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

Online Giving

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 fall 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.

2019 Sessions

Fall Semester II
Nov. 6 – Dec. 4
(no class on Nov. 27)

Fall Semester II

Early Session — 4 to 5:30 pm

“Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey”
Room: 2nd floor Parlor
A Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey, by Rev. Michael Lindvall, former pastor at First Pres in Fort Wayne, takes the reader on a journey across the wild, unpredictable, and finally, joyful landscape of the Christian life. Saints, poets, novelists and theologians are the fascinating travel companions along the way, and Lindvall’s luscious prose style makes every step of the journey full of insight and pleasure.
Note: Class sign-up deadline is September 11 so that class books may be ordered.
Book Cost: $15.00
Leader: Pastor Cheryl Garbe
(This study runs September 25-December 4.)

Advent Study: God Is With Us
An advent study that will encourage you to “explore your longing for God’s presence through a study of the Lectionary Bible readings for Advent and Christmas.”
Leaders: Rev. Denise Lapsley, Rev. Tom Rough, and Rev. Mike Harris

Meal and Informal Fellowship — 5 to 6 pm

A light meal is served in Fellowship Hall with a “free will” offering.

Evening Session — 6 to 7:30 pm

“Geography of God: Exploring the Christian Journey”
Room 115

Friendsgiving Centerpiece Jar Art
Room 115
Are you crafty? Come make a neat Fall centerpiece to adorn our “Friendsgiving” tables! The centerpiece you make in this one-session class will be used for our “Friendsgiving” supper on November 10. Supplies will be provided.
Leader: Linda Elliott
(One-session class on November 6) 

Family Gingerbread Houses
Bring the whole family along and make a gingerbread house together to take home for the holidays! Each family will use icing, candies, and creativity to decorate a gingerbread house.
Cost: $10, pre-registration requiredLeader: Audra Reinders
(One-session activity on December 4)

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.