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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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First Wayne Street Welcomes Reverend Jan Funk

Beginning July 16, Reverend Jan Funk will be First Wayne Street’s Visitation Pastor. Please welcome her! Jan is an Ordained Deacon (2012) in the UM Church with additional studies in pastoral care. She served at Covenant UMC as the Associate Pastor for 12 years and has completed a residency program for chaplaincy at Lutheran Hospital, where she…

July Mission: Charis House Backpacks

First Wayne Street’s Mission Focus for July is Charis House Backpacks. First Wayne Street UMC has made an incredible difference in the lives of Charis House kids the past five years by supplying backpacks for the new school year. The need continues! Why? Because more children and their mothers will experience homelessness and seek help and hope…

Are We Like That Home-Grown Berry?

It’s strawberry season already! A church member showed up Sunday with a special treat—homegrown strawberries. He had picked and picked and then was kind enough to share from his rich harvest. As I washed the ones he shared with me, I marveled at just how beautiful these berries were. Not your grocery store variety that…

Register for VBS 2018 Now!

Registration is now open for this year’s VBS! First Wayne Street’s Vacation Bible School 2018 will take place between Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. It’s time for kids to sign up for this wonderful opportunity to learn about Peace, Patience, Joy, Self-Control, Goodness, Gentleness, and Love through music,…

It’s hot outside!

It’s hot outside! Memorial Day was a record-breaking day of heat in Fort Wayne, Indiana! We attributed the high-90 degree weather as the reason we couldn’t seem to get the parsonage very cool. Later that evening, my husband discovered the compressor outside was making a strange sound and the a/c fan was not turning. What…

Acts of Love

This summer, we’re keeping track of how many acts of love we can share with the world. Let us not LOVE with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:18) What acts of LOVE can you share with another person or a group of people? Challenge yourself to think “out of…

Finding Our Way Forward

It is a decisive time in the history of The United Methodist Church. The church has been at odds for years over the issue of sexual orientation, the definition of “marriage” and how all of that applies to the ordination and appointment of clergy in our churches. There are faithful men and women on both…

The Fifth Gospel

In the Bible, we find four gospels (“good news”)… Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  It has been said that the Holy Land, the place where Jesus’ ministry actually happened, is a “fifth gospel.” Taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, visiting the Mount of the Beatitudes, and walking in the Garden of Gethsemane…