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Date Change: Methodist Youth Day

     Due to scheduling and booking conflicts with Daingerfield State Park there is a date change for Methodist Youth Day.  It will NOT be Saturday August 16th but rather it will be Saturday August 23.   For more info goto: https://www.facebook.com/events/1409021646040955/ and  https://www.facebook.com/events/1380052125614825/ Aaron Dudley Office 903-856-2839   Cell 903-720-5164 North District Youth Coordinator

A Message from Bishop Janice Riggle Huie

Dear Friends in the Texas Annual Conference, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Resurrected Savior. As you are aware, a series of spring storms bringing devastating tornadoes and floods have swept across the Southern section of the United States during this week.  Hundreds of homes and two United Methodist churches, one [...]

COMMUNICATIONS – United Methodist Communications

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Monday Morning Clergy Quadrant Meetings – September 2014

Family Picnic

Family Picnic        Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon     

Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church

6203 N Kings Hwy

Texarkana, TX  75503             903.793-1116

Children’s Activities/childcare            Come and Enjoy!          No RSVP Required          Meal is Provided

Spirit Journey 2014

For Clergy and Laity:  The Spirit Journey Retreat is approved by the Texas Annual Conference Congregational Excellence Office.  The retreat has a Benedictine style schedule with Jerry P. Haas as our speaker.  Jerry is a UM pastor who has served in many capacities, including Director of the Academy for Spiritual Formation.  Full details are in the brochure attached below. The dates are October 23 through October 25, 2014.

Spirit Journey 2014 flyer revised 7-10-14


Blessings, Terry

Rev. Terry Smith, member of the Spirit Journey Retreat Team

HOT Summer Concert

HOT Summer Concert

Saturday, August 2

7:00 P.M.

Pirtle United Methodist Church

Featuring East Texas’ Own James Holder And Friends                            

Come and enjoy an evening of musical splendor and wonder. Hear one of the top talents in East Texas along with his friends and special guests. You will hear a variety of traditional, gospel, oldies and more. Reception to follow.

11278 CR 273 N Overton, TX 75684

Located south of Kilgore off Hwy 259  903.984-9555

Heartspring Methodist Foundation


Heartspring Methodist Foundation is a United Methodist Group that offer loans to local churches to repair, remodel, refinance, build or buy. Great rates that benefit the church.  Money working for The United Methodist Churches and their members.  Heartspring also offers other financial tools, visit www.heartspringmethodist.org  or call Ms. Cheryl Westbrook at their Longview location at 903.753-8305 for more information and assistance.



Methodist Youth Day

Methodist Youth Day  @ Daingerfield State Park

Friday, August 22-Early Bird Camp Out

& Saturday, August 23 Methodist Youth Day.

District Youth Coordinator-Aaron Dudley 903.856-2839  standuporshutup@rocketmail.com

Wellness Incentives

Wellness Incentives

The best incentive for participating in the Wellness Program is how great you’ll feel as a result! But as we know, change can be a challenge. The Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (TAC) offers cash incentives to encourage and reward participants for achieving their specific wellness goals.

TAC Group Health Benefits - Day of Wellness

Scheduled for Friday, August 8th at Longview First United Methodist Church

From 8 am to 3 PM

Register at www.mytacbenefits.org or call Nancy Slade at 713.521-9383 for more information

Deadline to register is July 17 

You can earn up to $2,000 by achieving the following wellness goals:

$200 - Losing 5% of your total starting body weight

$200 - Losing 10% of your total starting body weight

$600 - Losing 50% of the weight required to achieve a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or lower

$1,000 - Losing 100% of the weight required to achieve a BMI of 25 or lower

$400 - Being at a BMI of 25 or less at the Day of Wellness and maintaining it for six months

For the $400, $600 and $1,000 incentives, you’re required to have an annual physical exam and submit a form from your physician indicating your current weight.

Clergy & Family Picnic

Clergy & Family Picnic        Saturday, August 2 at 12 noon

Hardy Memorial United Methodist Church

6203 N Kings Hwy

Texarkana, TX  75503             903.793-1116

Children’s Activities/childcare            Come and Enjoy!          No RSVP Required          Meal is Provided

Job Opening: Director of Children’s Ministry

Williams Memorial UMC in Texarkana is seeking a Director of Children’s Ministry. The Director of Children’s Ministry will provide administration, supervision and development of children’s ministry programs of the church. See attached job description for a list of duties, and send resume to office@williamsumc.org.

Director.Childrens Ministry

Trip to Zoe Ministry – Feb. 2015


As you may have heard at annual conference, our center is helping to plan a mission trip to Kenya, Africa to visit Zoe Ministry sites.  Attached you will find a letter from Diane McGehee, an application for the trip and a few words from Gaston Warner, the Executive Director of Zoe Ministry.   Diane would appreciate your help getting the word out to your clergy and lay members about this trip by posting these documents on your district websites.  If you have any questions or concerns related to these documents or this trip, please let us know.  Thank you for your help.

ZOE Trips of Hope

Application – Zoe Ministry Feb. 2015

Letter to Members of TAC

Be blessed,


Shirley Broome

Center for Missional Excellence

Administrative Assistant for Rev. Diane McGehee

& Golden Cross Administrator

Texas Annual Conference

5215 Main St.

Houston, TX  77002

Office: 713/521-9383  Ext. 301

Fax: 713/521-3724

Follow this link for more information: