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Fort Wayne, IN 46802
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We’re on a Mission from God!

We have some great things happening at First Wayne Street! I’d like to invite you to join us for “Gather”, our Wednesday evening ministry for all ages. We offer dinner from 5-6pm. Following the meal, we have great opportunities for children and youth – and a time of worship, prayer and Bible study for our…

The Playground: Love

As we continue our “Playground” series, this morning we are going to focus on love. A wise man once sang, “All you need is love. Love is all you need.” That simple song contains a powerful statement regarding something we all desire. We all long to love and be loved. We seem to have a…

The Playground: Friends

Today, we are launching a new worship series called “The Playground”. Many of us learned valuable life lessons on the playground. It was on the playground where many of made our first friends, developed our first crush and fell in love. The playground may have been the place we made our first enemies, experienced bullying,…

My Big Fat Mouth: Gossip

This is the final post in the “My Big Fat Mouth” worship series. We have explored the importance of being wise with our words because words have power. There’s a saying attributed to St. Milan which states, “No one heals himself by harming another.” Rather than using our words as weapons, we should find ways…

My Big Fat Mouth: Lying

We are in the third week of the worship series, “My Big Fat Mouth.” The foundation for this series is found in Luke 6:45 – The good person out of the good treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure produces evil; for it is out of the abundance…

My Big Fat Mouth: Criticism

We are in the second week of a series called “My Big Fat Mouth”. The series is based on Luke 6:45, which reminds us that our words are really an issue of the heart. It is out of the abundance of our hearts that our mouths speak. What do our words say about the condition…

My Big Fat Mouth: Complaining

This is the first in a series of posts providing the manuscripts for the “My Big Fat Mouth” sermon series. Throughout this series, we will explore how our mouths can sometimes (or more often than not for some of us) get us into trouble: Our words carry weight Our words have power Our words can…

Together!

Recently, I’ve been utilizing our blog to share about the renewed vision I believe God is leading us towards at First Wayne Street UMC. We have been blessed with an incredible church, with amazing people, a beautiful facility, and a unique and strategic location in the heart of the city. I am convinced that God…

Love!

As I prayerfully consider where God is leading our ministry at First Wayne Street, three words have come into focus. Go. Love. Together. God is calling us to go into our community and world to share the love of Christ with all, together. Last week, I used this video to talk about the importance of…

Go!

As I have previously shared, God has been laying three words on my heart and mind when I prayerfully consider the ministry of First Wayne Street United Methodist Church: go, love, together. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to utilize this blog to explore these three words and how I believe they can guide…