Notice from the Editor of The Christian Index

By cmechurchadmin | April 5, 2020
Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

“An Essential Role, An Essential Site”: A Palm Sunday Meditation

By cmechurchadmin | April 5, 2020

By Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her.  Untie them and bring them to me.” – Matthew 21:2 (NIV)             What I saw this week I didn’t remember seeing before:  a donkey and a colt.  I’m…


CED Sunday School VIRTUAL Lesson for Palm Sunday

By cmechurchadmin | April 1, 2020

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary Department of Christian Education P.O. Box 16507  –  Memphis, TN  38186-6507 For additional information contact: Charles L. Coney, Technology Consultant   (901) 264-9116       “CME CED Sunday School VIRTUAL Lesson Available for Palm Sunday” As we enter Holy Week, this week’s Virtual Sunday School Lesson “God’s Just…


Virtual Ministry Opportunities: Online Technology Resources

By cmechurchadmin | March 29, 2020


By cmechurchadmin | March 28, 2020

Creative Thinking for Crisis Times By Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

By cmechurchadmin | March 17, 2020

Dear CME Family, In response to coronavirus challenges, the President and the CDC are asking people to not assemble in groups larger than 10. Many of us, in response, are working diligently to ramp up our streaming services, but also, many of us are simply cancelling services. My question to you is: how creative are…


Special Message From the College of Bishops Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By cmechurchadmin | March 12, 2020

Dear CME Church Family: The College of Bishops is aware of the serious nature of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and we seek to provide some guidance to you as you make decisions about your day-to-day life and about congregational life at the local level: Follow any restrictions and limitations imposed by local, state and federal…


21st One Church One School Partnership Conference

By cmechurchadmin | March 7, 2020

21st One Church One School Partnership Conference Wednesday, October 21 – Friday, October 23, 2020 Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn 9333 South Cicero Avenue Oak Lawn, IL 60453 (708) 425-7800 Registration $150.00 (Includes Luncheon) Banquet        $100.00 (Thursday night 10/22/2010) Hotel Conference Rate $129.00 (+taxes) per night  Dates available:  Oct 20-Oct 24 2020 Online: …

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Apply Now for 2020-2021 Connectional CPE Program

By cmechurchadmin | March 7, 2020

Applications are being accepted for the Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education Program, an educational experience for ministers and laypersons of all denominations to enhance their professional pastoral skills and personal development but are unable to be in a traditional CPE program due to time or other restrictions. It also enables probationary ministers in the Christian Methodist…


Coronavirus Guidelines, Emergency and Pandemic Preparedness

By cmechurchadmin | March 3, 2020

Dear CME Family: We are blessed that the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) has facilitated compilation of information as a congregational resource to address the evolving coronavirus risks. Please do not hesitate to share other resources we can pass along.. We are pleased to share the thoughtful guidelines with everyone.  Note, this is not presented…