East District of The North Texas Conference

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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

  • Message from East District Lay Leader – August 2017 Copy

    Guidance on how to help those in need for the long term – Notes from the 3rd Annual NTC Laity Event By STEPHEN GILLEM East District Lay Leader On Saturday, August 19, 2017, the North Texas Conference held an event titled “A Common Fount of the Laity” in Carrollton, Texas, at Aldersgate UMC. It was…

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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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  • Christmas blessings from Bishop McKee

    Drawn to that ancient story of a couple traveling to Bethlehem, and the mother giving birth to a baby and placing him in a manger, God continues to speak to us today. Remember the birth of our Savior in song and celebration.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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