February 2020: Exploring Membership

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Exploring Membership When Kelly and I went looking for a new church, we visited some churches in our neighborhood, some in our city, and some in the nearby city.  We were looking for a place to belong, a place that felt like home. It was difficult to get up Sunday after Sunday and attend a new church, hoping to find … Read More

January 2020: Vision 2020

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Vision 2020 On November 12, 2019, the Church Conference voted to move to a simplified board structure for the governing of FUMC Decatur.  We voted to charter a thirteen member Church Council who would set vision, mission and adopt the core values of our local congregation.  They will govern by setting policy and holding our ministry teams accountable for driving … Read More

January 2020: Financial Peace University

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Ricky Harrison

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! FPU includes your member workbook and a year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership. Join our first FPU class this Spring! Sign up in the Narthex. … Read More

December 2019: Not A Silent Night

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

“Not a Silent Night” Advent 2019 Every year at Christmas we are surrounded by images of the serene young Mary in clean, beautiful robes, holding a perfectly calm baby. We imagine that first Christmas where “all is calm and all is bright.” But come on – any mother who has given birth knows just how “calm” that night must have … Read More

December 2019: New Year’s Misison Trip

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Ricky Harrison

Did you know just on the other side of the border from El Paso, families are living in extreme poverty? Single mothers and elderly grandparents are raising kids on dollars-per-day, living in self-constructed shelters made of wood pallets and chicken-wire. For the past 27 years on the outskirt desert regions of Ciudad Juarez, Proyecto Abrigo (Project Shelter) has been partnering … Read More