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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…

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…

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Music director attends Halifax Choral Conducting Institute

The week of August 1, Dr. Geoffrey North participated in the Halifax Choral Conducting Institute as one of 12 “active” conductors. The experience was part of his continuing education for 2019 but was more than just learning. Read more about his experience in his own words: This week has been a tremendously educational and inspirational…

A Warm Welcome to Our New Director of Congregational Life

Audra Reinders is the new Director of Congregational and Nurture, and joined the staff full time on Aug. 1. Coming to us from Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Audra served the church part-time before stepping into the new role. The mother of four has a servant’s heart. We invite you to get to know her…

Making the Connection Fall Semester Schedule Announced

Church is not just about a building. It’s about the connections — with God, the people, and the community. We want to help you make those connections with our fall programming. An exciting lineup features adult classes, including “Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey,” “Natural History of Eagle Marsh” and “Gardening: Preparing to Bring Plants Indoors for the Winter.” The session…

Explore Methodist faith in fall inquiry class

Wondering what United Methodist believe? Enjoy meeting other folks new to the church? Have you been worshipping with us and want to learn more about FWSUMC? Pastor Cheryl will host a five-session inquiry class in September. Beginning Sept. 8, the class will meet in the “old library” on the second floor. The half-hour sessions will begin…