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Serving Through Harvey and Helping During COVID-19

As coronavirus spreads throughout Houston, many churches have closed their doors and opted to livestream services instead. Before making its transition online, the congregation of Lake Houston UMC headed to the church’s parking lot on the Sunday.
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Grace

In these uncertain days, when fears about coronavirus are on the rise, it is wise to remember that an ever-present, pervasive spirit is always with us -- God’s grace. His creative, healing, transformative force binds together our community – and all of creation.
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Many Texas Annual Conference Churches Move to Online Worship

Through social media, congregations can continue to provide services – while enabling members to maintain safety and social distance to protect their health.
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Churches Go Back in Time with Drive-in Services to Reach Their Flock

Imagine a drive-in movie theatre – but replace the silver screen with a Pastor on a pulpit.
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Delegate Q&A

While the 2020 General Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19,  18 delegates have been elected for the Texas Annual Conference and convene regularly to prepare for the event.

Other News
Opportunities

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.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Preliminary summary and UMC impact.

COVID-19 Benefits Under the TAC Group Health Plan

We are praying for continued health and complete healing for all those impacted by the COVID-19 virus during this difficult time.

Free Webinar: Finding Inspiration in Isolation with Professor Jack Levison

Register now to attend three free lunchtime webinars, “Finding Inspiration in Isolation," led by Perkins faculty member, Jack Levison, W.J.A. Power Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew. Each session will take you back in time to recapture Israel's tenacious sense of the Spirit's energy.

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.

Five Stars of Excellence in Christian Education

Five Stars of Excellence in Christian Education recognizes congregations in the Texas Annual Conference that are committed to effective ministries in Christian Education and Faith Formation. Application deadline is April 30,2020.

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!
 

April 2
Introduction to Enneagram Workshop at TAC Service Center

May 24-27
Texas Annual Conference

July 15-18
South Central Jurisdictional Conference

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

Multiple Dates
Lay Ministry Trainings


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