February 22, 2023

Volunteering in Retirement can save lives

Every few weeks, Colfax UMC member Chuck Winston, 85, makes the two hour drive to Lufkin from his home in Ben Wheeler, southeast of Canton. He returns with about 800 wooden crosses of various sizes, painted with the words “Jesus is Lord.”

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Soul to sole: medical exam for unhoused begins with foot washing

Investing in the young

A visit to Grace Clinic, housed upstairs in Galveston Central UMC, often begins with a basin of warm water. Students from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) offer healthcare and a foot bath to the unhoused and underinsured residents of the island.

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Hope UMC begins in a vacant church

Growing Vibrant Churches

The first service for Hope UMC in Chester was held on Sunday, Jan. 8. Pastor Rev. Ernie Turney said the new congregation has pulled together to find solutions. “Everyone in the congregation is pitching in and doing their part to make it all happen.”

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Igniting imaginations for ministry

Growing Vibrant Churches

The Texas Methodist Foundation (TMF) is hosting an event in March in Houston to explore a brave new frontier. “Launch 3.0: Formation and the Phygital Space” is open by invitation to courageous and innovative faith leaders.

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Mennonite and Amish repair some 35 storm damaged homes

Transforming Lay & Clergy Leaders

A destructive EF3 tornado passed right outside Deer Park UMC, knocking down trees, fences and part of the ceiling of the church, but members immediately jumped in and volunteered to help.

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Clergy Reconnect with Bishop Harvey

Reconnect, heal and be encouraged alongside your clergy sisters and brothers! You are invited for an overnight retreat to reconnect with friends and get to know Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey. 

Tuesday, February 28 to Wednesday, March 1, 2023

The Black Church Matters: Envisioning the Beloved Community

Black History Month is an excellent opportunity to remind us that the Black church matters and that the work of the beloved community is as crucial today as it was in its origin.


100% Apportionments Paid

The Texas Annual Conference would like to recognize all of our churches that paid 100% Apportionments.

Lufkin pastor recognized as KTRE's "Be Excellent' winner

KTRE’s Be Excellent contest was created to honor those in our community who go above and beyond to help others.

JFAI Press Release 

The Texas Bar Foundation awarded Justice for all Immigrants (JFAI) $5,000.00 for one year to provide high quality immigration legal services to immigrant survivors of abuse. 

Churches in the News

United Methodist Churches are making headlines – leading the way through ministry, outreach and discipleship. Amazing stories about our local congregations in the Texas Annual Conference are popping up – and news publications around the country are spreading the word about UM churches. Read all about it.

Online Services

You don’t have to miss a service if you’re out of town or if you prefer to stay at home. Viewers can also enjoy multiple preaching styles and even virtually “attend” different churches. There’s a lot going on Sundays in the TAC that you won’t want to miss. 

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February 23 -26

A&M United Methodist Church is turning 100! February 23, 2023, kicks off our Centennial Celebration weekend!

February 28-March 1, 2023

Clergy Reconnect with Bishop Harvey

March 5, 2023

Spring into Easter Training Developmentally appropriate practice for sharing the meaning of the season.

March 26, 2023

Applications for TYA are due by Sunday, March 26

Want to share your story? We would love to hear about your interesting ministries, church initiatives and upcoming events.

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