Texas Annual Conference

Social Concerns
Amber Ruiz and Jazmyn Blake embrace during a vigil a day after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4. Photo by Callaghan O'Hare, Reuters.

Mass shootings prompt prayer, action

United Methodists across the U.S. lamented, prayed and planned for action in the wake of two mass shootings.
Mission and Ministry
Jane Marshall, seen at her piano in 2016, became a revered figure in United Methodist circles and beyond for her many anthems, hymns and other sacred music pieces, as well as her work as a music educator. She died May 29, 2019, in Dallas, at age 94. UM News file photo by Sam Hodges.

Jane Marshall, revered composer, dies at 94

Her anthem ʽMy Eternal Kingʼ became a staple for United Methodist choirs and others.
General Conference
Bishops Scott Jones of the Texas Conference and Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Conference celebrate Holy Communion during the closing worship of the Council of Bishops meeting. Bishops discussed their role at the special General Conference during their meeting at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates

Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. Bishops discussed how to facilitate that work.
Local Church
Parishioners take part in a spirited Bible study at Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston in this March 2011 file photo. A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

Megachurch weighs leaving denomination

Windsor Village United Methodist in Houston, concerned about ʽturmoil’ in denomination, considers leaving The United Methodist Church.

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