Postponement of the 2020 Rio Texas Annual Conference Session

May 08, 2020 Given the ongoing risk of gathering in large numbers due to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 session of the Rio Texas Annual Conference, scheduled for June 10-13 in Corpus Christi. Although some gatherings may be allowed legally by that time, we do not consider it wise or responsible to…Read More »

Austin Region JFON Gala

Austin Region JFON invites you to a Gala on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Crowne Plaza Austin, 6121 North Interstate Highway 35.  Come hear from voices walking alongside our vulnerable immigrant neighbors in 2019 and hear how you can join in! For tickets, visit  For information on the strategic partnership…Read More »

Border Convocation

OVERVIEW September 2018, leaders involved in migration response and advocacy from the Rio Texas Conference – UMC and the Conferencia Anual Oriental – Iglesia Metodista de Mexico met in San Antonio to share experiences and the status of response developments and envisioned the work to be done through respective and collective bi-national work. Much has…Read More »

September 12, 2019

Recently I dropped by my office on a Saturday afternoon. My daughter Clare came with me and on the drive we were listening to some of her favorite music. She was animated and happy, singing along and dancing in her seat. As I exited towards the office on the frontage road, I slowed down in keeping with the decreased speed limit. As I continued along, Clare’s singing softened and I noticed from the rearview mirror that she was no longer dancing about in her seat. Finally we came to a red light and she fell completely silent. Her attention was fixed on the great number of persons camping along Highway 71.