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

  • UMCOR Early Response Training: Basic and Re-certification – October 7, 2017
    UMCOR

    UMCOR ERT: Basic and Re-certification classes by authorized UMCOR trainers are on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at College Mound UMC in Terrell, TX.

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  • NTC Churches Jump into Action After Harvey

    A roundup of some of the churches’ efforts and information to use.

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  • Everyone’s at the Table for World Communion Sunday
    Levy Laguardia

    In NTC, ethnic breads and concerts to mark the day of giving to develop church leaders around the globe.

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  • Lay Servant Ministries, Board of Laity Showcase Innovative Outreach

    The session explored how to involve local church members in evangelism, social justice and missions.

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  • Singers Sought for Choir at State Fair
    A Night of Inspiration and Gospel on October 5, 2017

    Project Unity is putting together a 100-voice choir.

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    From the DS...

  • 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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  • Message from Vic Casad: August 29, 2017
    Victor Casad

    Last Monday, August 21, 2017, at 9:20 a.m. PDT, Mary Brooke and I were standing on the lawn of Trinity Lutheran Church about 3 miles east of Mt. Angel, Oregon, 18 miles northeast of Salem. That is as far as we got; we spent two hours traveling 40 miles south from Portland that morning through heavy traffic.

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  • 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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