Saturday, February 27, 2010

Louisiana Pearl Harbor Survivor Honored
As the nation remembered the 68th Anniversary of the Pearl Harbor Attack, Trinity CME Church in Lafayette, Louisiana honored their member, Mr. Alex Taylor, a Pearl Harbor Survivor. Local Lay Leader and grandson of the honoree, Mr. Kevin Green, made the presentation along with Rev. Leslie Dugas, Jr., pastor.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was an unannounced military strike conducted by the Japanese navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on the morning of December 7, 1941. It resulted in the United States' entry into World War II.
Mr. Taylor was on the USS Dobbin, a Navy destroyer ship. At the time of the attack the ship was moored northeast of Ford Island with five destroyers, the Phelps, Macdonough, Worden, Dewey and Hull. At the time of the attack, Mr. Taylor was on deck having a conversation about one of his favorite subjects, baseball. The crew members were discussing the baseball game later that day with hopes of beating the other team and winning the Hawai
ian Championship.
The crew of the USS Dobbin watched helpless as Japanese planes targeted Battleship Row, but as the battleships each took heavy damage the Japanese pilots looked for other targets. The aircraft seeing that the ship had admiral flags tried to bomb the Dobbin but the ship only took shrapnel damage.
At eighty-eight years of age, Mr. Taylor remains active in his church. He has served Trinity as a steward and trustee. He still serves as an usher and is a trustee emeritus mentoring the younger trustees. He is an at home political analyst, an avid viewer of CNN and a dire hard fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team. Mr. Taylor is a retiree of Bell South/AT&T with 331/2 years of service.
He is married to Mrs. Hazel M. Taylor, has two daughters, Patricia T. Green (Charles A. Green) of Lafayette, LA and Gail T. Anders (Rev, Larry D. Anders) of Shreveport, LA, a grandson, Kevin V. Green; a granddaughter, Jamie A. Webb (Darrell) and a great-grandson, Drayden Alexander Webb.
Mr. Taylor was presented with a plaque and given much applause for his bravery in serving our country in the time of war and in the U.S. Navy.
Submitted by Patricia T. Green and Gail T. Anders

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


(Brother of Bishop E. Lynn Brown)

Funeral Home:

Stephenson-Shaw Funeral Home Inc.

807 N Hays Avenue
Jackson, TN 38301



Salem Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

2624 Ashport Road
Jackson, TN 38305

(731) 422-5246

Service Date(s) & Time:

Calling, Friday, February 26, 2010

Stephenson Shaw Funeral Home (See Address Above)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services, Saturday, February 27, 2010

Salem Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

1:00 p.m.

Hotel lnformation (for those staying overnight)

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites

1963 US 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN, US, 38305

· Phone: (731) 668-4100

· Fax: (731) 664-6940

*Ask for Jeremy to get the discount rate of $49.99 a night

Condolences may be sent to:

Bishop E. Lynn Brown

5115 Rollman Estates Drive

Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Message from the
President of the WMC Dr. Elnora Hamb

February 20, 2010

Dear CME Members, Missionaries and Friends:

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ!
We are rapidly approach the convening of the Executive Board Meeting of the Women's Missionary Council in Columbia, South Carolina, March 3-6, 2010. This will be the last Executive Board meeting before our Quadrennial Assembly in 2011.
Here is some important information to help you prepare for the Executive Board Meeting.
Online Registration
Online registration is available at the Women's Missionary Council Web site:
Hurry to purchase your banquet tickets for the President's Supper, Legacy Award and the Prayer Breakfast! Today (February 20, 2010) is the deadline to pay for all food events!

Schedule of Activities
The schedule of activities (and appropriate dress attire) for the Executive Board meeting is available at:

Hotel Information
Our site hotel, the Radisson Hotel Columbia, has completely sold out of rooms! Here is a list of overflow hotels.
Sleep In Hotel (next door to the Radisson Hotel Columbia)
1901 Rockland Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Telephone Number: 803-731-9999
Room rate: $75 + tax

Best Western Hotel (two blocks away)
1720 Bush River Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Telephone Number: 803-561-9027
Room Rate: $79.99 + tax

Courtyard Hotel (four blocks away)
347 Zemal Crest Drive
Columbia, South Carolina
Telephone Number: 803-731-2300
Room Rate $89.00 + tax

Thank you for your support of the Women's Missionary Council! I look forward to seeing you in Columbia for the Executive Board Meeting. Please pray for the success of the meeting and safe travels for our connectional members and friends.
Dr. Elnora Palmer Hamb, President
Women's Missionary Council

Monday, February 15, 2010

Service of Mrs. Kay Lewis

The Home Going service of Mrs. Kay Lewis, wife of Rev. Dr. Roderick Lewis, will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010, at the Parkwood Institutional CME Church, 802 Tom Hunter Road, Charlotte, NC (704-951- 4915Fax - 704-921-4917).

Cards and other messages can be sent to The Lewis Home, 6524 White Plains Lane, Charlotte, NC 28262.

Long and Son Mortuary, 2312 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC (704-394-1111)

Viewing of Remains at 1 PM

Home Going Service at 2 PM

Please keep the Lewis family in your prayers.
Loss of Mrs. Ila Simon

The homegoing services for Mrs. Ila Simon will be held Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at
First United Methodist Church
201 Hospital Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to:
Sadler Funeral Home
210 South Shawnee Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Condolences may be sent to the funeral home or to:
The Simon Family
P. O. Box 630357
Nacogdoches, TX 75963
Mrs. Simon was the President Emeritus of the Southeast Texas Region WMS and Past President of the Southeast Texas Conference WMS.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Message from General Secretary
Dr. Carmichael Crutchfield

February 13, 2010
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,
The Lenten Meditation books are available from the Department of Christian Education.
The Lenten Meditation book is a joint effort of the Departments of Christian Education of the
AME, AME Zion and CME denominations. This year's meditations feature the Episcopal leaders
from the three denominations.
The cost per booklet is $2.00. Orders of 50 or more are $1.80 and can be drop shipped to your location. Quantities are limited!
Please do not hit the reply button when placing your order. Place your order today by
e-mailing .
Dr. Carmichael D. Crutchfield
General Secretary
Department of Christian Education

Monday, February 08, 2010

Prayer for Methodism's 'Great Gathering'

Dear Lord,

We pray a divine move upon the Great Gathering in Columbia, SC. We seek your presence and order as we come before you with a mission in mind. Grant our respective denominations a special positioning before thy throne of mercy and receive the confirmation of being in your will. We speak blessings upon all the disciples of AME, AMEZ and CME as we gather to pray, worship and meditate upon directives that will be pleasing in your sight. Touch each of us as we declare the best to come out of this fellowship of saints. Intercede on the behalf of your Episcopal District, pray for the many congregations, lift up the sacrifices made and commitments to come forth. Call upon the grace and mercy of our Father for our great histories and the stories yet to be revealed and the miracles to come forth. We pray that we may represent and support this endeavor by the power and purpose of his promises. In Jesus name.


Dr. Jerome McNeil,
Denominational Prayer Coordinator CME Church
Co Leader, Intercessory Prayer Team, Great Gathering

Friday, February 05, 2010

Arrangements for Mrs. Wardna Polk

Dear CME Members, Missionaries and Friends:

We are saddened by the passing of Mrs. Wardna Polk who was a Christian servant, faithful missionary and loyal CME. Mrs. Polk served as the Secretary of Hunger and Meals for Millions of the Women's Missionary Council of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and maintained the Missionary room at the CME Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee where she also served as a receptionist. Mrs. Polk was a devout member of Greenwood CME Church in Memphis.

The Homegoing services for Mrs. Polk will be held tomorrow (Saturday, February 6, 2010) at 10:00 a.m., and the Viewing will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Greenwood CME Church, 3311 Kimball Avenue, Memphis, TN 38311. Telephone: 901-744-7531. The Rev. Dr. Travis Robinson is the pastor. Senior Bishop William H. Graves is the presiding prelate of the First Episcopal District.

Funeral arrangements are by R.S. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home, 374 Vance, Memphis, TN. Telephone: 901-526-3264.

Cards and condolences may be sent to the family in care of Mr. Garland Hawkins, the brother of Mrs. Polk, at 1115 Shadowline Drive, Memphis, TN 38109. Telephone: 901-785-3872.
Mrs. Polk requested that donations be made to the Polk Project at Greenwood CME Church in lieu of flowers. Please make checks payable to Greenwood CME and designate the Polk Project.

In His Service,
Dr. Elnora Palmer Hamb, President
Women's Missionary Council