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

  • 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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  • East District Lay Leader Finds His Volunteer Niche
    Stephen Gillem

    What’s there for an unhandy guy who can’t cook to offer? Plenty, says Stephen Gillem.

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  • East District Leadership Training Day: January 28, 2017
    East District Leadership Training TED Talks

    All local church chairpersons are invited to attend the East District Leadership training on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at FUMC Sulphur Springs. There will be four TED Talk topics as well as Breakout Sessions.

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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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  • Message from Vic Casad: January 4, 2017
    Victor Casad

    I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday season, and that all of your Christmas pageantry and watchnight/candlelight services were beautiful expressions of joy and love celebrating the incarnation of God in Jesus Christ. Now, 2017 is in front of us with all its intrigues and uncertainties. Let us all continue to “run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”

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  • Message from Vic Casad: December 13, 2016
    Victor Casad

    Some of you may have received the notice that Melinda Watters sent out last week that she will be resigning as the Director of the Zip Code Connection work in Clarksville and Red River County. She and her husband Ryan are expecting their second child in February and she is now going to devote her full attention to motherhood. While I appreciate and understand her decision, I am saddened that she and Ryan and Ava will be leaving us. Both Melinda and Ryan have done remarkable work in helping the community leadership of Clarksville come together with a new hope for the future.

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