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Learn to see God in Grief

In GriefShare we learn about  GOD’S HEALING PATH. The first four stages in a biblical response to grief involve sustaining in suffering. The second four stages relate to heal ing in suffering. Always remember that these “stages” are a relational process, not sequential steps. Grieving and growing is not a neat, nice package. It is…

First Wayne Street UMC expands ministry with new initiatives

“Life at the Table” A Dinner Church continues to grow with our monthly gatherings (next gathering: Thursday, September 19th with Mark Truesdell leading worship–arrive 5:30-6 with dinner served at 6pm.)  Attendance at our “soft launch” gatherings in June and July was 20-22. We have learned that a buffet is better than family-style serving (not so many dishes to wash!) and folks wanted…

The Power of Prayer

It was such a joy to celebrate with Tom and Pat Gamble on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary recently and to see their new apartment out near Parkview Regional Medical Center.  After the fact, Pat called to thank me for coming and to share a story (she gave permission to share).   It has…

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Music director attends Halifax Choral Conducting Institute

The week of August 1, Dr. Geoffrey North participated in the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute as one of 12 “active” conductors. The experience was part of his continuing education for 2019 but was more than just learning. Read more about his experience in his own words: This week has been a tremendously educational and inspirational…

Making the Connection Fall Semester Schedule Announced

Church is not just about a building. It’s about the connections — with God, the people, and the community. We want to help you make those connections with our fall programming. An exciting lineup features adult classes, including “Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey,” “Natural History of Eagle Marsh” and “Gardening: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors for the Winter.” The session…

Explore Methodist faith in fall inquiry class

Wondering what United Methodist believe? Enjoy meeting other folks new to the church? Have you been worshipping with us and want to learn more about FWSUMC? Pastor Cheryl will host a five-session inquiry class in September. Beginning Sept. 8, the class will meet in the “old library” on the second floor. The half-hour sessions will begin…