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Spread the Word! Order Free at-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits

How to order COVID-19 Test Kits beginning January 19, 2022
• Access the test kit ordering form at the website www.covidtests.gov
• One package of four COVID-19 rapid test kits can be ordered per household
• Assist community members in placing an order for their household
• Include with your order an optional email address if you would like to track your package

Dear CME Pastor:

Greetings in Christ!

Dr. Richard Watkins, a respected virologist and a member of St. Joseph CME Church of Chapel, N.C., has agreed to coordinate CME responses - in collaboration with the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) - to COVID-19 related needs.

Please take the very short survey he has prepared and that has been forwarded to you in this email. It will be important for the data he needs.

Thank you very much.

Take the survey here: https://www.jotform.com/build/213145132760042

+ Senior Bishop Lawrence Reddick

Four Ways to Help People Get Free Rapid At Home COVID-19 Tests (002)

COVID-19 Information and Resources are here.

View the Statement and Guidelines for Responsible Re-Opening of Local Churches from the College of Bishops


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Delta Airlines Discounted Airfares to the General Conference
TRAVEL DATES: June 20, 2022 - July 6, 2022
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U / T / V / X 2%

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American Airlines

American Airlines Discounted Airfares to the General Conference
TRAVEL DATES: June 21, 2022 - July 4, 2022

4% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares)
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View more virtual ministry resources and CIT services and training information here including a technology products portal to purchase software and hardware..



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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...


“The Church Reopening” Webinar on Saturday, 6/13

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Statement of the College of Bishops: Protests Over Murder of George Floyd

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Virtual Ministry Opportunities: Online Technology Resources

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

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Coronavirus Guidelines, Emergency and Pandemic Preparedness

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Dr. Louise Baker Brown: Clothed With Strength And Dignity

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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.