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The Power of Words

A recent article in the New York Times shared that “a judge in Virginia handed down an unusual sentence after five teenagers defaced a historic black school house with swastikas and the words ‘white power’ and ‘black power.’ Instead of spending time in community service, Judge Avelina Jacob decided the youth should read a book. But…

Actions Speak Louder than Words

Over the years, we have all heard the famous words of wisdom like “actions speak louder than words”! The writer of the little New Testament letter entitled “1 John” said something related to that: “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” It seems that in every…

Vacation Bible School 2018: Fruit of the Spirit

This year’s Vacation Bible School is Little Red’s Fruit of the Spirit Garden Bible verses, from Galatians 5:22-23. Mark your calendars for Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Vacation Bible School provides us with a wonderful opportunity to assist our kids in learning about Peace, Patience, Joy, Self-Control, Goodness,…

Living for Jesus

Our Jewish brothers and sisters have been much on my mind lately. As we celebrated our own Messianic Passover on Maundy Thursday, I thought about Jewish families celebrating Passover in their own gatherings as we too celebrated the freedom that God provided for the Hebrews as they escaped slavery in Egypt and the freedom that…

Employment Opportunity – Visitation Pastor

First Wayne St UMC seeks the right person for our next Visitation Pastor (16 hours per week). The Visitation Pastor will be responsible for regular visitation of shut-in folks along with over-seeing and equipping a lay team to provide additional care. He/she will also assist the Senior Pastor as needed with hospital visitation. Preference will…

Making the Connection Spring 2018 Session

Our next session of Making the Connection will be held from Wednesday, April 11, through Wednesday, May 9. Making the Connection is what we call our mid-week programming for all ages. It provides a comfortable, loving atmosphere to adults, youth, and children, giving everyone opportunities to find ways in which to experience God’s presence and enhance our…

Holy Week at First Wayne Street

Join us at First Wayne Street for Holy Week! — Join us at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 25 for our Palm Sunday Service. Palm Sunday takes place one week before Easter, and commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and begins the series of observances focusing on the events of Holy Week. — Later…

In the Season of Lent…

The word “Lent” means “spring.” Lent is the period of 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter (not counting Sundays) when we remember Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness and we dedicate these forty days as a time to draw us closer to God. Some folks “fast,” giving up certain foods or certain behaviors–offering that time…