Fifth Episcopal District, CME Church Newsletter
Bishop Teresa E. Snorton
Presiding Bishop
 November 2013
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 Thanksgiving Prayers
 

We gather today, Lord of abundant life, as grateful children. Delighted and humbled by our bounty, we celebrate gifts of food and shelter, of colors that dance at dawn and dusk; we relish the scent of cooking foods, of burning leaves and summer's wet grass, of snowflake, of animal fur. 

 

We marvel at the intricacy of spiders' webs and fish bones, newborn babies and lines etched on faces of grandparents come for a visit today. All gifts from Your hand. When our meal is completed, leftovers stashed, and naps taken, we will leave replete, energized, and eager to go generously into the world and share our good fortune.

Author Unknown

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Throughout all generations we will render thanks unto Thee 

And declare Thy praise,
Evening, morning, and noon.


For our lives which are in Thy care,
For our souls which are in Thy keeping.


For thy miracles which we witness daily,
And for Thy wondrous deeds and blessings toward us at all times.

Author Unknown

  

 

 

"Faith 

and Fitness"

 

  

SUNDAY

NOVEMBER 10th is 

I DECIDE 
TO STOP DIABETES DAY! 

Click here for resources and information! 

 

 

UAB Preventive Medicine Study
is seeking people with type 2 diabetes and a history of heart disease or stroke for a three-year research study. To join the study you must be at least 50 years old, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with a history of certain kinds of heart disease or stroke, and able to attend 17 clinic visits and answer nine phone contacts over the three-year trial period. The research study provide an investigational medication, which is taken once weekly. If eligible, compensation may be available for time and travel after completing all study visits. For more information, call 205-934-2294.

 

 

 

THE ACADEMY FOR PASTORAL THEOLOGY FALL SEMESTER

 

The APT has started its fall term with over 30 students. 

 

FALL 2013 TERM

 

September (completed))

Theology and the Prophets 

October (completed)

Social Justice and Community Ministry

   

November

Effective Evangelism 

 

SPRING 2014 TERM

  

January

Theology and the Gospels

 

February

Pastoral Leadership & Ethics

 

March

Meaningful Worship

 

For more information or to enroll, call 205-929-1153 or email glowan4@bellsouth.net.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Saturday, November 2, 2013  @ 9 am 

Southeast Alabama Christian Education Workshop, Hopewell CME Church, Monroeville, AL

 

Saturday, November 9, 2013 @ 10 am - 2 pm

Planning Your Legacy Workshop

Powers Chapel CME Church, Moundville, AL

 

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PLEASE REGISTER NOW!

FALL ACCOUNTING MEETING 

REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE

IS AVAILABLE 

ON OUR WEBSITE

 www.cmefifthdistrict.org

 

Sat, Nov 17th Florida Region Fall Meeting

PRE-REG DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1st

 

Sat, Dec 7th Alabama Regions Fall Meeting

PRE-REG DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15th

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SAVE THE DATE!!!
Phenomenal Women's Summit
August 28-30, 2014

 

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THANK YOU to everyone who attended the chapel services and dedication ceremony at Miles College! Your support is deeply appreciated!  
From Bishop Teresa Snorton 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO

Joshua Kinsey

Trinity CME Church, Miami, FL

Winner of a 

2013-2014 Graham-Webb Scholarship

 

PASTORAL CONCERNS

 

Bereavement

 

CME Senior Bishop Thomas L. Hoyt, Jr. made his transition on Sunday, October 27, 2013. His funeral service will be at Howard University on Wed, November 5th at 11 am.  A memorial service will at held on Monday, November 11th at 11 am at the West Side CME Church, Atlanta, GA.  Please keep the Hoyt family, including our own Rev. Steven Hoyt, in prayer!

 

Rev. Christopher Carmichael, formerly of the Tuscaloosa District, was funeralized on Saturday, October 26th at the Mt. Carmel CME Church, Adamsville, AL.

 

Mrs. Johnson, widow of Rev. Maxie Johnson (Huntsville District) lost her sister and has another sister who is seriously ill.

 

 

Prayers Needed 
 
Presiding Elder Frederick Braddock's (Anniston District) brother, Rev. Charles Braddock is in serious condition in Michigan after having a stroke.

Rev. Diane Hinton, St. John CME Church, Daytona Beach, FL lost her brother, Rodney Hinton, in September.

Mrs. Deborah Henson, wife of Rev. Djuan Henson, (Jordan Chapel, Atlantic Beach, FL) lost her father last month.
 
Rev. Harold Turner, Smith Chapel, Moulton, has been ill and his wife is recovering from surgery. 

Rev. Deborah Pace, pastor of Lane Chapel, Waldo, AL, is at home recovering from a stroke.
 
Rev. Gregory Woods, Huntsville District, is at home regaining is strength and mobility after surgery.
 
 
THE NEW CME TECH SHOP
 
The CME TechShop offers Christian Methodist Episcopal churches, departments and organizations significant savings on software and hardware (including computers, tablets, printers, projectors, etc.).  Popular software titles are available for up to 50-80% off retail prices.  Hardware products are available for up to 15% off retail prices.  The online CME TechShop is open 24 x 7 and operated by the Communication and Information Technology (CIT) Connectional Department.  CIT is able to provide discounts on technology products as a result of partnering with three vendors - Apple, CDW, and Dell, Inc.  For more information about the CME TechShop and details about deals OR to register your church, go to www.thecmechurch.org/Announcements/CMETechShop.htm.

 

  

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P. O. Box 13383

Birmingham, AL 35202

 

Office Location:

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Fairfield, AL 35164

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