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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Sunday School – Fall 2018 Programming Begins September 16

September 16th marks the start up of our regular fall Sunday school programming for children and youth in their regular classrooms. You’ll find loving teachers for your children. We also have three different Sunday School classes for adults: Koinonia Class, the ROCK Class, and the Seekers. Adults will find a spiritual family where you are cared for, nurtured,…

First Wayne Street at Taste of the Arts 2018

Come join the crowd at the Taste of the Arts on Saturday, August 25 from 11 am to 7 pm at Freimann Square. First Wayne Street will be offering children’s craft activities and event brochures at our tent. Look for the First Wayne Street tent; you can’t miss it! Better yet, why not volunteer for an hour? It…

August Mission: Campus Ministry

First Wayne Street’s Mission Focus for August is Campus Ministry. Campus Ministry is a recognized student group at both Purdue Fort Wayne (formerly IPFW) & Indiana Institute of Technology. Its purpose is to help college-aged young people take a deep and honest look at the spiritual side of life. The group hopes to provide a safe environment for each student…

First Wayne Street Welcomes Reverend Jan Funk

Beginning July 16, Reverend Jan Funk will be First Wayne Street’s Visitation Pastor. Please welcome her! Jan is an Ordained Deacon (2012) in the UM Church with additional studies in pastoral care. She served at Covenant UMC as the Associate Pastor for 12 years and has completed a residency program for chaplaincy at Lutheran Hospital, where she…

July Mission: Charis House Backpacks

First Wayne Street’s Mission Focus for July is Charis House Backpacks. First Wayne Street UMC has made an incredible difference in the lives of Charis House kids the past five years by supplying backpacks for the new school year. The need continues! Why? Because more children and their mothers will experience homelessness and seek help and hope…

Are We Like That Home-Grown Berry?

It’s strawberry season already! A church member showed up Sunday with a special treat—homegrown strawberries. He had picked and picked and then was kind enough to share from his rich harvest. As I washed the ones he shared with me, I marveled at just how beautiful these berries were. Not your grocery store variety that…

Register for VBS 2018 Now!

Registration is now open for this year’s VBS! First Wayne Street’s Vacation Bible School 2018 will take place between Monday, July 23 and Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. It’s time for kids to sign up for this wonderful opportunity to learn about Peace, Patience, Joy, Self-Control, Goodness, Gentleness, and Love through music,…

It’s hot outside!

It’s hot outside! Memorial Day was a record-breaking day of heat in Fort Wayne, Indiana! We attributed the high-90 degree weather as the reason we couldn’t seem to get the parsonage very cool. Later that evening, my husband discovered the compressor outside was making a strange sound and the a/c fan was not turning. What…