CME Church Communications

Ninth Episcopal District

Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

 3844 West Slauson Avenue, Suite One

Los Angeles, California  90043

Telephone: 323-294-3830    Fax: 323-294-4167

Bishop Paul A.G. Stewart, Sr., Presiding Prelate




December 9-11, 2021


The Ninth Episcopal District 2021 Joint Annual Conference, Mid-Winter Council Meetings & Quadrennial Appreciation will convene starting Wednesday, December 9 2021 with opening session at 3:00 pm (PT) and closes Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 12:00 noon (PT). The meeting will convene at Beebe Memorial Cathedral CME, 3900 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609, where the Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. is the pastor.

Registration for the meeting is $100.00.

Online Registration

To register online, please visit here: After registering, you will be directed to pay your registration by Givelify.

To register using Givelify, please use the link below for your Annual Conference: 


Arizona New Mexico:

Northern California:


Southern California:

For visitors and Candidates seeking an Episcopal office, please use the Southern California link to register via Givelify.

Mail-in Registration

To register by mail, please send your registration form and payment (payable to the Region that you are registering from) to your Annual Conference Treasurer

Download the registration form here.

Additional Information about the Meeting

This is a mandatory meeting for Pastors, Ministers, Annual Conference Officers and Annual Conference Lay/Missionary Delegates and Alternates. If you need to be excused from this meeting, your request must be submitted in writing to your Presiding Elder and the office of Bishop Stewart. 

All Presiding Elders, members of the Joint Board of Finance and Annual Conference Treasurers are scheduled to meet with Bishop Stewart on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am (PT) to review financial reports prior to the meeting. 

COVID Guidelines: Please review the COVID Guidelines here that will be strictly adhered to at the meeting held at Beebe Memorial Cathedral. For those who will plan to use local restaurants, please have your vaccination card.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the office at (323) 294-3830 or by email at

We look forward to your presence at this important meeting.


Greetings and Salutations Episcopal Leaders, Connectional Officers, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Laity, and Leaders!

Got Vaccinated? Great! We are 40 days away from hosting you at our 2021 Mid-Winter Reporting Joint Annual Mid-Winter Council Meeting and Quadrennial Appreciation for the Ninth Episcopal District here at Beebe Memorial Cathedral in beautiful Oakland, CA.

As you prepare to attend this year's conference, we want to provide you with some updated information:


The Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge Hotel, 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608, is our host hotel! The rate is $119 per night plus tax and discounted parking of $10.00 per night (normally $20) with "in/out" privileges.

We currently have over 130 rooms reserved! If you have not yet booked your room, please do so now. Our deadline to secure your reservation at this preferred rate is Monday, November 1st. Please get in touch with the hotel reservation line at 1-800-774-1500 to book your room use this link to book online:


In an effort to be good financial stewards of the resources required to make this a meaningful and impactful meeting, we would strongly encourage you to secure your own transportation to and from the airport, if possible. However, as mentioned earlier in a previous communication, we will provide limited transportation from the respective airports for pickups and departures to the hotel with limited shuttle service to the Cathedral for our council meetings and activities at no cost to you.

Please use ride-sharing as much as possible for those who are local, as parking is limited around the Cathedral. If you need transportation, please complete this form:

Lastly, on Sunday, December 12th, we will be having our annual Christmas at the Cathedral Holiday Experience featuring guest Keke Wyatt. For more information, please go to and please join us if you decide to extend your visit.

Thank each of you in advance for your full participation in making this Joint Annual Conference a success!