Legislative Event did not disappoint! After a day and a half of hearing and discussing issues that affect the citizens of Texas, we had the opportunity to visit the capital and speak to our Representatives, Senators and their staff members about the 2013 UMW Legislative Agenda.
Included this year on our agenda are providing funding for long term water needs, restoring funding for education and making revisions to the testing requirements(STAAR and End of Course exams), increasing regulation of pay day lending, making changes to criminal justice and mental health care to humanize and increase their effectiveness, and to extend Medicaid to those who earn below 138 percent of the national poverty level.
The event was conducted by Texas Impact and you can learn so much about the issues by visiting their website at www.TexasImpact.org.
The East District will be offering you opportunities to join in post card campaigns at our events this spring. If you’d like to begin now, contact me or the Social Action Chair for East District, Anne Ridley-Pleasant, and we will be glad to assist.
East District President
The CTC UMW has published its Summer newsletter, Mission Ties. The newsletter contains information about Mission u and the registation form.
To register online for Mission U select the event location you would like to attend:
Genesis UMC Aug 5-7 or FUMC Temple Aug 12-14
Our friends in the North District are holding a Christmas in July benefitting United Community Centers on July 8 at Christ United Methodist Church. Click here for more information about the event.
August 5-7 Evening and Weekday Mission U (formerly the Cooperative School of Christian Mission) –Genesis UMC, Fort Worth
August 9-11 Weekend Mission U (formerly the Cooperative School of Christian Mission)
Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center, Glen Rose
August 12-14 Evening and Weekday Mission U (formerly the Cooperative School of Christian Mission) –FUMC Temple
August 15 Deadline for submitting Burning of the Candle Memorial/Honorariums, and date to send in Mission Today and 5 Star Giving reports. (forms are located in your Conference Resource Book - page 66.)
September 21 East District Annual Fall Meeting – FUMC Waxahachie
September 22 UMW Sunday
October 4 CTC UMW District Officer Leadership Development - Genesis UMC, Fort Worth
October 5 CTC/UMW Annual Autumn Gathering- Genesis UMC, Fort Worth
November 2 East District Leadership Event – Trinity UMC
December 10 CTC UMW Christmas Party for UCC ACTIII (Youth)
January 26-28 Legislative Event
Feb. 22 Charter for Racial Justice Event/ Sing-a-Rainbow
March 28-29 CTC UMW Spiritual Growth Event - Lakeview Camp & Conference Center
April 5 UMC Conference Great Day of Service
April 25-27 UMW Assembly, Louisville, KY
May 17 CTC UMW Workday at UCC
June 8 - 11 UMC Annual Conference, First UMC of Mansfield
June 9 or 10 CTC UMW Luncheon at Annual Conference
August TBA Weekday, Evening & Weekend Mission u events
Sept. 28 UMW Sunday (4th Sunday in Sept. or any other alternate date)
Oct. 3 CTC UMW District Officer LDD
Oct. 4 CTC UMW Annual Autumn Gathering in East District
Dec. 9 CTC UMW Christmas Party for UCC Act III Youth, Poly Center
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Register online for Mission u!
There is a new issue of Mission Ties Summer 2013.
Find out what's going on in our Jurisdiction by reading the Spring Newsletter.
LADIES, Get ready for Assembly! Assembly will be held April 25-27, 2014 in Louisville, KY.