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Network of Pastors Help a Refugee Mom and Baby Travel 1700 Miles

A network of United Methodist pastors recently helped a refugee mother and her baby travel from a Texas border detention agency all the way to Maryland. Along the way, every need was met by a United Methodist volunteer. This is the first in a two part series.
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Generational Challenges? Church Growth Expert Says Churches have to Make Hard Choices

Pastors and other leaders face a generational challenge, renowned speaker Haydn Shaw says—many churches have five generations of congregants active and involved, and each generation’s needs are unique.
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Texas Church Making Dresses for Girls to Combat Human Trafficking

It's difficult to tell who is blessed more by the Dress a Girl ministry at La Porte UMC - the girls throughout the world who receive the hand-made dresses, or the church and community members who make them.
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Answer the Call to serve as a Certified Lay Minister

Though she’s retired for medical reasons, Cynthia CookMoore wasn’t ready to stop serving. That’s why she’s enrolled in a Certified Lay Ministry (CLM) program through the United Methodist Church.
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Sunday Morning Haircuts for the Homeless

A whole new type of ministry is underway at Galveston Central Church. This UMC plant has always been a bit different and Rev. Michael Gienger enjoys the challenge of thinking outside the box. The church started offering haircuts for the homeless as part of the church’s weekly outreach.

Other News

Table Talks with Bishop Jones

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. District Listening Sessions are scheduled for September 30 through October 20, 2019.

Growing in Generosity Workshops

Cultivating generosity in a church can be challenging. The last time we checked, there were not any money trees growing behind your church! The next workshop for pastors of medium to large churches will be October 21-22.

African American Church Initiative

Events will be held in each district throughout August and September as well as additional related events in November and February 2020.

Spirit Journey 2019

Spirit Journey will be October 17—19 at Lakeview. The topic is Right Here Right Now: The Practice of Christian Mindfulness presented by Dr. Amy Oden.

Falling into the Psalms

“Falling into the Psalms” is a daily devotion for September written by clergy and laity from all over the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.


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Back-to-School Ministry Success

Harper UMC, Hempstead offered supplies to kids in need at their back-to-school event.

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!

Sept. 15
Third Sunday Native American Worship

Sept. 16-17
Clergy Gathering

Sept. 14, 21 & 28
CLM Training II Practice of Ministry-Pastoral Care and Worship

Sept. 21 & 28
CLS Lay Servant Academy

Sept. 28 & Oct. 5
CLM Training III Organizing a Congregation for Mission and Ministry

October 8
Loving Houston - Helping Churches Serve Local Schools

October 13
BMCR Offers SANKOFA Celebration

October 21
UMM Give Day

October 24-25
A Gathering of Planters and Multipliers

September 14,22
Hempstead Churches Host Musical Events

November 1-3
The Big Event

February 21-23 &
March 1


Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information

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