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Becoming a good neighbor

As we journey through our lives, navigating the complexities of this world, we might find ourselves pondering the question: What does it truly mean to be a good neighbor? During the month of April, we will begin a new worship series called, “Be a Good Neighbor.” In the bustling rhythm of our daily lives, it’s…

Embrace the hope of Easter

As we approach the joyous season of Easter, our hearts are filled with the hope that springs from the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This glorious event reminds us of the transformative power of faith, love, and the promise of eternal life.  Easter is not merely a historical event; it is a…

Exploring love: A lenten journey

As we embark on the upcoming season of Lent, we find ourselves in a unique alignment of the liturgical calendar with the more secular calendar. This year, the season of Lent commences on none other than Valentine’s Day, with Ash Wednesday falling on February 14th. It may seem paradoxical at first – the juxtaposition of…

Unwrapping the meaning of Advent in the Morris family’s early Christmas spirit

This year, the Morris family broke an important tradition. Under normal circumstances, we decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. It’s a big deal for our family. We listen to Christmas music, enjoy some holiday treats and watch a favorite Christmas movie after we’ve finished our decorating. However, this year was different. We decorated the house before Thanksgiving!…

Break free, defy gravity

Dear Friends, During the month of September, we’ll be celebrating a churchwide stewardship program called “Defying Gravity.” We’ll examine the generous life—what it is and why it can be hard to experience. We’ll be studying the topic of generosity, including data from surveys, insights from experts, and conversations with generous people about their goals and…

Moving forward: Children matter most — and so do you!

We are having to make some adjustments to better accommodate our ministry with young people. As we increase our efforts to provide appropriate safety and security for our young people, we will also be increasing the visibility and accessibility of our ministries with adults! I’ve written in the Good News and shared in our services about needing to adjust where some of our adult…

Choose joy, don’t steal it

There’s a fairly popular contemporary Christian song by Zach Williams called “Old Church Choir.” In the lyrics, Williams proclaims that he will not let anyone steal his joy. In fact, he proclaims, “There ain’t nothing gonna steal my joy!” There are so many distractions in our world today that attempt to steal our joy. From the 24- hour news cycle, to the challenges presented…

Pastor Jason Morris

Be kind

First Wayne Street is a church committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Fort Wayne as we love God and love people by serving together. We desire to create a community of faith where hope is found, healing takes place and transformation happens. We are committed to making disciples because this is…

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Embracing the ‘new thing’

“Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it spouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.” (Isaiah 43:19, CEB) Olu Brown recently shared that he believes we are living in the greatest evangelistic season of our lifetime. When looking at demographic reports, it’s difficult to argue…

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Why? Children matter most

The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church has an important campaign called Children Matter Most. This initiative reminds us that “children are highly valued in God’s Kingdom. Jesus takes children seriously and harshly warns against harming them.” This campaign urges congregations to “do all the good” we can by “promoting nonviolence, eliminating food insecurity and partnering with…