Bishop Schnase Announces New Superintendent

Bishop Robert Schnase is announcing the appointment of Rev. Laura Merrill as superintendent of the Capital District of the Rio Texas Conference, effective July 1, 2021. Merrill currently serves as Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Clergy Excellence. She joined the conference staff as director of connectional ministries in 2016, after six years as superintendent…Read More »

Texas Freeze Response

Think and pray about how your congregation can respond – locally, district-wide, conference-wide and statewide. Click here for a form that churches can use to assess needs in the community. If you need more information or further guidance, contact Jim Street, Capital District Disaster Response Coordinator. If you’d like to help financially, you may choose to give to your local church, for…Read More »

Virtual District Professionals Meeting

Wednesday, February 24, 2021–Cancelled The District Professionals meeting originally scheduled for Wednesday February 24th has been cancelled. We may have an opportunity to do something similar later in the Spring, but for now DS Rev. Robert Lopez and DS Rev. Teresa Welborn agree that given the events of this past week cancelling for now is…Read More »

Worship Online

The following churches currently offer online options to worship. Austin New Church (Sun 9:30 & 11:00 am) Bee Creek UMC Berkeley UMC (Sun 10:00 am) Bertram FUMC (Sun 9:30 am) Bethany UMC (Sun 9:30 & 11:00 am) Burnet UMC (Sun 11:00 am) Cedar Park FUMC (Sun 10:00 am) Covenant UMC Decker UMC (Sun 10:00 am)…Read More »


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