Retired Pastor Helen Wigle, who served in lay and pastoral ministry in our North District, passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Helen was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado. A service celebrating Helen’s life was held on March 2, 2017. Helen died peacefully in her son’s home with family all around. Her ministry included serving the congregations of First UMC, in Eloy, AZ and Community UMC in Caliente, NV. Please keep Pastor Helen Wigle’s family in your prayers during this difficult time.
Prayers are also requested for Pastor George Barcus, pastor of Parker UMC in the North District. Pastor Barcus’ brother, Jimmy Barcus, died on Friday, March 3. Jimmy was a member of Spirit of Hope UMC in Peoria. Please keep Pastor Barcus and his family in your prayers during this difficult time.