South Central Jurisdiction

Trustees of Southern Methodist University in Dallas voted to remove United Methodist Bishop Scott Jones from their board after he joined the South Central Jurisdictional Conference’s lawsuit against the school. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons.

Bishop Jones removed from SMU board

The Texas Conference leader was ousted by fellow trustees after he joined the South Central Jurisdictional Conference’s lawsuit against the school.
Mission and Ministry
Ruth Moreno shows her brother, Lino, how to keep his hands warm as the sun rises behind them on the Santa Fe Bridge over the Rio Grande in Juárez, Mexico. They make the two-hour cross-border journey each school day to attend the United Methodist Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Lydia Patterson Institute is a dream maker for young students

The United Methodist college-preparatory school is supported by the South Central Jurisdiction and many local churches and individuals provide scholarships.
General Church
Southern Methodist University in Dallas recently changed its Articles of Incorporation and now faces a lawsuit filed by the South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church. The dispute involves the degree of United Methodist control of the school and comes as the denomination faces an uncertain future. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons.

Jurisdictional conference sues SMU

The Dallas school’s change in governance documents prompted the South Central Jurisdictional Conference to fight what it claims is an effort to sever longstanding legal ties.
General Church

Houston churches go flat out with flood relief

Bishop expresses pride but also tells volunteers to pace themselves and ʽfind time for Sabbath.’

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