Bishop Teresa Snorton,
Chrisitan Methodist Episcopal District
"An Essential Church: Poised for the 21st Century"
The Investment Factor
A Changed People, Changing the World
Pastor's Conference Registration Form
CYYAC Registration - $100 until December 31, 2015
Florida Region Fall Accounting Meeting
December 4-5, 2015
Host Church: Peaceful Valley CME Church, 12241 Lantana Ave, Hobe Sound, Florida, 33475 Phone: 407-456-6347 Rev. James Allen, Pastor (954-696-5756)
Hotel: Courtyard Marriott, 7615 SW Lost River Road Stuart, Florida 34997 Phone: (772) 781-3344
Rate: $102 plus tax, deadline 11/10/2015
Schedule of Meetings
Friday, December 4, 2015 at Courtyard Marriott, Stuart, FL
6-7 pm Bishop, Presiding Elders, Joint Board Members, Treasurer
7-9 pm Committee on Ministerial Examination
7-10 pm Presiding Elders settle with Joint Board of Finance
Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Peaceful Valley CME, Hobe Sound, FL
8 am Registration (Onsite Registration - $40.00 )
9:30 am Devotions
10 am Roll Call & Business Session
12 noon Closing Worship - Cornerstone Laying at Peaceful Valley
ALABAMA REGIONS FALL ACCOUNTING MEETING - December 11-12, 2015
PRE-REGISTRATION $25 (Onsite $40)
Friday, December 11th from 6 pm - 10 pm Cabinet and Joint Boards dinner and Settlement meeting at Southside CME Church, 713 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr SW, Birmingham, AL
6 pm- - Committees on Ministerial Examination
7-9 pm- Meeting with Ministers on Trial
Saturday, December 12th
8 am Registration
9 am - 2 pm Fall Accounting Meeting at Southside CME Church, 713 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, SW, Birmingham, AL
Hampton Inn Birmingham I-65/Lakeshore Drive
rate - $89.00 plus tax
Members may call directly for reservations - Meeting Name: CME Church
The deadline for hotel reservations for the Alabama FAll accounting meeting is November 20, 2015
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Bishop Snorton's Meditation
At the recent annual conferences, Bishop Snorton announced that the Fifth Episcopal District was going on a "good news" campaign. Every time we turn on the television, radio, or read a newspaper or the internet these days, seems like all we hear is "bad news". Bishop also commented that her email, mailbox and telephone calls and messages also seem to bear "bad news", complaints and lamentations most of the time.
Recalling the words of the bible, the angels brought the "good news" of Jesus's birth (Luke 2:10). Likewise, Luke 3:18 speaks of Jesus' ministry as "good news": "So with many exhortations he preached good news to the people" and in Luke 4:18 (quoting an Old Testament passage), Jesus said "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news...". In addition, Luke 4:43, 7:22, 8:1, and 16:16 continuously refer to the work of Jesus as "good news"!
The early church saw itself as a bearer of this "good news", for even though Jesus had been crucified, his resurrection was evidence of the eternal promise of God to his people. Throughout the rest of the New Testatment in Acts (8:12, 8:35, 10:34, 10:36, 13:32, 14:15), Romans (10:15), 1 Thessalonians (3:6), Hebrews (4:2, 4:6), 1 Peter (1:12 and 1: 26) there are references to the church embracing the mission of sharing "good news".
Since we are, therefore, a people of "GOOD NEWS", the Fifth Episcopal District's pastors and members are encouraged to do the same - share good news! We are called to share the Good News of God's love and forgiveness, the Good News of Jesus' redemption, the Good News of the presence of the Holy Spirit! We are called to share the Good News of our churches as light in a dark world! Rather than speaking "negatively" about the church, the pastor, the presiding elder and one another, let us share "GOOD NEWS".
Bishop Snorton has set up a special email address where you may send your "GOOD NEWS"
(not case sensitive). Please send in your good news reports!
Bishop Teresa Snorton,
Telephone : 205-929-1145
4901 Lloyd Noland Parkway
Fairfield, AL 35064
P. O. Box 13383, Birmingham, AL 35202
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