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Lay Servant Training

Attached you will find the registration brochure for the next Lay Servant Training in the North District. Lay Servant Brochure 3-14-2014

NTCC Classes

A new semester is beginning at NTCC with classes resuming January 13th.  The Wesley Fellowship is making plans as well for our weekly devotions and lunches and kicking off our Building Campaign for 2014.  We are asking District Churches to get the word out to their members about how they can be a part of the Wesley [...]

From bags to buckets to BIRTHDAYS!

 2014 Mission Project – Birthday Bags

The Center for Missional Excellence invites you once again to participate in our mission project for Annual Conference.  We have had two successful years providing food and gift cards for the hungry and homeless.  This year we are blessing children with gifts for a very Special Day – their BIRTHDAY!

The gifts you bring will be divided and delivered to 3 food bank partners.  The recipients of your gifts will be – the Houston Food Bank’s Emergency Aid Coalition, the East Texas Food Bank’s Wonderful Wednesdays program at the St. Paul Children’s Foundation in Tyler, TX and the Southeast Texas Food Bank’s partner Orange Christian Services in Orange, TX.

There will be an area on the 4th floor at the Hilton Hotel near registration where you may deliver your gifts (Look for the birthday balloons!).  The 2nd page of the attached document will guide you to what to include in your bag.  Following these instructions will help present continuity in the gifts according to age and to the value of each bag so that no child feels that one gift is better than another.  When you deliver your bag(s) at annual conference, we will mark them with the correct age group and divide them equally with our partners.  We need volunteers to help with this project, please contact Shirley Broome at sbroome@txcumc.org if you would like to participate.

The three food banks are very excited about this project and the many blessings it will bring to the children they serve.   We hope that you will help us help them to Invest in the Young as VIBRANT congregations meeting the needs in our local communities.


Diane McGehee, Director

A Letter from our North District Youth Coordinator

Dear Pastors and Youth Leaders,

Last night at Tapp Memorial UMC in New Boston we had our final SYNC Rally before summer and it was another great night of fellowship and worship for us. I was thankful to have such a good group there even though there was dangerous weather around us.

I need to get the word out about a change in our district youth summer programming.  The past few summers we have had a district youth week centered around missions and have started calling it SYNC Retreat.  This event takes a great deal of preparation and planning by a team of people.  Those who made up this year’s team have been dispersed due to job changes and moves.  So, I have decided to not have a SYNC Retreat this summer.

However, I would like to invite your youth group to Methodist Youth Day at Daingerfield State Park, August 16th from Noon until 6:00pm admission will be $4.00 per person  (12 and under are free).  You and your group are welcome to come camp out Friday night or rent a cabin and spend the next day at the park.  Each group will be responsible for bringing there own food, drinks, money to rent canoes, paddle boats etc.   We will have swimming and grilling available for you and evening worship will be led by Shelly Wilson.  For more information about Shelly, the park or to check into available amenities for your group go to

 Shelly Wilson Ministries

Shelly Wilson Ministries

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I hope to see all of you there!

Aaron Dudley
Office 903-856-2839   Cell 903-720-5164
North District Youth Coordinator

Online registration for NxNW District Camp is open!  Begin registering now at 2014 Summer Camp Info & Registration | Lakeview Methodist Conference Center

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Mr. Wray Boyd – Harmonica Notes

Available for booking at your next church or community event:

 Mr. Wray Boyd – Harmonica Notes

Music styles include:

Hymns/Gospel/ Spirituals                               Patriotic/Military Service

Popular                                                            Irish

Blues                                                               American Heritage/Folk

Western                                                           Country

Classical                                                          Christmas Songs of all types

Here are a few of the venues where he has performed:

Belcher Center at Letourneau University in Longview, Texas

Churches, Banquets, Nursing/Assisted Living Homes,

Funerals, Walk for Life, and the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO

Mr. Wray Boyd


129 Shawnee Trail

Hallsville, TX 75650


Small Membership Church Training

A  Small Membership Church Training for laity and clergy will be held on Saturday, May 17 at Lakeview. You can arrive on Friday night, see attached flyer. You will need to have registrations postmarked by May 2.

Registration to:   

Dr. Dick White

P.O. Box 1643

Quitman, Texas   75783




903-763-4127 (office)

903-975-5563 (cell)

Part time pianist/accompanist needed!

Winterfield United Methodist Church is seeking a part time pianist/accompanist for our music ministry effective April 27, 2014.  Responsibilities include preparation with the Chancel Choir on Wednesdays and special occasions. Serving as pianist/accompanist for Sunday mornings at the 8:30 am and 10:45 am traditional services.  For more information contact Rev. Jay Barnes at the below information.

Jay C. Barnes, Pastor

Winterfield United Methodist Church

2616 Tryon Road

Longview, Texas 75605


Annual Pre-Conference Delegate Meeting

ATTENTION: Local Church & District Lay Delegates to Annual Conference and  Clergy

The North District date and site for the Annual Pre-Conference Delegate meeting for clergy and laity is scheduled for: Monday, April 28th at 7:00 pm at Ore City FUMC located at 201 S Cypress, Ore City, Texas 75683

with Rev. B. T. Williamson, Assistant to the Bishop from our Texas Annual Conference in Houston

Holy Thursday Sacrament of Holy Communion

Wesley McCabe UMC

Thursday, April 17 Noon

1115 S Mobberly in Longview, Texas

Rev Virginia Wall, pastor

Good Friday Worship Service

@ Lone Star FUMC

818 N. Main (US 259)

Noon, April 18th

All are invited!

Rev. Dr. Richard Heyduck, Pastor

SYNC Rally

Selah and Mark Shultz: FUMC Longview