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Weekend Digest – March 11, 2023

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It's just about time to “spring forward.” Daylight saving time 2023 officially begins Sunday, March 12 at 2 a.m.!


Register in advance for the meeting:

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


Attention all clergy who've joined us for the Bold Money Matters educational series: mark your calendars for next week's class on Tuesday at 8pm EST! We've got even more expert insights, practical tips, and valuable tools to help you and your community achieve financial literacy and stability. See you there! #BoldMoneyMatters #FinancialLiteracyForClergy #NextWeek #InvestInYourselfAndYourCommunity 💰💸🙏🏼" 

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

March 12, 2023

"The Wonder of Childlike Qualities/

A Child is Greatest in the Kingdom"

Dr. Carmichael D Crutchfield, Instructor


The March 2023 issue of The Christian Index is available for purchase for online viewing here.


The General Department of Communication and Information Technology (CIT) has established vendor partnerships with Adobe, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile Beacon and Zoom. 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.


The Sixth Episcopal District's Founders' Weekend under the leadership of Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. will celebrate and honor the birth of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Georgia! Founders’ Weekend Spring Gathering will be hosted by mother church, Trinity CME Church, Reverend Tommie Benjamin, pastor, on Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23, 2023. Additional information is here.

Presiding Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. of the 6th Episcopal District presents the CME Strategic Plan, “Thriving Church Module,” at the Ninth District Next Level Conference under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Charley Hames, Jr.

Ninth Episcopal District Bishop Charley Hames, Jr. presiding over the Mortgage Burning service of the property in Los Angeles that once served as the site of the Ninth District office.Pictured above are Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. and Rev.Ramon Stripling.


Mission work with this team of the Fourth and Sixth Episcopal Districts under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Kenneth Wayne Carter of the 4th Episcopal District. Photos by Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Jamie Capers, Pastor, Lynch Street CME Church in Jackson, TN.

General Secretary Dr. Leon Moore.


CME Church in Egypt under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Kenneth W. Carter of the 4th Episcopal District. Presiding Elder Rev. Dr. Jamie Capers is feature here with a few children.



Celebrates Women in History Month, 2023

Focus: Women in the Education and Faith Communities supporting Students, Children/Youth, and faith-based school partnerships.

OCOS recognizes women have a long, in-depth, and expansive relationship with education, students, and schools. This relationship, of course, began in the home and initially grew in the faith community.

We could not list the hundreds of thousands of women who made such great contributions. OCOS salutes and appreciates all of them.

For Women In History Month 2023, we highlight these past and current Women who directly and indirectly have influenced the thirty-year history of the vision, mission, and work of One Church One School, teaching young people to value life and learning.

Week 1

Mary McLeod Bethune

Dr. Mattie E. Coleman

Vice President Kamala Harris

Hon. Ketanji Brown-Jackson

Mrs.Coretta Scott King

Mrs. Doris Fox Boyd

Mrs. Lucille Buchanan

Mary McLeod Bethune

Educator, philanthropist, humanitarian, civil rights, and women's rights activist.

In 1904, she founded a private school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida that later became Bethune-Cookman University.

She maintained high standards and demonstrated during that period what educated African Americans could do.

Dr. Mattie E. Coleman

Physician, Suffargist, Social activist, Founder and First President of Women’s Missionary Council, CME Church, 1906, Graduated from Meharry Medical College Nashville, Tennessee, and became one of Tennessee's first black female physicians.

Kamala Devi Harris

Politician and attorney who is the 49th and current Vice President of the United States. She is the first female Vice President and the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history, as well as the first African American and first Asian American Vice President.

Ketanji Onyika Brown is an American jurist who serves as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. She was confirmed by the United States Senate on April 7, 2022, and sworn into office on June 30. She is the first African American female on Supreme Court.

Mrs. Coretta Scott King

Wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.King. She played a prominent role in the years after her husband's assassination in 1968, when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself, founded the King Center, and worked successfully to make Dr.King's birthday a national holiday. President Ronald Reagan signed legislation that established Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on November 2, 1983.

Mrs. Doris Fox Boyd

One Church One School Church Coordinator

Mrs. Doris Fox Boyd, former Editor of the Missionary Messenger, and staunch Missionary on all levels of the CME Church. She serves as One Church One School Coordinator of the West TN Region and facilitates the OCOS partnership locally between Featherstone CME Church and Lucie E. Campbell Elementary School.

Focus: test proctors, clothing for all grades, and special occasions. for higher grades for graduation celebrations; Special Recognition to the entire faculty and staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. During the pandemic, meals were delivered daily to students and members of the community

Mrs. Lucille Buchanan

One Church One School Episcopal District Coordinator

Has for over 20 years facilitated OCOS Program in the 2nd Episcopal District.

Focus: on providing clothing, school supplies, mentoring, tutoring, and Collaborating with Cleveland inter-city community partners.

The 10th Episcopal District Web Site:


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 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.


Visit the OMH Black History Month website to find information about health disparities, downloadable graphics and materials, health resources, and remarks from the Administration on National Black History Month 2023. There is great information here for any time of the year!



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:


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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.