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The Weekend Digest – November 18, 2023

The Weekend News Digest is online.

Note: If you'd like to share photos of events in the Episcopal Districts and Presiding Elder's District or connectional activities for the Weekend Digest, CME Web site and social media outlets, please email them to [email protected] along with a caption. The deadline for weekly submissions is Saturday, 12Noon EST.


I would like to share with you the 2023-2024 Liturgical Calendar prepared for use in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. This calendar can also be found in the October through December issues of The Christian Index. May it blessing to you in your ministry.

Editor Ore Spragin

The Christian Index

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The 2023-2024 Stewardess Liturgical Calendar is provided by Mrs. Jolinda Dugger, President of Connectional Stewardesses. Download here:


Join us as we venture on a journey from November 1st through December 31st to improve vaccination knowledge and vaccination rates, promote health equity, and ensure that members of the black community have equitable access to the protection and education provided by vaccines. 

You will hear from our denominational leaders. We will also host two live events with leaders within the health arena and are excited that 15 churches across the Connection will be hosting vaccination sites on various days. Please make sure that you are on the lookout for further information concerning the dates. 


Operation Vaccination Team

Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr.

Bishop Charley Hames, Jr.

Dr. Richard Watkins

Rev. Daryl Ballard

Dr. Theresa Duhart

Mr. Shannon Faulk

Ms. Toya McQueen

Dr. Jacqueline I. Scott

Mr. Anthony Smoaks, Sr.

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Thompson

Ms. Tiffanie Thompson

2024 Pastors' Conference

Additional information is here:


Register today for the Christian Educators Retreat. Register now at


"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart" Col 4:2 (NLT) 

An encouraging heart releases thankfulness and gratitude to those in need. I am grateful that each of you continue to minister through prayer weekly. While we as intercessors, guides and those who listen daily stay thankful all year, this week brings us closer to a THANKSGIVING with family. Take a minute this week to make a call, send a text, mail a card or even visit those that we love and hold dear.   

Be reminded that Thanksgiving is everyday, so let this be a week of Gratefulness.  

In the Spirit of Servanthood

Rev. Dr. Bonita 🙏👣

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View the Virtual Church School Lesson


Lesson - Live As You Were Taught

or Life In Christ Brings Freedom

Scripture -  Colossians 2:16-23

Scripture - 1 Corinthians 13:8-13; Romans 13:8-10

Presenter - Rev. Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield, General Secretary, DCEF

iLead Youth Leadership Academy
iLead flyer
Evangelism and Missions Article
Fall Lay Newsletter
The Christian Index

The November 2023 issue of The Christian Index is available for purchase for online viewing here.

The Missionary Messenger
Renew Messenger
CIT Web Design Services
Copyright Essentials
Technology Discounts

The General Department of Communication and Information Technology (CIT) has established vendor partnerships with Adobe, Apple, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile Beacon and Zoom. All CMEs including our local churches, members, Presiding Elder’s Districts, Episcopal Districts, Bishops, General Officers, and other Connectional leaders can save from 5%-50% on technology products from top vendors! Spread the word about these discounts to members in your local church! Shop at the Technology Portal.


It's time for the 4th District Fall Accounting Meeting!

Many of you may not be able to be in attendance but would like to participate virtually. The registration link is below.

If you have paid your registration through your Presiding Elder, you will receive a ZOOM Link via email upon confirmation from your Presiding Elder that you have indeed registered. You will still need to fill out this form so that I may obtain your information. 

Others who have not registered with your Presiding Elder, you can also fill out this form and click on the link at the bottom or the form to pay via Mississippi-South Givelify. Once confirmation of your registration, your ZOOM Link will be sent to you.  

If you have any questions are concern, email Katrina Wiley at kywiley97@gmail or reply to this message. Or you can call or text Katrina Wiley at 662-436-3832. 

Services ONLY will be LiveStreamed on Facebook on Katrina Yvette Wilson Wiley page and 4th Episcopal District page.  

Registration Link:


Ecumenical Bishop and Program Development Officer Bishop Teresa E. Snorton participated as a panelist at the The Huntsman Mental Health Institute, The Ad Council, and Values Partnerships session on mental health conversation led by Joshua DuBois and Bishop T.D. Jakes. View the conversation here.


Presiding Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. of the 1st Episcopal District attended the 2023 Northeast District Fall Gathering at St. James CME Church in .


Presiding Bishop Charley Hames, Jr. of the 9th Episcopal District presenting at the Kingdom Network 2023 Leadership Academy.


Presiding Elder Jerry & Dr. Thelma Woodfork, The Atlanta-Rome District, and Project Boaz announce their partnership with VA Volunteer Services to provide Complimentary Free Haircuts to Veterans and Their Families throughout the holidays. See flyer and video for dates and times. (All Families, Students,& Senior Citizens are Welcome!). Ssee video: For more information on Project Boaz, please contact Dr. Darryl Claybon, 404-213-6313

1ST Episcopal District Newsletter
2nd Episcopal District Newsletter

The Inaugural Edition of the Nexus Newsletter


The 10th Episcopal District Web Site:


The College of Bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


View or Download the Liturgical Calendar by Dr. Ore Spragin, Editor of The Christian Index:

View or Download the Stewardess Liturgical Calendar by Mrs. Jolinda Dugger, President of Connectional Stewardesses:


The Episcopal Address by Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton from the 2022 General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church is available for viewing and downloading here.

Photo Albums of the 2022 General Conference can be viewed at the official CME Facebook page.

View the Episcopal Address and Worship Services Video Series.


Register today for the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) 2023 Annual National Consultation. Dynamic speakers will dive deep to discuss the impact of COVID-19, health disparities plaguing our communities, mental illness, and more important social justice issues. Come join the conversation as we strategize to address the devastating impact of COVID-19 in the Black community. Use this link, Rosen Shingle Creek, to make your hotel reservations. Discount rate extended until November 16, 2023.


Greetings, Brothers, and Sisters in Christ, 

Some 10 million rural African Americans lack broadband internet, primarily in the South. They cannot use such essential services as online doctor visits, church services, school assignments, family connections, and voter registration. Thankfully, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), providing nearly 18 million low-income households nationwide with resources to pay for necessary broadband service. The ACP offers eligible families a $30 monthly discount on high-speed internet services, making access free for many participants.


Here's what you can do:

1 - Forward to pastors in your network serving rural communities the "Get Connect" Information card below with a contact number and website for guidance through signing up for the ACP program. 

To Apply Call 1 (877) 384-2575 or Visit

2. Encourage them to visit - to download the "Get Connected Toolkit."

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