Sunday, November 29, 2009

Please be in prayer for the following:

(1) The sudden passing of the daughter-in-law of Bishop Othal H. Lakey, the wife of his son Brian Lakey. No further details are available at this time.

(2) The loss of the brother of Dr. Elnora P. Hamb (See arrangements elsewhere on this site).

(3) The loss of the father of Montgomery-Phenix City-Opelika District Presiding Elder Dr. Leo Douglass. Service at noon on Thursday, December 3, 2009, Union Hill CME Church, 2029 County Road 25, Opelika, AL.

(4) Immediate Past Missionary Council President Dr. Judith E. Grant, hospitalized in Philadelphia, PA.

(5) Bro. Henry Boyd, Sr. (brother of Editor Dr. Kenneth Jones) who is hospitalized in Oxford, MS.

(6) All others whose names were not called.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Services for Mr. Jimmy W. Palmer,
Brother of Dr. Elnora Palmer Hamb

November 27, 2009

To the College of Bishops, General Officers, Missionaries and Connectional

Funeral Services for Mr. Jimmy W. Palmer, Brother of Dr. Elnora Palmer Hamb

It is with deep regret to inform you that Mr. Jimmy W. Palmer, the brother of
Dr. Elnora Palmer Hamb, Women's Missionary Council President, has passed

Funeral arrangements and services for Mr. Palmer are as follows:

Saturday, December 5, 2009
Wait: 11:00 a.m.-Noon
Funeral services: Noon

House of Day Funeral Home
2550 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607
Telephone: 419-534-2550 Fax: 419-534-2570

Please keep Dr. Hamb and her family in your prayers. Cards and condolences
may be sent to Dr. Hamb at 11321 South Aberdeen, Chicago, IL 60643. You
may contact Dr. Hamb by telephone at 773-264-2273 or e-mail

In His Service,

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III
Patron Bishop, Women's Missionary Council

Mrs. Princess Pegues
Vice President, Women's Missionary Council

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Rainbow Push Honors Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. at 11th Annual Awards Dinner
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. and Rainbow Push honored Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr. at their 11th Annual Awards Dinner on Friday, November 13, 2009 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Bishop Williamson was honored for his work as past president of Operation PUSH from 1991-1993, founder of One Church One School Community Partnership Program and Chairman of the Commission on Social Justice and Human Concerns of the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church. Bishop Williamson is the Presiding Prelate of the 9th Episcopal District of the CME Church.

Bishop Williamson received the honor at the Awards Dinner celebrating the 68th birthday of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, the founder and national president of Rainbow Push. Bishop Williamson and Rev. Jackson have worked together for more than 30 years to improve the quality of education, fight for racial and social justice, and to provide economic opportunities for minorities.

Bishop Williamson was honored along with legendary singer Sir Elton John; basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; creator and executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, Shonda Rhimes; recording industry pioneer, Al Bell; and the two journalists who were released from North Korea with the intervention of President Bill Clinton, Euna Lee and Laura Ling. The 25th anniversary of the 1984 Jesse Jackson presidential campaign was celebrated during the event.

Rainbow Push is a multi-racial, multi-issue, international membership organization, founded by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. working to move the nation and the world towards social, racial and economic justice.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Loss of Mother of Former DC Mayor Marion Berry
Washington DC—The following funeral arrangements have been made for Mrs.
Mattie Cummings, mother of Councilman Marion Barry.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Viewing: 9am-11am
Service: 11 AM

Martin Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
65 South Parkway & Kansas Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38109

Guest speakers include:
Mr. Willie Harrington, former Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee
Johnnie B. Watson, President of LeMoyne-Owen College

Contributions should be made to:
Marion S. Barry Scholarship Fund
400 Orange Street, SE
Washington DC 20032