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Tour de TAC: Bike Riders to Help Encourage Innovation and Church Planting

A Texas Annual Conference bike ride and series of gatherings, will empower churches throughout all nine districts of the Conference to reach their neighbors through church planting and the establishment of new faith communities.
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Tour de TAC Q&A

Rev. Morris Matthis, Director of New Faith Communities, discusses why new faith communities are vital to the future of the Conference. "We must begin reaching out to the community in creative ways."
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Upper Room: A Church that Looks Like Heaven

The Upper Room, Houston, a worship community that reflects the cities vibrant diversity is preparing for a move to the Heights. The Upper Room, is often referred to as "the church that looks like heaven."
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Lindale UMC Donates Shoes at Back to School Carnival

At last the moment arrives. The doors open, and children rush inside to try their luck at a variety of carnival games where winners will go home with school supplies instead of stuffed bears and their golden ticket guarantees them a brand-new pair of shoes.
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And a Child Will Lead Them

In Westbury UMC’s Kid’s Troupe, a child carefully guides a paintbrush along the surface of a canvas to trace his hand. Once finished, he carries the canvas to another child in the room who dips her brush into another color tracing the outline of her hand over his.
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Vida Abundante: Hispanic Ministry Comes to East Texas

Hispanic Ministries is growing again with Vida Abundante, the first United Methodist Hispanic worship community in East Texas..
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What About Us?

Twenty-five years ago, a group of special needs adults posed this question to the Rev. Steve Goad. The pastor took their heartfelt longing back to his church, Carroll Springs UMC, Athens and they, along with Lakeview Methodist Conference center, began Special People Camp to minister to special needs adults in a church camp environment.

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Table Talks with Bishop Jones

Join with others in The Texas Annual Conference to learn more about the future of The United Methodist Church at “Table Talks with Bishop Scott Jones, conversations on The Way Forward.” Separate sessions will be held for clergy and laity in all nine districts from August 11-23, 2018.

Heartspring, TMF Sign Papers

The boards of Heartspring Methodist Foundation and the Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) signed the paperwork to formally finalize their merger July 26th, 2018, with the understanding that they will not begin operations as a combined foundation until January 1, 2019.

Sunday of Blessing

Texas Annual Conference churches are encouraged to celebrate “A Sunday of Blessing” on August 12 (or another Sunday) to give children of all ages a strong start to their school year in 2018-2019.

Third Sunday Native American Worship

Rev. Ross Hyde, chair of CONAM (Committee on Native American Ministries), will be preaching on the Power of Oneness from John 17 at the August 19th gathering.

Small Membership Church Retreat

The annual Small Church Retreat will be held at Grace UMC in Palestine, TX November 17, 2018 with speaker Dr. Jesse Brannen, Central South District Superintendent.

August 10
Hurricane Preparedness Resource Fair at Trinity UMC, Houston

August 31 Deadline
Houston Methodist Lay Ministry Training

September 1 Deadline
Local church racial/ethnic ministry grants

September 17-18
Clergy Gathering

October 2-4
Retired Clergy and Spouses Retreat

October 18-20
Spirit Journey

November 9
The Big Event

November 12-14
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