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Pastors Envision an Overground Railroad
to Help Refugees

United Methodist pastors and volunteers are still at work helping a refugee mother and her child. Her journey is far from over – but luckily help pouring in from the crew of volunteers is only growing. This is the second story in our series about "Maria."
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Strategic Mapping Team Releases Proposal and invites TAC to Listening Sessions for Feedback

What’s the future of the Texas Annual Conference? According to church leaders conducting "listening sessions" throughout the conference in late September and October, it could be leaner, more efficient - and closer to home.
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Building Strong Neighborhoods Through Affordable Home Ownership and Community Gardens

The first step in learning how to best serve a neighborhood is getting to truly know the place and the people who call it home. Rev. Paul Richards-Kuan has spent the past three years doing just that at St. Paul’s UMC in Houston.
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Tropical Storm Imelda Devastates Southeast Texas

As torrential rains pelted southeast Texas late this week, members of the Texas Conference scrambled to assist those in need.
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Historic Church in Double Bayou Spared by Tropical Storm Imelda

As Rev. Mary Shotlow of St. Paul UMC in Double Bayou watched Tropical Storm Imelda inch nearer to the Texas coastline, her memories of Hurricane Harvey were on her mind.

Other News
Opportunities

Growing in Generosity: Last Chance to Register for Phase 2/3 Workshops.

Smaller membership church pastors who attended Phase 1 workshops, please remember to register for Phase 2/3 workshops. The next workshop for pastors of medium to large churches will be October 21-22.

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.

St. Mark's UMC in Houston Damaged by Fire Amid Area Flooding

After the floods one of our Houston churches experienced a fire: St. Mark's UMC, in the Heights neighborhood.

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.

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.

#Selfless2Selfie

Today is a good day to give the selfie an upgrade! Learn more about how we are going to turn those filter full snaps into #Selfless2Selfie shares! Go to http://www.selfless2selfie.com to learn more!

Planning Ahead

We are looking for two or three pastors and/or UMC staff who have already planned their Advent calendar for 2019. Cross Connection would like to share unique ideas on what our churches are doing to attract new members and share the Christmas story. Please send a short description of your idea and your cell phone to communications@txcumc.org

Sept. 28
CLM Training II Practice of Ministry-Pastoral Care and Worship

Sept. 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 12
McMahan Chapel Day

October 13
BMCR Offers SANKOFA Celebration

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

IGNITE 2020

Multiple Dates
Youth Ministry Events and Information


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