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Job Opening | Director of Congregational Life and Nurture

Seeking to join a ministry team that is passionate about Christ and sharing his love with others? Full-time ministry opening for Director of Congregational Life and Nurture beginning April 1st. You must love variety, love people of all ages, and love growing disciples for Jesus Christ! Check out the job description below and send your…

Opening Our Eyes to Injustice

This article was originally published in The Journal Gazette. Once when I was a student at Louisville Seminary, one of my classes was canceled and the only substitute that fit my schedule was “Feminist Interpretation of the Bible.” It was not a class I had ever intended to take – who, me, a feminist? –…

A ‘Requiem’ to Remember

The voices of nearly 90 singers will fill the sanctuary of the church in a very special performance.  The concert on Sunday, March 31 will feature four choirs — the FWSUMC Sanctuary and Chamber Choirs, the Trine University Choir, and the Purdue Fort Wayne University Singers. The four groups will unite in a performance (and…

2019 Holy Week Worship Schedule

Please join us as we take time to reflect and prepare during Holy Week. Maundy Thursday, April 18 (6-8pm) Come when you like for this self-guided tour of different discipleship experiences.  Visit the Labyrinth for a reflective prayer walk, celebrate Holy Communion, experience foot washing, or spend some time in confession, nailing your sins to…

God’s Way Forward

In less than two weeks, the 2019 Special General Conference will be meeting in St. Louis (Feb. 23-26) to receive the recommendations from the Commission on the Way Forward concerning the church’s stance and therefore the church’s policies concerning sexual orientation as it relates to marriage in United Methodist churches and to the ordination and…

A Second Loss

I was thinking about my Mom today and feeling really sad. It has been almost a year and a half since her death, and I couldn’t understand why I was feeling the loss so strongly.  After all, one would think that we had weathered the hardest part of her death by now. But then I…

New member class set for February 9!

Maybe you have decided First Wayne Street UMC is the place you want to put down your roots. Or maybe you haven’t decided, but have questions about the church. Or maybe you would like to meet some folks that are new, too! Pastor Cheryl will be leading a new member class on Feb. 9. This…

Koinonia class tackles study about tough topics

“This is not a topic I can talk about!” Perhaps you’ve had an experience that makes you uncomfortable. Maybe you said something that another person took as offensive. Or it might be that you think of yourself as a good person and you are anxious that you can never be “good enough” when it comes…