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Seating List Full for Funeral for Bishop Bobby R. Best

Regretfully, we must inform the Church that the seating capacity for the funeral of Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, has reached its capacity. Because of social distancing requirements, the list was capped at 210 persons. The funeral will be Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Parkwood Institutional…

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OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Meeting of Committee on Episcopacy

The College of Bishops and the Committee on Episcopacy are called to meet by Zoom technology on Sunday evening, August 16, at 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 CDT / 5:00 MDT / 4:00 PDT). The appropriate Zoom connection information will be sent to the members of the Committee by Dr. Theresa Duhart, CIT President and member…

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Funeral Services Information for Bishop Bobby R. Best

Basic Funeral Information – The funeral for Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, will be Saturday, August 15, 2020, at 11:00 AM at Parkwood Institutional CME Church, 802 Tom Hunter Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28213. Visitation on Saturday – There will be a 10:00-11:00 AM visitation before the service,…

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The Passing of Bishop Bobby R. Best, 61st Bishop of the CME Church

Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, passed Sunday night, August 2, 2020. Bishop Best presided over the Ninth Episcopal District. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as available. Bishop Best was elected bishop in 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland, on the first ballot. He is survived by his…

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CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lessons Available for 8/2/2020

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 charles.coney@thecmechurchced.org       "CME CED Church School VIRTUAL Lessons Available for 08/02/2020" Adult Lesson ("Ask For It") – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sLBb66oBMs Primary Lesson ("Believe and Know") – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXqPAvR3BIg    …

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Growing The Church During A Pandemic

 Growing The Church During A Pandemic  Rev. Leon C. Moore, Jr., General Secretary of Evangelism and Missions   Although the doors for many churches have been closed since mid-March 2020, we have a unique opportunity as pastors and laity to look at innovative ways to grow the local church. Doing things right the first…

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Bereavement Notice: Rev. Lawrence P. Lakey, Former Judicial Council Justice

Dear CME Family, The Reverend Lawrence Patrick Lakey, former Judicial Council Justice, passed on Monday, July 20, 2020. Rev. Lakey, who had served in the Ninth Episcopal District most of his itinerant ministry (in the Alaska-Pacific, Oklahoma, and Northern California Regions as pastor and presiding elder), retired in recent years near Houston in Pearland, Texas. He became…

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CME Connectional Youth Sunday Message & Resource (7/26)

Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary Rev. Cyreeta Collins, Connectional Youth Ministry Director Department of Christian Education & Formation P.O. Box 16507  –  Memphis, TN  38186-6507 For additional information contact: Charles L. Coney, Technology Consultant   (901) 264-9116 charles.coney@thecmechurchced.org       "CME Connectional Youth Sunday Message & Resource Available for 7/26/2020" As you prepare for the…

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Celebration of Life for Mrs. Lura Williams Baker, Mother of Dr. Louise Baker Brown and Mother-in-Law of Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr.

Dear CME Family, Mrs. Lura Williams Baker, the mother of Dr. Louise Baker Brown and mother-in-law of Presiding Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr. of the Sixth Episcopal District and Chair of the College of Bishops, transitioned Wednesday morning, July 1, 2020. She was 95 years young! The Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Lura Williams…

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