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Weekend Digest – January 21, 2023

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Note: If you'd like to share photos of events in the Episcopal Districts and Presiding Elder's District or connectional activities for the Weekend Digest, CME Web site and social media outlets, please email them to along with a caption.


Grant Opportunity to Fund

Evangelism Ministry in Your Church

Here is an excellent opportunity to fund the Evangelism Ministry in your Church from the Foundation for Evangelism.


Grant Application Information Session

A grant application information session will be held on January 26, 2023, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. Rev. Dr. Heather Lear, Vice President for Grants Administration, will answer common questions and walk through the application process. To receive a link to the webcast, you must register at the link below.

Please click on the link to register.

The application process opens on January 15, 2023. As always, thank you for your time.

Should you need further information please don’t hesitate to contact me.


We are The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church recognizing the importance of Christ in our daily lives.


Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

Anderson Chapel CME, Holly Springs, MS




New Year…New Vision…New Goals: It’s time to write the VISION!! 

Please join the Phyllis H. Bedford Department of the Women’s Missionary Council for the 2023 VISION BOARD PARTY via Zoom on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 7:00 P.M. EST/8:00 P.M. CST. 

Our VIBRANT facilitator, Mrs. Santee Ezell, Director of the Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Mississippi State University is ready to GUIDE us into a SUCCESSFUL 2023. 

Things you need in preparation for this event:

1. Register using this link:

2. A poster/foam board OR your Laptop/iPad

3. Scissors

4. Magazines/Pictures/Stickers/Quotes 

5. Markers/Pens 



1. Friend Groups to add to the FUN

2. Snacks

We can't wait to fellowship with you all!! 💙🤍



S. Paige Perry 

2019-2023 Phyllis H. Bedford Secretary

Women’s Missionary Council 

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Clergy may register to attend live weekly financial literacy courses starting February 7th, 2023 through March 28th, 2023 at 8pm EST weekly.

Eligible participants who complete the educational series will have the opportunity to apply for direct aid made possible through the Lilly Endowment Foundation. Please register today!


Bold Money Matter$ Planning Team 

Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Ecumenical Bishop and Grant Administrator

Dr. Tyone T. Davis, Program Coordinator and Budget Officer

Mrs. CheRhonda Greenlee, Program Assistant


View the Adult and Youth Virtual Church School Lesson

Available for 1/22/2023

"Living Right over Empty Rituals"


View/Download the Newsletter here.


Dear Christian Brothers and Sisters-

I pray that this communication finds you and your loved ones doing exceedingly well and healthy.  

I want to share with you this unique opportunity for graduates of HBCU to earn a full tuition Scholarship at Suffolk University Law School. 

Please see the link below for brief information and details. The deadline is April 1, 2023; please do pass this along.  

Peace and Blessings,

Shannon Faulk

General Secretary-Department of Lay Ministries

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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 above.

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 above.


View or Download the Liturgical Calendar by Dr. Ore Spragin, Editor of The Christian Index:

View or Download the Stewardess Liturgical Calendar by Mrs. Jolinda Dugger, President of Connectional Stewardesses:


The January 2022 issue of The Christian Index is available for purchase for online viewing here.


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.


Fifth Episcopal District Newsletter from

Bishop C.K. Heath


The 10th Episcopal District Web Site:


Join the Conference February 20-23, 2023 in Atlanta, GA where we will explore the intersection of Truth, Spirit and our Future. Register here.


Monday, January 9, 2023

Pastors; Conference

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Tuesday Pastors' Conference
PST Chapel Srevice

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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.


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.


Support the CME Church when shopping Amazon by clicking the photo or here <>. 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.. Help to support the CME Church and CIT when shopping Amazon by clicking here.