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

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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.

Through Wednesday night programming, known as Making the Connection, participants and members can come together through activities that build faith and fellowship. Sessions are offered in the fall winter and spring in six- and eight-week sessions.  

Adults, youth, and children can enjoy a comfortable, loving atmosphere as they explore ways to experience God’s presence in their own faith journey — and share it with others. Adult activities include a variety of offerings from Bible study and book discussions to gardening, crafts, quilting, and more. Youth activities provide a gathering time for study and fellowship. Children’s activities combine lesson time, crafts, games, and music.

2020 Sessions – Winter 1

Winter Session 1 begins January 15

Early Session — 4 to 5:30 pm

“Spiritual Mapping”

This class will help you learn to explore your own unique spiritual journey through “spiritual mapping.” Participants are encouraged to bring pictures and special items from all stages of their life (the more the better!), which will be assembled into a spiritual narrative unique to each person. First Wayne Street staff participated in this process at their retreat and the experience was so positive that it was requested that Pastor Jan offer it to the congregation!

Note: This class is will be offered on January 22 and January 29, with a possible overflow on February 12.

Leader: Pastor Jan Funk


Meal and Informal Fellowship — 5 to 6 pm

A light meal is served in Fellowship Hall with a freewill offering.

Evening Session — 6 to 7:30 pm

“Visiting the Holy Land (without leaving home)”

  • Jan 15: Galilee: Jesus’ base of Operations
  • Jan 22: Mount of the Beatitudes and Magdala
  • Jan 29: Jerusalem & the Mount of Olives

Leader: Pastor Cheryl Garbe

Healing School
Room 220
Does Jesus still heal, today? Will Jesus heal me? Come join us as we review the healing ministry of Jesus as recorded in the NT Gospels. You will discover that healing belongs to everyone who comes to Jesus with a believing heart. This group will offer support and encouragement as you make your healing journey.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37

Leader: Cookye Rutledge
Forgiven Church, Associate Pastor

Children’s Activities — 3rd Floor
A variety of crafts, games and music offered to enrich their faith experiences.

5:30 to 5:45 pm | Crafts 
5:45 to 6:15 pm | Choir 
6:15 to 6:45 pm | MPKids
6:45 to 7 pm | Gym 
7 to 7:30 pm | Gloria Ringers

Youth Activities — 3rd Floor
A gathering time for study, fellowship, and fun led by Kim Truesdell, Director of Youth Ministry.