300 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-4681
firstwaynestreet@fwsumc.org

No matter what your interests are, you’ll find a group to belong to at First Wayne Street. FWS has groups for young children, grade school kids, junior & senior high schoolers, and adults of every age.

We have Sunday School classes for every age group, including adults. Our Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry offer both routine and special events, either just for kids or for the whole family. Children under 3 are welcomed, cared for, and entertained in our Nursery.

Young adults are welcome to join our DisciplesHIP group, and our Boomerang Group (for “Boomer-ish” aged folks) hosts regular activities both at the church and on “field trips” around the Fort Wayne area.

Our Making the Connection program is something really special: offered in six-week or eight-week sessions on most Wednesday nights from fall through spring, MTC includes afternoon classes, a community dinner in Fellowship Hall, and evening classes. Adult class topics have included painting, social media, Zumba, and bible studies; children’s activities often include choir, chime & handbell choir, art, and physical education.

FWS is also home to an active branch of the United Methodist Women and a Stephen Ministry group. In addition, many of our members love being a part of the music program at FWS, singing in either the Praise Team or Sanctuary Choir (or both, if you’re so inclined!), playing handbells, or playing an instrument (either with the Praise Team or on special occasions on an as-needed basis).

Worship

At First Wayne Street, we like to say that our 10:00 am Sunday morning service is a “fusion” of modern and traditional worship, appealing to people from all generations and all walks of life. Each service includes comforting, familiar words and prayers and refreshing new expressions of our faith, as well as contemporary and classical music. There are few easy answers to life’s big questions. We…

Sunday School

Every Sunday morning at 9:00 am, First Wayne Street has four levels of Sunday School for children aged preschool (beginning at age 3) through 5th grade, two levels for Youth (6th through 12th grade), and three Sunday School classes for adults. Sunday School for Children & Youth Our Sunday School teachers love kids, and we can almost guarantee you that your kids…

Adults

First Wayne Street offers many activities for members and the wider Fort Wayne community. Adult groups are open to members and non-members.  If you would like to know more about these and other activities at First Wayne Street, please contact the church office at 260-422-4681 for more details about our offerings. Each group welcomes anyone and everyone. In addition to the groups listed below, First…

Children and Youth

We believe that church should be a place where young people are loved, valued, and want to come to learn about Jesus. We believe it should be a place where kids grow in faith, make friends, and have fun. First Wayne Street offers a unique opportunity for children, youth and their families. Our downtown location draws young people from all of Allen…

Making the Connection

First Wayne Street has developed a program of Wednesday evening activities that we call “Making the Connection.” The program is designed to nurture and facilitate each person’s faith journey, and members’ family and friends are always welcome! We offer six-week and eight-week short-term sessions on Wednesday afternoons and evenings in Fall I, Fall II, Winter, and Spring sessions that serve a wide variety…