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. 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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