Rev. Patricia (Patty) Wehn-Glowski
Patty was born in Cleveland, Ohio in a Salvation Army for unwed mothers. She says she was "destined to be a Methodist from birth). She was adopted by Bill and Hazel Wehn and raised in a Methodist home in Midland, Michigan.
As a child growing up in a Methodist church, she developed a deep love for Jesus Christ and gained a passion for missions and ministry. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Social Work and Psychology, emphasizing psychological social work in a hospital setting. Patty trained and worked in areas of death and dying patients, their families and doctors.
Patty met her husband Nick in Cleveland, while completing an internship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Afterwards, Patty and Nick moved to Houston.
In 1981, Patty and Nick joined Ashford UMC and were married, and began immediately serving in the church. She taught Sunday School and in 1985 became the Christian Education Director. She also organized trips to Jamaica through the PIM program to build a church in Hempstead, as well as maintained UMC churches in Highgate and St. Mary's Parish as Chair of the Missions and Outreach ministry team. At the same time, Patty became Youth Director for 8 years. All this while working a full time secular job.
Patty received the call to ordained ministry in 1990, and enrolled in Seminary. During this time, she took care of a very sick husband who on July 25, 1994 received his "heavenly coronation." Patty became the Associate Pastor at Ashford UMC, while commuting to Dallas to obtain her Masters Degree of Divinity at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in 2003. She was ordained as an elder of the UMC in 2003.
Patty has since served at Ashford UMC, Magnolia UMC, Pattison UMC, West Columbia UMC, Maddisonville UMC, and now at Giddings and Paige UMC.
"Pastor Patty" as she is fondly called, says, " My life's work and passion centers in the love, ministry, and mission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I preach a strong Gospel message and believe in the authority of the Holy Scriptures as the basis and foundation for my life, my witness, and the life of the church.
First United Methodist Church of Giddings is a family of believers who worship a risen Savior. We worship together, study together, and love each other as family.
Our church serves 75+ in Sunday worship, includes a Chancel Choir, three women's groups, a men's group, two adult Sunday school classes, children and young adult classes. Serveral community organizations like Scouts, Community clubs, Epiphany Prison ministries, and others utilize our facilities.
Members volunteer in numerous community organizations such as the Food Pantry, the Lee County Youth Center, Rejuvenation Ministry to the Poor, Service Clubs (Lions & Rotary), Meals on Wheels, Reading Ministry for the Blind, Relay for Life, and other groups.
Give us a call, or reach out to us by email on our contact page for more details and see how you can be involved in a loving church home.
United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities.
The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is the primary authority for our faith and practice.
The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.
We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrates God's redeeming love.
The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.
Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.
God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.