East District of The North Texas Conference

Welcome to the East District!

Victor CassadYou 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 85 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-eight pastors serve with more than 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

  • Retirement Reception Honoring Rev. Vivian Crowson: Dec. 30, 2017
    Vivian Crowson

    McKenzie United Methodist Church and Forest Hill United Methodist Church will join in hosting a reception on December 30, 2017, in honor of their pastor Rev. Vivian Crowson as she retires. Presentations will be made at 3 p.m.

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  • Summer Camp at Jan-Kay Ranch: July 23-27, 2018

    This summer camp includes time for worship together, big group games, small group study and discussion, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding, exotic animal tours and free time to explore Jan-Kay Ranch!

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  • Where two or more avatars are gathered …
    North Raleigh UMC Sanctuary

    Pastor’s dissertation explores attending church via virtual reality.

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  • MidWinter Go Camp: Feb. 23-25, 2018

    The MidWinter Camp experience is coming to the East District of the North Texas Conference! Camp runs from Feb. 23-25, 2018, at Jan-Kay Ranch.

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    Cross and Flame

    Nominations being taken for boards, agencies and committees

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    From the DS...

  • Message from Vic Casad: November 28, 2017
    Victor Casad

    Last week, while sitting alone by a Colorado stream pondering life, I heard a voice behind me say, “Do you believe in signs?” I turned around and there was Johnny, Mary Brooke’s 68-year-old cousin from Colorado Springs who had come to join us for Thanksgiving.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: October 30, 2017
    Victor Casad

    The following list of church trends I gleaned from several blogs written by Carey Nieuwhof, the founding pastor of Connexus Church north of Toronto, Canada. Carey writes a lot about current cultural and social trends and how they may or may not affect the Christian Church in North America.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: October 13, 2017
    Victor Casad

    Notes from the Heartland: A brief reflection on the subject of the apportionment … According to the current The United Methodist Handbook, the apportionment is “the allocated share each annual conference pays to support international, national, and regional (annual and district conferences) mission.” At the General Conference of the UMC meeting every four years, made up of duly elected lay and clergy delegates from every annual conference in the world, a budget is approved …

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

    Notes from the Heartland: I have been reflecting lately on Methodism and grace. This is my question: What does it mean to grow in grace? In the Methodist lexicon, we hold to three dimensions of grace. The prevenient dimension of grace I’ll call the grace of God’s universal goodness. This aspect of grace is experienced by every person at whatever age on the planet whether they are able to acknowledge it or not.

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

    Notes from the Heartland: Last month Mary Brooke and I stayed several days in Seattle. We had been invited there by Mary Brooke’s mother’s 80-year-old first cousin to celebrate the first anniversary of her marriage. We stayed in an Airbnb, the internet service that lets people advertise their spare bedroom for adventurous travelers. We stayed three nights in the home of Marilyn and Cynthia, two older retired women who were still very active and serious artists.

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