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Weekend Digest – April 27, 2024

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Stay Connected with the latest updates from the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church!

Submit Episcopal or District announcements and photographs with captions to [email protected]. Submissions are due by 11 am EDT on Saturday.


The countdown has begun!

General Registration closes soon! Be sure to lock in your spot at this year's conference by May 15, 2024. Prices will increase to $250 .

Don't miss out on this chance to be Fully F.R.E.E. with fellow other youth, young adults, Christian educators, and pastors! Visit to register and guarantee your presence at this transformative conference.


Gear up for CYYAC24 with the Conference SuperBowl! Show off your talents in Academic, Visual Arts, and Performance Bowls on July 1, 2024. Register by May 15th—don't miss your shot to shine!

Download the Guide Here.

#CYYAC24 #ConferenceSuperBowl #youthtalent #cymcme #IAmCME


Get hyped for the Youth Sneaker Ball at CYYAC24! It's your chance to strut your stuff in your flyest formal gear and best sneakers. This event is exclusively for the Youth (12-17) and Security will be provided! Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the link below.


Monday Motivations from CYYAC Worship


Rev. Dr. Lesha Agnew

Assistant to General Secretary, Department of Christian Education and Formation

April 22, 2024 – Empowered

Psalm 59:9 - O my strength, I will watch for you; for you, O God, are my fortress.

UnitySummit 2024

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 Announcing the 2024-2025

Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education (CCPE) Program

Connectional Clinical Pastoral Education Program, an educational experience for ministers and laypersons of all denominations to enhance their professional pastoral skills and personal development but are unable to be in a traditional CPE program due to time or other restrictions. It also enables probationary ministers in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) to meet the requirement of one unit of CPE for full connection clergy membership. This unique program brings ministers from across the country together and in small groups for interactive, reflective learning using their own community and place of ministry as the context.

The focus of this CPE program is on ministry in the congregation. Participants must have an approved place of ministry in order to complete the required hours in ministry each month of the program. The recommendation of a presiding bishop or supervising pastor is required as well. In addition to the ministry hours, attendance at all sessions is required.

There will be written assignments, readings and some internet-based assignments. The program operates under the auspices of the Academy for Public Theology through the Office of the CME Endorser. The faculty is comprised of certified CPE Supervisors and certified professional chaplains.

TUITION is $550, which includes $50 non-refundable application fee, a $150 deposit once accepted into the program and a balance of $350 payable before the program begins. The tuition includes the required books. There is currently no scholarship program, however a payment plan can be arranged.



 The electronic application is available at:

The application includes several parts: a Digital Face Sheet, forms and essay questions.

Applications must be submitted electronically.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 Space is limited in each group, so apply early!

  For more information, send an email to: 

[email protected]


We also have made the application process an electronic one. Feel free to share this info with others. Please note we have changed the website and email:


Email:  [email protected]

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Released by Bishop Teresa E. Snorton 

 CME Endorsing Agent for Chaplaincy and CPE Program Coordinator

 Fees should be paid electronically at


by mail payable to “Academy for Public Theology” to:

Connectional CPE Program

Academy for Public Theology

P. O. Box 5069

Sun City Center, FL 33571

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Lesson: Help For an Outsider or Faith of a Canaanite Woman

Scripture -  Matthew 15:21-28

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

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DCEF Virtual Bible Study

Vacation Bible School Resources

Take your Vacation Bible School students deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God.


Save 10% and get Free Shipping at with promo code CMEVBS24

 Have questions about Scuba VBS for the CME? Email us at [email protected] or call Rev. Roderick Lewis: 901.396.5400


New Book Release


Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield wants you to learn more about his latest book entitled "Raising Faithful Kids: This is the stuff of faith," featuring various Christian Education scholars across the country. 

The purpose of this resource is to equip parents and caregivers with tools and processes for sharing faith formation. We wrote this book to help you consider the faith and values you hope to share with your children! 

Download the official flyer below to learn more and how you can secure your copy upon it's release!


A digital resource available for purchase here.

Evangelism Certifcate Program
scripture guide
PHEN Partnership
Vangard Feb2024
The Christian Index

The April 2024 issue of The Christian Index is available to purchase for online viewing here.

The Missionary Messenger
Renew Messenger
CIT Web Design Services
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.


Additional information is here,


Presiding Bishop Kenneth W. Carter of the 4th Episcopal District along with the MS/South Region celebrated their 40th year Empowering Us To Help Us Banquet which was the vision of the late Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt Jr. The guest speaker for the occasion was Senior Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick of the 8th Episcopal District. Photos courtesy of Patricia A. Anderson.


Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, Ecumenical Bishop and Development Officer for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, along with the CME Program Development Office (PDO). journeyed to St Louis for a visioning session with the 9 US Episcopal District representatives assigned to be the Contact Persons for PDO.

The Compelling Preaching project was launched with an orientation for the Scholars-in Residence who will be leading Preaching Labs in their Episcopal Districts starting in January 2025! There is so much talent in our church! I was blessed to be with these seasoned pastors/preachers. Watch for the formal announcement in the Christian Index soon! Photographs and caption used with permission of Bishop Snorton.


Announcement sharing the news about another of our members originally from the Fifth Episcopal District. Reported by Bishop Teresa Snorton and posted by The Christian Index, Rev. Dr. Ore L. Spragin, Editor.

[Scholar Dr. Jeremy L. Williams, a product of the North Central Alabama Region, was honored last week by Brite Divinity School.]

Last week, the Brite Divinity School community gathered for the annual Spring Celebration to recognize and celebrate the achievements of students and faculty. We rejoiced, as a community, in all of the ways we continue to show up and approach each day with renewed vigor and hope.

Congratulations to Dr. Jeremy L. Williams, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Director of the Center for Theology and Justice, who was awarded the Catherine Saylor Hill Endowed Faculty Excellence Award. The Hill Award is given by the faculty to recognize excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. The award was established in 1998 by James Calvin Hill in honor of his mother, Catherine Saylor Hill.


Announcement sharing the news about one of our members. Dr. Ericka S. Dunbar, who is featured in this story, is a CME (from the Florida Region). View the article here. Reported by Bishop Teresa Snorton and posted by The Christian Index, Rev. Dr. Ore L. Spragin, Editor.


Bishop Teresa E. Snorton, our Ecumenical Bishop and Development Officer,along with Rev. Dr. Richard Shaw of St. Matthew CME Church in Milwaukee, WI were guest speakers at Central CME Church in Detroit, MI (Pastor Zach Mullen)..


Congratulations to Rev. Dr. Jamie L Capers (Pastor of Lynch Street CME Church in Jackson, MS) on being selected as one of the Pastors of the Year by the Mississippi Gospel Awards!

Parrot Newsletter

The 10th Episcopal District Web Site:


Visit here <> for additional information about Bold Steps, the Strategic Plan of the CME Church, and to view/download the eBooks/Manuals.

Celebrating 153 YEARS

The College of Bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


Liturgical Calendars

Christian Index Liturgical Calendar
Stewardess Liturgical Calendar
Liturgical Calendar Text

The Episcopal Address by Bishop Teresa 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.


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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