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

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 of interests for all ages. Making the Connection 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 own and each other’s faith journeys. Adult activities include a variety of offerings from Bible study and book discussions to painting, gardening, crafts, quilting, and more. Youth activities provide a gathering time for study and fellowship. Children’s activities combine lesson time, crafts, games, and music.

The current Making the Connection schedule (November 7, 14, 28; December 5, 12, 2018) includes:

  • 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “You Can Paint!” painting class with Ann Carnes — Room 119
    Do you like to look at pictures?  Do you enjoy color?  Even if you have never held a paintbrush, but have wanted to learn to paint, come and join us on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Our painters have ranged from 10 to 100 years old, so you will fit right in!  You may discover talent you didn’t even know you had.  If you are new to painting, we will start you out with some “guaranteed successful” paintings.  After a little experience, you may choose to select a picture to paint from our collection or one you have in mind.  You can paint, and we will help you with your exciting discovery.  We paint with watercolor, acrylic, regular oil paint, heat-set oil paint, and even pastels.  You can choose one medium or try them all.  Use our materials, paint and brushes to get yourself started, if you have none of your own.  You will get plenty of encouragement for your endeavors in this Christian setting. 
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. “Down to Earth” with Rev. Cheryl Garbe — Room 115
    Nothing about the Christmas story is ordinary.  It confounds the mind and makes the heart contrite.  Sign up to order your book for this 5-session study and discussion as we think about the one that came “down to earth.”  Class is also offered at 6:00 p.m.
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Light supper served
  • 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Children and Youth programming
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. “Down to Earth” with Rev. Cheryl Garbe — Room 115
    Nothing about the Christmas story is ordinary.  It confounds the mind and makes the heart contrite.  Sign up to order your book for this 5-session study and discussion as we think about the one that came “down to earth.”  Class is also offered at 4:00 p.m.
  • 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Healing Class with Pastor Cookye Rutledge — Room 220
    Does Jesus still heal, today?  Will Jesus heal me?  Come join us as we review the healing ministry of Jesus as recorded in the NT Gospels.  You will discover that healing belongs to everyone who comes to Jesus with a believing heart.  This group will offer support and encouragement as you make your healing journey. “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”  Luke 1:37

If you have questions, please contact Anna Zartman, our Director of Congregational Life & Nurture, at 422-4681 or by email at amzchurch@yahoo.com.