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Fear Not: Sheltering-in-Place in Deer Park

As the rest of the nation watched a plant fire on TV, the entire city of Deer Park, Texas sheltered in place because of significant levels of benzene in the air. Meanwhile, the pastor and members of Deer Park UMC, who were sheltered in place together had a very special worship service.

Texas Recovers

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TAC Communicators Win UMAC Awards

Communicators from the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to St. Louis for the United Methodist Association of Communicators annual gathering, bringing home numerous awards—and a clearer perspective of what it means to spread the Word of Christ and His church.
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Going Out Into the Community to “Be the Church”

For the Rev. Rahel Lee-Yoo, it started with two verse from Proverbs. “Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow.” -Proverbs 3:27-28 The Message
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Seeing is Believing:
The Living Last Supper

There’s no sermon at the Living Last Supper service at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant. There are words, to be sure, but the narration is only part of the story. Actors portray Jesus and His disciples, along with servers and other characters, in a visual representation of some of the final hours of Christ’s life before His crucifixion.
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Green Space is Ground Zero for Change:
Soccer vs. Gangs

Sometimes a soccer field holds more than the promise of an upcoming match. For Houston nonprofit reVision, the green space is ground zero for transformative change.
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Author Bob Goff Brings a Message of Love
to Good Friday Service

Bestselling author Bob Goff will bring a message of compassion, connection and love to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands for a unique and uplifting Good Friday service.
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Doubling Attendance After the Storm

This TAC Church faced one obstacle after another. Hurricane Harvey flooding, financial challenges and so much more. But even with all of these trials, the church was able to rebuild and double attendance.

Other News
Opportunities

Cabinet Makes New Appointments

New appointments have been announced.

Pre-Conference Meetings

Pre-conference meetings will be held in your district in April. Resolutions will be discussed.

TAC Meals, Meetings and Childcare

Be sure to register for childcare during annual conference and sign up for the meals and meetings you plan to attend. Also, clergy and laity profiles for elections during Annual Conference are now available under elections and delegate info. Be sure to make hotel reservations soon. txcumc.org/tac2019

Medical Missionary to Speak in Waskom

On April 2 at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Belinda Forbes, missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church will speak at Waskom First United Methodist Church.

Disaster Response: Africa, US Midwest

The Texas Annual Conference has a long history of disaster response around the world. Having frequently experienced our own natural disasters, we are well aware of the immense needs of humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a disaster. The past few weeks have seen devastation to our sisters and brothers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe following Cyclone Idai, to our extended family in the Midwest following record-breaking floods, and in the Southeast after a series of tornadoes tore through the region.

Lakeview Summer Camp 2019

The theme is "Under Pressure" and the verse comes from Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Register Now for Youth Academy

The 2019 Texas Youth Academy will be held on the campus of SMU. Texas Youth Academy is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, parents, youth directors, and pastors.

Church Photos Needed

The Worship Team for Annual Conference 2019 needs your help. We would like to gather as many photos of our churches as we can to represent the beauty of all our churches across the conference.

March 28-30
Perkins Theological School for Laity

April 1-3
Elders and Deacons Combined Retreat

April 21
Easter Resources

May 18
UMM Top Golf Outing

May 26-29
Texas Annual Conference

June 17-29
Texas Youth Academy

Multiple Dates
Lay Ministry Trainings

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information


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