Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bishop Williamson Warns Against Scam
Dear Connectional Members and Friends,

Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ!

I'd like to inform you of an extortion scam that continues to circulate around the country.  Recently, someone impersonating me contacted CME pastors and requested for money to aid a family member of mine. There is no truth to this information. At no time should you send money to these persons.  Before you respond to any general request for such aid, please contact your Presiding Prelate or Presiding Elder.

Your prompt attention to this message is appreciated.  Please share this information with others in your congregation.

In His Service,

Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., Presiding Prelate
Eighth Episcopal District
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Home Going Celebration for the late Bro. John Henry Taylor

Father of Minister Geneva T. Echols (preachergrl@yahoo.com)
Gloster/Hattiesburg District
Pastor of Mt. Nebo & Mt. Olive (Gloster) CME

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Hub Community Baptist Church
Highway 13 South
Columbia, MS 39429

Public viewing
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the church.

Funeral Service
1 p.m.
Please send condolences and keep the Taylor/Echols family in your prayers.

Bishop Thomas L. Brown
Fourth Episcopal District, CME Church

Friday, January 11, 2013

Updated Information on the Pastors' Conference

Dear Connectional Members and Friends:

The 17th Pastors' Conference & 69th Founders' Celebration will convene next week, January 14-17, 2013, at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel Atlanta Airport located at 1900 Sullivan Road in College Park, Georgia.  It is not too late to register for the Pastors' Conference or receive the group rate of $119 per night at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel.

This message will provide you with important information concerning registration, the schedule of events and presenters for the Pastors' Conference and Founders' Day Celebration.  Additionally, CMETV will broadcast live most plenary programs and services for online viewing.

Online registration for the Pastors' Conference is available here through 11:59 p.m. tonight (1/11/2013).  After you register, you will be able to immediately reserve your room at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel.

A registration form is available online.  Please download the form and bring it to the Conference.

On-site registration will begin on Monday morning (January 14).

Schedule of Events
The final schedule of events is available at: www.thecmechurch.org/PastorsConference2013/eventschedule.pdf .
A Conference advertisement appears below.

Sheraton Gateway Hotel Accommodations
To make your hotel reservation, contact the Sheraton at 1-800-784-9400 or 770-997-1100 and request the discounted rate for the Pastors' Conference.  You may register online here for the Pastors' Conference and immediately reserve your room.

Live Broadcasting
CMETV will broadcast live all events at the Pastors' Conference except the Luncheon and Thursday's service. To view the event, visit the CMETV Network and click the Watch Live tab.  If you miss parts of the event, visit www.CMETVnetwork.com and click on the online media store shop button to purchase media from the Pastors' Conference and previous CME events.   While viewing all live events, please utilize the social media buttons to connect with others that are watching live. Just log on!

CDs and DVDs will be available onsite for all plenary programs and services except Thursday's closing service (which will be available only by mail).

We look forward to your presence at this event!  For additional information about the Pastors' Conference and Founders' Celebration, call 404-527-7768 or e-mail mthomas@itc.edu.

In His Service,

Dr. Marvin F. Thomas, Dean
Phillips School of Theology at ITC

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy 2013!
From everyone at The Christian Index 
and The Christian Index Online