Texas Conference UMMen

Please find Attached an information Flyer/Registration form for a Gathering of Texas Conference UMMen on Saturday, September 19 at Atascocita UMC, Humble, TX. Please forward this email with the attachment to your church UMM Presidents and officers and advertise the event in your church newsletters and bulletins.

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Thank you for all your help in helping to grow men’s ministry in the Texas Conference.

Kenneth Tielke – President

South Central Jurisdiction

713-724-9755  cell

kenwtielke@aol.com

Chili Cookoff

MARK YOUR CALENDARS….Saturday, October 3rd

 

CHILI COOK OFF benefiting Newgate Mission at Pegues Hurst Ford Dealership

      And…a Mustang Car Show!!  100 Mustangs will be there!!

Live Band too!

 

      11:00 to 4:00  (Teams arrive at 9:30)

 

Need to get TEAMS together to participate!  No fee for the teams!!

 

Tickets to attend the Cook Off are $10 per person.

 

Need your help

1. Help get teams together – what fun it is going to be!

    Churches, Sunday School Classes, Families, Neighbors, Friends…any group!!

2.  Help spread the word….good food, music and a great car show!

3.  Come and support the event – all proceeds benefit Newgate Mission

 

Thanks so much for all you do for the mission!  See you at the Chili Cook-Off!

Call the mission 903-757-6146 or email brenda@newgatemission.org to sign your team up!!

 

Blessings,

Brenda Liverman

District Reminders

REMINDER:

 

Monday Morning Clergy Quadrant Meetings will begin on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 am at Marshall First United Methodist Church.

Due to the first Monday of the month being Labor Day Holiday, we will hold the meeting on Tuesday.

Schedule: 

10:00 am          1st Monday                      Marshall Quadrant                      Marshall First United Methodist Church            300 E. Houston St.       903.938-6622

2nd Monday                     Longview Quadrant                    Greggton United Methodist Church                      1101 Pine Tree Rd.   903.759-3831

3rd Monday                       Pittsburg Quadrant                     Pittsburg First United Methodist Church            109 College St.                        903.856-2839

4th Monday                    *Texarkana Quadrant                   Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church       6203 N Kings Hwy.        903.793-1116

                                                                       * This meeting will be led by Rev. John Thornburg. See below for discussion topic.

 

Reading/Discussion Topics for Fall 2015:

September – No book this month, we will discuss the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling and the church. OnSeptember 28 at Hardy Memorial UMC the meeting will be led by Rev. John Thornburg – Texas Methodist Foundation area consultant, former Perkins preaching instructor, and published hymn writer – is facilitating the conversation on:  “Turning on the Worship Power Grid – Working for Fuller Participation.”  Just as a bumper car ride is only exciting if your car has power, worship is only truly rich and memorable if everyone in the sanctuary can experience God’s presence and power. But sometimes worship leaders keep all the power on the podium. This seminar will provide concrete examples of how to spread the power and excitement of worship throughout the sanctuary. There will be plenty of time for participant questions to be addressed, as well.  

October – Wearing God by Lauren F. Winner. On October 12 at Pittsburg First UMC the meeting will be led again by Rev. John Thornburg on the  same topic as in September.

November The Emotional Intelligence of Jesus:  Relational Smarts for Religious Leaders by Roy M Oswald and Arland Jacobson

 


 

Annual Friends of Wesley Fellowship of NTCC Fundraiser Dinner

Thursday, September 3 at 6 PM

Daingerfield First United Methodist Church

306 W Scurry St., Daingerfield, Texas  7575638

Hosted by Daingerfield First UMC and the Wesley Board of Directors

 

We will enjoy a catered meal, entertainment and discuss the progress on the construction of the new Wesley Fellowship Center.  We are blessed to announce that we have raised $162,000 towards our building campaign goal of $292,000.  We thank you for your support to date. Please join us on September 3 and feel free to extend an invitation to others you feel have interest. If you are bringing a large group, please rsvp by Aug. 26 at 903.645-3431.


You’re Invited to a

Luncheon for Clergy Spouses

Saturday, September 12th at noon

North District Parsonage

917 Hillcrest

Longview

For directions please call Roxanne’s cell: 936.522-7610

Family Retreat 2015

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Celebrating the Church

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Professional Development for Clergy

TMF Offers Professional Development Events for Clergy

7/28/2015

Texas Methodist Foundation has created a series of professional development events for clergy in the Texas Conference, organized by Melvin Amerson, TMF resource specialist.
These learning events are designed to provide quality, affordable learning opportunities for clergy.

Rev. Amerson has offered a learning event to the North District at no cost to us and we invite our clergy/pastors to attend.  Rev. John Thornburg will be leading the conversation at two North District Quadrants; Texarkana in September and Pittsburg in October at our regular Monday Morning Clergy Quadrant Meeting at 10:00 a.m. with lunch to follow.

Rev. John Thornburg – TMF area consultant, former Perkins preaching instructor, and published hymn writer – is facilitating the conversation on:  “Turning on the Worship Power Grid – Working for Fuller Participation.”  Just as a bumper car ride is only exciting if your car has power, worship is only truly rich and memorable if everyone in the sanctuary can experience God’s presence and power. But sometimes worship leaders keep all the power on the podium. This seminar will provide concrete examples of how to spread the power and excitement of worship throughout the sanctuary. There will be plenty of time for participant questions to be addressed, as well.

September 28 – Hardy Memorial UMC in Texarkana – presenter John Thornburg:  “Turning on the Worship Power Grid – Working for Fuller Participation”


October 12 – First UMC in Pittsburg – presenter John Thornburg:  “Turning on the Worship Power Grid – Working for Fuller Participation” 

Sexual Ethics Training

Dear Pastors,

Attached you will find registration information for the upcoming Sexual Ethics Training events. Please read the letter below from Nancy Slade in the office of Clergy Excellence. Feel free to contact her if needed and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. All clergy must renew this training every four years.

Be Blessed,

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Hi All,

Finally…

We have registration set up for the two events in October. Brant is linking to it on the calendar and on the website page. We will include it in the next clergy newsletter also.

You may want to include this in any of your communication from your district.

Tell everyone to register as a Guest. You are able to register more than one person on the form if you are paying for several. You can also send in a check to me – made out to the “Texas Annual Conference”, “Sexual Ethics” in the memo line if someone does not want to use a credit card. We want all payments prior to event.

The plan is to offer more sessions (on Saturdays) after these two events. We will let you know those dates soon.

Thank you all for your patience with all of this.

 

Sexual Ethics Training 2015

 

Nancy

Nancy Slade

Executive Assistant to Gail Ford Smith, Director

Center for Clergy Excellence

Texas Annual Conference, The United Methodist Church

5215 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002

713.521.9383, Ext. 322 Fax 713.523.9173

Save The Date

Wiley College

Celebrating the Church

11:00 a.m.

September 10, 2015 – Marshall, Texas

“Living in Unity”

Craft Sale

CALLING ALL VENDORS

Reserve your table now for

McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church

Craft Sale and Fair on November 21, 2015

Call 903.812-4064

Newgate Mission

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Need your help!!

 

Have some OPEN dates to cook and serve in the next few weeks!

Please consider taking one of them and if you would please share this information with others that might be to help!

 

Sunday  July 19th  (Lunch)

Sunday July 26th (Breakfast)

Saturday, August 1st (Breakfast)

Saturday, August 8th (Lunch)

Saturday August 15th (Lunch)

Sunday, August 16th (Lunch)

 

Thank you for all you do for the people at the mission!  Your service and  dedication is a blessing to them.

 

Brenda Liverman

903.757-6146