The 39th Quadrennial Session and the 40th Convening of the General Conference - June 25-July 1, 2022
The Second Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church to Host The 39th Quadrennial Session and The 40th General Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio Who: The Second Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (comprising CME Churches and members in the states of Kentucky, Ohio, Central and Southern Indiana, and the Pittsburgh area) What: The Second Episcopal District will host The 39th Quadrennial Session and The 40th General Conference in its 152nd year history. Five thousand plus (5,000+) CME members, families, friends, guests, and vendors will attend the Quadrennial Conference filled with meetings and worship services. When: Saturday, June 25, 2022 to Friday, July 1, 2022 Where: Duke Energy Center, 525 Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Why: We invite you to partner with the local committee as we welcome visitors to our Cincinnati community. Background: The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, familiarly known as the CME Church, was organized December 16, 1870 in Jackson, Tennessee by 41 former slave members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Composed primarily of African Americans, the CME Church is a branch of Wesleyan Methodism founded and organized by John Wesley in England in 1844 and established in America as the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1784. As such it is a church of Jesus Christ adhering to the basic tenets of historic Methodism, welcoming into its fellowship any and all desiring to “flee from the wrath to come and be saved from their sins. Presently the CME Church reports approximately 800,000 communicant members in the continental United States and 14 African countries including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and D. R. Congo. The CME Church is organized into eleven Episcopal Districts, nine in the Continental United States and two within the continent of Africa. Each Episcopal District consists of geographical Regions presided over by a Bishop elected by the General Conference. Several connectional departments under the authority of a General Secretary carry out the ministries of the church. Its theological school is Phillips School of Theology, which is a part of the Interdenominational Theological Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The CME Church sponsors four liberal arts colleges: Lane College (Jackson, Tennessee), Paine College (Augusta, Georgia), Miles College (Birmingham, Alabama), and Texas College (Tyler, Texas). The Connectional Headquarters and publishing operations of the CME Church are located in Memphis, Tennessee.