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City of Churches tour

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

Fort Wayne is blessed with many spectacular churches and congregations!  Be sure to check out this unique opportunity to experience wonderful architecture, history, music, and people.

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…

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…

blessing animals fort wayne

“Blessing of the Animals” event slated for Sept. 28 at 2pm

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church, 300 East Wayne Street, is celebrating pet owners and their animals in a special “Blessing of the Animals.” The event will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the corner of East Wayne and Barr streets. All are welcome to bring their animal companions to…

First Wayne Street UMC expands ministry with new initiatives

“Life at the Table” A Dinner Church continues to grow with our monthly gatherings (next gathering: Thursday, September 19th with Mark Truesdell leading worship–arrive 5:30-6 with dinner served at 6pm.)  Attendance at our “soft launch” gatherings in June and July was 20-22. We have learned that a buffet is better than family-style serving (not so many dishes to wash!) and folks wanted…