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Hospital Chaplains Using Technology in Powerful Ways to Minister to Patients and their Families

Chaplains are finding creative ways to provide spiritual care, even at a time when they are not allowed to be in the same room.
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Donate to COVID-19 Help for Most Vulnerable in the Texas Annual Conference

The Texas Annual Conference has launched COVID-19 Help, a way to assist with the basic needs of individuals and families impacted by the pandemic, regardless of the church they attend. The conference-wide campaign provides personal needs for its members, by empowering pastors to give gift cards for food, personal hygiene, house cleaning supplies, baby needs and medicine.
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Methodist Hospital Gives Conference $750,000 to Give Under-Served Communities Access to Health

The coronavirus pandemic did not stop a new health initiative between Methodist Hospital and Conference churches, dedicated to improving health in underserved communities. In fact, its goal has only become more urgent.
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How to Create Innovative Children's Programs During Coronavirus

Rev. Lisa Michelle “LM” Wilson, pastor of children’s discipleship at Chapelwood UMC in Houston,follows a formula for developing children’s programs at the church during the coronavirus pandemic -- creating an opportunity for conversation, truly listening and spending time praying and thinking about the challenge. “Then you’ve got to do the work,” Wilson said. The result is a range of programs that provide a framework for creating young disciples at home.
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Saving Your Neighbor’s Grandma with Blessing in a Box

Instead of giving coronavirus the upper hand, Asbury UMC in Pasadena rose to the challenge and found innovative ways to serve its congregants and the community.
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Church Delivers Books to Children in Community and Reads to them Online

Reading is fundamental at Pattison UMC – to such a great extent that the church’s slogan is “We Love All God’s Children through Reading.” This small church in Waller County is making a big impact on the lives of area children -- providing them with books and inspiring them to fall in love with learning.

Other News

Rev. Romonica Malone-Wardley Named District Superintendent

Bishop Scott J. Jones announced today that the Rev. Romonica Malone-Wardley has been appointed as District Superintendent for the Southeast District of the Texas Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2020.

Rev. Dr. Jeff Olive Named District Superintendent

Bishop Scott J. Jones announced today that the Rev. Dr. Jeff Olive has been appointed as District Superintendent for the Central North District of the Texas Annual Conference beginning July 1, 2020.

MRC Names New President/CEO

Methodist Retirement Communities names Alan Brown the President and CEO.

TMF Announces $1 Million Microloan Program

The Texas Methodist Foundation announces a one-time $1 million microloan program to assist United Methodist churches and nonprofit organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID - 19 Resources for Churches

Everyone is looking at ministry in a different context and trying to find ways to maintain community. These resources can help.

Find Worship Online

A lot of Texas Annual Conference churches are worshiping online and offering sermons and resources as live streams or posting videos for on demand viewing. Check them out at: https://www.txcumc.org/sermons.

Churches in the News

Has your church or ministry been mentioned in local media? Send a link to smartin@txcumc.org
We want to share your story!

Worship Online with Your Bishop
Join Bishop Jones in online worship Sunday.

April 30
Deadline to apply for Five Stars of Excellence in Christian Education award

June 15-27
Texas Youth Academy - application deadline extended.

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

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