August 2020
Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Presiding Prelate

The 2020 Virtual Annual Conferences
are over and we are grateful for all the efforts everyone made to make this novel meeting a success! We had record attendance in all the annual conferences and visitors from all across the connection!

Members of the Fifth Episcopal District are asked to give us feedback by completing the anonymous survey at Please complete the eight-question survey no later than August 31st.

Justice Weekend – August 28-30

Faith in Action Alabama is declaring the entire weekend of August 28-30 as Justice Weekend in commemoration of the 57th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

We want our churches to promote social justice and emphasize voting !!! Please register now at by August 24th and you will receive links to a webinar and other resources focused on scriptures for teaching and preaching on Justice Weekend.

In addition, the NAACP is hosting a virtual March on Washington on Thursday-Friday, August 27th-28th. The link to get more information is here:



  • Minister Annie Myles (local preacher, Powers Chapel) made her transition in July.
  • Mrs. Deborah Henson (first lady, Isom Memorial, Ocala, FL) made her transition in July.
  • Rev. Margaret Boudreaux (Birmingham District) lost her son, Xavier.
  • Rev. Catherine Bing (Tuscaloosa District) lost her father.
  • Rev. Velma Thomas (pastor, St. Paul, Jacksonville, AL) lost a brother.
  • Mrs. Meadow Walker (first lady, Bethel CME, Sarasota) lost her brother.
  • Mrs. LaWanda Yearwood (first lady, Mt. Carmel, Adamsville) lost her mother.

Please keep Mrs. Jacqueline Best, the entire Best family and the Ninth Episcopal District in prayer as they grieve the loss of Bishop Bobby R. Best, the 61st bishop of the CME Church

Illness, Hospitalizations, Surgery, and other Challenges

  • Rev. Charlie Johnson (supply pastor, Oak Grove CME, Athens, AL)
  • Rev. Eddie Richardson, Sr. (pastor, Pine Grove, Boligee, AL)
  • Rev. Raynetta Prevo-Williams (pastor, St. Paul, Crawford, AL)
  • Rev. Earlie Douthard (pastor, Players Chapel, Anniston, AL)
  • Rev. Diedre Pierce (Shady Grove CME, Fairfield, AL) and her daughter Deontrenese
  • Rev. Jasmine Agnew (Birmingham District)
  • Mrs. Cynthia Gary (first lady, Macedonia CME, Ethelsville, AL)
  • Mrs. Rosalyn Johnson (first lady, St. James CME, Cordova, AL)
  • Mrs. Sonya Hicks (first lady, Jacobs Chapel, Talledaga, AL)
  • Mr. Tevin Adkins (North Central Alabama Joint Board member)
  • Gary and Danny, the sons of Rev. Mary Moore (retired, Florida Region)
  • Rev. Dr. Brenda Wallace, CPE Educator for the CME Connectional program

Let us continue to pray for everyone impacted by COVID-19!!

Fifth Episcopal District, The CME Church
Mailing Address: PO Box 13383, Birmingham, AL 35202
Office Address: 2615 12th Ave, N., Birmingham, AL 35234

mail: phone: 205-202-6504

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