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`Rio Texas Conference’ to be name of unified Southwest Texas and Rio Grande Conferences

The unified Southwest Texas and Rio Grande Conferences of the United Methodist Church will go by the name “Rio Texas Conference.” The team charged with implementing unification of the conferences chose the name in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, and announced it today. Byrd Bonner, a Southwest Texas Conference layman and co-chair of the Unification […]

UM conferences approve plans for two mergers

OKLAHOMA CITY—The United Methodist conferences in the denomination’s South Central Jurisdiction will have some very different boundaries within the next four years. On July 20, delegates at the jurisdictional conference unanimously approved the merger of the Southwest Texas and Rio Grande annual conferences into “a bold new conference” and the consolidation of the Kansas East, […]

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