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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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Youth receive grant for outreach

We are thrilled to announce that our Youth Ministry has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the John Chapman’s Kiwanis Club to further support our outreach efforts in filling the community pantry. This grant will play a crucial role in enhancing our youth ministry programming and expanding our impact within the community. Over the past…

Join Us This Easter!

Easter is a time to discover beauty and purpose all around.  Join our welcoming community as we explore the hope and promise of God’s love together.

December Focus Mission: Bishop’s Christmas Offering for Children

Our Outreach focus mission for December is the Indiana Conference Bishop’s Christmas Offering for Children. The offering will be divided to help meet the needs of 5 children’s ministry areas: The Indiana Conference camping ministry Indiana United Methodist-related children and youth homes: Bashor UM Home in Goshen; Indiana UM Children’s Home in Lebanon; andUMC Youth Home in Evansville. Local/district…

Fort Wayne Christmas service

Christmas at First Wayne Street

Gingerbread House Decorating 11 a.m. Sunday, December 10 Bring the whole family and decorate a gingerbread house together! Each family (or individual) will receive a prebuilt gingerbread house, icing and decorating candies. A light lunch will be provided. Cost: $10, preregistration is required. Christmas worship schedule Join us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!…

Going beyond the numbers

I was never good at personal budgeting. I would, however, balance my checkbook and follow my dad’s advice to live within my means. As someone whose faith journey is not a straight path but one of ups and downs and switchbacks, I did not always attend church. When I finally got onto a better path,…

Children’s Sunday school integrating with worship hour

Starting this year, we’re thrilled to announce that Children’s Sunday School (ages 4 years-5th grade) will be moving to the Children’s Church hour during worship.  Sunday school sessions will begin Sept. 10, 2023. This adjustment aims to provide our children with an even more engaging and cohesive learning experience. Here’s how the new arrangement will…


UWF Sunday 2023

First Wayne Street will celebrate the mission and purpose of United Women in Faith at worship on Sunday, September 17, 2023. The UWF seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities. As part of UWF…

Gather programming resumes Sept. 13

There is something for everyone on Wednesday nights at First Wayne Street UMC. Our programming, known as Gather, will resume on September 13, 2023.  Gather is a time to enjoy friends, family,fellowship and food.  A light dinner is served from 5:15 to 6 pm in Fellowship Hall. There is no cost for the meal but…

Staff celebrate anniversaries

First Wayne Street UMC is known for the meaningful contribution that music makes to our worship. Throughout the years, some very important parts of the music in our church have been the performances of the children’s choirs and occasional youth musicals that have put smiles on the faces of the participants and of the congregation. …

summer youth group

Embark on a summer of adventure and friendship with FWS youth

Summer is finally upon us, and what better way to make the most of this season than by joining our church youth group for a summer filled with adventure, friendship, and unforgettable memories! We have an exciting lineup of events planned, ranging from ice cream indulgence to thrilling outdoor activities. Whether you’re a regular member…