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New Poly Center is a blessing

published 8/5/2010
United Community Centers was started by several women from what is now First United Methodist Church Fort Worth to serve low-salaried meat packinghouse workers and their families in North Fort Worth — 101 years ago. Today, area churches and even those beyond continue to value and support this Tarrant County ministry organization that is also a mission institution of the Women’s Division of The United Methodist Church. For decades, UCC has coped with and patched over and over again the aging ...

Could you be a Centennial Church?

published 7/19/2010
  Tapping into this year’s time of Centennial Celebration — the 100th anniversary of the Central Texas Conference — a Centennial Church designation will given to congregations reaching certain levels of effectiveness for sharing Christ. They will be recognized at the 2011 Annual Conference June 5-8 in Waco. The challenge will also be highlighted at the Conference Centennial Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth. The celebration event will be both a time of ...

Raising awareness, funds for INM

published 7/7/2010
Members of Grandview First United Methodist Church (Waxahachie District) held their first of several planned events last weekend in their community. From their booth at the local “Fourth in the Park” event, members handed out pipe cleaner mosquitoes and information brochures about malaria and the Imagine No Malaria campaign. They sold approximately 150 snow cones and collected $187.50. They also received $82.65 in donations for a total of $210.15 for the "Imagine No Malaria" campaign.   For ...

Heeding call to make disciples

published 6/25/2010
More than 300 of the 1,100 members attending the 2010 Central Texas Annual Conference June 6-9 in Fort Worth responded to Bishop Mike Lowry’s challenge to follow Jesus’ plea to be disciples. One by one, clergy and laity came forward with their signed Holy Covenant and took a scrolled copy back to their local church. About 47 percent of those who came forward were laity. The Holy Covenant reads: Before Almighty God and my sisters and brothers in faith, I enter into this Holy Covenant to heed ...

Tim Brown is MCH 10th president

published 6/23/2010
Tim Brown, a veteran child care administrator, was elected president and chief executive officer of Methodist Children’s Home Friday during a meeting of the Home’s Board of Directors.   The announcement was made by Dr. Clayton Oliphint, chairperson of the Board of Directors.   Brown has held various leadership roles during 26 years of service at MCH, most recently as vice president for community services. He was named interim president at MCH April 1 following the retirement of Bobby Gilliam, ...

1910-2010: Centennial Celebration

published 6/16/2010
Have questions concerning the Central Texas Conference Centennial Celebration?  Contact Susan Briles at 817/877-5222, 800/460-8622 or susan@ctcumc.org. Download and Print the following forms:   Centennial Event Registration Form Share Your Church History (Display Tables)  Centennial Commemorative Pin Order Form Centennial T-Shirt Order Form Centennial History Book Reservation Form Fort Worth Hotels Centennial Church Point System Our History It was 100 years ago that the Northwest Texas ...

Faith in Action - FUMC Burleson

published 6/11/2010
By Rev. Mike Love First United Methodist Church, Burleson   On May 2, 2010, seven people from First United Methodist Church of Burleson set out for Galveston to Crocket Place United Methodist Church, a United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) facility set aside for the restoration and recovery program for Hurricane Ike.   Hurricane Ike struck Galveston in September 2008. Thousands of houses were damaged by flood. In many cases, homeowners were prevented from moving back in after the ...

Faith in Action - Morningside UMC

published 6/11/2010
On the way to participating in the Central Texas Conference’s Great Day of Service April 10, Alicia Wrice, surprised herself as she, without hesitation, responded to a potentially tragic situation.  Alicia and her youth sponsor, Emma Clegg, observed a dark cloud of smoke coming from a burning tree in someone’s backyard. Upon closer investigation, they realized that the fire from the burning tree was quickly advancing towards the house.  When Alicia saw a woman trying to enter the house, she got ...

$308,323 for Haiti Relief

published 5/26/2010
PHOTO: Central Texas Conference volunteers on a mission trip to UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La., verify and secure thousands of health kits bound for relief efforts in Haiti. Congregations in the Central Texas Conference assembled many of the health kits. Pictured are Rev. Laraine Waughtal, chair of the Conference Disaster Response Task Force, and members of Bethel United Methodist Church, Weatherford.     Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. As the presidents of...

New rules for wireless mics

published 5/17/2010
Businesses, organizations and churches using wireless microphones operating in the 700 MHz band must stop using them no later than June 12. Both licensed and unlicensed users must comply or face fines, according to the Federal Communications Commission. The new rule affects only wireless microphones and similar devices operating between 698 MHz and 806 MHz. Systems operating at other frequencies are not affected. Users may find the spectrum in which their equipment operates by checking a label ...

40 Days of Prayer

published 4/23/2010
Prayers written by the youth and youth workers of the Central Texas Conference form the collection of prayers that will lead our youth through 40 days of preparation and the sending forth for their summer of mission outreach (CTCYM). 40 Days of Prayer for Youth begins April 28 and culminates in the final prayer being read Sunday, June 6, as part of the 2010 Annual Conference opening worship at First United Methodist Church in downtown Fort Worth. Believing that prayer is a powerful tool for ...

Radical Hospitality Covenant

published 4/21/2010
In Matthew 28, Jesus tells His disciples: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Because we are disciples, lay and clergy members attending the 2010 Annual Conference June 6-9 in Fort Worth will be invited to join in a covenant to accept Jesus’ call in Matthew 28 to recommit our lives ...

Imagine No Malaria

published 4/14/2010
Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool for change. In the case of Imagine No Malaria, it is a critical way we are spreading the word about the need to help families in Africa overcome malaria. http://www.imaginenomalaria.org/site/apps/nlnet/content3.aspx?c=4dIBILOnGaIQE&b=5940305&ct=8549265&tr=y&auid=6738294 Every 30 seconds a child dies from malaria. It is a disease that is preventable and treatable. We eliminated it in America in the 1950s, but today 90% of deaths from malaria occur in sub-Saharan ...

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