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March 2, 2022

A Letter from Bishop Scott J. Jones: Fast for Ukraine

This Ash Wednesday, with people across the world, I am fasting. Together, we are answering a call from global Christian leaders to fast for Ukraine.  

Grieve for Ukraine, but not without hope

David Goran, Lead Pastor at FUMC Pearland and Redeemer UMC in Manvel, is closely following the news of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “My first thought was, ‘Oh my gosh, what’s going to happen to all these people we know and love,’” he said. “What are they going to do?”

 
Other News

Opportunities

486 Churches Pay 100% Apportionments

The Texas Annual Conference extends a special thank you to the 486 TAC congregations that paid 100% apportionments during this past year.

 

The Permanent Endowment Fund grant cycles open

The Permanent Endowment Fund of Moody Methodist Church in Galveston is open for Letters of Intent. We have moved from Geographic Grant Cycles to Topical Grant Cycles and those topics and due dates are marked accordingly. Our mission is: "Advancing The Care of People in the Name and Spirit of Jesus Christ".
 

United Methodist Black History Quiz

How much do you know about Black History in the United Methodist Church? We invite you to take this short quiz to find out.
 
 
 
 

Looking for a way to worship without leaving the house?

A number of churches in the Texas Annual Conference are posting sermons online.

You don’t have to miss a service if you’re out of town or if you prefer to stay at home. Viewers can also enjoy multiple preaching styles and even virtually “attend” different churches. There’s a lot going on Sundays in the TAC that you won’t want to miss. 


Sermons are often available to livestream on Sunday and several congregations also record services for on-demand viewing. Check them out at: https://www.txcumc.org/sermons.

We would like to include your church in this list. Please let us know if you are posting a resource online by sending a link to: communications@txcumc.org.

 

Churches in the News

United Methodist Churches are making headlines – leading the way through ministry, outreach and discipleship. Amazing stories about our local congregations in the Texas Annual Conference are popping up – and news publications around the country are spreading the word about UM churches. Read all about it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ongoing
FREE COVID TESTING KITS for all employees covered under the TAC Group Health Plan.
March 5-6
Pre-K Teachers Recruitment Fair.
March 13
Health & Wellness Sunday. Free health screenings 9 a.m - 12:00p.m.  Lunch 12:15 with great panel speakers including Bishop Scott J. Jones.
March 10, 24
First Aid for Mental Health live virtual event. This is open to all and space is limited. 
TYA Application Deadline March 22
Texas Youth Academy is a unique community for current 10-12th grade students to illuminate deeper discipleship.

March 26
The TAC Innovation Lab is the place to turn your ideas into cash. This will fill up fast! Registration now open and ends March 14.

Deadline March 30
UMCOR is asking for donations for Afghans who served alongside American Forces to help with resettlement.

April 8-10 
Celebration Women's Ministry is holding its National Conference in Houston. Registration is now open.

Multiple Dates
Loving Houston has multiple upcoming workshops on Church School Partnerships & Leadership Gatherings. 

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