300 East Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 422-4681
firstwaynestreet@fwsumc.org

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No matter what your interests are, you’ll find a group to belong to at First Wayne Street. FWS has groups for young children, grade school kids, junior & senior high schoolers, and adults of every age.

We have Sunday School classes for every age group, including adults. Our Children’s Ministry and Youth Ministry offer both routine and special events, either just for kids or for the whole family. Children under 3 are welcomed, cared for, and entertained in our Nursery.

Young adults are welcome to join our DisciplesHIP group, and our Boomerang Group (for “Boomer-ish” aged folks) hosts regular activities both at the church and on “field trips” around the Fort Wayne area.

Our Gather program is something really special: offered on most Wednesday nights from fall through spring, Gather includes a community dinner in Fellowship Hall, and evening classes.

FWS is also home to an active branch of the United Methodist Women and a Stephen Ministry group. In addition, many of our members love being a part of the music program at FWS, singing in either the Praise Team or Sanctuary Choir (or both, if you’re so inclined!), playing handbells, or playing an instrument (either with the Praise Team or on special occasions on an as-needed basis).

Bulletins

Click here for the latest bulletin! Bulletin for November 21, 2021 Bulletin for November 14, 2021 Bulletin for October 10, 2021 Worship

Worship

At First Wayne Street, we like to say that our 10 am Sunday morning service is a “fusion” of modern and traditional worship, appealing to people from all generations and all walks of life. Each service includes comforting, familiar words and prayers and refreshing new expressions of our faith, as well as contemporary and classical music. There are few easy answers to life’s big questions. We…

Sunday School

Choose the class that’s best for you • Introduce yourself to the teacher • Open your heart to new conversations We understand that you might be looking for more in your church experience than weekly service. Through Sunday school, adults and children can explore the life and teachings of Jesus in a safe, open, and encouraging environment. Classes are offered at 9…

Adults

First Wayne Street offers many activities for members and the wider Fort Wayne community. Adult groups are open to members and non-members.  If you would like to know more about these and other activities at First Wayne Street, please contact the church office at 260-422-4681 for more details about our offerings. Each group welcomes anyone and everyone. In addition to the groups listed below, First…

Children and Youth

We believe that church should be a place where young people are loved, valued, and want to come to learn about Jesus. We believe it should be a place where kids grow in faith, make friends, and have fun. First Wayne Street offers a unique opportunity for children, youth and their families. Our downtown location draws young people from all of Allen…

Gather

“For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” — Matthew 18:20 Church is not just about a building. It’s about the connections — with God, the people, and the community. We want to help you make those connections with our winter programming. Join us for Gather and enjoy fellowship, worship, and an opportunity…