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The CME Unity Summit

The CME Unity Summit is a consolidated meeting for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, providing education, training and nurturing ministries, and opportunities to meet, teach, reach, grow and empower members.

Bishop and Mrs. Bobby R. Best and the Ninth Episcopal District will host the Seventh Annual CME Unity Summit and the General Connectional Board Meeting scheduled August 19-23, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix located at 340 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix, AZ. The theme for this year's Unity Summit is, "A Way Forward: Vibrant Worship."

The Unity Summit is scheduled for Monday, August 19, 2019 through Thursday, August 22, 2019. The General Connectional Board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2019 through Friday, August 23, 2019.  

Online Registration

The registration fee for the Unity Summit is $175. Members of the General Connectional Board are expected to register.  

You may register online here and thereafter reserve your hotel room. A receipt and hotel confirmation notice will be e-mailed to you.  Please check your Junk or Spam mailbox if you do not receive a registration confirmation notice by e-mail. To request a receipt and hotel confirmation notice, e-mail 

Mail-in Registration 

You may download a registration form and mail it in with your registration fee here.

After your mailed in registration form is processed, you will receive a receipt and hotel reservation form via postal mail. If your e-mail address is indicated on the registration form, a receipt and hotel reservation link will be e-mailed to you. Please check your Junk or Spam mailbox if you do not receive a registration confirmation notice by e-mail. To request a receipt and hotel confirmation notice, e-mail

Sheraton Grand Phoenix

The group room rate at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix is $119 plus 12.57% tax ($133.96) per night. The deadline date to reserve a hotel room is Monday, July 22, 2019. Please plan to register and reserve your room early!

Airline Discounts

Phoenix is served by several major airlines. The airport code is PHX. The airport is 3.8 miles miles from the Sheraton Grand Phoenix.

Airline discount rates are available from:

American Airlines

Fares Offered: Up to 4% on applicable fares.

Authorization Number: A9889BL

Travel Dates: Aug 10, 2019-Aug 25, 2019

Origin: Any city serving American Airlines

The discount can be booked on-line at for AA/AE flights only, without a ticketing charge, allow at least 1 business hour for loading. Use the Authorization Number noted above without the preceding A as the Promotion Code. 

Members of the group, traveling together or individually to an event, can contact American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchase.

United Airlines

Agreement Code: 191262

Meeting Code: ZH2N

Travel Dates: Aug 9, 2019-Aug 27, 2019

Origin: Any city serving United Airlines

Telephone: Call United Meetings at 800-426-1122. Refer to “ZCode” ZH2N and “Agreement Code” 191262. 

Online: Reservations are available via the United Airlines website, in the Offer Code Box: enter ZH2N followed by Agreement Code 191262 in the box.

Delta Airlines

Meeting Code: NY2UN

Travel Dates: August 7, 2019 - August 29, 2019

Origin: Any city serving Delta Airlines

Reservations and ticketing is available via or by calling the Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at, select 'Book Your Flight' and enter Meeting Code NY2UN in the box provided.

Mobility Scooters

Mobility scooters may be rented from One Stop Mobility, Inc. (located at 3131 E Thunderbird Rd Suite 42, Phoenix, AZ 85032) by calling (602) 493-0509 or online at .


Additional information about the Seventh Annual CME Unity Summit and General Connectional Board will be forthcoming and posted here, the CME Facebook page, Twitter (#CMECHURCH) and e-mailed to connectional members and friends. Please pray for the success of these events.

In the Service of the Lord,

The CME Unity Summit Executive Committee

Bishop Sylvester Williams, Sr., Chair 
Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr., Program Chair
Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Finance Chair
Dr. Pene’ Woods, Executive Director  
Rev. Pansy Washington, Assistant to Bishop Williams
Dr. Theresa Duhart, Registrar