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Historic Houston Church Survives Fire

St. Mark’s UMC in Houston survived a fire on Friday, Sept. 20. After the flames were extinguished, the community rallied around the church in efforts to preserve the historic structure. The restoration work continues, and members have found a temporary worship space in nearby schools.
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Take a Walk in Your Community to Uncover New Community Needs

Take a walk-that’s what Dr. Deborah Vaugh, senior pastor of Abiding Faith UMC, Houston recommends. Getting out into a community can help reveal needs, like the need for a neighborhood food pantry that Abiding Faith has worked to fill in recent months.
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From Stressed Out to Emotionally Well

Ready to hit pause and reset before you start living again? The TAC may just have the perfect solution this November. The TAC has partnered with the Upper Room, to hold a transformative retreat featuring Rev. Junius Dotson, general secretary of Discipleship Ministries.
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Christmas Shopping Experience for Special Needs Children

Even though the sun is still shining and the heat index is high in Texas, it’s always Christmas at FUMC Center. The church works year-round to prepare for Lucretia’s Christmas Wish – a day each year when it opens its doors for special needs students from across the county.
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Texas Churches Offer Shelter, Hope in Imelda Aftermath

Tropical storm Imelda left immense flooding in its wake. Many communities, still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, reported damage beyond belief. Area churches have jumped into action to help wherever they can.
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A Great Ministry, Period!

FUMC Lufkin has joined a global effort to make a major change – all by ensuring something small remains no big deal. The church recently formed a sewing circle for the international nonprofit Days for Girls, which prepares and distributes feminine hygiene products to those who would otherwise not have them.

Other News

Strategic Mapping Listening Sessions

Bishop Scott J. Jones invites all clergy and lay delegates to offer feedback on the fundamental elements of the Strategic Mapping Team's proposal for the Texas Annual Conference. Events will be held through October 20.

2019 Cabinet Mission: A Firm Foundation

The Texas Annual Conference Cabinet spent this week in mission.

Growing in Generosity Workshops

The next workshop for pastors of medium to large churches will be October 21-22 at Lakeview.

Texas Youth Academy 2020

We’ve opened nominations, and applications for staff and students for Texas Youth Academy 2020!

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.

African American Church Initiative

Events in November and February 2020.

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!

Multiple October Dates
Lay Ministry Trainings

October 12
McMahan Chapel Day

October 12
CS District Prayer Works Conference

October 13
BMCR Offers SANKOFA Celebration

October 13
Family and Friend / Pew Rally: Pleasantville UMC, Houston

October 21
UMM Give Day

October 24-25
A Gathering of Planters and Multipliers

October 25-26
Texas Conference Clergy Spouse Association Fall Retreat

November 1-3
The Big Event

February 21-23 &
March 1


Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

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