Flood Relief - Southeast Texas

4/19/2016
The news has been full of the coverage of the floods this week that have occurred in Southeast Texas.

Our members, clergy and church buildings have been impacted along with large numbers of our neighbors. As is our practice, the TAC is coordinating with the Red Cross and local authorities to support their emergency response.

Our role continues to be in mid- and long-term assistance.  We are currently assessing the needs and determining exactly where to set up relief centers. We will put out the call for volunteers and specific fund raising targets. If you wish to make financial contributions at this
time, please make checks payable to
The Texas Annual Conference
and mail to:

The Texas Annual Conference 
5215 Main St., Houston,Texas 77002

Please add “Flood Relief” to the “for:” line.   
Donate online (Choose "give as guest.")

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED  TO ATTEND

AN OPEN HOUSE/GOING AWAY PARTY 

HONORING

REV. CHUCK & KATHY HUFFMAN

4:00 PM—6:00 PM

SUNDAY, May 1, 2016

At the

New East District UMC Office,

1505 S. John Redditt Dr.

Lufkin, TX 75904

(Behind St. Paul’s UMC)

 

 

2-9-16

Dear Pastors, Lay Ministers, and Churches of the East District,

It is with very mixed emotions that I share this news with you today.  As you know, it is appointment season.  You may also know that Rev. Bill Taylor, Superintendent of the North District, is retiring effective July 1 of this year.  Bishop Huie has appointed me to be the new Superintendent of the North District, effective July 1.  Further, I am pleased to announce that Bishop Huie has appointed Rev. Tony Vinson as the new Superintendent of the East District, effective July 1.  Tony currently serves as Senior Pastor of Clear Lake UMC.  Some you will remember that Tony served as Pastor of Perritte Memorial UMC from June 1988 through May 1993.  Tony is very familiar with the East District, and he has a great love and appreciation for the more rural ministry of the district.  

As you might imagine, Kathy and I are excited about the new opportunities before us, but also somewhat sad to be leaving the Most Beautiful District!  Still, we have work to do here for the next few months before the transition.  

In the meantime, I am blessed and honored to serve with all of you in the ministry of our Lord!  You make the East District beautiful, and I love you all!

Blessings!

Chuck

PS  Please do reach out to Rev. Tony Vinson to welcome him to the East District.  His email address is tony@clearlakemethodist.org


 Our Core Values
Radical hospitality / Passionate worship / Faith-forming relationships / Risk-taking mission
Extravagant generosity / Connectional ministry / Fervent prayer and Diligent study of Scripture 

TEXAS ANNUAL CONFERENCE UMC

Four Year Focus: 2012 - 2016

GROWING Fruitful Churches

INVESTING In the Young

TRANSFORMING Lay & Clergy Leaders

 Our Vision

Vibrant, growing congregations changing lives and reshaping futures for Jesus Christ. 

Our Key Drivers
Spirit-led
 Excellence
Fruitfulness
 Accountability

 Texas East District Office
1507 S. John Redditt Dr., Lufkin,TX 75904
Phone:936-899-7383   Fax: 936-899-7385