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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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Becoming a good neighbor

As we journey through our lives, navigating the complexities of this world, we might find ourselves pondering the question: What does it truly mean to be a good neighbor? During the month of April, we will begin a new worship series called, “Be a Good Neighbor.” In the bustling rhythm of our daily lives, it’s…

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Youth receive grant for outreach

We are thrilled to announce that our Youth Ministry has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the John Chapman’s Kiwanis Club to further support our outreach efforts in filling the community pantry. This grant will play a crucial role in enhancing our youth ministry programming and expanding our impact within the community. Over the past…

Embrace the hope of Easter

As we approach the joyous season of Easter, our hearts are filled with the hope that springs from the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This glorious event reminds us of the transformative power of faith, love, and the promise of eternal life.  Easter is not merely a historical event; it is a…

Join Us This Easter!

Easter is a time to discover beauty and purpose all around.  Join our welcoming community as we explore the hope and promise of God’s love together.

Exploring love: A lenten journey

As we embark on the upcoming season of Lent, we find ourselves in a unique alignment of the liturgical calendar with the more secular calendar. This year, the season of Lent commences on none other than Valentine’s Day, with Ash Wednesday falling on February 14th. It may seem paradoxical at first – the juxtaposition of…

December Focus Mission: Bishop’s Christmas Offering for Children

Our Outreach focus mission for December is the Indiana Conference Bishop’s Christmas Offering for Children. The offering will be divided to help meet the needs of 5 children’s ministry areas: The Indiana Conference camping ministry Indiana United Methodist-related children and youth homes: Bashor UM Home in Goshen; Indiana UM Children’s Home in Lebanon; andUMC Youth Home in Evansville. Local/district…

Unwrapping the meaning of Advent in the Morris family’s early Christmas spirit

This year, the Morris family broke an important tradition. Under normal circumstances, we decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a big deal for our family. We listen to Christmas music, enjoy some holiday treats and watch a favorite Christmas movie after we’ve finished our decorating. However, this year was different. We decorated the house before Thanksgiving!…

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Christmas at First Wayne Street

Gingerbread House Decorating 11 a.m. Sunday, December 10 Bring the whole family and decorate a gingerbread house together! Each family (or individual) will receive a prebuilt gingerbread house, icing and decorating candies. A light lunch will be provided. Cost: $10, preregistration is required. Christmas worship schedule Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!…

Break free, defy gravity

Dear Friends, During the month of September, we’ll be celebrating a churchwide stewardship program called “Defying Gravity.” We’ll examine the generous life—what it is and why it can be hard to experience. We’ll be studying the topic of generosity, including data from surveys, insights from experts, and conversations with generous people about their goals and…

Going beyond the numbers

I was never good at personal budgeting. I would, however, balance my checkbook and follow my dad’s advice to live within my means. As someone whose faith journey is not a straight path but one of ups and downs and switchbacks, I did not always attend church. When I finally got onto a better path,…

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