December 20 , 2018


Pictured from left to right (back): Premal Awasarmal (Asian-Indian Iniciative Coordinator), Dr. David Downs (District Superintendent), Moises Marquez (Hispanic Ministries Coordinator), Raylene Tucker (Office Volunteer), Earl Robertson (Assistant Superintendent), Linda Hines (Office Volunteer), Dan Davisson (Finance Officer), Rayedeene Watson (Office Volunteer), Zack Smithson (Assistant District Secretary). Front: Vania Palacios-Alvarez (Office Administrator), Elianah Alvarez, Ana Carrier (Office Volunteer), and Josiah Carrier.  AND THE WEST TEXAS DISTRICT ZONES 
Zone Christmas Dinners pictured: FW/Metro Mid-Cities Zone, Lamesa Zone, Wichita Falls Zone, Amarillo Zone,  Abilene Zone, High Plains Zone, and Denton Zone

Dear Pastors,
As we move toward the end of the calendar year, and have only two months left in the church year, please check the table below and be sure that your records correspond with ours regarding giving for others. Thank you so much for making this a high priority!
Pastor David Downs


Dear Pastors,
As many of you may already be aware, as of January 1, 2019, Fidelity Investments will no longer be accepting paper checks for contributions to the Nazarene 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan accounts. Consequently, it is imperative that every church create an online account in the new Pensions & Benefits (P&B) "403(b) Contributions" system before December 31, 2018. I have attached a link for you and your treasurer's use to access important information from P&B concerning how to create and utilize an online account for all future contributions from the church. It is important to remember that you will also not receive eligible supplemental contributions from P&B unless there is a "Participation Agreement" on file with P&B. If your church does not already have the required "Participation Agreement", I have also attached a link to this form.

For pastors that are already participating in the Nazarene 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan, once your church's online account is set up in the 403(b) Contributions" system, you should automatically be listed. If not, please contact P&B at 888-888-4656.

For pastors that are not currently participating in the Nazarene 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan and have never completed the Fidelity Investments "Letter of Agreement", an online form can be completed and electronically signed during the online setup process. In addition, a hard copy of the "Letter of Agreement" should also be completed and kept on file at the church. I have attached a link to this form as well.

Again, if you have any questions concerning setting up your church's online account in the new P&B "403(b) Contributions" system, please contact Pensions & Benefits at 888-888-4656 or Dan Davisson at the District office at 817-479-8611.

Dan Davisson
WTD Finance Officer


We are less than two months away from our Shepherds' Sabbath Ministers and Spouses Retreat! We are really looking forward to being with you.
The cost of the event is as follows:
$290/bi-vocational couple
$215/bi-vocational single






12/1 Morgan Callender
12/1 Travis Zachary
12/2 Frank & Grace Mensah
12/3 Jesus Espinoza
12/5 Peggy Lewis
12/6 Amanda Pettit
12/6 Molly Pettit
12/7 Angalique Parker
12/7 Terra Edwards
12/8 Christiana Sesay
12/8 Micah Boice 
12/8 Olivia Boice 
12/8 Sheree Hayes
12/9 Gaylord & Sheree Hayes
12/9 Lowell Schmidt
12/9 Paul Lee
12/10 Melissa Newton
12/11 Sandra Porter
12/12 Jose Perez
12/12 Paul Prentice
12/13 Josh Boice
12/14 Earl & Betty Robertson
12/15 Mark & Angelica Banda
12/16 Chris & Kelly Branigan
12/16 Mandy Hewitt
12/17 Marvin & Ruth West
12/18 Gabriel Mora 
12/18 Greg & Martha White
12/19 Dan Sommers
12/19 Ismael & Erika Mora
12/19 Jairo & Chrissy Maldonado

12/19 Jason & Kim Powers
12/19 Lawrence Gulley
12/20 Andrew & Emily Taylor
12/20 Trace Hewitt 
12/22 Jonna Jones
12/23 Eugenio Chavez
12/23 Jim & Genell Knisley
12/23 Tyler Frazier 
12/25 Chares Parker 
12/26 Brian Frazier
12/26 Moises Marquez Jr.
12/27 Linda Lennon
12/28 Mark Hewitt
12/28 Corey & Beth Ann Jones
12/28 Crystal Lewis
12/28 Todd & Raquel Forrest
12/29 Charles Gibson
12/29 Larry Dunlap
12/29 Randy Anderson
12/29 Sydnie Newton
12/30 Mae Lynn Parker
12/30 Mark Lofton
12/30 Sherry Seigman
12/31 Selah Diaz


Dec. 27 - Jan. 2  Commission Unto Mexico (Guadalajara)
January 8   Ministerial Credentials/Education Committee, Amarillo First
January 14-15  Ministerial Credentials/Education Boards, Fort Worth Northside
February  Alabaster Offering to Global Treasury Services
February 1-3   Shepherds' Sabbath Retreat, Abilene, TX
February 24  Vision Conference and District Assembly Planning Session
February 28  District Nominating Committee Meeting
Feb. 24 - March 2  Nazarene World Week of Prayer
March 2-3  Kids Fest and District Quiz Quiz, Lubbock First
March 12  Annual Pastor's Reports Due
March 15-17  Man Camp, Arrowhead Camp and Retreat Center
March 16  Arrowhead Camp Board Meeting, Arrowhead Camp and Retreat Center
March 23
District Assembly Finance Committee Meeting (Tentative)
April 10-12 Vision Conference & District Assembly, Lubbock First
April 28 SNU Sunday
May 9-10 SNU Board of Trustees Meeting, SNU
May 11 SNU Spring Commencement
June 9-14 Family Camp, Arrowhead Camp and Retreat Center

To spend time with our families this holiday season, the District Office will be closed from December 24th through January 1st. 

Should you need to reach us during this time, please contact Dr. David Downs on his cell phone or email. 

We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. 

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!