During Annual Conference worship services, we will collect special offerings for two North Texas Conference causes:
Close to Home
On March 21, 2022, a tornado ripped through Jack County, in the NTC’s Northwest District, leaving damaged homes, businesses and schools in its wake. The North Texas Conference and UMCOR have partnered with local officials to lead the recovery efforts, which will last for years to come.
The Jack County Long Term Recovery Committee anticipates that the total recovery effort will cost nearly $2 million. Through Close to Home, the North Texas Conference hopes to raise $500,000, one-quarter of the funds necessary to help neighbors rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed by the storm.
A special offering to benefit Close to Home will be collected during the Opening Worship on Sunday, June 11.
Bridgeport Camp Scholarships
Since 1949, the Bridgeport Camp & Conference Center has offered annual summer camps and mid-winter retreats, providing opportunities for children and youth to experience a loving Christian community and to be shaped by God’s grace.
As a non-profit ministry, Bridgeport Camp offers financial assistance to individuals who might not otherwise be able to attend camp. These scholarships are made possible through gifts and donations like our Annual Conference special offering, which will be collected during the Ordination Service on Monday, June 12.