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Local Pastor’s Breakfast

LOCAL PASTORS BREAKFAST – Monday- Hilton Hotel – $16.00 – Ballroom of the Americas D

FInal count needs to be given to hotel at 5pm Thursday night. If you intended to go to the breakfast and forgot- here is your GRACE!

Email and give her your name and promise to pay at the door! We only have fourteen spots left to enjoy fellowship with other pastors, partake of a great breakfast buffet and hear an incredible talk by Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell. We will honor and pray for our newest pastors who are receiving appointments and attending licensing school this summer. Come and show your support for our growing number of local pastors and associate members.

More Annual Conference 2015 Info.

Attention Pastors:

Delegates to General Conference will be elected this year.

Please read below the Clergy Name Tag distinctions created by the Conference Office for voting purposes.

Also, attached you will find the Book of Discipline paragraphs describing the voting requirements from GBHEM.

SPECIAL LOCAL PASTORS  (Green nametag with a yellow dot.)  Full or part time who have completed course of study or MDiv and have served a minimum of 2 years under appointment may vote on all matters EXCEPT constitutional amendments and conference relations of clergy.  That means they CAN vote on delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences and on resolutions presented to conference.

LOCAL PASTORS (Green nametag with NO yellow dot.) Full or part time who have NOT completed course of study or MDiv or have NOT served a minimum of 2 years under appointment may vote on all matters EXCEPT constitutional amendments, delegates, conference relations of clergy.) They means they CAN vote on resolutions presented to conference.

Group Health Benefits Financial Reports

Attached please find the Group Health Benefits Financial Reports that were not ready at the time of production of the Pre-Conference Journal. You may wish to look these over prior to conference when this will be an item for vote through the Center for Clergy Excellence reports.

Thanks and see you at TAC 2015!
Jan Ervin


Benefits Financials 2015

Texas Conference UMMen Breakfast

Texas Conference UMMen Board Members and Men’s Ministry leaders,

You are invited to attend the Texas Conference UMMen Breakfast-Meeting on Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015 at First UMC-Houston, 1320 MAIN St, (between Polk and Clay, 5 blocks from Hotel). Gathering will start at 7:00 am (enter building from Clay St ), breakfast starts at 7:15   and meeting will be over by 8:30 am. We will be meeting in the Parlor which can accommodate 45.

Reservations are not required but a head count(RSVP confirmation) is appreciated to or 713-724-9755 so we can let the caterer know how much food to prepare. Payment is due at the door in cash or check to TX Conference UMMen, $16 per person,spouses are invited to attend for an additional $16. Please respond ASAP.

Looking forward to visiting with each of you at Conference and the UMM breakfast.

Kenneth Tielke, President
South Central Jurisdiction UMMen
281-342-9677  home
713-724-9755  cell

Annual Conference: Laity Luncheon

Laity Luncheon

Perkins Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Dear Friends and Alumni of Perkins School of Theology,

There’s still time to reserve you place at the Perkins luncheon during Annual Conference. Here are the details:

Monday, May 25 at the Hilton of the Americas
11:45 AM in Room 339AB
Cost: $25, free for prospective students

To reserve your place please email Dr. Suzy Reedstrom at or send you check made payable to “Perkins School of Theology” to:

Suzy Reedstrom
Memorial Drive UMC
12955 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

Reservation deadline is Wednesday, May 20.

Hope to see you at the luncheon,


The Rev. Dr. Suzanne Cox Reedstrom
Lead Associate Minister
Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
12955 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

Annual Conference Info.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015    May 24-27       Hilton of Americas,  1600 Lamar St., Houston


Copies of the Pre-Conference Journals are available in the district offices if needed.

             Meeting Opportunities at Annual Conference:


Laity Luncheon/Tuesday, May 26 at noon/Ballroom of Americas “A”                        Restorative Justice Ministry Committee/Monday, May 25 at 7:30 am/Rm 339AB

Contact Sue Sullivan, 9903.826-4970 or                                      Email Shirley or 713.521-9383


TAC Clergy Spouses Association: The Reunion/Monday, May 25 at 11:45 am/Rm 335AC              Fellowship of Associate Members & Local Pastors/May 25 at 7 am

Rebecca Prather 281.299-7609 and                                                                                                    Linda Snow 281.331-3482 and


Church and Society & Religion and Race Committees/Tahirih Justice Center/Tuesday, May 26 at 7:30 am/Rm 335-AB

Shirley Broome at or 713.521-8393


Small Membership Church Breakfast/Monday, May 25 at 7:30 am                  Hispanic Ministries Luncheon/Monday, May 25 at 11 am/1st UMC Dwntn-Fellowship Hall

Rev. Dr. Dick White at richard@fumcquitman or 903.763-4127              Shirley Broome or 713.521-9383, Rev Pena at


Annual Conference Mission Project 2015

Children’s Bibles for prison family visitation rooms and Disciple Bible Study packets for inmates. The CENTER FOR MISSIONAL EXCELLENCE is asking every church in the Texas Annual Conference to take up an offering toward the cost of one or more of these items. A donation of $50 covers the cost of one set with bible and packet. Bring your donation to the 4th floor Mission Project table at Annual Conference. Check should be made out to “Texas Annual Conference”, memo line: “Restorative Justice Mission Project.”  Visit

Zoe Mission Ministries

Dear Colleagues in Christ,

As you are probably aware, the Texas Annual Conference is working closely with ZOE Ministries.  In February, we sent a team comprised of lay persons and clergy from our conference to Kenya to witness firsthand the ministries in which ZOE is engaged and to see how lives are being impacted for the Kingdom of God.  Our team members returned from that trip enthused and energized about the possibility of continued partnerships with ZOE in their mission efforts in Africa, India, and Central America to help children help themselves.  ZOE Ministries was approved as CONFERENCE ADVANCE SPECIAL 2015.  In furtherance of the Advance Special, the TAC Missions Committee has committed to help raise support for 25 ZOE working groups as we enlist Hope Companion churches (or groups of churches) for ZOE over the next 8 months.  We need your help to make this dream a reality.  Would you please consider hosting a ZOE mission team member at your church to share the amazing story of this wonderful ministry?  You can contact one of the team members on the attached list directly, or you may contact Rev. Scott Moore and he will contact a team member in your district for you.  We believe that with your help this ministry and partnership can flourish and bear much fruit.

If you’d like to learn more about ZOE Ministries please visit their website at or you can contact Rev. Scott Moore at 936-756-3395 or

We hope you will prayerfully consider hosting one of these team members at your church.


In Christ,

TAC Center for Missional Excellence and

TAC Missions Team


Scott Moore

Associate Pastor, FUMC-Conroe

Site Development Coordinator, Mission Depot

936-756-3395 Office

936-756-3995 Fax

936-697-2430 Cell

North X Northwest District Camp Registration

Registration for the North X Northwest District Camp is available at:

North X Northwest District Camp is June 29 – July 3, 2015

All registrations should be completed online.