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Go. Love. Together.

As I’ve been praying about where God is leading First Wayne Street UMC, three words keep coming to mind: go, love, together. As United Methodists, we have a call to “go and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” That is our mission. That is our call. So, what will that…

Ash Wednesday 2021

Ash Wednesday is February 17, 2021. As with the majority of our ministry over the past year, our Ash Wednesday gatherings will look different. You are invited to watch a service of Scripture and song on our YouTube channel. That video will be available at 8am on Ash Wednesday. I would encourage you to “subscribe”…

Declaration and Dedication

This message was shared on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at First Wayne Street UMC. One of the first things we see in today’s Scripture reading is John carrying out the ministry to which he was called. John had a passion for his purpose. He possessed a courageous commitment to his position. He was “all in”…

Grace and Truth

This following message was shared on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at First Wayne Street UMC. Our Scripture reading from John 1:1-14 is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. In just fourteen verses, there are so many great verses to commit to memory. One of my go to verses is verse 5 – The light…

What It’s Really All About…

This is the message Pastor Jason shared during our Christmas Eve virtual gathering. Merry Christmas Eve! What an amazing evening to join together for worship! For many, we are on the verge of the “big day” of our year! We are so excited to shower our family and friends with gifts…even if we have to…

Christmas Eve Worship on YouTube

Join us this Christmas Eve at 7pm on our YouTube channel for our virtual worship service. We encourage you to have bread and juice for communion. We also encourage you have a candle or two for lighting during the singing of “Silent Night”. You can find our YouTube channel HERE!

Almost Christmas: Altogether Joy

Richard Foster wrote, “Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride.” I have a feeling Foster would love to join us in our joy-filled “ugly Christmas sweater, crazy Christmas outfit”…

Almost Christmas: Altogether Love

What is your idea of a picture-perfect Christmas? All the decorations are perfect. You were able to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. Everything was on sale. You are surrounded by family and friends. The kids get along. The cat behaves. The new recipe you tried out works and everyone loves…

Almost Christmas: Altogether Hope

This morning, our Advent focus is hope. Too often, it seems like we confuse hope and wishing. I hope Emily buys me a new Corvette for Christmas. Seriously…have you seen the new Corvettes? They are absolutely incredible! And, it’s totally on my Christmas list. I shared it with my family and my dad said, “Okay”,…

Almost Christmas: Altogether Peace

In 1741, John Wesley shared a message called, “The Almost Christian.” In this sermon, Wesley explored how many followers of Jesus are “almost” rather than “altogether” Christian. In the pursuit of becoming “altogether Christian”, Wesley urged people to follow Christ with all they had…It’s truly a message for all generations. Wesley’s desire was that we…