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Weekend Digest – February 4, 2023

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The Weekend News Digest is online.

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.


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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.  

Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Last Chance To Join The Journey With 200+ Other CME Clergy!


Register Now For The 

Bold Money Matter$ Educational Series!!

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

The first course begins February 7th at 8pm EST! If you have already registered, Log in to your account to access more information.

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

W.T.F. 23







August 24-25, 2023


PURSUANT TO Paragraph 1000.6 of The Book of Discipline, Revised 2018, the General Connectional Board of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will meet Thursday and Friday, August 24-25, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, 601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana 70113.  The opening session is scheduled to begin at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, August 24.

This meeting will be in person. Persons in attendance shall be required to observe COVID protocols, including masks and the request to be vaccinated and boosted. 



+ Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick


View the Adult and Youth Virtual Church School Lesson

Available for 2/5/2023

"Wisdom and Foolishness"


View/Download the Newsletter here.


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.


1st Episcopal District Presiding Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. and Vice Chairman of Social Justice and Human Concerns at the Tyre Nichols funeral in Memphis.


Presiding Bishop Ricky D. Helton at the Eastern/ East Mainland/ Calabar Akamkpa Regions Nigeria-Annual Conference in Uyo.


MS-South Region CYYAW Kick of Celebration!! "The year of Free", St. Paul CME Church in Bentonia, Mississippi, Rev. Benjamin Wallace is the Pastor, and the Presiding Elder is Rev. Dr. Jamie L. Capers. The Presiding Prelate is Bishop Kenneth W. Carter. “The Year Of FREE”!! Photos Courtesy of Patricia A. Anderson.

1st Episcopal District Presiding Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. with the youth and young adults of Trinity CME Church, Memphis, TN.

Talk About It Tuesday: Stress in The Pulpit & the Pew: A Conversation on Stress & Mental Health in the Church. Guests included 7th Episcopal District Presiding Bishop James B. Walker, CYAM President Tiffanie Thompson, Quitney Pryor, David Valentine, II, Damarion King, and Dr. Theresa Flowers, a mental health specialist.

Youth & Young Adults from Carter Temple C.M.E. Chicago, IL (Pastor Joseph B. Gordon) - Youth & Young Adult Sunday - January 29, 2023


The 10th Episcopal District Web Site:


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.


The Executive Leadership Council (ELC) Scholarship Program <> provides scholarships for Black Students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership skills and a commitment to community service. In addition to receiving a scholarship award, selected recipients are invited to participate in The ELC’s Honors Symposium, a multi-day professional development experience offering exclusive career development and networking opportunities.experience offering exclusive career development and networking opportunities.


Be a U.S. citizen

Identify as Black, African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, or other African descent

Enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university

Demonstrate financial need

Not be a dependent of an ELC member

Scholarships Available:


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.