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Bishop Ben Chamness: A Life of Faithful Service

When Bishop Ben Chamness was interred in Rehobeth Cemetery outside Carthage, Texas, it was a homecoming of sorts. There, in the "beautiful space surrounded by woods," he laid to rest with his parents, grandparents, great grandparents, and so many members of the small Texas community who shaped him into the man and leader he became.
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Preparing for General Conference 2019

Bishop Scott Jones travels to all nine districts January 6 -12, 2019, to discuss The Way Forward with clergy and laity.
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Your Church Can Achieve Financial Stability

The Center for Congregational Excellence will host a Financial Empowerment Workshop for church planters, January 22, 2019.
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Call to Action on Immigration

One cannot experience the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Seasons without noticing the recurring themes of journey and migration. Mary and Joseph were uprooted from their home and forced to journey to another town when the Roman government demanded a census of its Jewish subjects.
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UM Children’s Centers: We Love All God’s Children!

The Texas Annual Conference continues to move forward in the formation of United Methodist Children’s Centers as part of the We Love All God’s Children initiative.
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Praying with the Desert Fathers and Mothers: Houston Lay School SMU Perkins

Houston Lay School Perkins SMU continues a powerful tradition of offering quality theological training to laity by introducing them to ancient traditions of contemplative Christianity.
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Art as Ministry

Today, art is everywhere at St. Paul’s Houston. It dances in ballet slippers in the Fine Arts Program for preschoolers. It lifts its brushes in worship as local artist Ibraim Nascimento Santos creates art to the liturgical rhythms of worship, praise, the reading of the Word, and prayer.

Texas Recovers

Other News

Seeing a Way Forward

Bishop Scott Jones spoke with UM News as part of “Seeing a Way Forward,” a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.

Tax Seminars

TMF (formerly Heartspring Methodist Foundation) and the Texas Conference are co-sponsoring seminars for clergy and church staff or laity participating in the financial management of the local church. Register now for February seminars in Tyler and Houston.

Methodist Hospital Lay Ministry Training

The Department of Spiritual Care and Education at Houston Methodist Hospital will offer a five session training course for new lay ministers in March 2019. Lay Ministers are gifted men and women from many different faith communities in the metropolitan area who commit to serve a minimum of one day a week for 2-4hrs on a consistent basis.

Community Health Fair in Houston

Hosted by the United Methodist Churches in Houston's Third Ward February 16, 2019.

IGNITE 2019: Life Together

Our Ignite retreats are designed to have something spiritually sparked! It could be through fervent worship, rekindled relationships, Christian community, or fun-filled fellowship. These weekends are for 7th-12th grade students and their adult chaperones.

College Pastoral Internship Program

Applications for the 2019 College Pastoral Internship Program are due February 15th!

Delegate Nominations

If you are interested in the process for becoming a delegate to General and Jurisdictional Conference, information is now available at https://www.txcumc.org/nominations.

January 20
Interfaith Advocacy Training in Houston

January 21
BMCR Annual MLK Brunch

January 22
Financial Empowerment Workshop (registration)

January 24
6th Annual Ecumenical Prayer Service

January 27-29
Texas UMW Legislative Event in Austin

February 23-26
General Conference

May 26-29
Texas Annual Conference

March 2
Registration for Congreso de Mujeres 2019

May 26-29
Texas Annual Conference

April 11-13
Youth Worker Retreat

April 1-3 (save the date)
Elder's Retreat

Multiple Dates
Lay Ministry Trainings

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