A Word from DS Teresa Welborn – 9/17/2020

I find myself saying the same thing over and over lately: This is a difficult season for a host of reasons, take care of yourselves! But to be honest, at some point the call to “take care!” can sound shallow and trite at times. With all that is swirling about, how do we “take care”?           …Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa – 09/04/2020

2020 Charge Conference information  Grace and peace to you! This message is to share a brief word regarding Charge Conference season this year. Over the last several weeks I have been in conversation with Bishop Schnase and other district superintendents both here in the Rio Texas Conference and across the jurisdiction regarding Charge Conferences. By Book…Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn – 8/14/2020

            U.M. ARMY local mission experiences will be taking place throughout the Fall. Many of you are already familiar with U.M. ARMY and have been a part of their mission trips in the past. Now, leaders of the organization are reimagining U.M.ARMY due to Covid-19.              Earlier this summer, Rev. Laura Becker extended an invitation for my…Read More »


I created this simple journal as a way for children to continue processing their feelings and experiences in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. I join many others in wondering how this season is impacting our children. Booklet Version Download Here For commercial printers: print 2 sided; flip on short side Single Sheet Version Download Here

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn-7/16/2020

Like many parents of school-age children, I am wondering what the upcoming academic year will look like. I cannot imagine how difficult it is to make decisions about the school year. These decisions are complex – What is best for all children. For teachers. For parents? Any decision made will be imperfect and no doubt…Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn 6/19/20

Summer stretches before me and I don’t have any plans for vacation and travel. The same may be true for some of you. While many businesses are re-opening in limited ways, it is difficult for me to think about vacation with social distancing still in place and Covid-19 cases on the rise again in the…Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn – 5/29/2020

As we look to Pentecost, I think of the sermons I’ve preached in the past. Those sermons were often filled with themes of waiting and the gifts of diversity and unity. But as I read Acts 2 this year, I am drawn to the idea of the future and what exactly that might mean for…Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn – 4/24/20

Here in Central Texas the Spring and the Easter season take place at about the same time of the year. Colorful wildflowers and birdsong remind me of the One who makes all things new (Isaiah 43:19). It is a season of miracles with new life springing up all around. Growing up in a Christian home,…Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn – 4/9/2020

This Holy Week will be one we remember forever. I continue to be amazed at the creative ways churches are worshiping and celebrating this holy season of Lent. This past Sunday I saw houses with palm branch arrangements hung on the door. One pastor asked church members to make a brief video of themselves acting…Read More »

A Word from DS Teresa Welborn – 3/27/2020

Grace and peace to you, the wonderful churches of The Capital District! I remember you in my prayers and give thanks for the ways that you continue to be church. Even in this time of uncertainty where we are engaged in social distancing and sheltering in place, you worship in new and creative ways, you…Read More »