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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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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…

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Church offices closed Thursday, January 26

Because of the recent winter weather, First Wayne Street offices will remain closed, January 26. The safety of the First Wayne Street community, including the congregation, volunteers and staff, is our priority. Staff will be working remotely. You can learn more about our inclement weather policy on our website HERE. Stay safe and warm!

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Christmas at First Wayne Street

Christmas VBS: “Journey to Christmas”  FWS is partnering with Trinity UMC and Faith UMC this year to offer a one-day Christmas VBS for children ages 3 years old through 5th grade. This fun-filled afternoon of crafts, games, Christmas carols, and learning about the Christmas story will take place Sunday, December 4 from 12:30-3:30 at Trinity UMC.…

Methodist Mondays, Part Five

For this installment of Methodist Mondays, we are sharing the Proud to be UMC website. This resource helps address some of the misinformation concerning what it means to be a United Methodist today. There are links to six videos by Rev. Adam Hamilton where he directly responds to some of the misleading statements made about…

Volunteer opportunity: Cook for Gather

Love to cook? Share your talents during Gather Volunteering to cook one of our community dinners is a fun and fulfilling way for church members to serve. First Wayne Street is in need of volunteers to prepare a meal during our Wednesday night fellowship. You do not need to be an experienced cook to make…

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The Giving Tree: 2022

The Giving Tree is an opportunity to share the joy of Christmas with local families who are facing challenging circumstances this holiday season. The Giving Tree will be up in the narthex starting October 30 and will remain up throughout the month of November. FWSUMC partners with the Allen County Christmas Bureau for this annual…

Methodist Mondays, Part 4

Welcome back to Methodist Mondays. This week features the fourth installment of the “Ask the UMC” series, “Is the United Methodist Church Really…?” I hope that you find these articles to be helpful and informative. Next week, we will share some resources from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Here is a link to the…

Methodist Mondays, Part 3

Each Monday, I will be sharing some informative resources from the United Methodist Church. My hope is that these resources will help us better understand our United Methodist Church and see signs of hope for our future ministry together! This week, we have the third installment of the “Is the United Methodist Church Really…?” series.…

Surprise the world

One of the most familiar stereotypes regarding pastors is that all they ever talk about is money! Let’s be honest, pastors do talk about money. Jesus talked about money. The Scripture are full of verses regarding money. However, we all know that it’s not the only thing we pastors talk about.  During the month of…

Methodist Mondays, Part Two

Each Monday, I will be sharing some informative resources from the United Methodist Church. My hope is that these resources will help us better understand our United Methodist Church and see signs of hope for our future ministry together! This week, we have the second installment of the “Is the United Methodist Church Really…?” series.…

Methodist Mondays

For the next several weeks, I will be using the Pastor’s Blog to share some “Methodist Monday” reflections. I’ll be sharing some resources from around the United Methodist Church that will be beneficial in helping us understand what the UMC is all about. To get things started, I will be sharing links to some articles…

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