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Messy Church

This Sunday, we will launch a new worship series called, “Messy Church.” Now, what comes to mind when you think of a “messy church?” There’s a chance that images of litter, overflowing trash cans, clutter, dirty carpets, and smelly bathrooms come to mind. Now, here’s the Good News…Thanks to our amazing facilities manager, Cesar, that’s…

The Family of God

One of the more popular hymns at my “home church” (another way of saying, “the church I grew up attending”) was the Gaither classic, “The Family of God.” It’s a simple song that reminds us of what it should feel like when we gather together. In the last verse, the Gaither’s write, “From rags unto riches,…

Expand the Kingdom or Preserve the Institution?

It’s amazing what one discovers when decluttering his or her office! Recently, I stumbled upon some interesting information in the pastors office. It seems that what was discovered in the 90’s and early 2000’s is consistent with what we are discovering today. As followers of Jesus, we are asked to consider whether we desire to…

Advent Week 3

This Sunday, we will celebrate the third Sunday of Advent. I don’t know about you, but that seems impossible! Our focus for this Sunday is joy. With that, I’d like to ask you…What brings you joy? Maybe it’s time with family or friends Maybe it’s spending time in nature Maybe it’s making time for your…

Advent Week 2

This Sunday at First Wayne Street, we are continuing our “Christmas at the Movies” Advent worship series. Last Sunday, we talked about the hope that is found In Jesus. This week, we will talk about peace. In order to talk about peace, we are going to explore part of the story of John the Baptist.…

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…