Free Pancake Breakfast!

Free Pancake Breakfast


You are cordially invited to a FREE Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Providence Place.  Our goal is to ‘empower’ our community with the information and resources to help those they serve. 

The topic will focus on the Center for Higher Independence (CHI) at Providence Place and how the program helps young adults with disabilities learn to take responsibility for their lives. They manage tasks of daily living in a way they never dreamed possible – shopping and cooking for themselves, cleaning their homes, managing their money – and open up bright new futures for themselves.  You will also meet and hear from the CHI team members about how the program works.  Space is limited please RSVP by October 3, 2014.

A delicious pancake breakfast will be prepared and served by our CHI Culinary Arts students and we invite you to stay after the presentation and take a tour of our campus.

If you have any questions, please contact Mia Buentello at or 210-696-2410.

The Pumpkins Are Coming!


St. Luke’s United Methodist Church



Begins Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Come visit the patch with hundreds of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.

Pumpkin sales are Monday through Friday 4 – 6 PM, Saturday 10 am to 6 PM and Sunday 12 PM to 6 PM

401 East Main St.

Kilgore,  TX  75662

Great Family Photos opportunities. Events planned every weekend in October.

Don’t miss Family Fun Day and the Fall Market on October 18!!  Filled with something for the whole family!!

See you in the Patch!

TMF & Horizons: The Academy of Faith & Money




November 11-13 in Houston, Texas

These three days are loaded with practical, current teachings! You will walk away with tangible, inspiring ways to improve generosity in your church!Click here to check out the topics—including how to ask for money, year-round stewardship, preaching tips, and so much more.

TMF and Horizons want to help you create a culture of generosity.

It’s easy to register:  click here! The cost to you is $499 if you register before September 30, after which the cost goes to $699. This fee covers classes, materials and three lunches (does not include hotel). If you would like a room at the Houston Marriott North, a group rate of $139 plus tax is available for this event. Hote reservations must be made through our registration process. The hotel will ask for your creit card upon check-in.

Limited scholarships are available through TMF. To learn more, contact Joyce Russell at

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions:  Joyce Russell at 800/933-5502 or

Methodist Children’s Home: Golf Classic!

Join us for the 2014 MCH Golf Classic!

Help support Methodist Children’s Home in offering hope to children, youth and families!

MCH will host the 2014 Golf Classic at Twin Rivers Golf Club in Waco on Friday, October 17. Register today and invite your friends to come out for an enjoyable day of golf. 

The format for the tournament is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Awards and dinner provided by Rudy’s will follow the tournament.

Click HERE to sign up now! 

Sponsorships are also still available.

Click HERE to view the sponsorship packet.

Can’t attend but would like to contribute? You can make a donation by clicking HERE.

Contact me at 254-750-1316 or for more 

information on how to participate. 

Thank you in advance for supporting this ministry. We hope to see you there!

Allison Crawford
Director of Volunteers and Events

HELP- I Have Questions!

HELP- I Have Questions! An Educational/Informational Workshop has been set for this fall for Local Church Staff and Clergy

The workshops will be led by District Administrative Assistants, Lonna Nunn and Anna M Rohde. They will be held simultaneously (same location-different room)with the Monday Morning Clergy Quadrant Meetings  at 10 am on the following dates and locations:

Monday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. at Hardy Memorial UMC in Texarkana

Monday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m.  at Marshall First UMC

Monday, November 10 at 10:00 a.m. at Pittsburg First UMC

Monday, November 17 at 10:00 a.m. at Longview First UMC

All are welcome and you can attend one or all workshops.  This is an informal question and answer session that will cover charge conference reports, salary sheets, Vital Signs reporting, Laity training, Church Resources, Emails and much more.  

Lay Servant, Lay Speaker Training

Lay Servant, Lay Speaker Training in the NORTHWEST DISTRICT

Save the date……..November 15, 2014 at Asbury United Methodist Church

3201 West Northwest Loop 323

Tyler TX 75702

Contact Rev Karen Jones

Lay Servant Academy

NORTH DISTRICT 2014 FALL Lay Servant Academy October 11

Hughes Springs First United Methodist Church       

301 Taylor

Hughes Springs, TX  75656

See Attached Flyer with Registration form

Director of Lay Leadership Academy

Rev. Ross Hyde


Ministry Need

Harleton United Methodist Church has a ministries with “Bikers for Christ”, a non-denominational group of men and women who have dedicated themselves to serving those on the fringe, including prisoners. “Bikers for Christ” work with the Darrington Unit prison system located in Rosharon, Texas. Rosharon is a small town west of Alto. Some will be surprised to know that there is an accredited four-year seminary within the prison. About 160 inmates are enrolled. When they graduate they perform chaplain duties throughout the prison system in Texas. Each year “Bikers for Christ” conduct a paper drive (copier paper) for the seminary. Last year they delivered 84 cases of paper, 100% of the needs of the seminary. This year the goal is 100 cases.

Our church will contribute to the paper drive. We ask others to consider also contributing. Paper is heavy so checks make it easier and discounts are available for large cash purchases. Currently, copy paper is about $24.00 at Sam’s Club and $28.00 at Office Depot. Checks, made out to Charlene Montana, can be sent to me at:

Harleton UMC

P.O. Box 336

Harleton, TX 75651

Thank you for considering this very worthwhile ministry,

Joe Turner, CLM, Harleton UMC

Christmas Party!


North District Clergy & Spouses Christmas Party

Saturday, December 6, 2014

 Jefferson, Texas at the Carnegie Library, Second Floor



This year District Superintendent Rev Bill Taylor will conduct the meetings in the Four Quadrants of the District

Marshall, Mt. Pleasant, Longview and Texarkana

Sundays from 3 PM to 5 PM at the churches listed below

October 12        Texarkana Quadrant – Hardy Memorial UMC

                                                                               October 19        Mt. Pleasant Quadrant – Pittsburg First UMC

                                                                              November 2       Marshall Quadrant – Marshall First UMC

                                                                               November 9      Longview Quadrant – Greggton UMC

Please call the district office if your church will not be attending the Charge Conference Meeting in their assigned quadrant.  Thank you.