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

  • Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay and Youth Nominations Deadline March 15, 2018
    Foundation for Evangelism

    Award for Exceptional Ministry of Evangelism March 15, 2018 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 Conference: May 20, 2018

    East District Conference May 20, 2018 3-5 p.m. First UMC Sulphur Springs (Sanctuary) 301 Church St. Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 The East District will gather for its annual conference on Sunday, May 20, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Sulphur Springs. For more information about this event, contact Jan Chapman…

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  • East District Leadership Training Day: Jan. 27, 2018
    East District of the NTC

    Leadership Training Day for the East District is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27, at First UMC Sulphur Springs.

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  • A walk with Jesus in North Texas labyrinths

    Indoor or outdoor, church labyrinths help calm and spiritually center their users.

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  • Close Out 2018 Deadline
    Connectional Resources

    Close Out is Jan. 11, 2018, at noon. All 2017 apportionments must be received in the Conference Office no later than this deadline. Check out forms will be populated with your Table II apportionment information by 4 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2018.

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    From the DS...

  • Message from Vic Casad: Jan. 30, 2018
    Victor Casad

    Last week was the first official ingathering of the Bishop and the Cabinet in the New Year and I’m trying to process the past several days. It started Monday morning with the extended Cabinet meeting with Suzanne Stabile to learn about the Enneagram and claiming our Enneagram number. For your information I’m a “self-identified” nine.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: Jan. 12, 2018
    Victor Casad

    I want thank the 82 churches who fulfilled their covenant commitments 100%. We finished with 98.5% of our $1,081,054 district apportionment received.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: Dec. 21, 2017
    Victor Casad

    Whether I make a New Year’s resolution or not, I am counting on 2018 being different from 2017 … not that I regret 2017. Have a Happy and Blessed New Year with a lot of delightful surprises.

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

    My mind is going back to last week’s lectionary readings for the 2nd Sunday in Advent. There was the passage from Isaiah 40: “A voice cries out … make straight in the desert a highway for our God” and “Get you up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good tidings, lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good tidings.”

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  • 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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