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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…

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…