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Africa University

Africa University aspires to become a world class university for leadership development in Africa. The mission of Africa University is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, develop sound moral values, ethics and leadership qualities.

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Bridgeport Camp
and Conference Center

Located on over 200 acres just 40 miles west of Denton in Bridgeport, Texas, Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center (BCCC) sits above Lake Bridgeport and offers an incredible view of the surroundings. BCCC offers summer camps and midwinter retreats for children and youth as a part of their ministry of the North Texas Conference.

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C.C. Young Senior Living

C. C. Young is a non-profit, premier senior living community located on a 20-acre wooded campus near the north shores of the beautiful White Rock Lake in East Dallas. Since 1922, they’ve been dedicated to helping seniors enjoy an active, fulfilling lifestyle and providing personalized care and support.

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CitySquare exists to fight the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy, and friendship. Working together as a community, we feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless and renew hope in the heart of our city. Our core values are Community, Faith, Justice, and Stewardship.

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Dallas Bethlehem Center

A faith-based mission of the United Methodist Church North Texas Conference, DBC is dedicated to being the success readiness center for school and life in its South Dallas service area through faith-based programs built on parent and community partnerships.

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GO Camp

GO Camp is a system of camping, both summer and year-round, that compliments the current camping and retreat ministry offerings of the North Texas Conference, to reach under-served communities and to provide new opportunities to develop young leaders.

Email:Bouie Stewart

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Methodism’s Breadbasket

Methodism’s Breadbasket is located in Owenwood United Methodist Church and provides food and clothing to residents in ZIP codes 75210, 75215, 75217, 75218, 75223, 75227, and 75228.

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Methodist Health System

Since 1927, Methodist Dallas Medical Center has served North Texas as a leader in sophisticated, compassionate medical care with world-class medical education and residency programs. They are also the main teaching and referral center for Methodist Health System and one of the leading teaching and referral hospitals in all of Texas.

One + One

The United Methodist Church of North Texas is recovering the early Methodist roots by engaging with people where they live and work. As in its beginnings, United Methodists in North Texas will tutor and mentor children and help improve their reading skills.

The Conference pledges that each of its 300 churches in the 21 counties will engage with public schools, with 10 percent of its congregation actively building one to one relationships with children in public throughout North Texas. This can be through reading, tutoring or mentoring.

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Perkins School of Theology

Perkins School of Theology is one of the 13 seminaries of The United Methodist Church and one of only five university-related United Methodist theological schools, located in the heart of Dallas, Texas, with an extension program in Houston/Galveston.

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Project Transformation

Project Transformation engages young adults in purposeful leadership and ministry, supports underserved children and families, and connects churches to communities in need.

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Prothro Center at Lake Texoma

The Prothro Center at Lake Texoma is a ministry of hospitality owned and operated by the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. The center opens their hearts, minds, and doors to fellow Methodists as well as guests and visitors from various other denominations, families, organizations, educational institutions, and other 501c3 nonprofit organizations.

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Southern Methodist University

A nationally ranked private university with seven degree-granting schools, SMU is a distinguished center for teaching and research located near the heart of Dallas. SMU’s 11,000 students benefit from small classes, leadership opportunities, international study and innovative programs.

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Texas Methodist Foundation

The purpose of the Texas Methodist Foundation is to empower the Church in the achievement of her God-appointed missions. They provide resources that strengthen the ability of United Methodists to advance Christian ministries.

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Wesley-Rankin Community Center

Wesley-Rankin Community Center was founded in 1902 by Hattie Rankin as the Greater Dallas Board of City Missions, a settlement house for immigrant children and families in downtown Dallas. Wesley-Rankin proudly bears Hattie’s name and continues a legacy of faithful change through educational programs and caring relationships. Wesley-Rankin Community Center is a presence of hope in West Dallas.

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Wesley Village

Wesley Village is a nonprofit premier retirement community that has been offering independent and assisted living opportunities since 1987. The mission of Wesley Village is to make available caring, supportive and quality services to older adults for the enhancement of their spiritual well-being, reflecting Christian traditions of love and serving.

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Zip Code Connection

The Zip Code Connection goal: All communities will be vibrant and thriving—starting with two Zip Codes, and then transforming the world!

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Address:PO Box 866188 Plano, TX 75086-6188

Extension Ministries News & Events

  • GO Camp Seeks Part-time Camp Program Staff for 2017
    GO Camp

    GO Camp in the Dallas, TX area is seeking part-time Camp Program Staff to oversee youth volunteers and campers during day camp program activities and field trips.

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  • Study the 2016 Presidential Election, Dead Sea Scrolls and More
    Head Strong, Heart Felt

    Perkins Theological School for the Laity to offer rich selection of courses geared toward lay audience.

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  • Tickets on Sale Now for Dallas Bethlehem Center StarBright Concert: March 4, 2017
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    Dallas Bethlehem Center, in partnership with Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts, presents StarBright 2017: Shine On! the annual benefit event featuring the children and youth of South Dallas/Fair Park. The event will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Montgomery Arts Theater.

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  • Wesley-Rankin Seeks Full-time Summer Camp Team Members for 2017

    Wesley-Rankin Community Center is recruiting AmeriCorps Members for the B3X Summer Program Wesley-Rankin Community Center is recruiting Summer Camp Team Members for the B3X program to lead a pre-determined curriculum for all programming and activities, chaperone field trips, and oversee a variety of curriculum components. B3X is an interactive, high-energy enrichment camp focusing on science,…

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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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  • An Evening in New Orleans Hosted by Wesley-Rankin Young Professionals: February 25, 2017
    An Evening in New Orleans

    Join us for a night of live jazz, Cajun food, and cocktails! Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 516 Fabrication Street Dallas, TX 75212 Tickets: $65 Attire: Cocktail Party hearty with Wesley-Rankin young professionals! The Wesley-Rankin Young Professionals is throwing its first annual An Evening in New Orleans, a fundraising event to…

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  • Bishop McKee’s 2017 Lenten Devotional Campaign
    Zip Code Connection

    This campaign will support initiatives designed to help residents of Red River County and South Dallas Fair Park grow community businesses and provide new job opportunities for residents.

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  • Would you feed this cute kid a snack? Wesley-Rankin February 2017
    Wesley-Rankin after-school snack program

    Wesley-Rankin Community Center 3100 Crossman Dallas, TX 75212 The after-school snack pantry is empty! Would you feed this cute kid a snack? Wesley-Rankin needs Goldfish crackers, pretzels, and other non-candy snacks! Drop off donations at the main center any time between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or call 214-742-6674 for more information. Make a financial…

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  • Africa University, Close to NTC Hearts, Celebrates 25 Years
    Africa University 25th Anniversary

    The university that faced doubts at the start has now graduated 6,000. An NTC fundraiser seeks to add to that number.

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  • Africa University 25th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon: February 25, 2017
    Africa University 25th Anniversary

    Please join us on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Hamilton Park United Methodist Church to honor the 25th anniversary of the founding of Africa University. Get your tickets or make a donation today!

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  • Crosstalk: Preaching, Teaching and Praying at the Foot of the Cross: February 20, 2017
    Crosstalk Perkins seminar

    This daylong workshop holds the Atonement up like a precious jewel and allows light to shine through its many facets: Old Testament, New Testament, liturgical studies, social justice, contextual theology and pastoral care. No one can unlock the mystery of the Atonement, but we can explore its impact on us, our people and our world. The workshop will be moderated by Dr. Alyce McKenzie and feature Perkins faculty from several disciplines. Join us for a day of reflection, prayer, and conversation at the foot of the Cross.

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  • C.C. Young Honors Dr. Don Benton, its Pastoral Care Coordinator
    Don Benton celebration

    C.C. Young Honors Pastoral Care Coordinator Dr. Don R. Benton with 86th Birthday Celebration January 4, 2017 DALLAS – January 6, 2017 – On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, C.C. Young, a premier, nonprofit senior living community, celebrated the 86th birthday of Pastoral Care Coordinator and C.C. Young Foundation Board Chairman Dr. Don R. Benton. Residents,…

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  • January 5, 2017: Bridgeport Summer Camp Registration is Open
    Bridgeport Camp

    Registration for campers and volunteers for 2017 summer camps at Bridgeport Camp and Conference Center is open. There are some changes to the schedule, so please take note of the dates as you make plans and register. The price for all camps will be the same. The Early Bird discounted price for all camps is $325 through Tuesday, January 31, 2017.

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  • Bridwell Library Exhibition Examines Cultural Depictions on Death through May 20, 2017
    Dance of Death

    An exhibition featuring reflections on death and its meaning for Christian communities as expressed through art and literature opened Friday, December 16, 2016, at Bridwell Library at Perkins School of Theology. The exhibit, titled “The Dance of Death,” will be on display through Saturday, May 20, 2017, in the entry hall at Bridwell Library.

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  • Clarksville/Red River County Zip Code Connection Director Opening
    Melinda Watters

    We are sad to announce that Melinda Watters, Connections Director of the Zip Code Connection in Clarksville and Red River County will be leaving her post in February. We are now taking applications for a new director for Clarksville/Red River County. We are looking for someone with strong personal faith (preferably United Methodist), experience in practicing ministry with the poor and community development, strong interpersonal communication skills, and excellent organizational skills.

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  • Creating Readers in South Dallas: STAR of HOPE 2016
    Star of Hope creating readers week

    When children do not learn to read by 4th grade, their chances of dropping out and finding themselves in the criminal justice system multiplies dramatically. Watch our video to find out what we are doing to change this tragic pattern.

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  • Perkins Kicks Off Christmas Season with Service of Music from Around the World
    SMU Perkins Christmas Worship

    The service includes Seminary Singers past and present in honor of Church Music Professor C. Michael Hawn before he retires.

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  • Prospective Students Invited to Attend Inside Perkins: December 1, 2016
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    Inside Perkins Thursday, December 1, 2016 Perkins School of Theology 5915 Bishop Boulevard Dallas, TX 75275 Registration Form Is theological education possibly in your future? All prospective degree and non-degree students are invited to attend Inside Perkins, a free information session offered by Perkins School of Theology, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday,…

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