FIFTH EPISCOPAL DISTRICT
July 2020
Bishop Teresa Jefferson-Snorton, Presiding Prelate

2020 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCES

BIRMINGHAM REGION AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA REGION
July 17-18, 2020

NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA REGION
July 24-25, 2020

FLORIDA REGION
July 31- August 1, 2020

TOTALLY VIRTUAL - VIEWING SITES CANCELLED

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the rising number of infections in Alabama and Florida , we will hold an abbreviated Annual Conference Session this year 100% virtually. There will be NO in-person viewing sites. The Bishop, Presiding Elders, Treasurers and Joint Board of Finance will meet on the Friday night of the conference via Zoom. Please remit all payments to the Presiding Elders by the requested dates, so they can settle with the Joint Board at that time.

The Saturday Session will be open to Delegates, Pastors and other registered persons. You can attend via Zoom and/or conference call. You must REGISTER to get the log-in information. All PASTORS, MINISTERS ON TRIAL, REGIONAL OFFICERS AND DELEGATES are expected to register and attend.

Once you have registered, you will receive the log-in/dial-in information by mail along with a conference program. Please keep both in a safe place so you will have them on the day of the conference!

DON'T BE CONFUSED BY TIME ZONES FOR THE SATURDAY SESSION

The two Alabama Conferences will be from 10 am - 2 pm CENTRAL TIME.
The Florida Conference will be from 10 am - 2 pm EASTERN TIME.

PRACTICE SESSIONS FOR ZOOM

If this is your first time using ZOOM for a meeting, we will have practice sessions at 12 Noon and 7 pm on the THURSDAY before each conference. You will need your computer, tablet or smart phone. AND you will need to upload the Zoom app in advance. On the day of the practice, click the link below and we will guide you through the key features that you will need to use to view, interact and vote during the annual conference.

PRACTICE SESSION DATES
Thursday, July 16 at 12 n (central) and 7 pm (central)
Thursday, July 23rd at 12 n (central) and 7 pm (central)
Thursday, July 30th at 12 n (eastern) and 7 pm (eastern)

Join by clicking this link or copy and paste it into your browser:

This link is for the practice sessions only! It will not work for the actual annual conference session.

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NEED TO SUBMIT YOUR OFFERING OR TITHE?

If you did not submit your offering or tithe as a part of your registration, don't worry! Your region can receive it electronically.

Birmingham Region – Givelify
            “Birmingham Annual Conference CME Church”

Southeast Alabama Region – Givelify
            “Southeast Alabama Region CME”

North Central Alabama Region – Cash App
           $NCARCME

Florida Region – PayPal
           https://www.paypal.me/5thDistrict

If you prefer to give by check, make it payable to your REGION and mail it to the Episcopal Office at PO Box 13383, Birmingham, AL 35202

Please send Christian Index Subscriptions and Missionary Messenger Subscriptions to the same address, payable by check. Do not pay them electronically.

OTHER INFORMATION FOR ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  • PASTORAL REPORT FORMS – Please complete on-line no later than the Monday before your Annual Conference. Print out a copy for your records. You DO NOT need to bring any copies on site and you DO NOT need to mail a copy to me or the Presiding Elder. GET THE FORM AT https://thecmechurch.org/pastoral-report-forms/

  • PASTORS CONTINUING EDUCATION FORM – We will not collect this form this year. The pandemic has hopefully enabled all of you to LEARN something NEW this year!


PASTORAL CONCERNS

Bereavement

  • Rev. Imogene Heathington (retired, Hunstville District), lost her husband, Jimmy.

  • Rev. Ethel Delaney (retired, Hunstville District), lost her mother, Mrs. Bessie B. Young

  • Rev. Christy Gill (pastor, Antioch CME, Russellville) and Mrs. Ericka Gill Toney (NCAR registrar) lost their grandmother, Mrs. Louise Gill.

  • Mrs. Julia Carter, Vice President of the North Central Alabama Region Missionary Society, died. Keep her husband, Floyd Carter in prayer.

Illness, Hospitalizations, Surgery, and other Challenges

  • Rev. Djuan and Mrs. Deborah Henson, pastor and first lady, Isom Memorial CME, Ocala, FL
  • Rev. Jason Jackson, pastor, New Grace CME, Plant City, FL
  • Rev. Yvonne Brown, pastor, Union Hill CME, Opelika, AL
  • Rev. Rene McKay, pastor, Unity Grove, Reform, AL
  • Rev. Diedre Pierce, Shady Grove CME, Fairfield, AL
  • Rev. Jasmine Agnew (Birmingham District)
  • Rev. Margaret Boudreaux (Brimingham District)
  • Mrs. Lucille Owens, first lady, Lesley Temple CME, Tuscumbia, AL
  • The daughter of Rev. Hurley Grissom (retired, Huntsville Dist)

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: cmec35203@yahoo.com phone: 205-202-6504
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