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Is Your Church Putting out the
Digital Welcome Mat?

We sat down with technology aficionado the Rev. David Dorn, Lead Pastor of Contemporary Worship at Marvin UMC in Tyler, Texas to talk about how to use technology to attract younger guests.
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Local Pastors Preaching More in the Texas Conference

More and more, retirees and second-career ministers are stepping in to fill empty local pulpits throughout Texas. As it turns out, there are plenty of Isaiahs here—God’s faithful who say, “here am I, send me.”
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South Houston Church Gives it All Away One Truckload at a Time

Volunteers from League City UMC have stepped up to help for the past seven years. Together, they give away 40 pounds of food to each person, serving 100 to 300 families each time the food truck appears.  
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700 Members of a Texas Church Left Their Church Building Behind

Some 700 Members at Christ UMC in College Station have left the church behind – the building, that is. On a recent Sunday, the congregation hit the streets to help those in need, serving on a wide range of projects outside of church walls.
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A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed

FUMC Dayton is preparing for its seventh school year helping young friends in need through its Friends In Deed program, which provides supplies, clothes, shoes, Bibles and gifts to children.

Other News

Living Our Principles Bible Study

In this fourth video of our five-part series on the social principles of the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Michael Gienger discusses economic justice.


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Message on El Paso Shooting

Bishop Jones asks those in the Texas Annual Conference to be in prayer for our country, and shares the sentiment from Bishop Earl Bledsoe's statement from the New Mexico Conference where the shooting in El Paso took place.

Back to School Resources

Is your church doing something special to welcome youth and teachers as they head back to school? Here are some resources. Let us know what you have planned or send photos of your ministry to: smartin@txcumc.org

VBS Gallery Summer 2019

Thank you to all who submitted photos to our VBS photo contest! Several photos were submitted highlighting summer fun and vibrant youth ministries.

Churches in the News

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

August 10
Trinity UMC Houston Offers Civic Engagement Opportunities

August 10
Blueridge UMC: Blueprint to Better Health Event

August 16
Back to School Prayer Gathering

August 16-17
Houston Lay School of Theology

August 17
Tune Up Worship Band Gathering

August 17-18
Harper UMC, Hempstead 135th Anniversary

September 16-17
Clergy Gathering

Multiple Dates
Lay Ministry Trainings

October 13
BMCR Offers SANKOFA Celebration

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

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