please join the Connectional Young Adult Ministry as we prepare to celebrate National Book Lovers Day (Tuesday, August 9). 

If you are affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CMEC).  

Please email the title of your book(s), a picture of your book(s), and a brief description of the book(s). Also, let us know how the book(s) can be purchased to by Sunday, August 7, 2022. 


CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lesson

Available for 8/7/2022


 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, “A New Home “ with Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield as its instructor. We welcome T. Christopher Washington, who is a member of Mt. Hebrew CME Church in Springfield, AR. Arkansas Region East District Lay Leader. Arkansas Region Young Adult Ministry Treasurer, 1st Episcopal District Rep CYAM, who offers us our prayer. We also welcome Rev. Zella Bobo, who is a member of the Northeast Mississippi Region, who offers us our 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

Connectional Prayer Ministry
Evangelism & Missions
Communication and Information Technology

Refresh, Redesign, Re-imagine:

Exciting News from CIT – A Must Read!

Upcoming Annual Conferences
Around the Connectional Church

DFW/NW Texas Region’s Annual Conference. (l-r) Presiding and Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick and First Lady Wendy J. Reddick, Eighth Episcopal District. Dr. Jacqueline I. Scott, International President of the Women’s Missionary Council, was the guest speaker at the Missionary Program and Lela Jones Rice Missionary March.

Presiding Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr.of the First Episcopal District at the Arkansas Region Annual Conference with the first female Presiding Elder, Reverend Versie Easter and the first female bishop in the CME Church, Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton.

Presiding Bishop Denise Anders-Modest of the Second Episcopal District at the NorthEast Mississippi District Annual Conference with Presiding Bishop Kenneth W. Carter of the Fourth Episcopal District.

Presiding Bishop Clarence K. Heath of the Fifth Episcopal District with youth and young adults and their leaders!

Bold Youth from the Connectional Youth Ministry

(l-r, first row): 5th District Youth VP Chrissy Beasley, representing Alabama and Florida, with Presiding Bishop Clarence Kelby Heath of the Fifth Episcopal District.

Cheyanne King, 9th District Youth VP., captured a photo at her Annual Conference with Bishop Charley Hames, Jr. and Retired Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr.

(l-r, second row): Miguel Myers is the 8th District Youth VP and captured a special moment with Senor Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick of the Eighth Episcopal District and Presiding Bishop Ricky D. Helton of the Tenth Episcopal District. Later that day, Miguel left to study Kinesiology at Blinn College.

Youth VP Cameron Kuykindall was on the road for CME World Youth Day and is shown here with Presiding Bishop Denise Anders-Modest of the Second Episcopal District at Trinity CME Church in Memphis, TN.

Announcements and News

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.


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

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 to learn more about eligibility and how to sign up.

General Conference 2022 Highlights

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

View on Demand CME Events

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.



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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