The New Faith Communities initiative as we begin new congregations across the Conference. Since January, we have started six new faith communities, chartered two new UMC’s, and will begin another faith community in June 2023!
The Laos Mission Initiative WELD Project, which gives our ministry partners in Laos much needed clean Water, children’s Education and Leadership Development for United Methodist Churches and pastors.
The Holy Land Journey with Bishop Harvey. Every other year, Bishop Harvey takes ordinands to the Holy Land. In January, she hopes to take another group of ordinands with her to a land referred to as the Fifth Gospel. Few things impact a clergy person’s ministry like a trip to the Holy Land.
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During Annual Conference Sessions, May 28 through May 31, 2023, delegates, and guests will be invited to give to three offerings:
Sunday’s Opening Celebration Service: At the opening celebration we will receive an offering going toward our New Faith Communities initiative. As you know the events of the past year have created some unique opportunities for New Faith Communities. Sunday night we will have the opportunity to contribute to these exciting ventures
Monday’s Memorial Service: Monday afternoon at our Memorial Service we will have the opportunity to continue to partner with the Laos WELD Project: Water, Education, and Leadership Development. This project focuses on bringing clean water to communities deeply impacted by illnesses associated with the lack of clean water; education of children who do not have access to public education; and Leadership Development as we continue to equip pastoral leaders for this country that is experiencing revival in wonderful ways
Tuesday’s Ordination/Commissioning Service: On Tuesday night we will celebrate the commissioning and ordination of clergy for the Texas Annual Conference. Bishop Harvey has a custom of taking ordinands on a trip to The Holy Land every other year. This coming January, she hopes to take those who were ordained last year and those being ordained this year with her to the land often referred to as the Fifth Gospel. Few things impact a clergy person’s pastoral ministry as much as a trip to The Holy Land where one has the opportunity to stand by the Sea of Galilee and read the Beatitudes, kneel at the Pool of Bethsaida and almost hear Jesus ask, “Do you want to be made well?”, walk down the Palm Sunday road with Jerusalem in sight remembering Jesus’ weeping over the city, and so many other moving experiences. It’s an honor to invest in this trip for our clergy
So, this year come to the Texas Annual Conference prepared to invest in these ministries that are guaranteed to have an exponential return on their investment through kingdom impact.