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Choose joy, don’t steal it

There’s a fairly popular contemporary Christian song by Zach Williams called “Old Church Choir.” In the lyrics, Williams proclaims that he will not let anyone steal his joy. In fact, he proclaims, “There ain’t nothing gonna steal my joy!” There are so many distractions in our world today that attempt to steal our joy. From the 24- hour news cycle, to the challenges presented…

summer youth group

Embark on a summer of adventure and friendship with FWS youth

Summer is finally upon us, and what better way to make the most of this season than by joining our church youth group for a summer filled with adventure, friendship, and unforgettable memories! We have an exciting lineup of events planned, ranging from ice cream indulgence to thrilling outdoor activities. Whether you’re a regular member…

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Help us make the annual rummage sale a success

Mark your calendars! Our Annual Rummage Sale will take place on Saturday, July 8. To ensure the success of this event, we are calling upon the support and dedication of our wonderful church community. There are several ways in which you can contribute! Donations: Whether it’s clothing, household goods, books, toys, or any other items you…

Pastor Jason Morris

Be kind

First Wayne Street is a church committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of Fort Wayne as we love God and love people by serving together. We desire to create a community of faith where hope is found, healing takes place and transformation happens. We are committed to making disciples because this is…

Your Summer Itinerary: Mark your calendars for disclipeship, fun

From the beaches to the mountains, big cities to national parks, your summer calendar might be filled with destinations. There are trips to help you get closer to family or to discover something new. There are vacations that help you get some much needed rest and relaxation. But are you ready for a surprise? God —and his…

Pastor Jason Morris

Embracing the ‘new thing’

“Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it spouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.” (Isaiah 43:19, CEB) Olu Brown recently shared that he believes we are living in the greatest evangelistic season of our lifetime. When looking at demographic reports, it’s difficult to argue…

Join Us This Easter!

Easter is a time to discover beauty and purpose all around.  Join our welcoming community as we explore the hope and promise of God’s love together.

Pastor Jason Morris

Why? Children matter most

The Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church has an important campaign called Children Matter Most. This initiative reminds us that “children are highly valued in God’s Kingdom. Jesus takes children seriously and harshly warns against harming them.” This campaign urges congregations to “do all the good” we can by “promoting nonviolence, eliminating food insecurity and partnering with…

weather policy

Church offices closed Thursday, January 26

Because of the recent winter weather, First Wayne Street offices will remain closed, January 26. The safety of the First Wayne Street community, including the congregation, volunteers and staff, is our priority. Staff will be working remotely. You can learn more about our inclement weather policy on our website HERE. Stay safe and warm!

Methodist Mondays, Part Five

For this installment of Methodist Mondays, we are sharing the Proud to be UMC website. This resource helps address some of the misinformation concerning what it means to be a United Methodist today. There are links to six videos by Rev. Adam Hamilton where he directly responds to some of the misleading statements made about…

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