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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…

Go. Love. Together.

As I’ve been praying about where God is leading First Wayne Street UMC, three words keep coming to mind: go, love, together. As United Methodists, we have a call to “go and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” That is our mission. That is our call. So, what will that…

Ash Wednesday 2021

Ash Wednesday is February 17, 2021. As with the majority of our ministry over the past year, our Ash Wednesday gatherings will look different. You are invited to watch a service of Scripture and song on our YouTube channel. That video will be available at 8am on Ash Wednesday. I would encourage you to “subscribe”…

Declaration and Dedication

This message was shared on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at First Wayne Street UMC. One of the first things we see in today’s Scripture reading is John carrying out the ministry to which he was called. John had a passion for his purpose. He possessed a courageous commitment to his position. He was “all in”…

Grace and Truth

This following message was shared on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at First Wayne Street UMC. Our Scripture reading from John 1:1-14 is one of my favorite passages of Scripture. In just fourteen verses, there are so many great verses to commit to memory. One of my go to verses is verse 5 – The light…

What It’s Really All About…

This is the message Pastor Jason shared during our Christmas Eve virtual gathering. Merry Christmas Eve! What an amazing evening to join together for worship! For many, we are on the verge of the “big day” of our year! We are so excited to shower our family and friends with gifts…even if we have to…

Almost Christmas: Altogether Joy

Richard Foster wrote, “Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride.” I have a feeling Foster would love to join us in our joy-filled “ugly Christmas sweater, crazy Christmas outfit”…

Almost Christmas: Altogether Love

What is your idea of a picture-perfect Christmas? All the decorations are perfect. You were able to find just the right gift for everyone on your list. Everything was on sale. You are surrounded by family and friends. The kids get along. The cat behaves. The new recipe you tried out works and everyone loves…