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Weekend Digest – May 25, 2024

The Weekend News Digest is online.

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


My brothers and sisters:,

As we approach the Memorial Day holiday, I want to take a moment to acknowledge the profound significance of this day. Memorial Day is a time for us to honor and remember the courageous men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. Their valor, bravery, and unwavering dedication to protecting our freedoms deserve our deepest respect and gratitude.

Let us reflect on the immeasurable sacrifices made by these heroes and the enduring legacy they leave behind. Their selflessness and courage are the bedrock of the liberties we enjoy today, and it is our duty to keep their memory alive in our minds and hearts.

As we spend time with family and friends this weekend, I ask that we all take a moment to honor those who have fallen. Let us also extend our thoughts and prayers to those who are currently serving, hoping for their safe return.

Thank you for joining me in paying tribute to our fallen heroes. May their sacrifice never be forgotten, and may we continue to uphold the values they fought to protect.

From the desk of

Anthony J Smoaks, Sr.

General Secretary of Ministry to Men

CYYAC24 video

Registration has been Extended!

You spoke, and we listened! Due to overwhelming interest, we're thrilled to announce that the General Registration deadline has been extended to June 2, 2024, until Midnight (EST).

Don't miss this final opportunity to join us at this life-changing conference where you'll experience a transformative encounter with God and connect with peers who share your faith and excitement. Secure your place now at and prepare for an unforgettable journey!

#cyyac24 #cyyac #IAmCME


Ever wanted a chance to win a car, TV or some amazing art pieces? Well here is your chance!

CYAM Madness is coming your way.

Click on the link below or the QR code to enter for your chance to win (when completing the transaction, use the drop down feature and select “other” to remove the optional fee).

CYAM Madness


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


Mr. T. Christopher Washington

7th Episcopal District Representative, Connectional Young Adult Ministry

Isaiah 41:10


do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.

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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Hearing and Believing or Who Has Believed? 5/26/24

Presenter: Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield Biblical Text: Romans 10:1-17

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!

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

The May 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.


Bishop Lawson Adjei and First Lady Rev. Mercy Adjei

On May 24th, 2024, Presiding Bishop Lawson Adjei of the 11th Episcopal District was honored by Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School, which is the largest grade A female high in Ghana, with a citation that reads " MFANTSIMAN GIRLS SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL CITATION IN HONOUR OF BISHOP LAWSON K. ADJEI (P.T.A. CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBER; 2016-2023).

You became a Board member of Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School from February, 2016 to February, 2023. As a man of God and a parent representative on the school board, your religious inclination had a positive impact on the entire school community. Your commitment to making sure that there was a good inter-personal relationship among the school management, staff, parents and students was commendable. You were sober-minded, respectable, hospitable and patient. You were an epitome of knowledge which was brought to bear on the activities of the School Board. Mfantsiman Girls Appreciate your contribution to the development of the school. OSOFO, MBO NA EDWIMA PA".


Bishop Denise Anders-Modest attended the annual Nehemiah Mitchum’s Scholarship Luncheon at Trinity CME Church (Memphis). Bishop Marvin Frank Thomas, Sr. is the Presiding Prelate of the 1st Episcopal District and present Pastor of Trinity CME Church (Memphis). Trinity worked faithfully and diligently in support of Bishop Anders-Modest in her pursuit of the Episcopacy where she served as pastor for four years.


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.


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.


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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