The Department of Communication and Information Technology (CIT) has created the CME Church Technology Survey to evaluate technology resources used and needed within our connectional church, with a two-fold emphasis for local churches and our members.We need our CME members, clergy and laity of all ages (youth, young adults and adults), to complete the survey by December 3, 2022.
The CME Church Technology Survey will help us to learn from our membership about different perceptions and opinions regarding using technology in our churches and members’ homes, andgather insights on software tools, Internet services, and relevant technical skills. Additionally, the survey can help with understanding the challenges faced by our connectional churches and members, identify the resources that are needed to meet the needs, and further assist us with defining communication and information technology strategies for our connectional church.https://thecmechurch.org/technologysurvey/>. Please take the time to fill out the survey bySaturday, December 3, 2022. It will take about 5 minutes to complete it. If you need assistance, call on a relative or friend to help you to fill out the survey.
Pastors — please include the survey link in your church’s bulletins and in your announcements.
A report on the results of the CME Church Technology Survey will be published in December, 2022.
Thanks for your participation and support!
Dr. Theresa Duhart, General Secretary/CIO
Department of Communication and Information Technology (CIT)
The registration fee for the Pastors’ Conference & Founders’ Celebration is $100. Online registration is availablehere. You may download a registration formhere. Additional information is available here:https://thecmechurch.org/pastors-conference/
We are excited to announce the Save the Date for the May 2023 Connectional Young Adult Ministry! We hope to see you in Hartford, CT! Follow our social media pages for more information!
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 timessince we created the YouTube Channel on March 20, 2020. As committed, we offer to you this week’s Virtual Sunday School Lesson,“Wisdom as Enlightenment of Heart”withDr. Carmichael D. Crutchfieldas its instructor. We welcomeRev. Ulysses Gober, who is the pastor of Lampkin CME Church and is the Second Episcopal District Young Adult Representative for the Connectional Young Adult Ministry, offer our prayer. We also welcomeRev. Zachary Mullens, who is the pastor of Phillips CME Church in Hartford,CT, and is the Chaplain for the Connectional Young Adult Ministry, who offers 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.
Suffolk University Law School (Boston) is excited to announce the Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener Scholarship. This award will guarantee full-tuition scholarships at Suffolk Law for all students who are admitted to and enroll in a JD program at Suffolk Law in 2023, agree to commit to Suffolk Law via the Binding Early Decision HBCU Program, and have received their undergraduate degree by the time of enrollment at Suffolk Law from one of the historically Black colleges and universities (“HBCUs”) listed below.
HBCU graduates who are not ready to commit to Suffolk Law through the Binding Early Decision HBCU Program will still be awarded the Thaddeus Alexander Kitchener Scholarship. Students who earn their bachelor’s degree from one of the HBCUs listed below and are admitted to start a JD program at Suffolk Law in 2023 will be awarded:
$35,000 per year in the full-time program, or
$25,000 per year in the part-time evening program.
These awards will be renewed each year so long as the student remains in good academic standing at Suffolk Law.
The list of HBCUs is provided at the information link.
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 from5%-50%on technology products from top vendors! Spread the word about these discounts to members in your local church!Shop at theTechnology Portal.
CIT has established a partnership withAmazonSmile!AmazonSmileis 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 clickinghere.
8th Episcopal District Empowerment Banquet. Senior Bishop Reddick and First Lady Wynde J. Reddick with Presiding Elder Dr. Phillip Washington of the Ninth Episcopal District and speaker Dr. Alandra Washington. Photo by Dr. Phillip Washington.
Second Episcopal District Presiding Bishop Denise Anders-Modest at Cincinnati-Dayton-Indianapolis District Chat & Chew.
Second Episcopal District’s Stewart Memorial family (Columbus, OH) preparing letters for Service Men and Women in appreciation for their service.
Fourth Episcopal District Greenwood -Jackson District Empowerment Session.
Sixth Episcopal District Atlanta-Rome District Missionaries gave a helping hand at the Atlanta Veteran Center in Collage Park, GA serving lunch to over 200 veterans, and giving out cards to veterans thanking each of them for their service. Photo by Mrs. Selestine Hardy.
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.
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.
Support the CME Church when shopping Amazon by clicking the photo orhere<https://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1381196>.CIT has established a partnership withAmazonSmile!AmazonSmileis 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.. Help to support the CME Church and CIT when shopping Amazon by clickinghere.