Dear CME Family:
The Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department is sharing virtual ministry resources for connectional members, local churches, Districts and Episcopal Districts to use through this season of social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus.
View more virtual ministry resources and CIT services and training information here.
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,...
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...
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The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Welcome to the official Web site of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, administered by the Communication & Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department.
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Church, familiarly known as the CME Church, has a glorious and rich history! The CME Church was organized December 16, 1870 in Jackson, Tennessee by 41 former slave members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. The CME Church is a branch of Wesleyan Methodism founded and organized by John Wesley in England in 1844 and established in America as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784.
The CME Church celebrated its 149th anniversary on December 16, 2019.
The CME Church has more than 1.2 million members across the United States, and has missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica and fourteen African nations.
The mission of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be disciples of Jesus the Christ by serving individuals, communities and the world as the representative, loving presence of God and as witnesses to God’s salvation and grace.
The vision of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is to be a transforming church for Jesus the Christ within a changing world.