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Houston to Host World Methodist Conference this August: Mobilizing Volunteers Now

featureimage1For the first time in 35 years, the global denominational conference is coming to America – and Houston, so help the Texas Conference provide volunteers and southern hospitality.

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Up Close Series: Meet Your Delegates
featureimage1In this ongoing series, learn more about the delegates representing the Texas Conference at the mid-May General Conference. This edition spotlights longtime lay leader Sue Sullivan and Rev. Ben Trammell of Faith UMC in Richmond.more
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Dynamic Duo: Husband and Wife Team Model Loyal Service
featureimage1Small membership churches like First UMC Edom depend on the willingness and flexibility of longtime volunteers like Keith and Karen Mills.
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Urban and Suburban Churches Covenant Together to Fortify Larkin Community School
featureimage1God's hand is at work through two congregations who are forging a successful new model of ministry on behalf of young children.more
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UH Wesley Foundation Combines Diversity
and Development
featureimage1Students from near and far find welcoming arms in this campus ministry at University of Houston, along with support on their spiritual journey -- regardless of their starting point.
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March Mission Madness: Central South District
is "One" in Missions
featureimage1Iglesia Fuente De Vida received a welcome facelift thanks to dozens of South Central District volunteers who tackled seven projects on their Saturday workday.more
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50/50 Missions Training is a Game Changer

featureimage1"Collaborative" is the key concept behind the In Mission Together model that will be explored in upcoming trainings, as clergy and laity pursue more impactful outreach partnerships. more

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March 10, 2016
SPOTLIGHT
Bishop Huie Video Available for Palm Sunday Prayer Vigils
The council of Bishops has invited each conference to host a 24-hour prayer effort on a given day before 2016 General Conference.
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March 15, 22
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
March 19
Grand Parkway Bike Ride
March 20
Native American Ministries 3rd Sunday
March 29
Human Trafficking Discussion
April 15-16
TAC Clergy Family Retreat
April 24,25,26
Pre-Conference Meetings
April 30
Jubilee Women's Gathering Day in Longview
April 30, May 7
Itinerancy Events for Relocating Clergy
TAC TIDBITS
Best Idea in Communications Contest
The TAC Communications Committee is hosting a "Best Idea in Communications" contest and the winners will receive prizes.
Rule 2 Grants Available
Rev. Dr. Jacqui King, director of Leadership for Congregational Vitality invites you to check out these new funding opportunities.
Laity Breakfast at Annual Conference
TAC Laity are invited to meet for breakfast during Annual Conference on Tuesday, May 31.
Childcare Registration for Annual Conference
If you need childcare during Annual Conference, please register before the deadline.
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Retreat includes Communications Training

April Canik, Associate Director of the Communications Office, will facilitate five hours of communications training targeted to clergy and laity of small membership churches at the annual retreat April 15-16 at Lakeview. 
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