Changes to CME Department Chairs

By cmechurchadmin | May 20, 2021

Effective May 18, 2021, by action and vote of the CME College of Bishops, the following changes have been implemented as to the leadership of the listed CME General Departments: Department of Publications – new Chair, Bishop Kenneth W. Carter Department of Finance and Investments – new Chair, Bishop Sylvester Williams, Vice-Chair – Bishop Kenneth…


The Ascension … and Anticipation by Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

By cmechurchadmin | May 14, 2021

Dear CME Family: One of the pastors of the Eighth Episcopal District awoke my liturgical calendar yesterday (Wednesday, May 12) when she responded to a text of mine.  What I was writing about was, I thought, scheduled to happen on Wednesday.  Her telephone text answer brought a smile:  “Bishop, thank you, but it is on…

Church School as an Evangelism Vehicle that Drives Our Spirituality

By cmechurchadmin | May 4, 2021

 Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions When is the last time you attended Church School? Yes, I realize we are still in a pandemic, however, that should not stop us from attending Church School. For some, the thought of going to school can be rather alarming. However, for others, it…

Historical African American Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital Reopens To Serve The Homeless

By cmechurchadmin | April 19, 2021

            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 16, 2021 Contact:  Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. 901.345.4114 |   HISTORICAL AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLINS CHAPEL CONNECTIONAL HOSPITAL  REOPENS TO SERVE THE HOMELESS   Memphis, TN  –  The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church under the leadership of Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. has partnered with the Room In The Inn…

Missions At Home by Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions

By cmechurchadmin | April 9, 2021

  Mission trips to Africa, Jamaica and Haiti are exciting, that is true. But do you know there are missions in the USA that the church is called to do. There are the homeless out on the street They are cold in the winter and scorched in the heat They need blankets and it would…


Go, See Jesus, Beyond the Tomb by Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

By cmechurchadmin | April 4, 2021

Dear CME Family:           The Jerusalem story – which most of us have been highlighting this past Holy Week –withdraws from center stage in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke just long enough to hear of a sighting (yes, a seeing, a focusing) in Galilee. “He is not here, but is risen:  remember how he…


Update on the Uganda Church Planting 2021 Project from General Secretary Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

By cmechurchadmin | April 1, 2021

God created a vision to plant churches in the Country of Uganda. The Uganda Planting Project 2021 was birthed. So, from January 1st, 2021 – March 31st, 202, The Department of Evangelism and Missions set a goal of 176 church plants. I am glad to write we reached the goal of 176 persons who planted…



By cmechurchadmin | March 30, 2021

Following a recent family calamity, a pastor wrote me saying, “My Connectional church has taken care of us and we are grateful.”  I’m writing in the spirit of that pastor to thank the Connection for responding to the people of Texas in our time of need.  This past February, during a time when our electrical…

The Church in Prayer, Connection, Worship and Action: A Message from General Secretary Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr.

By cmechurchadmin | March 5, 2021

      A winter vortex engulfed parts of the southern United States in February. Hearing and seeing the people in the State of Texas suffer from no power for several days was not ok, knowing our sister and brothers were hurting. I prayed and God lead the way on Friday, February 19, 2021 while…

ITC’s Virtual Commencement is Today (Saturday, February 27, 2021) at 1:00 p.m. ET

By cmechurchadmin | February 27, 2021

        Dear CME Family, The Interdenominational Theological Center will hold its first virtual Commencement for the 2020 graduates today at 1:00 PM ET. The program for the ITC’s first virtual Commencement is here. We are so proud of our graduates and thousands of distinguished alumni.  Dr. Paul L. Brown, Sr., President-Dean of the…