#COTW — Wesley UMC in Columbus


ABOUT THE PASTOR

NAME: Rev. Sarah Windham

CHURCH: Wesley UMC

CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: 511 Airline Road, Columbus

PASTOR’S BIRTHDAY: Feb. 15

PASTOR’S HOMETOWN: Forest, MS

FAMILY NAMES: She is married to Edwin Windham and they have two grown sons, Roy and Jacob, great daughter-in-laws and three wonderful grandsons!

PASTOR’S EDUCATION and /or STANDING WITH THE CONFERENCE: She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Divinity. She has a specialist designation in emotionally disturbed children and also is Certified in Pastoral counseling. Sarah is also an associate member of Annual Conference. She has been in the ministry for 17 years.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE CHURCH YOUR ARE SERVING? “Also, what I love about Wesley is the willingness of the congregation to love and support.”

ABOUT THE CHURCH

CHURCH: Wesley UMC

CHURCH ADDRESS/TOWN: 511 Airline Road, Columbus

HOW MANY YEARS HAS THIS CHURCH BEEN WORSHIPING GOD TOGETHER? Wesley UMC was organized in 1956 and they are still in the original location. They still have two remaining charter members.

HOW MANY ARE IN REGULAR ATTENDANCE? 60-70

WHAT MINISTRIES IS THIS CHURCH KNOWN FOR? Wesley UMC is actively involved in several ministries in Columbus and Lowndes County. They prepare and serve a meal at Loaves and Fishes (a soup kitchen) every other month. They support the Wesley Foundation at Mississippi University for Women and have members who serve on the board. Members also contribute to Helping Hands, a food pantry. During Easter, we prepared an Early Christian Meal with a drama telling the night that Jesus was crucified. They also have on-going youth ministries. Wesley UMC also works on other projects which are in the planning stages now.

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