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  • Encourage one another spiritually

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April Meeting: Caring for the Whole Self 
April 19th, 2023

Serving outside our comfort zones, and constantly working beyond our job descriptions, in the midst of uncertainty has made stress and burnout a reality for church staff and pastors. 


On Wednesday, April 19th, Stephanie Konvicka, the Executive Director of Hesed House of Wharton to talk about the challenges of ministry, and learn some concrete ways to care for our whole selves while building healthy, resilient communities.


We will meet in Fondren Hall at St. Paul’s UMC Houston starting with lunch at noon and we will conclude by 1:30pm. The cost is $15 and can be paid at the door. RSVP to Susie Crafton (





For more information or if you have any questions about this event, email

Save the Date: May 29th - Texas Annual Conference Meet Up!


We will gather in person during Annual Conference. More details are coming soon!


Join us virtually: 

Intergenerational Ministry - Wednesday, May 3rd 


Grab you lunch and take a break from Noon - 1pm. Brittany Sky from GenOn Ministries will join us on zoom to share about resources that help churches nurture Christ-centered intergenerational communities. GenOn is launching a new Christian parenting project that helps churches meet busy families where they are build communities that offer needed and valued support. 

CLICK HERE to register and we will send a meeting link closer to the date. The meeting will also be recorded if you are unable to attend on the day. 


Building up leaders and volunteers - Wednesday, June 14th from noon - 1pm

join us for a virtual chat about ways churches can recruit, train, and empower volunteers to do the work of God’s Kingdom. We’ll have folks who share their best ideas (and biggest fail) whither your church is small or large, if you work with youth or adults - ministries thrive when folks are engaged. 

CLICK HERE  to register and we will send a meeting link closer to the date. 


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