East District of The North Texas Conference

Welcome to the East District!

You have arrived at the East District website in North Texas. This is one of four Districts in the North Texas Conference of United Methodist Churches and serves the following counties:

East District Logog

  • Fannin
  • Lamar
  • Red River
  • Delta
  • Franklin
  • Wood
  • Hopkins
  • Hunt
  • Kaufman
  • Henderson

East District mapThe East District is made up of 92 churches on the eastern side of the North Texas Conference. It stretches from Greenville on the West to Mt. Vernon on the East, Bonham to Avery on the north and Aley to Winnsboro on the South. Sixty two pastors serve with over 12,000 professing members to minister the grace of Christ to more than 116,000 households in this broad mission field. Through congregations that are county seat, town and county, family chapels, college campuses, and even a ‘cowboy’ church the East District is alive and active, making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read more >>

Around the District

  • The Black Church and White Church in Town Do Something Historic
    Melinda Watters luncheon

    After 134 years, St. Paul invites McKenzie Memorial over to honor someone special.

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  • Pick the Bishop’s Brain at Your District’s Laity Day
    Laity Day 2017 Live Streaming

    The annual sessions with Bishop Michael McKee start this month. Can’t go? Participate online!

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  • Zip Code Connection Starts Fair Park Business Incubator
    Fair Park District Entrepreneur Center rendering

    The District Entrepreneur Center will support budding entrepreneurs, creating an economic engine in impoverished South Dallas.

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  • Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay and Youth Nominations Deadline: March 15, 2017
    Foundation for Evangelism

    Award for Exceptional Ministry of Evangelism March 15, 2017 The North Texas Annual Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth. The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards honor United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism — expressed in Word (what), Sign (why) and Deed…

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  • East District Laity Day with Bishop McKee: April 1, 2017
    East District Laity Day with Bishop McKee

    A Way Forward for Profound Unity Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kavanaugh UMC 2516 Park Street Greenville, TX, 75401 East District Laity Day with Bishop McKee will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Kavanaugh United Methodist Church will be the host church for the event….

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  • Message from Vic Casad: March 14, 2017
    Victor Casad

    I want to thank everyone who has reached out to my mother and our family in the past two weeks with your prayers and your desire to help after the fire. She deeply appreciates your loving prayers. Right now that is what she desires most.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: March 1, 2017
    First UMC Caddo Mills

    There is quite a bit of construction going on in the East District. I am praying that all these new and renovated facilities will benefit the mission of Jesus Christ in the world through our United Methodist Churches and that God will be glorified and disciples of Jesus Christ will be called and formed for the ongoing work of bringing healing and reconciliation to our world.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: February 15, 2017
    Melinda Watters luncheon

    A historic moment took place in Clarksville, Texas, Red River County on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Most will remember February 5 as the day that the New England Patriots made history at the Super Bowl, but in Clarksville, history was made in a much simpler fashion: a luncheon.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: January 31, 2017
    Victor Casad

    Last Sunday Mary Brooke and I visited Westview UMC in Greenville. Dylan Lee told us that he had decided to change his sermon and scripture text for the day because of the political anxieties of the past few days. His text was Hebrews 13. He reminded us that our Christian identity and allegiance to Jesus Christ transcends all party loyalties and nationalistic identities. We are called to care for all people.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: January 16, 2017
    Victor Casad

    A few of days ago I came across a couple of John Wesley quotes that have haunted me a little. I don’t mean haunted as in they scared me, even though for some they may be scary, but that they have planted themselves into my pondering brain. The first one, I would say, sums up Wesley’s personal vision for the church.

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