April Is Minority Cancer Awareness Month. Learn More And Order Your Complimentary Bulletin Inserts Today!

April is now Minority Cancer Awareness Month in Texas!

According to the American Cancer Society, minority populations suffer the highest cancer death rate and the shortest survival time throughout the country.

So, how can your faith community fight minority cancer? You can help by downloading or ordering Faith and Wellness bulletin inserts and including information in your congregation's newsletter. Download newsletter text.

Bulletin inserts are FREE and available in Spanish or English! 

Texas Impact will ship your desired amount at no cost--just  click here to fill out your order form.  You can also view and download the insert by clicking here.

Thanks to House Bill 114, authored by Representative Ruth Jones McClendon, this month will regularly be observed as Minority Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of the bill is to increase recognition for minority cancer education, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.    Rep. McClendon hopes the bill will elevate cancer awareness among the general public and minority population.

STATEMENT OF TEXAS RELIGIOUS LEADERS ON RECENT ANTI-METHODIST COMMENTS

In a Friday morning Fort Worth Star Telegram article by Bud Kennedy, we became aware that Tea Party leader Julie McCarty has opposed a local candidate for criminal court judge because “he is a Methodist…Methodists tend not to take a stand on issues – anything goes.”  She explained why she is supporting another candidate in the race: “My preference is a straitlaced Baptist to an everything-goes Methodist.” 

Be A Better Neighbor: Community Partners Presentation In Stephenville and Mineral Wells, February 17, 2014

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

There’s a new way for faith communities to help needy Texans get food, medical and other benefits. Texas’ Health and Human Service Commission (HHSC) has launched it’s statewide Community Partner Program, a great way for local organizations to serve their communities more effectively by providing internet access and/or trained volunteer navigators to help low-income Texas families apply for state benefit programs.

2014 UMW Resources Order Form

Use the form below to request printed copies of UMW materials.

For more information, contact Cara Chiodo at cara@texasimpact.org or call the office at (512)-971-6814.

UMW Legislative Event Resource Center

 

TEXAS UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S 26TH ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE EVENT

News Update: Texas Financial Education Endowment Awards $250,000 To Support and Promote Financial Literacy in Texas

Texas Impact is pleased to pass along some happy news at the first of the year: the award of $250,000 from the Texas Financial Education Endowment to support and promote financial literacy in Texas. The award is especially good news because it represents the fruits of the faith community's work to bring regulation to the payday lending industry.

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