300 East Wayne Street
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…

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,…

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…

May Mission: Wellspring Camperships

First Wayne Street’s Mission Focus for May is Wellspring Interfaith Social Services, particularly their summer camp program. There are no fees for Wellspring’s Summer Day Camp and free transportation is provided for approximately 60% of the kids. The Summer Day Camp Program welcomes children aged 4 – 17. The kids meet Monday through Friday from…

Vacation Bible School 2018: Fruit of the Spirit

This year’s Vacation Bible School is Little Red’s Fruit of the Spirit Garden Bible verses, from Galatians 5:22-23. Mark your calendars for Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Vacation Bible School provides us with a wonderful opportunity to assist our kids in learning about Peace, Patience, Joy, Self-Control, Goodness,…

Employment Opportunity – Visitation Pastor

First Wayne St UMC seeks the right person for our next Visitation Pastor (16 hours per week). The Visitation Pastor will be responsible for regular visitation of shut-in folks along with over-seeing and equipping a lay team to provide additional care. He/she will also assist the Senior Pastor as needed with hospital visitation. Preference will…

Making the Connection Spring 2018 Session

Our next session of Making the Connection will be held from Wednesday, April 11, through Wednesday, May 9. Making the Connection is what we call our mid-week programming for all ages. It provides a comfortable, loving atmosphere to adults, youth, and children, giving everyone opportunities to find ways in which to experience God’s presence and enhance our…