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

  • North Texas Annual Conference: June 4-6, 2017
    North Texas Annual Conference 2017

    Please reserve your spot to experience “A New Creation!” How is God making a new creation in you and your church? Gather with United Methodist clergy and laity from all over the conference June 4-6, 2017, at First UMC Richardson for a time of inspiration and innovation! Register and reserve your meals by May 24, 2017.

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  • East District Conference: May 21, 2017
    East District Conference

    All Clergy, Lay Members to Annual Conference and those contacted to serve as At-Large Members to Annual Conference should plan to attend the East District Conference on May 21, 2017, at First UMC Sulphur Springs.

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  • Clergy Parents’ Condo Complex Burns to Ground
    Preston Place Fire

    Firefighters whisk the parents of Vic Casad and Kenny Dickson to safety, and DeDe Casad tells what it was like.

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  • Ryan Bilby Shares the Gospel in Song: April 8, 2017
    Ryan Bilby in Concert

    Experience the Gospel by an Anointed Young Man April 8, 2017 6:00 p.m. Windom UMC 202 S. Second Street Windom, TX 75492 Please join us for a solo concert by Ryan Bilby at Windom UMC in Windom, TX, on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.! Ryan is a former member of Forgiven Quartet, a…

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  • Children’s Easter Event at Sulphur Bluff UMC: April 8, 2017
    Children's Easter Event at Sulphur Bluff UMC

    Sulphur Bluff United Methodist Church invites you to come and bring your kids and grandkids to our children’s Easter activity on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. We will have an Easter story and serve refreshments. Each child will make an Easter craft to take home. Everyone is welcome!

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    From the DS...

  • Message from Vic Casad: April 12, 2017
    Victor Casad

    In the summer of 1964 I was thirteen. That July I traveled with 50,000 other Boy Scouts to the National Jamboree at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. The trip began with a day at the New York World’s Fair and, after the Jamboree, a day in Washington D.C.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: March 29, 2017
    Victor Casad

    I don’t remember just how old I was when I learned how to tie my shoe laces. I know it was sometime before first grade. I remember it was not something I picked up instantly. I had to practice. I had to train my little fingers to make loops and form a knot. But I got it and it served me well for thirty years. Until I was tying my shoes in front of George Coward, the former Boy Scout Executive for Longhorn Council in Fort Worth, a former boss, who said, “You’re tying your laces with a granny knot; you need to tie them with a square knot.”

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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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