Respond to Hurricane Harvey – Texas Methodist Foundation

August 29th, 2017


The scenes from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey are heartwrenching and frightening. The lives of our neighbors in communities across a wide swath of Texas have experienced umimaginable loss. And the rain and life threatening crisis continue. People are stranded on rooftops, the freeways are impassable, basic needs are unmet.

As a living church, how do we respond? During worship at First UMC Georgetown on Sunday, Laura Hewett Becker, senior pastor at First UMC in Rockport near where Harvey made landfall, said, “We will be bold in saying what it is we need.” When addressing TMF staff on Monday morning, Tom Locke, TMF president, said, “I want us to be bold in responding to these needs.”

As an initial response toward addressing the acute needs resulting from this disaster, TMF has donated $200,000 to disaster relief efforts – $100,000 each to the Rio Texas Conference and the Texas Conference. We thank all of our partners in ministry who have made it possible for us to respond boldly to this crisis, and we encourage others to also be bold in responding.

To make it as easy as possible to respond, TMF has set up two funds to be used to help those affected by the hurricane in the Rio Texas and Texas conferences. Click here to donate to one or both of those funds.

We are hurting and afraid for our neighbors, but we must move beyond despair and fear and become the hands that enact life-giving change. This spirit of united purpose can be an agent of healing and hope, and the church must lead the way.

Texas Methodist Foundation
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Interpreter Magazine in Digital format is FREE

November 21st, 2016

Anyone can receive the digital format of the Interpreter Magazine FREE.

Please remember that Interpreter Digital is available free to all church leaders and members, so spread the word with friends, family and others in your congregation. Use this award-winning publication to expand your congregation’s knowledge of The United Methodist Church. You will receive free access to six issues each year. 

“Streets to Dwell In” Training Event August 27, 2016

August 17th, 2016

“Streets to Dwell In” Training Event, August 27, 2016 at Polk Street UMC. See attached flyer for complete information.


Local Church Historian Workshop

August 9th, 2016

Local Church Historians are encouraged to attend a workshop on October 7, 2016 being held during the South Central Jurisdiction Convocation of Archivists and Historians/ Texas United Methodist Historical Society Annual Meeting.

Who: For all Local Church Historians
When: October 7, 2016, 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., box lunch included
Where: Overton Hotel, 2322 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock
How much: $60 Early bird registration before Sept 1, $75 Normal registration, $30 Scholarship recipient registration (prior approval by Beryl Waddell, NWTX Conference Archivist (806-762-0201 Ex: 15/
Registration forms can be found on the NWTX Conference website:

White Deer Sanctuary Dedication Invitation

August 1st, 2016

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Rev. Wendell Horn appointed to serve as the Interim Director of Mission and Administration

July 25th, 2016
Rev. Wendell Horn appointed to serve as the Interim Director of Mission and Administration!  
Rev. Wendell Horn has been appointed by Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe to serve as the Interim Director of Mission and Administration of the Northwest Texas Conference. Wendell will begin serving in this interim appointment on September 1, 2016 and will serve as the interim until July 1, 2017, when a permanent Director of Mission and Administration will begin serving. Rev. Horn most recently served as the senior pastor of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Lubbock, Texas. His ministry and service in the Conference has included serving as a District Superintendent, as well as serving on many Conference and District Boards, Committees and Teams, most recently serving as the Chair of the Conference Board of Trustees, as a member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and as a member of the Conference Leadership Team. Wendell follows, in the interim, Rev. Dr. Jimmy Nunn, who served as the Director of Mission and Administration for five years, as Bishop Nunn goes to serve the Oklahoma Annual Conference and the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference as their episcopal leader, effective September 1, 2016.

South Central Jurisdiction Bishop Assignments

July 19th, 2016
South Central Jurisdiction Bishop Assignments
Northwest Texas & New Mexico : Bishop Bledsoe
Oklahoma : Bishop Nunn*
Texas: Bishop Jones
Rio Texas: Bishop Schnase
North Texas: Bishop McKee
Central Texas: Bishop Lowry
Great Plains: Bishop Saenz*
Missouri: Bishop Farr*
Arkansas: Bishop Mueller
Louisiana: Bishop Harvey

*Newly Elected

Labels for Education Needed

March 30th, 2016

McCurdy School Needs Labels for Education

Thanks to generous supporters who have been sending McCurdy Ministries donations of Campbell’s Labels for Education for years, McCurdy has acquired a new seven passenger Dodge Grand Caravan for use in our ministries. The van cost McCurdy 1,600,000 points which means well over a million labels were donated, cut, prepared and sent to Campbell’s Labels for Education to purchase the van! Every donation of labels McCurdy sends Campbell’s Labels for Education is banked until we spend the points. At this date there are 455,421 points in the McCurdy account. Our goal is to replace another one of our aging McCurdy vans by accumulating a total 1,6000,000 points. So here is the challenge: help McCurdy Ministries accumulate 1,144,579 labels by the end of 2016 to secure a new van! We invite you to go through your cupboards and drawers in the kitchen where you “stash” those UPC labels to remind everyone at church to collect their labels for McCurdy. Then we invite you to send the UPC labels to McCurdy Ministries 362A S. McCurdy Road Espanola, NM 87532

Giving Tuesday, December 1st, enhances your gift by receiving matching $$

November 30th, 2015

Giving Tuesday, December 1st, enhances your gift by receiving matching $$

Giving Tuesday is Dec 1st

November 19th, 2015

UMC #GivingTuesday is Dec. 1, 2015
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