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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Hurricane Florence — Relief efforts and how you can help

Early response teams and disaster response coordinators are at the ready in the wake of Hurricane Florence. UMCOR reports that that conferences are as prepared as possible to respond to the potential damage caused by Hurricane Florence. As of yet, conditions are not ready for re-entry, and it is  not seeking teams to come to the…

Canoeing the Mountains

Over the past year, a number of clergy colleagues had recommended a book, “Canoeing the Mountains.” My stack of “recommended books” was high enough, so I was sure I didn’t need to add another book to the pile. Then our United Methodist Bishop Julius Trimble mentioned it at Annual Conference in June. There it was…

Lifelong Learners

On early mornings, I love to sit in the parsonage living room for my devotional time.  Now that school has started, one can see the yellow school buses whizzing by and picking up students in the neighborhood. I remember being excited to return to school — laying out a new dress, new school shoes, and…

October WOWS Concert Series!

We are excited to announce the upcoming WOWS Concert Series for October 2018 at First Wayne Street!  All concerts are at 12:15 P.M.  Please join us for a month of outstanding music!

September Mission: Citilink Bus Passes

First Wayne Street’s Mission Focus for September is Citilink Bus Passes. Each month, First Wayne Street provides local residents with a limited number of CitiLink bus tickets to assist them with their transportation needs – for medical appointments, job interviews, or for job training classes. Your gifts toward this mission will make an important difference…

Making the Connection First Fall Session Begins September 19

We will begin the next session of Making the Connection on Wednesday, September 19, and the session will last for six consecutive Wednesdays. First Wayne Street has developed a program of Wednesday evening activities that we call “Making the Connection.” The program is designed to nurture and facilitate each person’s faith journey, and members’ family…

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…