Every Friday FPC sends out an e-newsletter that shares church news and provides information on the upcoming Sunday worship service. If you would like to subscribe, please email bgrueb@firstpresfortwayne.org.  Additionally, four times a year the church publishes First News.   Click here to download the latest 2018 First News Quarterly.

Member Death

October 12, 2018

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Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

October 12, 2018

As news comes in of the devastating effects of Hurricane Michael, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is organizing a response that will help sustain life and restore hope in the coming days. “Our hearts break and rise up in prayer for the people of northern Florida, Georgia and southeast Alabama,” says Laurie Kraus, PDA director. “Right now, we need the church’s prayers and financial assistance.” Earlier, PDA sent three National Response Teams into North…

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Live Streaming 11:00am Sunday Services

October 06, 2018

We have started live streaming our 11:00am Worship Service. Two remotely-operated cameras have been installed in the sanctuary, and switching is done by volunteer operators from a console on the balcany. Testing was done the last two Sundays in September. You can now watch the service from anywhere having internet connection by either going to our Webpage or our page on Facebook.. The sermon can be separately watched, listened to, or read as text, a few days later on the…

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Gallery Opening Reception

September 02, 2018

Our Gallery opens its 2018-19 season September 7 with "Awakenings."   Roanoke, Indiana, artist Ruth Koomler weaves and paints with acrylics. Her love, however is encaustic art. Ruth uses beeswax and damar resin, melted and applied with a brush or other creative means, building up layers as she develops her image. Public reception: Friday, September 7, 5:30-7:00pm. Congregational reception: Sunday, September 16, 12:15-1:30pm.

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All-Church Book Study

August 17, 2018

Join us at T.O.W.N. (Together on Wednesday Nights) September 12, 19 and 26 when Pastor Annie leads a discussion of racism on a “heart” level with the All-Church Book Study of Debby Irving’s “Waking Up White.” Dinner is from 5:30 to 6:15pm; discussion begins at 6:15pm. Please RSVP for dinner and/or the discussion by emailing aepling@firstpresfortwayne.org or calling 462-7421 so we know how many to expect.    About Waking Up White : For 25 years, Debby…

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Taste of the Arts - August 25

August 17, 2018

This year, for the first time, our Religious Arts ministries will be at the annual Taste of the Arts event downtown. On Saturday, August 25, from 11:00am to 7:00pm we will have a table at the northwest corner of Freimann Square. We will be promoting our Gallery, Music and Theater.  Visitors will get to turn newspapers into crowns and try to make music with boomwhackers. The festival showcases Fort Wayne’s rich diversity of art, culture and food. It’s located in and around the…

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Rev. Pitman’s 25th Celebrated

July 29, 2018

Rev. Ann Pitman's 25th anniversary of ordination was celebrated at July 29th services and during a McKay Hall reception. She is currently serving as Parish Associate for Pastoral Care, after interim pastorates at seven churches in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri.  During the 11:00 sanctuary service she repeated the vows taken in 1993. 

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FPC Hosts Kansas Youth Group

July 22, 2018

A group of 30 youth and 10 adults from Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, Kansas, spent the night with us Saturday, July 21, (sleeping on the 3rd floor of the church) and then joined in our 11:00am worship service.  They were en route to Detroit for a week-long mission project where they will be doing rehab work with Motown Mission.  Rolling Hills also has an annual adult mission trip, returning next month to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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Blessing of the Backpacks

July 19, 2018

On Sunday, August 12, all students and educational staff are invited to bring their backpacks, briefcases or tote bags to the worship service of their choice for a special blessing to begin the new school year surrounded in prayer.

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Summer “A Day” Camps

July 16, 2018

The popular one-day summer programs have returned this year for children who have completed kindergarten through 5th grade.  The first was a "Science Camp" with a special presentation on whales June 26, with close to 30 attending. On July 29 kids built their own creations in "Build It/Make It Camp." The third session will be August 9, a "Cooking Camp," 3:00-6:30pm, cost $5. Kids will cook for their families. All camps are being held at the church.  Email Pastor Bill Lane at…

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