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World Methodist Conference Enjoys Texas-Sized Hospitality

featureimage1In the weeks leading up to the opening service and throughout the conference, Texas Conference churches, conference staff and an array of leaders provided volunteers, table hosts, communication support and many other enhancements to make this global event an resoundingl success.


Rudy Thursday Morning Worship

featureimage1The first full day of the World Methodist Conference began with beautiful music and a compelling message from Rev. Rudy Rasmus, of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Downtown Houston within the Texas Annual Conference.


What Does Your Love Look Like?

featureimage1Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church started the second full day of the WMC with a challenging question: “What does your love look like?”more

Rev. Dr. Harold Good Delivers Plenary Friday Afternoon
featureimage1Former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland and recipient of the World Methodist Peace Prize and co-recipient of the Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award, Rev. Dr. Harold Good delivered his message of unity Friday afternoon.more
International Clergy Fill Houston Area Pulpits
featureimage1More than two dozen congregations in the greater Houston area heard the word proclaimed with an international twist as spiritual leaders visited their pulpits on Sunday, September 4 following the conclusion of the World Methodist Conference.
Lyon Recieves 2016 Peace Award
featureimage1The 2016 peace award recipient is Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, the general superintendent of the Wesleyan Church and founder of World Hope International, a relief and development organization that seeks to alleviate suffering and injustice in 30 countries.
Closing Worship

featureimage1The final service continued the practice of creating powerful worship experiences by blending ritual and music beautifully. 

September 8, 2016
District Visits Schedule
Bishop Jones will begin visits to districts soon.
Culture Night
Friday night at WMC was "Texas Time" filled with Mariachis, Country Music, Dancing and Gospel Choir.
September 11-14
SCJ Mission Academy
September 13
Learning over Lunch Event (LOL)
September 18
Third Sunday - Native American Worship
September 26-27
The Gathering
September 29
Trinity UMC Community Forum
October 2
World Communion Sunday
October 2016
Bonhoeffer Tours
October 18-20
New Church Leadership Institute
WMC Bible Study with Dr. Grace Imathiu
​Rev. Dr. Grace Imathiu of Kenya led The Thursday morning Bible study on the parable of the prodigal son.
Bible Study Yoo
In reviewing I Kings 3:16-28, Dr. Yani Yoo challenged the audience to open their minds to explore the ambiguities of the text.
Dr. Ted Campbell Plenary: One Faith
Well-known authority on Christian history and a sought-after speaker Rev. Dr. Ted Campbell delivered the Thursday afternoon address.
One People
Interviews with delegates Wesleyan from the World Methodist Conference.
Global Migration
A thought-provoking discussion on global migration challenged workshop attendees to see immigrants as a blessing and not a burden.
Human Trafficking: Look Beneath the Surface
In every community, in every town and nation, there’s a secret. It’s not often talked about or acknowledged, but it’s there.
International Visitors Walk Labyrinth
Visitors walked the beautiful hand-laid stone labyrinth on the campus of St. Paul’s UMC, Houston.
National UM News
UM News Service

Service of Welcome

You are Invited to attend and welcome Bishop Scott Jones at one of two services in October.
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