2019 UMM Conference

2019 UMM Annual Conference The 2019 event will be held May 17-19, 2019 at Cypress Bend Resort. This year’s UMM Conference is hosting  a Golf Tournament &  Fishing Tournament at the Nation’s #1 Bass Fishing Lake! We’ll gather for fun and fellowship Friday night & the Golf and Fishing takes place Saturday morning. During the day Saturday there will be seminars and time for leisure! Saturday evening is when Prizes will be awarded, we’ll hear from our National Speaker and have a great time of ...

Manos Juntas Informational Meeting

The Center for Missional Excellence and Lakewood UMC will be hosting GBGM Missionary Willie Berman on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Willie will be sharing on-going missional opportunities in the Tamaulipas region of Northern Mexico, as well as ideas for new partnerships with the Texas Annual Conference. Manos Juntas is a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission site offering medical and dental clinics, education, and workforce training in several locations throughout Tamaulipas State.    Several Texas ...

Local Pastor Licensing School – June 2019

The 2019 Texas Annual Conference Local Pastor Licensing School is set for Wednesday, June 12 thru Tuesday, June 18. Registration is now open and payment ($75) will be accepted online via E-Check only. Please have Routing & Account information ready.   In order to register and receive a license to preach, the student MUST be a certified candidate with an appointment at a local charge.   For CLM's or people out of process, the cost is $750 plus $75 registration fee (payable at time of ...

The Main Thing Conference - Klein UMC

The Main Thing Conference will be held Sunday, April 7 from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Klein UMC  Presentations: Bishop Scott Jones, our Episcopal Leader Dr. Lacey Warner, Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies at Duke Divinity School Bishop James Swanson, episcopal leader of the Mississippi Conference Klein UMC  5920 Farm to Market 2920  Spring, TX 77388 

Register Now for Youth Academy

The 2019 Texas Youth Academy will be held on the campus of SMU. Texas Youth Academy is open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students, parents, youth directors, and pastors. Cost: $500 (Scholarships available) Applications Due May 5 Learn more at https://www.texasyouthacademy.com/ Previous articles about Texas Youth Academy So, What is Texas Youth Academy?   Theology, Community, and Worship: Texas Youth Academy Comes to Wiley College   Youth Academy Alumni Gather for Reunion   Special Insights ...

Author Bob Goff Brings a Message of Love to Good Friday Service

By: Roy Maynard En Español   Bestselling author Bob Goff will bring a message of compassion, connection and love to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands for a unique and uplifting Good Friday service.   The Woodlands UMC has secured the Pavilion—the world’s second busiest and best-attended amphitheater, behind only Washington D.C.’s famous Wolf Trap—for a special service this year. Gates open at 5 p.m., with the worship service starting at 6 p.m. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell ...

Doubling Attendance After the Storm

By: Roy Maynard   This TAC Church faced one obstacle after another. Hurricane Harvey flooding, financial challenges and so much more. But even with all of these trials, the church was able to rebuild and double attendance.   Call it another test of faith; the God who is the God of storms is also the God of rebuilding. And both are trials, in their own ways. “When Hurricane Harvey came through, it flooded everything,” says the Rev. Phil Chamberlin of Temple UMC, Port Arthur. “From the first ...

Fear Not: Sheltering-in-Place in Deer Park

By: Roy Maynard En Español   As the rest of the nation watched a plant fire on TV, the entire city of Deer Park, Texas sheltered in place because of significant levels of benzene in the air. Meanwhile, the pastor and members of Deer Park UMC, who were sheltered in place together had a very special worship service.   The piano prelude, “All Things Bright and Beautiful,” had just concluded. The Rev. Kate Walker of Deer Park United Methodist Church was about to rise to give the welcome when ...

Going Out Into the Community to “Be the Church”

By: Roy Maynard   For the Rev. Rahel Lee-Yoo, it started with two verse from Proverbs. “Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God’s hand for that person. Don’t tell your neighbor “Maybe some other time” or “Try me tomorrow.” -Proverbs 3:27-28 The Message   “In the past, our ‘Be the Church’ event has been a one-day thing,” she explained. “And it was very important, very effective and very fun. But again, it was only one day.”   FUMC, Pearland would take a day in April to...

Green Space is Ground Zero for Change: Soccer vs. Gangs

By Lindsay Peyton   Sometimes a soccer field holds more than the promise of an upcoming match. For Houston nonprofit reVision, the green space is ground zero for transformative change.   “Soccer is the most powerful tool for kids that I have ever seen,” CEO Charles Rotramel said. Rotramel is a pastor at St. Luke’s UMC, Gethsemane in Houston. The sport builds teamwork and forces cooperation, he added. Unlike other sports, where an individual takes the spotlight, in soccer everyone works together...

Seeing is Believing: The Living Last Supper

By: Roy Maynard   There’s no sermon at the Living Last Supper service at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Mount Pleasant. There are words, to be sure, but the narration is only part of the story. Actors portray Jesus and His disciples, along with servers and other characters, in a visual representation of some of the final hours of Christ’s life before His crucifixion.   “It’s not a play,” said Rev. Kristin Bogart. “Our narrator tells the story, but the disciples don’t speak. It’s told ...

Texas Conference Communicators Win UMAC Awards

By: Roy Maynard Communicators from the Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church traveled to St. Louis for the United Methodist Association of Communicators annual gathering, bringing home numerous awards—and a clearer perspective of what it means to spread the Word of Christ and His church.   “We were very blessed to have received several awards, but more importantly, this was a great time for us to really think about how important communication is to the Body of Christ,” said Shannon ...

Medical Missionary to Speak at Waskom FUMC

On April 2 at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Belinda Forbes, missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church will speak at Waskom First United Methodist Church. The community is invited to attend this event. Forbes is assigned to Accion Medica Christiana (Christian Medical Action) in Managua, Nicaragua, an ecumenical organization specializing in community health and development in impoverished regions and home to many indigenous and Afro-descendent populations. A dentist by...

Appointment Announcements

New appointments have been announced. The latest list of appointments is available at https://www.txcumc.org/appointmentannouncements

Disaster Response for Africa and US Midwest

Kudzai Chingwe wades through floodwaters at the Mutambara Mission Center in the Chimanimani District of Eastern Zimbabwe. Photo by the Rev. Juliet Mwarumba.    The Texas Annual Conference has a long history of disaster response around the world. Having frequently experienced our own natural disasters, we are well aware of the immense needs of humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a disaster. The past few weeks have seen devastation to our sisters and brothers in Malawi, Mozambique, and ...

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