Texas Bishops Respond to Border Crisis in Joint Letter to all Texas Methodists

July 17, 2014

The bishops of the five Texas Annual Conferences have issued a letter to all Texas Methodists in response to the humanitarian crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Bishops’ prayer is that the letter be shared with local churches throughout the state in myriad ways – such as
  1. included in local church newsletters and on websites and social media pages;
  2. incorporated  into sermons and/or worship liturgy; and
  3. offered up to small groups and Bible studies to focus on the cited texts.
There is also the hope that church mission teams will find it helpful in planning a faithful response to the needs of these children at our doorstep. All churches and members of the Central Texas Conference are invited to share this pastoral letter and engage in holy conferencing with your church and community. A digital version of the letter is available here.

To learn more about the ongoing crisis along our southern border, visit ctcumc.org/missionsupport-bordercrisis and/or see Bishop Lowry’s July 11 blog post, A Christian Response to the Border Crisis.

The  Exccutive Committee of the Council of Bishops has also issued a statement calling for compassion and prayer in response to the border crisis. You can access the Council of Bishops' statement here.