Saturday, June 28, 2008

Congratulations Dr. Stevie McKinney. Dallas, TX—On May 17, 2008, the Doctor of Ministry Degree was conferred upon Rev. Stevie D. McKinney from Perkins School of Theology (Southern Methodist University) in Dallas, Texas. The commencement sermon was delivered by Bishop William B. Oden of the United Methodist Church at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. Bishop Oden challenged the students in his message to remain faithful and stand strong in the face of opposition.
Dr. Stevie D. McKinney's area of study was Parish Leadership. The title of his professional project (dissertation) was "Are the Leadership Styles of Jesus, as Reflected in the Gospels, Applicable for Christian Lay Leaders that Work Both in Congregations and Small Businesses?" Dr. McKinney's goal is to use this model of leadership as a tool to enhance and strengthen leadership styles within the church. Dr. McKinney's professional team consisted of Dr. Evelyn L. Parker, Associate Professor of Christian Education, Perkins School of Theology (SMU); Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Presiding Prelate of the 4th Episcopal District; Dr. Paul W. Gardner, pastor of Williams Memorial CME Church, Augusta, GA; and Mrs. Delores T. Roberts of Warner Robins, GA.
Dr. McKinney is currently serving as pastor of the Lane Chapel CME Church in Tupelo, MS. On the Sunday following his graduation, we, the Lane Chapel Church family, honored Dr. McKinney with a congratulatory reception to show our love and support in his academic accomplishments. Dr. McKinney has already written one book "When Shepherd and Sheep Walk Together" (2002) and is currently working on a second book. Dr. McKinney is the husband of Deborah (Doss) McKinney and the father of Savannah Renee McKinney.
Submitted by Lane Chapel CME Church family.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

CME Calender of Events
June 22-25, 2008: West Tennessee Region Annual Conference, Greenwood CME, Memphis, TN; Dr. Travis Robinson, host pastor.
June 22-25, 2008: South-Louisiana Region Annual Conference, Reeves Temple CME, Lake Charles, LA; Rev. Dr. H. Leon Williams, host pastor and presiding elder.
June 29-July 2, 2008: Arkansas Region Annual Conference, Little Rock, AR.
June 30-July 4, 2008: North Central Alabama Annual Conference Holiday Inn, Sheffield, AL; Rev. David Whittaker, Rev. James Coffey, and Rev. Sarah Williamson, host pastors.
July 7-11, 2008: Connectional Youth and Young Adult Conferences, Orlando, Florida - Rev. Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield, General Secretary.
NEW DATE!! Aug. 3-6, 2008: Louisiana Region Annual Conference, Shreveport, LA.
July 14-15, 2008: Florida Region Annual Conference, Carter Tabernacle CME Church, Orlando, FL - Rev. Dr. Vaneese Burns, host pastor.
July 20-23, 2008: Mississippi-South Region Annual Conference, Regency Hotel, Jackson, MS; Rev. Dr. Charles Holbrook, host pastor (Lynch Street CME, Jackson, MS.)
July 20 - 25, 2008 (New Date) - Michigan-Indiana Region Annual Conference, hosted by The Carter Memorial CME Church, Gary, IN, Holiday Inn Matteson, 500 Holiday Plaza Drive, Matteson, Illinois 60443 (708) 747-3500
July 21-25, 2008: Southeast Alabama Region Annual Conference, Phillips Temple CME Church, Phenix City, AL; Rev. L H. Pitts, host pastor.
July 26-29, 2008: Oklahoma Region Annual Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, Christ Temple, Rev. Stacey Cole, Double Tree Hotel-Tulsa Downtown, 616 West 7th St., Tulsa, OK; 918-587-8000.
July 27-30, 2008: North-East Region Annual Conference, Ramada Summit Hotel, Tupelo, MS; Rev. Stevie McKinney, host pastor (Lane Chapel CME, Tupelo, MS).
July 28-August 1, 2008: Birmingham Region Annual Conference, Anniston City Meeting Center/Murray Temple CME Church, Anniston, AL; Rev. Jermaine Marshall, host pastor.
August 3 - 8, 2008 (New Date) - Southeast Missouri, Illinois, & Wisconsin Region Annual Conference, hosted by The Jamison Memorial CME Church, St. Louis, MO. Held at The Renaissance St. Louis Hotel Airport
9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri, Ph. (314) 429-1100.
August 10-13, 2008: Northern California Region Annual Conference, St. Peter CME, El Cerrito, CA; Rev. Frederick Taylor, Hilton Gardens Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, 1800 Powell St., Emeryville, CA 94608; 510-658-9300.
August 24-27, 2008: Southern California Region Annual Conference, Amos Temple CME, Riverside, CA; Rev. Julio Andujo, Conf. site is Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange St., Riverside, CA, 951-346-4700; lodging, Riverside Marriott, 3400 Market St., Riverside, CA; 951-784-8000.
September 30 - October 4, 2008: 22nd CME Convocation, Knoxville, TN.
October 23-24, 2008: One Church One School, 13th Annual Partnership Conference, Sheraton Dallas North Hotel, Dallas, TX, Christian Chapel CME Temple of Faith, host church; Rev. Jerome McNeil, host pastor.
October 31 - November 1, 2008: - Kansas-Missouri Region Winter Council, hosted by St. Peter CME Church, Kansas City, KS
Nov 6-8, 2008: Arizona New Mexico Mid-Winter Meeting, Phillips Chapel, Tucson, AZ.
November 7-8, 2008 - Michigan-Indiana Region Winter Council, Hosted by St. Luke CME Church, Saginaw, MI
Nov 13-14, 2008: Oklahoma Mid-Winter Meeting, St John Oklahoma City, OK.
November 14 - 15, 2008 - Southeast Missouri, Illinois & Wisconsin Region Winter Council, hosted by Coleman-Wright CME Church, St. Louis, MO
Nov 20-21, 2008: Alaska Pacific Mid-Winter Meeting, Allen Temple, Portland OR.
Dec. 4-5, 2008: Northern and Southern California Mid- Winter Meeting, Curry Temple, Compton, CA; Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Westside.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Loss of Mrs. Mayola Almond. We are saddened to learn of the passing of Mrs. Mayola Almond
(mother of Dr. Elfreda Lakey)

Funeral Services are confirmed for:
Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 1:00 p.m.
New Doves Creek Baptist Church
1000 Doves Creek Church Drive
Highway 72 (Athens Highway)
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 213-0096

Arrangements entrusted to:
McKinney-Neal Mortuary
227 Campbell Street
Elberton, GA 30635-2141
(706) 283-5702
Toll free: (800) 232-3537
Fax: (706) 886-7698

Local Florist:
Woodson Florist & Vintage
620 Elbert St
Elberton, GA 30635
(706) 283-4061

Holsey Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
515 East Suwanee Street - P. O. Box 7
Fitzgerald, Georgia 31750
Telephone: (229) 423-7785

Rev. Dr. Leroy E. Dumas, Pastor
Rev. Robert L. Yarbrough, Presiding Elder
Bishop Othal Hawthorne Lakey, Presiding Prelate