Candidacy Summit - Now Offered Twice Per Year!

9/13/2017
Candidacy Summit will now be offered twice per year. Save the dates for the next events scheduled for 2018: Winter January 12-13, 2018 Lakeview · Palestine, TX Summer August 3-4, 2018 Camp Allen · Navasota, TX See Flyer  For more information: contact Deann Saxton, BOM Candidacy Manager at dsaxton@txcumc.org or at 713-921-9383  

Third Sunday Native American Worship September 17:  Jim Cochran

9/13/2017
We welcome you at St. Mark's UMC, Houston (Patterson) on September 17, 2017 at 4 pm to hear Jim Cochran (Cherokee) talk about "Getting to the other side of the storm".  He will share the Mark 4:35 story about Jesus calming the waters and taking his disciples safely through.     If you were fortunate enough to be there last year when Jim preached, you know that he is a bible scholar and a very good speaker.  You will be glad to hear Jim speak this time as well.   Also, come and hear Shelby Bradle...

Harvey Update - Bishop Jones Via Facebook Live

9/12/2017
Bishop Jones offers the latest information on Harvey relief efforts in a video via Facebook Live at:  https://www.facebook.com/TexasAnnualConference/videos/10155169008261715/ Learn more about how you can volunteer or donate at: http://www.txcumc.org/harvey   .

Third-Annual Pastoral Luncheon

9/12/2017
St. Luke's UMC, Houston will be hosting their third-annual pastoral lunch on October 26, 2017. When congregation members struggle with issues related to children in their care, they often turn to their pastors for support and guidance. It can be difficult when pastors are expected to have all the answers. This panel discussion equips pastors with ideas for what to do and where to turn when member needs are beyond the pastor’s scope. (Panelist details are in the attached.)   Previous feedback: “...

Matagorda Harvey Video

9/10/2017
Bishop Scott Jones traveled the flood damaged areas of the Texas Conference, worshiping and speaking at a Sunday service at Matagorda First United Methodist Church on September 3. With phrases like “We love you” and “Thank you,” Bishop Jones encouraged his members to stay strong and work together to offer relief after the disaster. “I am proud of the way our United Methodist Churches across the conference are serving in the community to muck and gut houses and churches, and show compassion to ...

Texas Strong Music Video

9/9/2017
Give to Help at http://www.txcumc.org/floodrelief

Disaster Volunteer Team Registration

9/8/2017
To register a team to serve in the Texas Conference Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts, please fill in information on the form at http://www.txcumc.org/disastervolunteerteamreg Please note that most of the work at this time includes mucking out and gutting of homes. This work is dirty and conditions may be hazardous, so please bring appropriate protective gear for all team members including respirators, tyvec suits, gloves, eye protection, etc. Members must be over the age of 18 and have proof of...

Bishop Assures Church After Hurricane

9/5/2017
Bishop Scott Jones traveled the flood damaged areas of the Texas Conference, worshipping and speaking at a Sunday service at Matagorda First United Methodist Church on September 3. With phrases like “We love you” and “Thank you,” Bishop Jones encouraged his members to stay strong and work together to offer relief after the disaster. “I am proud of the way our United Methodist Churches across the conference are serving in the community to muck and gut houses and churches, and show compassion to ...

Church Hosts Flood Bucket Assembly

9/5/2017
First UMC Marshall hosted a flood bucket assembly on Saturday, preparing more than 150 flood buckets to assist neighbors who have been affected by Harvey. See story by Marshall News Messenger  

Revitup! November 13-15, 2017

9/5/2017
Revitup is a unique opportunity for young clergy aged 25-39 to strengthen personal, financial and leadership skills which can improve your life and sustain your ministry. revitup! will be held from November 13-15, 2017, in Pensacola, Florida. Learn More and Register The TAC will reimburse the registration fee and hotel (2 nights) cost for any clergy and their spouses who did not attend the TAC Clergy Benefits Academy in September 2014. Please make all your own Registration and Hotel Reservation...

2017 Clergy Gathering

9/4/2017
The Clergy Gathering is a special time for renewal, relaxation and conversation with your peers. All clergy persons are invited to attend—this includes provisional and ordained elders, provisional and ordained deacons, associate members, and part or full time local pastors.  For 2017, The Gathering will be Monday – Tuesday, September 18 – 19 at Lakeview (only one night). See registration and additional information   

Texas Congregation Dries Out Flood-Damaged Church

9/4/2017
A little over a week ago, as Hurricane Harvey bore down on Texas, senior pastor Jack Matkin canceled Sunday services, fearing the coming calamity. His assessment was correct. When Harvey arrived in this southeastern Houston suburb of nearly 20,000, the rains fell torrentially and the bayou rose precipitously. Floodwaters rushed into the church and poured into the main sanctuary. When the sun finally came out again, the colored light coming through the stained glass shone down on a pool of brown ...

Teladoc Medical Services - Hurricane Harvey

9/3/2017
Teladoc® Medical Services – Hurricane Harvey: In response to the dire situation being created by Hurricane Harvey, Teladoc® is offering access to general medical care at no charge for residents of the evacuation zones in Texas and Louisiana. This service extends beyond current Teladoc eligibility, and is available to any individual impacted during this time. To receive care, affected individuals should call the designated hotline – 855-220-4585 – or visit teladoc.com/harvey.   Participants in ...

Video: Thank You from Bishop Jones

9/2/2017
Bishop Scott Jones expresses a heart-felt thank you to all who have stepped up and offered assistance to those in need. This recovery is going to take a lot of time and effort and there will be many opportunities to help our neighbors in the future.  Download Video  

Water for Life: Beaumont in Need

9/1/2017
When Hurricane Harvey hit last week, a good friend of mine in Abilene called and said he wanted to help. His name is E.C Ice. He is a United Methodist licensed local pastor in Hamlin, TX with deep roots in Conroe. He is also a volunteer firefighter and the mayor of Hamlin. He originally said he wanted to load a 16 foot trailer with water and bring it to me. I thought it would be good to have some on hand to send out with our volunteer teams, so I told E.C. to bring the water. He called me ...

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