The Radical Hospitality and Outreach Ministries Team will use the year end reporting to name five exceptional small membership churches.
All congregations in the Texas Annual Conference with 300 members or less are eligible.
The team will consider professions of faith, worship attendance, and missions activity to determine which churches will be recognized.
The Small Membership Church of the Year will be selected from among these five congregations. The awards will be given during annual conference.
It is no longer necessary for churches to apply or to nominate themselves for this award.
100% Apportionment District Awards: Congratulations to the East District and West District for submitting 100%!
Dr. Steve Wende presented the Eric Anderson Award to Rev. Lance Richards, Pastor
Lexington, First UMC & Lexington, Blue UMC.
District Superintendent Rev. Dick White gave the Small Membership Church of the Year toGalloway UMC in Carthage served by Rev. K. Mervin Scott.
Rev. Jack Womack named the winners for the Copeland Awards:
Under 100 Members
Pastor Joe Turner, Conference Lay Minister
Pastor Kate Turner, Conference Lay Minister
Harleton, Harleton UMC with 15 Professions
Rev. Keith Bell
Texas City, Galilee UMC with 21 Professions
Pastor Luthur Walker
Houston, Covenant of Faith with 30 Professions
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey McDowell
Missouri City, The Harvest UMC with 71 Professions
Rev. Dr. Allison Cambre
Houston, Terrace UMC with 47 Professions
Rev. Bill Haygood
Cypress, Good Shepherd UMC with 80 Professions
Over 2000 Members
Rev. Dr. Edmund W. Robb
The Woodlands UMC with 307 Professions