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Weekend Digest – March 4, 2023

Corporate Strategies

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.


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

Available for 2/19/2023

"Love In Difficult Times or The Prodigal Son"

" 3/5/23

Dr. Carmichael D Crutchfield, Instructor


The February 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.


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.

The team cleaned and painted our CME International School in Cairo Egypt where Rev. Akia Wilson is the Principal and an efficient and effective Mission Supervisor. If God is leading and calling you to do mission work please join us for future mission trips or help sponsor a student for the year. Photo courtesy of Rev. Dr. Wayne Williams.


CME Church in Egypt under the leadership of Presiding Bishop Kenneth W. Carter of the 4th Episcopal District.


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.


200+ Faith Leaders Issue Letter to President Biden to

Establish Reparations Commission by Executive Order

The National Council of Churches USA (NCC), Faith for Black Lives, and more than 200 faith leaders from across the country issued a letter this week to President Joseph Biden to establish a commission to study reparations by executive order on or before Juneteenth, June 19, 2023. 

The United States has a notable record of demonstrating the courage to admit when its policies and actions have resulted in harm. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act to compensate victims of the US policy to place people of Japanese descent into internment camps during World War II. 

“The National Council of Churches historically has stood on the frontlines in advancing a vision of racial justice in America to build a beloved community,” said Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Interim President and General Secretary, NCC. “This historic letter to President Biden from a diverse coalition of faith leaders speaks to the fierce urgency to preserve American democracy through reparative justice,” she added. 

“We encourage President Biden to pursue a pathway of racial healing and transformation in this country by establishing a Presidential Commission to Develop Reparations Proposals,” said Rev. Stephen A. Green, Chair, Faith for Black Lives. “As attempts to erase Black history spread across the nation, it is imperative that we respond with a federal approach to address the harms and vestiges of slavery and segregation.” 

Notable signatories include: 

  • Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Interim President and General Secretary, National Council of Churches USA
  • Rev. Cornell William Brooks, Director, William Monroe Trotter Collaborative
  • Rabbi Jonah Posner, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Ecumenical Bishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson, President, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
  • Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the US and Canada
  • Metropolitan Serapion, Metropolitan of Los Angeles Coptic Orthodox Church
  • Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Rev. Dr. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Miller, President, Northern Province, Moravian Church in America
  • Rev. Stephen A. Green, Chair, Faith for Black Lives


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.



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.