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Weekend Digest – November 25, 2023

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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.


Liturgical Calendars


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

Bishop Thomas Operation Vaccination video

Messages from Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. addressing Operation Vaccination, and Bishop Charley Hames, Jr. emphasizing the importance of vaccinations.

Bishop Hames Operation Vaccination video
2024 Pastors' Conference

Register today for the Christian Educators Retreat. Register now at

Christian Educator's Retreat 2024

"Then another angel came from the Temple and shouted to the one sitting on the cloud, "swing the sickle, for the time of harvest has come; the crop on earth is ripe." Rev 14:15 (NLT) 

Thanks to all who participated in prayer for Season 6 of C-ME Grow. Thanks Gen. Sec. Rev. Dr. Leon C. Moore, Jr. and your Panel for an awesome season.  

As we enter into the Season of Advent ask yourself the question "Am I Ready?" My prayer is that you ready yourselves for something new as God continues to bless your work in ministry.  

In the Spirit of Servanthood

Rev. Dr. Bonita👣🙏

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View the Virtual Church School Lesson


Lesson -Do What Is Helpful or Liberty, Not License

Scripture -  1 Corinthians 10:23–11:1

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

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The iLead Youth Leadership Academy is designed to  

Launch young people ages 12-17, into a deeper relationship with God,

Equip them with resources to assist in building effective ministries,

Advocate as change agents for the spiritual, social, and political needs of their peers, and

Discover their identity and purpose in the Body of Christ

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:


CME Senior Bishop L. L. Reddick, III, left, is flanked by Bishop Marvin Thomas, Prelate, CME Church First Episcopal District, at the Memorial Service for Mrs. Gladys Delores Stephens Brown, widow of Bishop E. Lynn Brown.


The late Bishop E. Lynn Brown, the the 46th Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, was honored with a street sign at the corner of Park Avenue and Marechalneil Street in the Orange Mound community in Memphis, TN adjacent to the

Mt. Pisgah CME Church. Bishop Brown was once the pastor of the historic church in Orange Mound. Presiding Bishop Marvin F. Thomas, Sr. of the 1st Episcopal District assisted with the unveiling, along with Pastor Rev. Willie Ward, Mt. Pisgah CME Church.


Carter Temple CME Church (Rev. Dr. Joseph Gordon, Senior Pastor) in the 3rd Episcopal District had a successful Thanksgiving Pop Up Giveaway. 150 Families were served; guests received food boxes + $15 gift card; and clothes & shoes were also distributed


The Young Adult Ministry of The Tuscaloosa District of the CME Church Out Reach Project with The Salvation Army Tuscaloosa Center of Hope. Several young adults delivered to The Salvation Army a monetary donation and two shopping carts filled with blankets, socks, toboggans, gloves. items for children and other miscellaneous items. The Young Adults, Women’s Missionary Society and District Churches assisted with this project.


Williams Memorial CME Temple in Shreveport, LA (Pastor Charles LeSure) packed and delivered Thanksgiving Blessing Bags for their sick and shut in. Moms on a Mission provided the turkeys.


Phillips Temple CME Church, Los Angeles (Pastor Ramon Stripling), Thanks-living for Thanksgiving, feeding 65 families from 2 area schools! Mrs. Donna Bentley Graves, Chairperson.


The Oakland Bay Area (CA) Chapter of The Links Incorporated (OBAL) began the Thanksgiving Season on Sunday, November 19th. Working with our community partners, @Safeway and @Beebe Memorial Cathedral (Pastor Antoine Shyne), the Debutantes and Escorts of OBAL's upcoming 62nd Cotillion and members of OBAL, provided Thanksgiving meals/bags to 52 families in the Oakland community.

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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