Sunday, October 25, 2009

Trinity CME (LA) Back to School Picnic
Trinity CME Church located in Lafayette, LA, held its first "Back to School Community Picnic" on Saturday, August 15, 2009 at DeBallion Park from 10 AM to 2 PM. Pastor Leslie Dugas, Jr., along with the Board of Christian Education, Evangelism, and officers and members of Trinity CME Church, spear-headed this event. The theme for the picnic was "Striving for Success (By Doing Your Best). This picnic was another outreach ministry to demonstrate the love of Jesus and to bring His gospel to the community.
Flyers announcing the event were available for members to distribute to family and friends and the media. Pastor Dugas and some members also canvassed the neighborhoods near the park to invite and encourage those in the neighborhood to attend and tell others to attend.
The event opened with selections from Trinity's Praise and Worship Team, under the direction of Mr. James Gee. Then purpose of the event by Pastor Leslie Dugas, Jr.; prayer, Mrs. Kathalee Cooksey; and scripture reading by Cecil Wiltz II set the tone for the beginning of a great fellowship.
The two motivational speakers were Mrs. Theresa Singleton, church member and teacher here in Lafayette Parish, who shared Keys to Success for parents and students. Mr. Brandon Shelvin, the youngest Lafayette Parish Councilman from District III and an associate pastor at a local church in the city, told how he was able to reach his goals through strength he receives from Christ (Philippians 4:13).
Closing prayer and blessing followed the song "The Greatest Love" sung by Mrs. Theresa Singleton.
In the closing prayer by Pastor Dugas, persons present were given the opportunity to invite Jesus into their heart.
After the opening activities, participants enjoyed free hot dogs, chips, cookies and sodas.
Games (football, baseball, basketball and board games) were played for all to enjoy.
There was even a "Go-Cart," compliments of Mr. Cecil Wiltz, Jr. Our prayer is that this Community Picnic will be an annual event among many outreach ministries as we the members of Trinity CME Church support our pastor and his vision to make disciples of not only members but also many "Beyond the Four Walls" of the church.
Submitted by Trinity CME Church; Rev. Leslie Dugas, Jr., pastor; Board of Christian Education, Mrs. Theresa Singleton, president; Mrs. Joyous Landry, director of Christian Education.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Arrangements for Mr. James Jones
Funeral services for Mr. James Jones, husband of Mrs. Nancy Thomas Jones, the Missionary President of the Arizona-New Mexico Region and a faithful member of Phillips Memorial CME Church in Phoenix, Arizona,
will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009, 11:00 a.m., at Phillips Memorial CME Church, 1401 East Adams Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034. Telephone: 602 253-7156. Rev. Felix Jones is the Pastor.
Please keep Mrs. Nancy Thomas Jones and family in prayer. Mrs. Jones address is 2509 West Minton Drive, Tempe, AZ 85232.

In His Service,
Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr.
Presiding Prelate of the Ninth Episcopal District
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Dr. Elnora P. Hamb
President, Women's Missionary Council
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Friday, October 16, 2009

Loss of Mr. Howard Henry
We regret to inform you of the death of Mr. Howard Henry, the brother of Mrs. Sarah Farris,
Life Membership Chairperson of the WMC. Please pray for the family.

Monday October 19, 2009, 4-8pm
Place: Stamps Funeral Home
10834 South Michigan
Chicago, Illinois 60628
Phone Number 773-264-9390
Fax Number 773-785-2523

Tuesday, October 19, 2009 - 10:00 am
Third Baptist Church of Chicago
1551 W. 95th Street
Chicago, Illinois 606431329
Telephone Number 773-445-8500

Condolences can be sent to:
Mrs. Sarah Farris
P.O. Box 1302
Jasper AL 35502
205-221-3559 Phone Number

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Special Appeal from
CYAM President Brian Magwood
(Click on image.)

Friday, October 09, 2009

The College of Bishops of the CME Church Congratulates President Barack Obama on Winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,
The College of Bishops and the Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church extend our congratulations to President Barack Obama for being selected the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize earlier today.
President Barack Obama joins a distinguished group of U.S. presidents to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the first president to receive the prize during his first year in office, the third to win it while in office and the fourth to win the prize. By the end of President Obama's term in office, we expect great changes that will benefit the entire world!
President Obama continues to be an inspiration and a sign of hope to persons in America and around the world. President Obama stands ready to forge a peaceful world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives President Obama both a greater opportunity and a challenge to continue encouraging the world to walk towards freedom and peace, healing both old and new wounds, to reconcile and learn to live together in harmony. We are proud that President Obama represents a new vision of what is possible when there is determination to overcome obstacles and to focus on hope.
At this historic moment, we send congratulations and best wishes to President Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. May God continue to bless President Obama and his family.
The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, under the leadership of Senior Bishop William H. Graves and its College of Bishops, is a 138-year old historically African American Christian denomination with more than 800,000 members across the United States, and has missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For additional information about the CME Church, visit .
Senior Bishop William H. Graves, Sr., CEO
Bishop Othal H. Lakey
Bishop Edward Lynn Brown
Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr.
Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, Sr.
Bishop L. L. Reddick, III, Secretary, College of Bishops
Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Chairman of Social Justice & Human Concerns
Bishop Ronald M. Cunningham
Bishop Thomas L. Brown, Sr., Chairman, College of Bishops
Bishop Kenneth W. Carter
Bishop Dotcy I. Isom, Jr.
Bishop Marshall Gilmore
Bishop Nathaniel Linsey

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Life of Mr. Robert L. Shaw (Father of Mrs. Loretta Helton)
Funeral Services for Mr. Robert Lee Shaw, age 82, of 1705 Vale Street, Durham, NC will be held Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Russell Memorial CME Church, 703 South Alston Avenue, Durham, NC. Family hour will be from 1:00 to 2 p.m. Interment will follow in the Glenview Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Shaw departed this life on Tuesday, October 6, after sustaining a short illness, at the Pettigrew Rehabilitation Center. He was born June 17, 1927, in Kingstree, SC and relocated to Durham, NC in 1953.
Mr. Robert Lee Shaw has a long-time history as a general contractor in the Durham area. His employment includes work with L. A. Downey, Nello L. Teer and C. C. Woods. Several major projects that include his handiwork are the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Building, the Governor’s Inn, and the Kennedy Building.
He is survived by his spouse of 61 years, Earnestine McClary Shaw of Durham, NC; three sons, Abraham Gilbert (Glendora), Frankie Lee, and Lorenzo all of Durham; two daughters, Judy Ronetta Shaw of Durham, and Loretta Helton (Dr. Ricky Helton, Israel Metropolitan CME) of Washington, DC; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are being handled by the Hanes Funeral Services, 460 South Driver Street, in Durham, NC.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Loss of Bro. Charles Henry Isabel, Sr.
We regret to inform you of the passing of Mr. Charles Henry Isabel, Sr. Mr. Isabel was the brother of Mrs. Jacqueline I. Scott, Division leader of Structure for the Women's Missionary Council, and Mrs. Montine Webb, president emeritus of the West Tennessee Region Missionaries. The homegoing service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009, at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, Memphis, TN, at noon. Mrs. Scott's address is 7255 Richmond Rd., Memphis, TN 38125.

Submitted by Dr. Elnora P. Hamb, Women's Missionary Council President