Rev. Sarah Williamson, former pastor of Williams Temple in Winter Haven, Florida and former pastor in the North Central Alabama Region, died on December 23rd. Her homegoing services will be Saturday, January 7, 2013 at 11 am at the Mt.Olive CME Church in Orlando. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Mitchell Funeral Home, 501 Fairvilla Rd., Orlando, FL 32808, 407-298-0703. Keep her husband, Jerry and daughter, Kenya in prayer.
Rev. James Wilson's mother, Mrs. Mamie S. Wilson, 89 years old, died on December 26th. She had lived a full life enjoying their eleven children and a host of grands and great grands. Her funeral will be held on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 11 am, at Beulah Baptist Church, 3100 25th Street Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401. The family hour will be Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm. Rev. Wilson is the pastor of the Greater St. Paul CME Church in Akron, Alabama.
Rev. A. Anthony Robinson's father, Mr. Arthur Robinson, Jr., died on December 30, 2012. Funeral arrangements in Jacksonville, Florida are still pending. Rev. Robinson is pastor of Porter St. Paul CME Church in Northport, Alabama.
Rev. Margaret Boudreaux's (pastor of Layman Chapel, Birmingham) grandson was killed in early December.
Please continue to pray for the following ministers and/or their family members who have been sick and/or hospitalized:
Rev. Dr. John Walker,( Bethel, Sarasota, FL), recovering from broken ankle.
Rev. Marvin Lue, (Trinity, Miami, FL) recovering from surgery.
Rev. Rose Lynn Brooks, (Garner-Bass, Phenix City, AL) recovering from a broken foot.
Rev. Dr. Vanessee Burns' (Carter Tabernacle, Orlando, FL) brother, Michael is ill.
Rev. Jeffrey Whitmore's (Gray's Temple, West Palm Beach, FL) mother is ill.
Rev. Geraldine Daniels' (Southside, Birmingham, AL) mother. is ill.
Bits and Pieces
Registration for the 2013 Pastor's Conference and Founders' Day Celebration, sponsored by Phillips School of Theology, January 14-17, 2013 is now available at www.thecmechurch.org. All pastors should register! Churches who have not yet made their annual contribution to Phillips should contact their presiding elder.
Registration for the Spring semester for the Academy for Public Theology is open. Classes include New Testament Survey (February), Contemporary Preaching (March) and Church Administration (April). Classes will be in Birmingham, Huntsville, Phenix City and Chatom.
For more information, email Dean Gloria Haynes at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-929-1153.
If you want to invite Bishop Snorton to preach or visit, you will find her schedule on the Fifth District website www.cmefifthdistrict.org
to check her availability.
The CME Church has a new website - www.thecmechurch.org.
Visit www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/CMEWebsiteupdate.htm. for instructions on how to keep the site updated by including adding your local church in the CME Church directory, submitting photos and videos of your local church, Region or Episcopal District special events (with the appropriate permissions), and providing feedback.
January 11-14 College of Bishops Meeting
January 14-17 Pastor's Conference
January 25-26 Jacksonville/Orlando District Children, Youth and Young Adult Retreat
February 2 Miami/Tampa Day for Youth and Young Adults
Registration for the 2013 Spring Convocations will be available after January 10th. Visit www.cmefifthdistrict.org for details!
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