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January 11, 2023

Bishop Harvey focuses on hope and healing for the new year

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey's tenure as resident bishop of the Texas Annual Conference began on New Year’s Day. Her appointment comes at a challenging time for the United Methodist Church, but she plans to focus on care and healing, as well as mission in 2023.  read more

New church forms from many

Growing Vibrant Churches

A new faith community recently formed in northwest Houston, led by Pastor Shuler Sitsch. Parishioners have been gathering since December and are already outgrowing their space.  

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Youth step into important leadership roles

Investing in the young

Centerville UMC has a heart for investing in youth. That was immediately apparent to Rev. Patricia Lund, when she started her appointment at the church three years ago. “But it’s gotten even better,” she said. 

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The top heartwarming stories of 2022

Transforming Clergy & Laity

The past year brought a whirlwind of change to the Texas Annual Conference. Let's take a look back at the heartwarming stories of 2022.

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Dick White temporarily serves two districts

Growing Vibrant Churches

District Superintendent Rev. Dr. Richard "Dick" White will be heading in a few new directions when he hits the road to visit churches in 2023. Along with will also become an interim DS in the North District this month.

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Join the TAC Walking Program

If you are not part of the TAC Walking Program provided through Virgin Pulse and would like to be - sign up below. All Active Clergy and Spouses in the Group Health Plan are eligible. You do not have to attend a Day of Wellness to enroll. You can earn up to $75 in cash incentives per quarter.

For more info, contact Patricia Goforth-Rakes at pgrakes@txcumc.org 

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. 

We would like to include your church in this list. Please let us know if you are posting a resource online by sending a link to: 


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.


February 8, 2023

TMF Clergy Tax and Church Finance Seminar (In Person)

February 16, 2023

TMF Clergy Tax and Church Finance Seminar (In Person)

February 16, 2023

TMF Clergy Tax and Church Finance Seminar (Virtual)

February 28-March 1, 2023

Clergy Reconnect with Bishop Harvey

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 28th to Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
  • Lakeview Methodist Conference Center in Palestine, Texas.
  • Registration opens on Tuesday, January 3, 2023!

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

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