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Fresh Expressions Through a Wesleyan Lens

So many churches have had to slow down the ways to reach new people in the last 9 months and yet…SO MANY OF YOU have continued to be innovative and bold in reaching out. I celebrate how brave many of you have been!

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Anti-Racism Working Group

Dear Friends, Events of the last few months have brought to focus the urgency to address systemic racism intentionally and effectively in all aspects of our society, including in our churches and in our conference.

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Covenant on Anti-Racism

As members of the Rio Texas Conference Cabinet, Conference Directors, and Conference Secretary, we assert: Our nation has arrived upon a moment of reckoning regarding the sin of racism that has permeated American hearts,...

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Warming hearts at Texas State University!

For more than 90 years, the United Campus Ministry at Texas State has partnered with The United Methodist Church to welcome all students in the love and grace of Jesus Christ. With a diverse school enrollment...

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Hurricane Hanna Response Underway

Hurricane Hanna has caused heavy damage in El Valle District and limited amounts of damage in the Coastal Bend District. The Rio Texas Disaster Response Ministry began monitoring the situation…

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COVID-19 Check-In Survey is Now Open!

At the link below, you will find a survey where you can share your experiences from this time and questions going forward. The survey is informal and quick.

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Bishop Schnase's Statement Concerning Racism

In the aftermath of police killings of unarmed Black people, the bishops of The United Methodist Church today called on all United Methodists to act now by using their voices, pens, feet and hearts to end racism.

Annual Conference Update

On March 30, 2020, Rio Texas Conference Secretary Mickey McCandless shared the decision to suspend Annual Conference registration in light of the COVID-19 crisis...

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Re-Launch (not just re-open)

Zoom gatherings—limited to 30 people per session This is primarily for Clergy but 1 key lay/staff person can be invited from each church (More can be scheduled if needed!) Led by Rev. Karen Horan, Director of Creating/ ...

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Wellness Conversation During Covid

Need emotional help during COVID-19? Meet with a counselor from the comfort of your home. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, please call one of the centers listed below or go online by clicking on the link ...

Important Update On Annual Conference

After consultation with Bishop Robert Schnase, the Annual Conference Design Team, and the Uniting Table, (whose function it is to coordinate mission and ministry in the Rio Texas Conference) I have determined that it is ...

Important Update On Annual Conference (Español)

Después de consultas con el Obispo Robert Schnase, el Equipo de Diseño de la Conferencia Anual y la Mesa Unida (cuya función es coordinar la misión y el ministerio en la Conferencia Río Texas), se ha determinado que es ...

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Rio Texas Conference Communion Guidelines

Worship during the time of the Coronavirus raises many complex questions, including ones regarding the sacraments. Many pastors have reached out for guidance as they shepherd their churches during this season, especially...