Marike DeWitte, Wesley UMC Children’s Activity Director, visited the KSST Good Morning Show to announce Bible School dates and new evening hours. For youngsters through fifth grade, Vacation Bible School will be held Monday through Friday July 24 through 28. A kid-friendly supper will be served in Wesley Hall at 5:30 each evening, with classes from 6:15 til 8:30 pm. Marike and church members will oversee the activities with Pastor Steve Cook assisting with the games. On Friday night, the families of students are also invited for a special wrap-up with a worship hour together with the Wesley family.
The change from traditional morning Bible School to evening hours was made due to the fact that most parents are working during day hours and unable to get their children to Bible School. With evening hours, more children can participate and hopefully, parents can too! For youngsters who need a ride, the church bus can add you to their route. Just call the Wesley office at 903-885-3383.
A little later this summer, Wesley UMC will host a Back to School Bash with water games, food and family fun on August 19. During the school year, Wesley volunteers lead in the Backpack Buddy program, providing two days worth of healthy snacks for the weekends to be dispensed by public schools to students in need. Wesley UMC worship services on Sunday mornings are from 9:30 until 10:30 am, followed by Sunday School from 10:45 until 11:45 am. Wednesday evenings are for children and youth activities starting with a church meal at 5:30 pm followed by classes through 8:30 pm. Adult Bible Study classes are also provided.
Marieke and her husband Hendrick DeWitte came to Sulphur Springs from the Netherlands in 1989. They had been dairy farmers back in Holland, but wanted to farm on the larger scale that coming to Texas would allow. After 21 years, the DeWitte’s sold their dairy in 2010. Hendrick remains in an agriculture-related business, and Marieke became a teacher, first for Little Acorn Pre-School, then five years ago joining SSISD as a Special Ed Aide. The couple has three grown daughters and a wide circle of Wesley church family and friends.