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Weekend Digest – July 6, 2024

The Weekend News Digest is online.

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.

 

Upcoming Connectional Events

UnitySummit 2024
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Presiding Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. of the First Episcopal District and Chair of the Unity Summit Committee provides an overview of the 12th Annual Unity Summit and the General Connectional Board Meeting held September 2-6, 2024 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. Please plan to attend this important, inspiring event, and the informative training classes and meetings!


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Important Announcement:

Special Session of the General Conference of the CME Church, Saturday, June 13, 2026, 9 AM CDT, Dallas, TX.


 

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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.

HOW TO APPLY FOR

CONNECTIONAL CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION

 The electronic application is available at:

https://myaptprograms.com/programs/connectional-clinical-pastoral-education/

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:

Website: https://myaptprograms.com/

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

https://buy.stripe.com/aEU4infQw7NA5dS4gg

or

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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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.

 SPECIAL OFFER FOR CME CHURCHES

Save 10% and get Free Shipping at Group.com 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!

 
 
Evangelism Certifcate Program
 
 
PHEN Partnership
 
 
Vangard Feb2024
LAYSTAYCONNECTED
 
The Christian Index

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

 
The Missionary Messenger
 
Renew Messenger
 
 
 
CIT Web Design Services
WEB SERVICES
 
 
 
OFFICIAL CME WEBSITE
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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

KY Region Registration https://brushfire.com/2ndepiscopaldistrictcmechurch/2024kyregionannualconference/576278

The host hotel for the Annual Conference in Hopkinsville July 17-19, 2024 is the Holiday Inn & Suites Hopkinsville, 100 Tilley Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. The rate is $119/night plus tax. The deadline to reserve is July 5, 2024. 

Hotel Reservation Link - KY Region Annual Conference

OCI Region Registration https://brushfire.com/2ndepiscopaldistrictcmechurch/2024ociregionannualconference/576291

The host hotel for the Annual Conference is the Fairfield Akron Fairlawn, 208 Springside Dr., Akron, OH 44333. The rate is $139/night plus tax. The deadline to make reservations is June 24, 2024.

Here is the link to make resrvations or you can call the hotel at 330-665-0641 to reserve. Our group is the Ohio Annual Conference CME Church - Book your group rate for Ohio Annual Conference CME Church

 

 
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NEXUS NEWSLETTER
 

Congratulations to Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary of Christian Education and Formation (Department Chair Bishop Denise Anders-Modest) and his team for strategically planning the successful CYYAC24.

 
4TH DISTRICT PRAYER CALL
 
7TH DISTRICT PRAYER CALL
 
1ST DISTRICT PRAYER CALL
 
2ND DISTRICT PRAYER CALL
 

The 10th Episcopal District Web Site: https://www.tenthdistrictcme.org/

10TH DISTRICT WEB SITE
 

Visit here <https://thecmechurch.org/strategic-plan> for additional information about Bold Steps, the Strategic Plan of the CME Church, and to view/download the eBooks/Manuals.

 
Celebrating 153 YEARS
CME CHRUCH HISTORY
 
COLLEGE OF BISHOPS PURPLE VESTMENT

The College of Bishops of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

COLLEGE OF BISHOPS WHITE ROBES
 

Liturgical Calendars

Christian Index Liturgical Calendar
Stewardess Liturgical Calendar
Liturgical Calendar Text
 
CME QUADRENNIAL THEME

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.

 

SIGN UP FOR POLL CHAPLAIN /PEACEKEEPER TRAINING




Greetings!

 n less than five months, Americans will exercise one of the most important rights of citizenship, the precious right to vote. Sadly, anti-voting laws recently enacted will make it harder for many to vote. This is wrong! It violates diverse faith traditions and core values held by people of conscience. But you can do something about it!  

Become a Faiths United to Save Democracy

Poll Chaplain / Peacekeeper

Signup now at www.TurnOutSunday.com  

Faiths United to Save Democracy (FUSD) believes that everyone is created in the image of God and deserves to vote in free, fair, and safe elections. With violence threatened at the polls in many states during the 2024 Elections, our multi-faith, multi-racial, intergenerational poll chaplains (ordained and lay leaders) and peacekeepers will help provide a calming and moral presence to vulnerable voters, such as the elderly, disabled, youth, and other disenfranchised citizens. (Genesis 1.27; Matthew 5:9).

Poll Chaplains / Peacekeepers are committed to serving in FUSD priority polling sites in designated cities in AL, AZ, FL, GA, MI, NC, OH, PA, TX, and WI. Preference is given to high-priority polling sites in areas of greatest need during early voting and election day (November 5).  

TRAINING DATES: July 15, 22; August 12, 26; September 9, 16, 30 TIMES: Mondays: 7:8:30 pm ET.

 PLEASE NOTE: FUSD will only certify and provide identification, polling assignments, and ground support for those who sign up to serve as Poll Chaplains or peacekeepers in priority states and polling locations.

 GUIDELINES:

  • Poll Chaplains / Peacekeepers include ordained and lay leaders. 
  • FUSD does not provide transportation or stipends to volunteer Poll Chaplain / Peacekeepers. 
  • FUSD requests 6-hour shifts per volunteer, with time preferences to be indicated during early voting and election day sign-up. 
  • FUSD encourages a "buddy system" where volunteers may complete the training together and be assigned to the same polling site. 
  • FUSD is working with diverse national partners on the Poll Chaplain / Peacekeeper campaign to protect vulnerable voters.   

FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS OUTSIDE FUSD PRIORITY STATES AND POLLING SITES: Those outside the ten FUSD priority states may attend the FUSD Poll Chaplain / Peacekeeper Training and utilize 1866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) for support during early voting and election day. However, they will not be FUSD certified, receive identification, or be assigned to polling sites.


Blessings,

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Coordinator, Faiths United to Save Democracy (FUSD)

Our Contact Information

Skinner Leadership Institute

Branch Avenue SE

Washington, DC 20020

3012619800

http://www.SkinnerLeaders.org/


 

Download NCC's new #VotingMatters 2024 Election Empowerment Guide that helps clergy and lay leaders in our member communions and other faith leaders to navigate election season and share critical voting information that promotes action on the congregational level.

 
GET CONNECTED CAMPAIGN

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 www.GetInternet.gov/apply.

2. Encourage them to visit - https://www.skinnerleaders.org/getconnected to download the "Get Connected Toolkit."

 
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Supported by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Additional information is here.

 
 
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