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

  • 8th Annual Arbala UMC Fish Fry Fundraiser & Auction
    fishing pole

    Get hooked at the 8th Annual Arbala UMC’s Fish Fry Fundraiser & Auction on Saturday, April, 14, 2018, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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  • East District UMW’s A Morning Apart: April 14, 2018
    United Methodist Women

    Please join the East District of the United Methodist Women for A Morning Apart on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at College Mound UMC. Registration and brunch is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker is Rev. Samantha Parson, Associate Pastor of Discipleship.

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  • East District Conference Call – Voice of the Laity: April 3, 2018
    East District Conference Call

    New Way for Laity to Stay Informed! What: East District Conference Call “Voice of the Laity” When: Tuesday April, 3, 2018 at 6 p.m. – will be about a 15–20 minute call Location: (712) 770–4751 When you call, you’ll hear the following: “Welcome to free conference call.com, please enter your ID#.” You then enter: 995279…

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  • 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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    From the DS...

  • Message from Vic Casad: April 16, 2018
    Victor Casad

    Victor Casad, East District Superintendent Notes from the Heartland Shortly after John Kay arrived in Greenville to begin his ministry at Kavanaugh UMC, he was approached by a Baptist layman, Ken Money, to see if John would be interested in working on some kind of city-wide clean-up project that would involve all of the Greenville…

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  • Message from Vic Casad: April 2, 2018
    Victor Casad

    Victor Casad, East District Superintendent Notes from the Heartland The other day I read the following article from the Wesley UMC Sulphur Springs newsletter written by their pastor Steve Cook. This is such a wonderful testimony of how a local church is reconnecting with its community in ministry that I asked Steve if I could…

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  • Message from Vic Casad: March 13, 2018
    Victor Casad

    Last Thursday, the pastors serving the four United Methodist Churches in Greenville (Dylan Lee, Mike Langdon, Chris Yost and John Kay) met with Owen Ross and Nohemi Ramirez to have a conversation about creating a new Hispanic ministry presence in Greenville.

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  • Message from Vic Casad: Feb. 27, 2018
    Victor Casad

    We are about a third of way through this Season of Lent. I am feeling somewhat compelled to write a Lenten meditation for myself. I am looking over my bookshelf. It is interesting how, when you peruse your library, each book your eye fixes upon has a personal history all its own.

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  • 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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