Tuesday, July 29, 2008

CMES Urged to Be Aware of Money Scam

Dear Colleagues and Members of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church:

Greetings in the Wondrous Name of Jesus the Christ!

This message is being sent to all members throughout our Connectional Church regarding an extortion scam that is circulating around the country.

Please be aware that there is a scam going on at this time requesting money from our pastors and churches to aid family members of the CME College of Bishops. There is no truth to this information. At no time should you send money to these persons. Before you respond to any general request for such aid, please contact your Presiding Prelate or Presiding Elder.

Please pass this information on to as many of our Connectional members as possible.

Your prompt attention to this message is appreciated.

In His Service,

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.
Chairman of the Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns
of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Presiding Prelate, Ninth Episcopal District
Telephone: 323-294-3830 Fax: 323-294-4167
E-mail: ninthhq@sbcglobal.net
Internet: http://www.ninthdistrictcme.org

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Funeral Arrangements

Mr. Otis Brown, son of Mrs. Evelyn D Brown, SE Missouri, Illinois, and Wisconsin Missionary

Condolences may be sent to the Funeral Home.
Funeral Home
W.H. Mays Mortuary
1221 James Brown Blvd
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Telephone Number: 706-722-64011
Fax Number: 706-722-7018

Visitation Service 6:00-7:00 PM
Friday, July 25, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008 – Funeral Service – 1:00 PM
Williams Memorial CME Church
1630 Fifteenth Street
Augusta, Georgia 30901
Phone: 706- 733-3593

Rev. Paul W. Gardner, Pastor

Please keep Evelyn and Toni in your prayers.
Mrs. Evelyn D. Brown – Home Address
1349 Aniwaka Street SW
Atlanta, GA. 30311

Submitted by Dr. Elnora P. Hamb, WMC President

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A General Prayer for the CME Church

Dear Lord:

We come to you for forgiveness and seek the ultimate trust of your will upon our lives. Search our hearts and remind us of our dependency upon you. If we have neglected you we ask for a greater desire and reliance upon you to be our priority as your people. Father remind us through the demonstrations of your divinity that you are still sovereign and your promises are true. If we have dishonored you in any way bring conviction upon us and abolish the pride that has shackled us to the uncertainties of our own agendas. Garner in us a greater resolve to consult you in the matters of our kingdom building and never relinquish our desire to seek your face in all things. Father we need you to be our restorer. 
Please let us recognize your unfathomable presence that is available to be released upon us if we only surrender to you in everything. Direct each and every church in our connection Lord to prioritize your presence in our worship experience in a manner never seen before. May our connection be enhanced by the embodiment of undiluted praise and worship. Wherever their is despondency let it be replaced with the spiritual sightings of your uplifting Grace. Grant all of our leaders the necessary humility and dependency upon you and you alone for direction and guidance in everything they do. Keep us all rooted and grounded in you. 
Place the burden of righteousness upon our shoulders as we seek not to tear down but to build up your kingdom. May the issues of our lives that have become strongholds no longer overpower us but allow us to recognize the strongholds that empower us. Bring us to the point that you are our fortress and refuge and our salvation from the enemies of doubt and fear that assail us (paraphrase Psalm 27:1). Despite what we see and know you are still God let us never, never forget that upon this rock you said I will build my church. This rock we rely upon now and forever more. Bless now all your humble servants and congregations that need to hear from you. We pray with passion and gratitude that you hear us even now.

In Jesus Name we Trust and Believe

Amen and Amen

Dr. Jerome Mcneil,Jr.
Denominational Prayer Coordinator C. M. E. Church

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Official Announcement from The College of Bishops
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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Loss of Rev. Lawrence L. Reddick, Jr.
Rev. Lawrence L. Reddick, Jr., the father of Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III and
Rev. Pansy Washington, passed on Tuesday, July 1, 2008. The funeral
arrangements are as follows:
Memorial Service:
Thursday, July 3, 2008
St. Phillips CME Church
1920 Lillie St
Fort Myers, FL 33916

Funeral Service:
Saturday, July 5, 2008 / 11:00 AM
Phillips CME Church
200 Davis Circle SW
Huntsville, AL 35801

Royal Funeral Home, Inc.
4315 Oakwood Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35810

The family requests that in lieu of flowers any donations should be made to:
Helping Hands Scholarship Fund
in the name of Rev. Lawrence L. Reddick, Jr.
Miles College of Institutional Planning & Development
P. O. Box 3800
Birmingham, AL 35209

Please keep the Reddick family in your prayers.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Passing of Mr. Leonard Hinton
Dear Members:

It is with deep regret that I inform you of the Passing of Mr. Leonard Hinton the husband of the Mrs. Linda Hinton Missionary President - Central Texas Region.

The Funeral will be Saturday July 5, 2008 at 1:00 PM
Benson Memorial CME Church
211 Ellis Street
Jacksonville, Texas 75766
Telephone: 903-568-3331
or 903-592-7037

Mercy McGowan - 415 North main Street
Jacksonville, TX 75766
Telephone Number: 903-586-4698 - Fax# 903-586-3682

Mrs. Linda Hinton - Central Texas Region Missionary President
404 Selman
Jacksonville, TX. 75766
Telephone Number: 903-586-1389

Please send condolence to Linda and keep her close in your Prayers.


Dr. Elnora P. Hamb
Women's Missionary Council President

Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
Philippians 4:4