Top posts/stories of 2014


To commemorate 2014, I thought it would be fun to see what stories/blog posts readers loved most this year… click on the links to rate the stories for yourself…

Amanda Clark, Amber Burkett, Kelli Kilpatrick, Paula Rumore and Natalie Medders are a few of the women who volunteer to help local fire departments. (Submitted photo)

Amanda Clark, Amber Burkett, Kelli Kilpatrick, Paula Rumore and Natalie Medders are a few of the women who volunteer to help local fire departments. (Submitted photo)

1. The top story of the year was Working women volunteer for the Webster County Fire Department with 476 views. This story was featured in the July 30, 2014 editions of  The Webster Progress Times and The Choctaw Plaindealer … click on the link to read this story at …

https://gwenwsisson.wordpress.com/2014/07/28/working-women-volunteer-for-the-webster-county-fire-department/ Continue reading

Forest First UMC welcomes the Harper family


cropped_7L2A0458With a passion for seeing all the amazing ways God will be at work at First United Methodist Church of Forest, the church welcomes Rev. Trey Harper and his family on June 22.

“Everyone who has met Bro. Trey has fallen in love with him,” said Mary Jones, chair of the pastor-parish relations committee for Forest’s First United Methodist Church. “We are really excited about him and his whole family being part of our church family.” Continue reading

Photos from the Harper family reception at Eupora’s First UMC


The big group photo was in the Wednesday, July 10, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/07/10/fond-farewell/

Honoring the ministry of the Harper family at First UMC Eupora


cropped_7L2A0458First United Methodist Church of Eupora will celebrate the ministry of Rev. Trey Harper and his family on his final Sunday to worship as the pastor of the church.

The church will be hosting a farewell reception for the Harper Family on Sunday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall to give church members and the community an opportunity to say goodbye to the Harpers. The community is invited to come and offer its thanks and prayers for a happy transition to Forest. A “love offering” will be taken for those wishing to express their appreciation.

Rev. Harper has been re-appointed to First UMC of Forest and will begin preaching there June 22. Continue reading

Harper discusses fasting as part of Lenten Lunch series


10154165_494014210705101_516718107_nRev. Trey Harper of Eupora’s FUMC said fasting for the sake of denial is to miss the point … fasting is about transformation…for making room for God’s presence in our lives. Harper was the guest speaker at today’s Lenten Lunch at Eupora First United Methodist Church. Join us next week as the Lenten Lunch series continues at noon Wednesday at Eupora FUMC’s fellowship hall.

 

See this photo in the April 10, 2014 edition of The Webster Progress Times at http://websterprogresstimes.com/2014/04/10/lenten-lunch-3/

Ash Wednesday is a time to reflect


It is a time to remember and reflect. It is celebrated all over the world, and today, people will remember the passion and the purpose of Jesus Christ as they participate in a variety of services for Ash WednesEVGW_DayofDust_1day.

Rev. Trey Harper, pastor of Forrest First United Methodist Church in Forest, Miss. said, the Season of Lent is the time in which the church “slows down to prepare our hearts for the Passion of Christ and the Glories of Resurrection Sunday.” Harper said in Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of, the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter, not including Sundays, because every Sunday is to be treated as a Celebration of the Resurrected Christ. Continue reading