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The 20th Quadrennial Assembly
June 23-30, 2023

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Online Registration is Closed!

 Schedule - See Below

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Official Announcement Regarding the Quadrennial Assembly



Dear Missionaries, CME Members and Friends,

The Women's Missionary Council will convene its 20th Quadrennial Assembly, June 23-30, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront located at 225 E. Coastline Drive in Jacksonville, Florida. Presiding Bishop C.K. Heath and First Lady Mrs. Lakisha Heath along with the Fifth Episcopal District will host the Quadrennial Assembly.

This message will provide you with an overview of the Quadrennial Assembly and general information including the tentative Program Schedule, registration and event meal tickets.

About the Quadrennial Assembly

Join the Women's Missionary Council as we celebrate 104 years of Ministry in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at the 20th Quadrennial Assembly which meets every four years subsequent to the General Conference of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. It is at the Quadrennial Assembly that the Council Officers, Department Secretaries, and Chairpersons are elected for a four-year term, with the possibility of serving a maximum of two terms or eight years.

The Assembly is comprised of the Presiding Bishops of the Episcopal Districts, ex-officio without vote, the Executive Committee, the Executive Board, the Retired Presidents of the Women's Missionary Council, and the duly-elected delegates.

General Information & Program Schedule

General information about the Women's Missionary Council (WMC) Quadrennial Assembly is available here,  The tentative Program Schedule for the 20th Quadrennial Assembly is available below,

Official announcements, news and updates will be posted on the official WMC and CME Web sites, the CME Facebook page, the CMEChurch app, Twitter (#cmewmc23) and e-mailed to connectional members and friends.


Registration for the WMC Quadrennial Assembly is $150 and is closed.

Event Meal Tickets

The WMC Quadrennial Assembly will feature three ticketed meal events: a Prayer Breakfast, Presidents' Luncheon and Quadrennial Banquet. The deadline date to purchase the tickets was May 30, 2023. Tickets will not be sold on site.


Hotel Information

The official hotel for the Quadrennial Assembly is the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront located at 225 E. Coastline Drive in Jacksonville, Florida. The hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront are sold out. You may check your reservation confirmation sent to you by email or by clicking here.


Overflow Hotel:

The overflow hotel is the Doubletree by Hilton Jacksonville Riverfront located at 1201 Riverplace Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. After registering for the Quadrennial Assembly, you will receive a link to reserve your hotel room online. You may make reservations using the following methods after registering for the Quadrennial Assembly. Reservation Cut-off Date –reservations must be made before midnight on 6/09/2023.

By phone (available 24 hours a day) to 1-800-222-8733 and be sure to ask for “Women’s Missionary Council”  or Group Code WMC

By Internet—click on this link: Booking Link:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT


**Be sure to copy and paste the entire link (it may be 2 lines long) in order for it to work properly**

The hotel group rate is $129 per night plus tax.

Deposit Policy: Credit Card Guarantee Required

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours Prior To 11:59 Pm Local Time The Day Of Arrival Or 1 Night Fee/ Credit Card is Required



We look forward to seeing you at the 20th Quadrennial Assembly. Please pray for the Women’s Missionary Council and the success of the meeting and activities as we continue to serve Jesus Christ and the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in this present age.


In the Service of the Lord,


Dr. Jacqueline I. Scott, International President    

Patron Bishop Charley Hames, Jr.

Women's Missionary Council 

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 

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The Women’s Missionary Council

The Twentieth Quadrennial Assembly June 23 -30, 2023

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Quadrennial Theme: “Missionaries Embracing a New Era of Innovation for Greater Service” Assembly Theme: “Be Bold, Face Now, Embrace Next, See New: While Soaring with the Missionaries!”


Friday, June 23               The arrival of Madame President and her Personal Assistants



Day 1 – Saturday, June 24



6:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.


Day 2 – Sunday, June 25

9:00 a.m. (EST) - 4:00 p.m.

10:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

12:00 noon

2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Administrative Staff – Main Street 8 Executive Committee – Main Street 8 Registration Committee – Registration Office

Staff Meeting – Main Street 8

Executive Committee Meeting – Main Street 8



Scholarship Competition – River Terrace 2/Daytona

Officers and Staff attend Church


Registration – Registration Office

Grand Opening

Assembly Committee Meetings (Please Note) You may choose to attend one of the Committee Meetings below.

Region Presidents – City Terrace 5

Region Vice Presidents – River Terrace 2/Daytona

Steering Committee – Main Street 1 Quadrennial Theme Committee – Main Street 2 Election Committee – Main Street 3

Conference Banner Committee – City Terrace 8

Scrapbook Committee – Main Street 4

President’s Luncheon Committee City – Terrace 10

Necrology Committee – Main Street 5 Ecumenical Committee – Main Street 6 American Bible Society – Main Street 6


Christian Social Relations – Main Street 6 Souvenir Journal Committee – Main Street 7 Nominating Committee – Main Street 8 Election Committee – Main Street 8

First Aid – Boardroom 1

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                         Thelma Dudley Missionary Education – Main Street 1

Institute Directors – Main Street 1 Credentials Committee – Main Street 2 Rossie T. Hollis Department – City Terrace 5 Mattie E. Coleman Department – Main Street 3

Phyllis H. Bedford Department – Main Street 4

Literature & Publications – Main Street 5

Pauline B. Grant Status of Women – City Terrace 6

Fine Arts – Main Street 6

Organization & Promotions – Main Street 7

Finance Committee – Main Street 8 Life Membership – Boardroom 3 Public Relations – Boardroom 4

Elnora P. Hamb Health Initiative – City Terrace 8

Prayer Breakfast – City Terrace 10 Quadrennial Banquet – City Terrace 11 Committee on Minutes – Acosta

Council Presidents’ Fellowship Breakfast – Hart Town Hall Meeting – City Terrace 12 Constitution and By Laws – Main Street 3

(Dinner on your own)

7:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.                         Prayer and Praise Service

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                         7th Episcopal District, 3rd Episcopal District &

1st Episcopal District – City Terrace 12

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                         8th Episcopal District, 4th Episcopal District &

6th Episcopal District – City Terrace 12

9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.                       9th Episcopal District, 5th Episcopal District,

2nd Episcopal District, 10th & 11th Episcopal Districts –

City Terrace 12

11:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.                       Individual Prayer Warriors (In Hotel Room)


Day 3 Monday, June 26             (Monday’s ATTIRE: White with Stoles)

6:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.                        Bishop’s Room – Boardroom 4

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.                           Registration – Registration Office

7:50 a.m.-8:00 a.m.                           THE BANNER PROCESSION – Opening Session

Grand 5 – 8

Council Marshalls

The Announcer: Ms. Sheila Holman Council Officers

The College of Bishops/Region Presidents


The Mattie E. Coleman Delegates The Bishops’ Spouses

The Ecumenical Guests The General Officers The Judicial Council Heads of Institutions Connectional Officers

Dr. Jacqueline I. Scott, Presiding Prayer – Mrs. Louise Hardy Secretary Spiritual Life and Message Welcome – City Officials

Musical Selection

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.                         Meditation: Mrs. Christine Buchanan

8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.                         Bible Study: Presiding Elder, Rev. Lavisha Williams 9:15 a.m. – 12:00 Noon ORGANIZATIONAL SESSION

Steering Committee, Mrs. Ida Suggs, Chair

Welcome: (City Officials)

Greetings from Mrs. Marian A. Hannah

Host Missionary President, Florida Region

Ms. Mary Thompson, President, Birmingham Region

Bishop Charley Hames, Jr., Patron Bishop

The Host Bishop for the Fifth Episcopal District

Bishop Clarence K. Heath Response: Council Vice President

Mrs. Calandra Foster Hunter

Rules, Adoption of Agenda

Attorney Trena Williams, Parliamentarian

Certification: Roll Call and Seating of the Delegates Mrs. Vickie Rogers, Chair of Credentials

Minutes: Dr. Theresa Duhart, Council Secretary

Moments of Sharing

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.                     ECUMENICAL PROGRAM

Mrs. Marian A. Hannah, Chair

Mrs. Roxanne Porter, Co-Chair

Mrs. G. Bernice Richardson, Ms. Sandra Chambers, Mrs. Isola Lark and Dr. Jeanette Bouknight

The following organizations will be represented: Bread for the World, Church Women United,

One Church One School, World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, the Black Woman’s Agenda, Balm in Gilead and the American Bible Society.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                        (Lunch on your own)


2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.                        Opening of the Health Room – Mrs. Sandra Jones

Boardroom 1

(The Health Room will be open 12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m. daily)

Note: A licensed nurse will be on duty at the Assembly


2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                        COUNCIL OFFICERS’ REPORTS


Dr. Jacqueline I. Scott


Attorney Calandra Foster Hunter


Mrs. Geraldine Taylor-Winslett


Dr. Nellie B. King


4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.                        DIVISION LEADERS’ REPORTS

STRUCTURE, Mrs. Paulette G. O’Neill

PROGRAM, Mrs. Ardelia Briggs




5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.                        Dinner (on your own)


7:30 p.m.                                            HOLY COMMUNION – Grand 5 – 8

Bishop L. L. Reddick, III, Senior Bishop, Liturgist Preacher: Bishop Clarence Kelby Heath

Program under separate cover – Bishop Charley Hames, Jr.

(In charge) (ATTIRE: White)

Day 4 – Tuesday, June 27

6:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.                        Bishop’s Room – Boardroom 4


6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.                      First Aid Room – Boardroom 1


7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                         The Council President’s Fellowship Breakfast –

River Terrace 1

Mrs. Juliet W. Pittman, Chair

Mrs. Carol Ferrell, Co-chair (By invitation only)

Program under separate cover (ATTIRE: Royal Blue)


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                        Registration – Registration Office


9:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                      Plenary Session – Grand 5 – 8

Steering Committee, Mrs. Ida Suggs, Chairperson


9:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                       Devotion: Rossie T. Hollis Department, Presentation

Mrs. Adrienne Speas, Department Secretary


Bible Study: Presiding Elder, Rev. Lavisha Williams Committee on Minutes

Dr. Theresa Duhart, Council Secretary

First Reading of the Theme 2023 – 2027 Mrs. Michele Jackson, Chair

Mrs. Mary Thompson


10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.                     Town Hall Meeting

Moderator: Ms. Deborah Dickenson


“Reach Out & Meet Virtually” – How to effectively use Zoom and other available platforms for Meetings, Workshops, Outreach Sessions, etc.

Presenter: Dr. Theresa Duhart

“Sharing the Good News Through Social Media” – Establishing a presence and promoting activities using social media.

Presenter: Ms. Toya McQueen

“Cybersecurity & Privacy Guidelines” – Protecting yourself and others from potential digital attacks.

Presenter: Mr. Doug Bryant, Jr.


12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                       Fifth Episcopal District Luncheon – River Terrace 1

(By invitation only)

3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.                        Introduction of the 2023 – 2024 Study

Mrs. Ida Suggs, Missionary Education Secretary

Episcopal Caucus Meetings* Announcements


7:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.                      HONORS AND AWARDS NIGHT – Grand 5 – 8

(ATTIRE: Navy Blue Dress with Silver Accessories)

10:00 p.m.                                          EPISCOPAL CAUCUS MEETINGS*

First Episcopal District – City Terrace 5 Second Episcopal District – City Terrace 6 Third Episcopal District – City Terrace 7 Fourth Episcopal District – City Terrace 8 Fifth Episcopal District – City Terrace 9 Sixth Episcopal District – City Terrace 10 Seventh Episcopal District – City Terrace 11 Eighth Episcopal District – City Terrace 12 Ninth Episcopal District – Hart

Tenth Episcopal District – Acosta Eleventh Episcopal District – Mathews Election Committee - Orlando


Day 5 – Wednesday, June 28

6:00 a.m. -11:00 p.m.                        Bishop’s Room – Boardroom 4 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.        First Aid Room – Boardroom 1 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                                                            Registration – Registration Office

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.                         Devotion – Grand 5 – 8

Spiritual Life and Message, Mrs. Louise Hardy

8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                         Bible Study: Presiding Elder, Rev. Lavisha Williams 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  ASSEMBLY BUSINESS

Steering Committee, Mrs. Ida Suggs, Chairperson

Committee on Minutes, Dr. Theresa Duhart Special Reports

E. W. F. Life Membership, Mrs. Liz Bishop

Theme Committee (2nd Reading) Mrs. Michele Jackson

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.                     Presidents’ Luncheon – Conference Center A

Ms. Sheila Holman, Chairperson

Program under separate cover

(ATTIRE: According to Episcopal District)

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                        Free Afternoon (To visit the Exhibitors and Vendors)

Ballroom Foyer 1 – 5

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                        NIGHT SERVICE – Grand 5 – 8

Youth and Young Adult Showcase

Mattie E. Coleman, Mrs. Camille Armstrong Warren Phyllis H. Bedford, Ms. Shemeka Paige Perry Summary Update of our Overseas Mission

Mrs. Hilda Buie, Overseas Mission Secretary Bishop Kwame Adjei, Eleventh Episcopal District Bishop Charley Hames 10-Day Journey to the Holy Land, June 2 - 11, 2024

Senior Bishop L. L. Reddick III Jamaica, Eighth Episcopal District

Bishop Rickey Helton, Tenth Episcopal District Report from our Global Sisters

(African, Jamaica & Haiti)

Day 6 – Thursday, June 29

6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.                       Bishop’s Room – Boardroom 4

6:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.                      First Aid Room – Boardroom 1


7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                         Prayer Breakfast – Ms. Shemeka Paige Perry, Secretary

Phyllis H. Bedford Department – Conference Center A

(Program under separate cover)


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.                       Bible Study: Presiding Elder, Rev. Lavisha Williams

Grand 5 – 8

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon                    ASSEMBLY BUSINESS

Steering Committee, Mrs. Ida Suggs, Chairperson


Council Officers, Secretaries, Chairpersons and Standing Committees

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.                     LUNCH (on your own)


2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                        ASSEMBLY BUSINESS

Theme Committee Final Report Mrs. Michele Jackson, Chairperson Evaluation/Recommendations

Gift for Jacksonville (Leave the city better than we found it) – Operation New Hope, Reggie Fullwood, CEO Announcements


4:00 p.m.                                            RECESS


7:00 p.m.                                            TWENTIETH QUADRENNIAL BANQUET –

Ballroom 5-8

(Program under separate cover)

(ATTIRE: Shades of Purple with White, accented with Gold)


Day 7 – Friday, June 30

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon                      Devotion and Service of Necrology- Spiritual Life and

Message Department, Mrs. Louise Hardy & Committee (ATTIRE: White)


Steering Committee, Mrs. Ida Suggs, Chairperson Committee on Minutes, Dr. Theresa Duhart Mattie E. Coleman Department

Constitution & By-Laws Committee Attorney Shirley Byers

Registrar’s Report, Mrs. Willa Terry

Finance Committee Report, Mrs. Thelma Henderson, Dr. Nellie King, and Mrs. Carol Ferrell

Unfinished Business

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