300 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Christmas Eve Worship on YouTube

Join us this Christmas Eve at 7pm on our YouTube channel for our virtual worship service. We encourage you to have bread and juice for communion. We also encourage you have a candle or two for lighting during the singing of “Silent Night”. You can find our YouTube channel HERE!

In-person Worship Suspended!

“Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2 (CEB) First Wayne Street UMC is suspending in-person worship until further notice, per Bishop Trimble’s directive. Please read the bishop’s letter below: Friends, We are at an unprecedented time in history. In just the past few weeks, we have…

Outdoor Worship Services

As we continue to navigate our way forward, we plan to take advantage of the weather and provide a safe environment for large gatherings. Beginning August 9 through September 27, we will offer outdoor worship services in the west parking lot (near the corner of Wayne and Barr streets). Outdoor worship provides an opportunity for…

First Wayne Street receives tech grant

First Wayne Street UMC has been awarded a $4,100 grant from the Indiana Center for Congregations (funded by Lilly Endowment for resourcing Indiana congregations). Congregations could apply for grants up to $5,000 with the church providing 10% matching funding for the purpose of increasing their digital presence through ministry, worship and better communication during this time of social distancing. Barclay Hall, key member of the FWS…

Alive Outreach Receives Grant

Alive Community Outreach’s “Support Group for Homicide Co-Victims” was recently awarded a Ministry With The Poor Grant from Mission and Justice Ministries of the United Methodist Churches of Indiana. The grant committee called the grant proposal  “exceptional.” The normal matching grant award is $2,000. However, the grant committee awarded Alive a grant of $3,000. While it is a matching grant program, Alive…

Re-Opening Guidelines for First Wayne Street UMC

June 15, 2020 Friends, We are living in challenging times and all institutions, families, individuals, communities and businesses have faced complex decisions. I want to share new information on behalf of the First Wayne Street UMC Reopening Team as decisions have been made regarding the initial reopening of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church and its ministries. Keep in mind that reopening decisions are made in an…

First Wayne Street UMC assists local ministries

Through the generous giving by the FWS congregation, the Outreach Ministry Team has been intentional about pushing out the funds received through our monthly “Mission Moment” asks to support local non-profit ministries. Team Treasurer, Dan Daniels, has announced that over the past six weeks, the Outreach team has made disbursements to the Allen County Jail Chaplaincy ($2,400), local Campus Ministry ($1,300), Redemption…