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 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

  • Important 2017 Year-end Dates for the East District
    East District of The North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church

    Mark your calendar for these upcoming events and deadlines for the East District concerning the district-wide Charge Conference, Charge Conference Pre-check forms and SPRC and Clergy Profile and Review forms.

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  • East District United Methodist Women Annual Meeting: September 9, 2017
    East District UMW Annual Meeting

    The East District United Methodist Women will gather together on Saturday, September 9, 2017, for our annual meeting in Sulphur Springs at Wesley United Methodist Church. We will be joined by our own effervescent Mae Alexander who will install our new East District leadership team. We will be led into dynamic worship by Pastor Phillip R. Clay of First United Methodist Church Wolfe City.

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  • East District SPRC Training Event at FUMC Sulphur Springs: October 7, 2017
    East District of The North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church

    Rev. Marti Soper will lead the East District SPRC training event on October 7, 2017, at FUMC Sulphur Springs. All SPRC Chairpersons are encouraged to attend.

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  • 3rd Annual Laity Event – A Common Fount of the Laity: August 19, 2017
    Common Fount

    A New Creation – A Common Fount of the Laity For ALL Laity Saturday, August 19, 2017 The laity of the North Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church will gather on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Aldersgate UMC, 3926 Old Denton Rd, Carrollton, TX, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Conference Committee on…

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  • Locked Out on Good Friday, Made Into a Movie and Other Tales of the Past

    Read fascinating facts in Round 2 of church posters celebrating NTC’s 150th anniversary.

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    From the DS...

  • Message from Vic Casad: August 14, 2017
    Victor Casad

    I have decided to share with you the responses I received from my July survey of clergy in the East District to the question: Please share your feelings or thoughts about The General Church.

    As you read the responses below you will discover that they are all over the position spectrum which I suspect reflects the diverse minds and hearts of the United Methodist clergy throughout the United States.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: July 26, 2017
    Victor Casad

    A couple of weeks ago, I asked in a survey to the clergy in the East District, “What have you read recently that has sparked your interest?” I thank all of you who responded to my inquiries. So here is the list. This is an intriguing mix of contemporary best sellers and older vintage works, both non-fiction and fiction. We are clearly diverse in our reading interests.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: July 10, 2017
    Victor Casad

    I was rummaging through some old files the other day and came across a sermon I preached in seminary. It has a very daunting title, “Deciding on a Destiny.” It was preached to my Teaching Parish group. We were all seminarians serving rural churches in North Georgia who met weekly with a facilitator to work on sermons and process reflection papers.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: June 27, 2017
    Victor Casad

    During this week of transitions I thought I would remind everyone who is coming and going in the East District. There will be ten appointment changes in July and I hope you will join me in praying for these clergy families and their congregations as they begin a new chapter in their ministry and history.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: June 14, 2017
    Victor Casad

    How many times have you preached a sermon or heard a sermon on Matthew 7:4-5: “…how can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ while the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor’s eye.” How much thought have any of us put into what it really takes to “take the log out of our own eyes?”

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