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

  • 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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  • Made by Mercy Concert: July 22, 2017
    Made by Mercy

    Made by Mercy Concert July 22, 2017 Windom First United Methodist Church 207 2nd St Windom, TX 75492 The gospel group “Made by Mercy” will be holding a concert on Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Windom First UMC. Founded in June 2012, Made by Mercy is comprised of David…

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  • East District Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Training: October 14 & 28, 2017
    Lay Servant Ministries

    This course focuses on understanding how the Holy Spirit works in our everyday lives, and on recognizing that the Holy Spirit is continually with us — 24/7.

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  • East District Basic Lay Servant Ministries Training: Saturdays, August 12 & 26, 2017
    Lay Servant Ministries

    This course is the foundation for all the other Learning & Leading courses for Lay Servant Ministries, and is required to become a Local Lay Servant, Certified Lay Servant, and Lay Speaker. In this course you are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended.

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  • Sulphur Bluff UMC 4th Annual George Dorner “42” Tournament: July 8, 2017
    Sulphur Bluff UMC 4th Annual George Dorner “42” Tournament

    All are invited for the 4th Annual George Dorner “42” Tournament on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Sulphur Bluff United Methodist Church. Trophies will be awarded to the first-place team. Proceeds go to purchase Bibles for the Sulphur Bluff Senior class. If you don’t play, come and eat and be part of the fun!

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    From the DS...

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

    Last Sunday I jumped ship. Mary Brooke was invited to speak at the West New Hope United Methodist Church just north of Mt. Pleasant in the Texas Conference. And as the dutiful husband, I went with her for moral support. It seemed only fair since she often graciously joins me on my district excursions. This was a first; We were picked up at home and chauffeured to the church. It was a good thing too — West New Hope UMC is one of those churches nestled in the pastoral backwoods of East Texas.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: May 15, 2017
    Victor Casad

    The Christian life is about living in Christian community … period. It is not about looking for glitz and glamour, smoke and lights, spell-binding inspiration and breath-taking musical performances. It is about the weekly grind of caring, learning and working with a group of fellow travelers on a way to living more fully in the love of Jesus Christ. It is about learning to live together as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ, miraculously held together by the power of the Holy Spirit, in spite of itself. No one ever said the Christian life was easy.

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