300 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-4681
firstwaynestreet@fwsumc.org

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Job Opening | Director of Congregational Life and Nurture

Seeking to join a ministry team that is passionate about Christ and sharing his love with others? Full-time ministry opening for Director of Congregational Life and Nurture beginning April 1st. You must love variety, love people of all ages, and love growing disciples for Jesus Christ! Check out the job description below and send your…

City of Churches tour

4th Annual City of Churches Tour — an annual evening tour promoting inner-city churches and historical, cultural & spiritual values.

A Season of Celebration

“Can I be a Christian on my own, or do I have to join a church?” The Rev. Michael Lindvall raised that question in his book, “A Geography of God.” How would you respond?  On the one hand, the answer is yes.  One can be a Christian without being a member of a church or…

You’re invited to Friendsgiving

Instead of Thanksgiving, it’s Friendsgiving! We will provide turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, rolls and drinks. You can sign up to bring a vegetable or pies and other desserts! This is a great day to invite friends. Let us know you are coming so we know how many turkeys to roast. Please bring a canned…

New session of Making the Connection begins Nov. 6

Afternoon Fellowship 4:00-5:30p.m. “Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey” Room: 2nd Floor Parlor This class continues from last session:  A Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey, by Rev. Michael Lindvall, former pastor at First Pres. In Fort Wayne, takes the reader on “a journey across the wild, unpredictable, and finally, joyful landscape of…

Outreach celebrates successful summer

Thanks to the many FWS volunteers, we had another successful summer of sharing FWS hospitality and some chilled water with thousands of street market shoppers and vendors. During the 15 Saturdays (with 1 partial rainout) from Memorial Day through Labor Day, we handed out about 10,660 bottles of water!  We had 28 adults and 5 children/youth volunteerto greet and hand-out bottled water…

fwsumc pastor

‘The Measure You Give’

“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over…” Some cooks add a pinch of this and a handful of that. My mother would measure a teaspoon of salt by cupping her hand and pouring a bit into the small indentation in her palm … close enough! Other cooks measure with precision accuracy. My husband would chuckle watching me bend down to…

wows concert series

Music ministry prepares to ‘Wow’ congregation, visitors

The sound of fall is not just the crunching of leaves or the whistle of the cool breeze. The music ministry at First Wayne Street is preparing to delight visitors during the month of October. The Wednesdays on Wayne Street music series will return, and the Hymn Festival will be Oct. 27. Beginning Oct. 2, musicians will perform a free 30-minute concert…

Make space for thanks

Sometime ago, I heard about the “30 Day Gratitude Challenge.” Intrigued by the idea, I decided to try it in my own life. The idea is simple: Practice gratitude daily through acts, service, intention, and/or prayer for 30 days. It sounds so easy, but in reality this can sometimes feel like a challenge. What if we are hurting physically or emotionally, or just having a really bad day? What if we…