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Labyrinth on loan from Trinity Episcopal Church

We will be blessed on to have the opportunity to experience a prayer labyrinth that will be installed on the third floor. The labryinth, which will be on a generous loan from our brothers and sisters at Trinity Episcopal Church, will be a part of services for Maundy Thursday, April 18 (6-8pm) and Good Friday,…

Follow-Up to the UMC General Conference

In her sermon on Sunday, March 3, Pastor Cheryl offered some follow-up and reflections on the Special General Conference that was held in February in St. Louis to discuss the United Methodist Church’s position in the Book of Discipline regarding sexual orientation, same-sex weddings in the church and the ordination of self-avowed, professing homosexuals.  A…

New group will help members through grief

First Wayne Street is starting a Grief Share group this spring. Look for additional details with place, time and dates to follow. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face grief challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements: Videos. Each week (there are 13 weeks) your GriefShare group…

Opening Our Eyes to Injustice

This article was originally published in The Journal Gazette. Once when I was a student at Louisville Seminary, one of my classes was canceled and the only substitute that fit my schedule was “Feminist Interpretation of the Bible.” It was not a class I had ever intended to take – who, me, a feminist? –…

A ‘Requiem’ to Remember

The voices of nearly 90 singers will fill the sanctuary of the church in a very special performance.  The concert on Sunday, March 31 will feature four choirs — the FWSUMC Sanctuary and Chamber Choirs, the Trine University Choir, and the Purdue Fort Wayne University Singers. The four groups will unite in a performance (and…

2019 Holy Week Worship Schedule

Please join us as we take time to reflect and prepare during Holy Week. Maundy Thursday, April 18 (6-8pm) Come when you like for this self-guided tour of different discipleship experiences.  Visit the Labyrinth for a reflective prayer walk, celebrate Holy Communion, experience foot washing, or spend some time in confession, nailing your sins to…

God’s Way Forward

In less than two weeks, the 2019 Special General Conference will be meeting in St. Louis (Feb. 23-26) to receive the recommendations from the Commission on the Way Forward concerning the church’s stance and therefore the church’s policies concerning sexual orientation as it relates to marriage in United Methodist churches and to the ordination and…

A Second Loss

I was thinking about my Mom today and feeling really sad. It has been almost a year and a half since her death, and I couldn’t understand why I was feeling the loss so strongly.  After all, one would think that we had weathered the hardest part of her death by now. But then I…