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February Good News

Stay up-to-date with the good news at First Wayne Street! In this month’s newsletter, you can read: Pastor Jason’s column about loving thy neighbor An update on worship gatherings A Q+A with music ministry director Dr. Geoff North And more February 2021 Good News

In-person Worship Suspended!

“Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2 (CEB) First Wayne Street UMC is suspending in-person worship until further notice, per Bishop Trimble’s directive. Please read the bishop’s letter below: Friends, We are at an unprecedented time in history. In just the past few weeks, we have…

Outdoor Worship Services

As we continue to navigate our way forward, we plan to take advantage of the weather and provide a safe environment for large gatherings. Beginning August 9 through September 27, we will offer outdoor worship services in the west parking lot (near the corner of Wayne and Barr streets). Outdoor worship provides an opportunity for…

First Wayne Street receives tech grant

First Wayne Street UMC has been awarded a $4,100 grant from the Indiana Center for Congregations (funded by Lilly Endowment for resourcing Indiana congregations). Congregations could apply for grants up to $5,000 with the church providing 10% matching funding for the purpose of increasing their digital presence through ministry, worship and better communication during this time of social distancing. Barclay Hall, key member of the FWS…

Alive Outreach Receives Grant

Alive Community Outreach’s “Support Group for Homicide Co-Victims” was recently awarded a Ministry With The Poor Grant from Mission and Justice Ministries of the United Methodist Churches of Indiana. The grant committee called the grant proposal  “exceptional.” The normal matching grant award is $2,000. However, the grant committee awarded Alive a grant of $3,000. While it is a matching grant program, Alive…