Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Loss of Dr. Patricia Willis

Dear CME Members, Missionaries and Friends,

We are saddened by the passing of Dr. Patricia Willis, past president of the Louisiana Region Missionary Society.

Funeral arrangements for Dr. Patricia Willis are as follows:

Quiet Hour - Monday, November 29, 2010 - 6-7 PM
Evening Star CME Church, Cullen, LA  - Rev. Shirley Duty, pastor
1103 Henrietta White Blvd., Cullen, LA  71021
Telephone:  318-994-3172

Home Going Services - Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11 AM
William Memorial CME Church, Shreveport, LA - Rev. Larry Anders, Pastor
1501 Peabody Street - Shreveport, LA  71103
Telephone: 318-424-0843

Burial will be in Springhill, LA under the auspices of Memorial Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent in care of Gwendolyn Frazier, Memorial Funeral Home, 40343 Hwy 79, Homer, LA 71040. Telephone: 318-927-5241.

Please remember to keep the family of Dr. Patricia Willis in your prayers.

In His Service,

Dr. Elnora Palmer Hamb, President
Women's Missionary Council
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Friday, November 26, 2010

Mrs. Marilyn Thomas Continues Progress
To all of you expressing concern for Marilyn Thomas:

What a great day of Thanksgiving on yesterday! The kids and I joined Marilyn with a "home cooked" thanksgiving dinner in the hospital. She's making a miraculous recovery, thanks to the Master Healer, your prayers, and the hospital staff including her personal physician. We're continuing to offer much praise to God for the great things God is doing to restore Marilyn to wholeness!  Keep the prayers flowing and thank you all so much! things God is doing for Marilyn. Don't stop the prayers... Again, Thanks!

The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:18,  "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."  We're doing just that!

Please pass this praise report on...Thanks!

Weldon G. Thomas
New Bethel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
270 Scio Street, Rochester, NY 14605

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, 
continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, 
strengthened in the faith as you were taught, 
and overflowing with thankfulness.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

Happy Thanksgiving 
from The Christian Index

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Loss of Mrs. Elaine P. Williams

Dear Connectional Members and Friends,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs. Elaine P. Williams, the wife of Rev. Dr. W. Clyde Williams, longtime C.M.E. pastor, former Executive Secretary for the C.M.E. Church, and former president of Miles College.  

The Homegoing Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 27, 2010, 11:00 a.m., at West Mitchell Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 560 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, 30314.  The Rev. Frederick L. Braddock, Sr., Pastor.  Telephone: 404-525-2337.  Fax: 404-525-1575.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Murray Brothers Mortuary, 1199 Utoy Spring Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA  30331. Telephone: 404-349-3000.

Condolences may be sent to Dr. W. Clyde Williams at 2805 Shoreland Drive SW, Atlanta, GA, 30331. 

Please keep Dr. W. Clyde Williams, Rev. Gregory Williams, Rev. Randy Williams, and the family in your prayers.  

Jeanette Bouknight
Executive Secretary
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
"An Essential Church: Poised for 21st Century Ministry"

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Passing of Mrs. Mary Paige 
Please be advised of the arrangements for Mrs. Mary Paige, the mother of Rev. James Mitchell Paige, presiding elder of the Columbus-Meridian District, Mississippi South Region.

Mrs. Paige's body has been entrusted to:

Chapel of Angels Funeral Home
823 Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue
Laurel, Mississippi 39440
(601) 428-2011

Family Hour:  
Thursday, November 18, 2010, 6  to 7 p.m.
Chapel of Angels Funeral Home
(See address above)

Home Going Services:
Friday, November 19, 2010,  2 p.m.
Christian Valley Baptist Church
810 South Walters Avenue
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 428-7837

Please keep Rev. and Mrs. James Paige and family in your prayers.  Rev. Paige can be reached at 601-527-4237; email: Condolences can be sent to Chapel of Angels or Rev. Paige at 6200 11th Avenue, Meridian, MS 39305.

Submitted by Pene' Woods

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Services for Bro. Henry Boyd, Sr.

Mr. Henry Boyd, Sr., brother of Editor of The Christian Index Dr. Kenneth E. Jones and Dr. Margarie Stovall, pastor of Haynes Chapel CME, Pelahatchie, MS, will be remembered in a home going service at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2010, at the Adolphus Chapel CME Church, Holly Springs, MS. Arrangements are being handled by Brittenum Funeral Home, 125 N Memphis St., Holly Springs, MS 38635-2210; (662) 252-2341.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

L-R: Bro. Anthony Farley, Bro. William B. Sims, Rev. John D. Johnson, Bro. Herbert Titus, Bro. Jim Johnson, Bro. Terrence Lowe, Ms. Ann Woods, Bro. Bruce Livingston, Bro. Ralph Davis, Ms. Geneva Reese, Ms. Doss Tyson, Rev. Pansy Washington, and Ms. Wanda Thomas.

Connectional Lay Day 
At Lewis Metropolitan CME
           Los Angeles, CA—On October 10, 2010, under the leadership of Bishop James B. Walker, the presiding prelate of the 9th Episcopal District, the Southern California Region observed Connectional Lay Day at Lewis Metropolitan CME. The theme for the event was "Building a Bridge of Unity Between Laity and Clergy: Poised for 21st Century Ministry." Ms. Anna Woods was the worship leader for the event. Rev. Wendell Oldham, the host pastor and presiding elder of the LA District, conducted the installation of officers for the local and District churches. Rev. Pansy Washington, Ms. Geneva Reese, and the Calvery CME choir, under the direction of Alicia Lawerence, provided the music. Rev. Napoleon Goshay, presiding elder of the Los Angeles/San Diego District, introduced the speaker, Reverend Harlon K. Jones, the pastor of Phillips Temple CME Church, Los Angeles. Mr. Donald Bruce Livingston, president of the Southern California Region Lay, praised the clergy and laypersons attending this historic event. Submitted by Warren Bryant

L-R: Presiding Elder Rev. Wendell Oldham, Rev. Brian Smith, Rev. Nolan Jones, Bro. Elliott White, Bro. Bruce Livingston, Sis. Dessie Tyson, Rev. William Smart, Rev. Thembeckarla Smart, and Presiding Elder Napoleon Goshay.