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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.

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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.…

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…

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…

Indiana Annual Conference report

This year’s Annual Conference was held at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, on June 9 – 11. The theme was “Love God, Love Neighbor.” At this year’s conference we were blessed with spirit-filled music, passionate preaching and powerful presentations and testimonies. The praise team was “The Many” from Chicago and led most worship services with both traditional and modern/creative songs. The conference…

SAI to host benefit concert at FWS

The Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota invites you to a Benefit Concert of Chamber Music at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March at First Wayne Street United Methodist Church. Tickets cost $25 per person; reservations are required. Please contact Ann Donner at (260) 456-6600 to reserve your seat.  This event will benefit our Music Scholarships and Special Projects. Additional donations are welcome. The mission…