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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.

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…

Fort Wayne Christmas service

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!…

summer youth group

Embark on a summer of adventure and friendship with FWS youth

Summer is finally upon us, and what better way to make the most of this season than by joining our church youth group for a summer filled with adventure, friendship, and unforgettable memories! We have an exciting lineup of events planned, ranging from ice cream indulgence to thrilling outdoor activities. Whether you’re a regular member…

three rivers festival event

Help us make the annual rummage sale a success

Mark your calendars! Our Annual Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, July 8. To ensure the success of this event, we are calling upon the support and dedication of our wonderful church community. There are several ways in which you can contribute! Donations: Whether it’s clothing, household goods, books, toys, or any other items you…

Your Summer Itinerary: Mark your calendars for disclipeship, fun

From the beaches to the mountains, big cities to national parks, your summer calendar might be filled with destinations. There are trips to help you get closer to family or to discover something new. There are vacations that help you get some much needed rest and relaxation. But are you ready for a surprise? God —and his…

weather policy

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!

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…

giving tree

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…

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…