Be a Barnabas

Mary Lou FosterPastor's Blog, Uncategorized

Cross and Flame

Be a Barnabas: Be an Encourager! Imbedded in the Acts of the Apostles is a “sub-story” that the writer, Luke, shares with all readers. Along with Simon Peter and the Apostle Paul, the two main persons in this early history of the Christian Church, is a man named Barnabas. His name literally means “Son of Encouragement” and every time we read … Read More

Update on Healthy Church Initiative

Mary Lou FosterPastor's Blog

HCI Weekend

     On September 10, your HCI (Healthy Church Initiative) Team met with Gloria Fowler from the North Texas Conference to be trained to put together our Church Self Study encompassing the past twenty years at Wesley UMC.  Statistics from membership, Sunday School, Worship Attendance, and Monetary Giving will be included in this self-study.  This will be the first phase of … Read More

Lifetree Café: A New Ministry of Wesley UMC

Mary Lou FosterNews & Events, Pastor's Blog

Wesley UMC is proud to announce a new ministry: Lifetree Café. LOCAL “TALK SHOW” EXPLORES LIFE AND FAITH (Sulphur Springs, TX)— Everything from politics to prayer will be featured at a new weekly experience called Lifetree Café. This “conversation café”—located at Coffee Off the Square—is part of a national network of locations that offer participatory events related to life and faith. … Read More

First-Year Observations of Wesley UMC

Mary Lou FosterPastor's Blog

Cross and Flame

As noted the second Sunday in June, I announced to Wesley Church that I had been re-appointed as your Pastor for a second year beginning Sunday, July 5. I had no reason to doubt that reappointment, but with Methodists, it is only official when our Bishop “sets” or “fixes” the appointments. So here I am again. My first year has … Read More

From Pastor Steve

Mary Lou FosterPastor's Blog

From the Barber Shop to the Pulpit… Being Methodists in Hopkins County Some of you know I get my hair cut at Briley’s Barber Shop just across from the courthouse in Sulphur Springs. But not until my last haircut had the owner, Mike, cut my hair. As I sat down in the chair and Mike was draping the “hair apron” … Read More

Welcome to Wesley UMC Sulphur Springs!

Mary Lou FosterPastor's Blog

Wesley UMC Sulphur Springs

Welcome to Wesley United Methodist Church, Sulphur Springs, TX! We have a great community waiting to welcome you into our church home. Wesley UMC is part of the North Texas Annual Conference, located in the East District. I have been serving the Lord for more than 40 years, beginning my ministry with Wesley in July 2014. I am eager to meet you … Read More