September 2022: Words are Powerful

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Donny Haywood

“Words are the most powerful thing in the universe… Words are containers. They contain faith, or fear, and they produce after their kind.” — Charles Capps I’ve noticed, and more so lately, that people don’t think through what they say to others. I think people feel like their right to express themselves doesn’t have boundaries. This week, a pastor friend … Read More

August 2022: The Race Before us

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Donny Haywood

Greetings friends. It has been a fast few weeks. I wanted to say a quick thank you for the many gifts that we received in our grandparent shower. We are blessed to be a part of such a loving and supportive community. Little Indy arrived on June 30th, and our lives have been completely changed. He is way more than … Read More

July 2022: Keep Moving Forward

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Donny Haywood

Greetings from the nerve center of the church. (I’m referring to my office. haha) First, I want to say “thank you” for the wonderful showering of gifts for Christi and I. Your generosity amazes us. At the time of writing this article, we are less than 3 days away from Indy making his appearance and changing our lives forever. Next, … Read More

May 2022: Habit of Worship

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Donny Haywood

Greetings! Well, we have made it through Lent and Easter, and we are headed toward the end of school and summer. I was excited to be a part of this Easter season in Decatur. Now is a time to celebrate accomplishments and begin to look at our summer plans. I know many of you will be taking vacations. Many will … Read More

March 2022: Stewardship

Bonnie WohllebenPastor's Blog

Rev. Donny Haywood

In the spring of 2020, our lives changed dramatically, as the Coronavirus hit our nation and Texas. It affected how and where we could work, eat, gather, serve, and worship. Churches were closed to public worship, but clergy and parishioners at The Decatur First United Methodist Church stepped forward to assure ministry continued. Through activities such as virtual and online … Read More