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

  • Bishop’s Rally 2018: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017

    Dallas Area Youth Gather at Christ UMC Plano for Bishop’s Rally Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 Christ UMC Plano 3101 Coit Rd Plano, TX 75075 The Bishop’s Rally will be held at Christ UMC Plano on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. This event is the largest gathering of North Texas United Methodist youth; the 2017 event reached almost…

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  • Training for new Ezra statistical reporting program: November 2017

    Get trained to use the new statistical year-end reporting program for the North Texas Conference Check-out is just around the corner — Jan. 17 and 18, 2018, to be exact. Effective this year (2017), statistical year-end reporting is changing. The online reporting program that will be used is NEW to the North Texas Conference but…

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  • Rev. Owen Ross Looks for Innovative Ways to Create Churches
    Owen Ross Preaching

    The director of the Center for New Church Development and Congregational Transformation brings an international perspective to his new job

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  • His Call in Concert at Windom UMC: Oct. 28, 2017

    Windom UMC in Windom, TX is hosting a gospel concert by “His Call” on October 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Bring a friend and we’ll see you there!

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  • College Mound UMC Lord’s Acre Auction and Dinner: Nov. 11, 2017
    2017 College Mound UMC Lord's Acre Auction and Dinner

    College Mound UMC invites you to their annual Lord’s Acre Auction and Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Dinner is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The silent auction starts at 5:30 p.m. while the live auction starts at 7:15 p.m. Cost is $15 per person, which includes admission, a BBQ dinner and parking.

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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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  • Message from Vic Casad on the Passing of Rev. Bill Bryan: August 30, 2017

    This week I am mourning the death of Dr. William Jennings “Bill” Bryan III. Williams J. Bryan “Bill” Bryan, Keith Payne Boone and I were in the same youth group at Kessler Park UMC in the late 1960s. My father was the pastor, and I was the errant PK trying my best to distance myself…

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