South Central Jurisdiction

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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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Matthew Marchetti, a member of Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston, looks at three computer screens as he works to locate people who need rescuing during Hurricane Harvey. Marchetti, along with fellow Chapelwood member Oliver Carter, came up with a design for a web app,, to help connect those in need with volunteer rescuers. Photo courtesy of Matthew Marchetti.

Enlisting tech, boats for Houston rescue efforts

Members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church created an app to help dispatch boats, including the “Chapelwood Navy,” to those stranded by Harvey flooding.
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Youth from First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, Texas, pose for a group photo during clean-ups conducted in both Corpus Christi and Portland after Hurricane Harvey. They also have plans to work in a local food bank and travel to harder-hit areas over the weekend. Photo courtesy of Lauren Gray.

Floods force pastor, flock to higher ground

Drama unfolds at small-town United Methodist church as southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana grapple with effects of Harvey
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‘My Eternal King’ launched top Methodist composer

Jane Marshall's first anthem remains a choral favorite on the 60th anniversary of its sheet music publication.

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