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Sharing Faith: Ecumenical Trio Lead by Example

In Athens, Texas, three men are banding together to show the positive impacts they can make together. While they are all pastors of different faiths, this trio believes that they should celebrate their common belief in God and unite to support their community.
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God is Key to Recovery

FUMC Bryan has a long history for helping individuals recovering from addiction. Now the church is preparing to go a step further and planning for a new ministry “Open Door” to launch in a few months.
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Epworth League Building Community
for Young People

Rev. Katie Eichler isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to attracting 18 to 35-year olds to church. Instead, she is taking her cues from an association formed more than 100 years ago, the Epworth League. With the help of nonprofit FAM Houston, the historic organization is back and drawing more and more young adults.
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It’s Here! The First Pre-K in Kirbyville

A grand opening celebration feted a new, licensed and accredited preschool in Kirbyville – the first in the city and the fourth in Jasper county. Kirbyville UMC presented the preschool as one of seven of the new United Methodist Children’s Centers.
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WCA Looks Toward New, Traditional Church

Wesleyan Covenant Association leaders say a breakup of The United Methodist Church is necessary and inevitable, and they want to be ready.
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Golden Cross Donated $28K to Methodists Unable to Pay Medical Bills

Golden Cross Ministry helped United Methodists cover their medical expenses since 1921. With rising healthcare costs and difficulty obtaining insurance, the ministry’s importance continues to grow. Contributions from the TAC help Golden Cross keep up with an ever-increasing need.

Other News
Opportunities

Thanksgiving Offering: Special Sunday Request

Tropical Storm Imelda stalled over Southeast Texas on September 18, 2019, dropping 43 inches of rain throughout day and night.  By 11:00 p.m. that evening, water had risen in two Southeast District parsonages, and the pastors and their families were forced to evacuate. They soon discovered the churches they serve, FUMC Winnie and FUMC Vidor, were also flooded.

Advent Open House with Bishop Jones

Join Bishop Jones at an advent open house and special viewing of Mary Lou’s Nativity Collection at the episcopal residence in Houston December 8.

Faithful Giving in a Time of Change

Videos of a roundtable discussion of connectional giving in The United Methodist Church, features panelists who work with giving and budgets at all levels of the denomination.

Many Traditions in One Language – How a Career Prepared Me for My Call

In my role as Coordinator of Mission Field Development for the Texas Annual Conference, I don’t lead a church, but I support the work of 29 Hispanic churches in different missional growth stages in our conference. This year, all our Hispanic churches are doing something to connect with their communities as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.

Sexual Ethics Training for All Pastors

All those who are serving under episcopal appointment within the Texas Annual Conference must attend one of the upcoming Sexual Ethics Trainings in early 2020 to remain in good standing.

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!

November 16
4D Church Workshop with Rev. Olu Brown

November 17
Third Sunday Native American Worship

December 3
Learn About Church-School Partnerships

February 21-23 &
March 1

IGNITE 2020

June 15-27
Texas Youth Academy Priority Applications Due November 15

February 8
African American Church Initiative Lay Academy with Bishop Jones

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information


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