Sunday, January 25, 2009

Home-going Services for Mrs. Willie Arlene Williams
The funeral services for the late Mrs. Willie Arlene Williams, the mother of Presiding Elder H. Leon Williams and Presiding Elder Wayne A. Williams, will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2009 at 10 AM at:
Greenwood CME Church
3311 Kimball Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111
(901) 744-7531 (Office)
(901) 744-7664 (Fax)

Her body is entrusted to:

Henderson Funeral Home
2746 South Panola Street
Hernando, Ms 38632
Office: (662) 429-9443
Fax: (662) 429-2434
Email Address:
Contact Person: Mr. Cedric Burnett

If you are going to send condolences, resolutions or flowers (live flowers please), send them to the Henderson Funeral Home.

The Family Hour will be held on Friday, January 30, 2009, from 6 to 8 PM at:
St. Paul CME Church
7420 West Goodman Road
Walls, MS 38680

Rev. Dr. H. Leon Williams, Sr. (337) 842-8856 (Cell)
(337) 439-8622 (Home)

Rev. Dr. Wayne A. Williams (318) 469-8269

Thursday, January 22, 2009

CME Reflections
On the Historic Inauguration
Of President Barack Obama

Dear CME Members and Friends,

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ!

This week, we will witness the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States and first African-American elected to the office. A blog (Web journal) has been established on the official CME Web site for you to share your personal account, stories and experiences of this historical event.

Perhaps you attended the inauguration ceremony, celebration balls, and special events held in Washington, DC. Perhaps you hosted or attended celebration events in your hometown or watched the inaugural events on television. Share your story with our connectional members.
You may submit your reflections on the blog located at:
The journal submissions may be forwarded for publication in The Christian Index.
Note: You may send an article about the inauguration and photographs for inclusion in The Christian Index to: Dr. Kenneth Jones, Editor of The Christian Index, PO Box 16035, Fairfield, AL 35064. (The Editor's office number is 205-929-1410). Please include a $20 fee per photo. All checks should be made payable to the Department of Publication.
A limited number of photographs from inaugural events will be posted on the blog. If you would like for your photograph(s) to be considered for inclusion on the blog, please do the following.
Please send an e-mail message to stating that you are the creator of the image or photograph, and provide permission to publish the photograph on the CME Web site.
You can attach the photograph with the e-mail that you send. For each image, please provide a short description.
How to submit your stories or comments on the blog:

Visit the blog at
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Write your comments in the box
To submit your comments, click on Submit Comments

Many of our CME members and friends will look forward to reading the stories from this historic event! Thank you for your support of this effort.

Your Servant in Christ,

Dr. Kenneth E. Jones
Editor, The Christian Index
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

St. Paul Academy (Ga.) 
football team wins 2008 City Championship
Savannah, GA (Nov. 6, 2008)—The Saint Paul Academy Middle School football team recently was crowned champions of the Savannah Private Schools Football League. The Saints finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record and completely dismantled St. Peter's in the championship game by a score of 24-14. Although they got off to a slow start and led 16-14 at halftime, St. Paul coaches made the proper corrections and adjustments at halftime to break the game open.
The margin of victory could have been much greater if three of St. Paul's touchdowns were not called back due to questionable penalties. St. Peter's coaches decided that they did not want St. Paul to completely destroy them so they quit with 5:35 left in the fourth quarter, a poor example of sportsmanship. St. Paul's coaches and team accepted the trophy with little fanfare and returned to the school campus for a private celebration. We used this game as a learning tool for our children showing them that no matter how hard something looks, never quit. Persevere and see it through.
St. Paul has competed in middle school football for seven seasons. They were in the championship game their first two seasons, losing the game both years. The team has always been competitive and has produced star athletes that went on to other high schools to become star student athletes.
St. Paul Academy for Boys was founded in 1993 by Rev. Dr. Henry R. Delaney, Jr., in Savannah, GA. It is housed at 315 West 38th Street, which was a former Savannah-Chatham County school. The St. Paul Academy for Girls was founded in 2002 by Dr. Delaney, Jr. Now both academies are combined into St. Paul Academy and the school's chancellor is Rev. Keith E. Ellison. The football team's head coaches are Mr. D'Angelo Holsey and Mr. Eddie Brown.