January 14, 2021


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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please follow the guidelines 

here when attending worship.
You can watch our livestream on the First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA Facebook page at 11:00am on Sunday mornings.

We will have Children's Bulletins available for the worship services.

There will also be crayons available.

Please take a box for your child and keep them.  ~ Please do not return the crayons. 

We Welcome You to Join Us for Our Traditional Worship Service

In-person service on Sunday

8:00 am in the Crary Chapel.

9:30 am adult Sunday School

11:00 am service in the Main Sanctuary.

You can watch our livestream on the

First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA 

Facebook page

Our 11:00 am service is available via livestream.

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Prayer for the week of January 17, 2021

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.  He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful.  You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.  Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.  I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” [John 15: 1-5]


Important Announcements for our

PReschool and LOGOS programs

AS of December 9, 2020

With the schools in the WCSD closing and moving to virtual learning, it is with a heavy heart we announce the closing of the

preschool and LOGOS programs at FUMC Warren. 

The tentative return date for the preschool program will be January 26, 2021.  

Please click here to read the announcement for the preschool program in its entirety. 

The tentative return date for the LOGOS program will be January 27, 2021.

Please click here to read the announcement for LOGOS in its entirety.

We wish you a safe and blessed holiday season!  


First United Methodist Church
200 Market Street
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365
Office: (814)723-4930
Fax: (814)723-2594
First United Methodist Church is a welcoming, family-friendly congregation with much to offer persons of all ages. First Church offers programs for children, youth, and adults; Ministries that support and nurture as well as missions to the broader community and world. First Church is a place where people are given an opportunity to put faith into action.  




Our Mission, Vision, & Core Values
Mission Statement: The mission of the First United Methodist Church of Warren is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Vision Statement: First United Methodist Church of Warren is a welcoming community of faith seeking to live and serve following the teachings and saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Core Values: Our core values are: Love, Grace, Affirmation, and Renewal.
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The January - February Upper Room

is now available for download

  • Morning Prayer with The Upper Room via Facebook Live, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m. (CT). These guided prayer experiences are archived so you may join us at your convenience if you miss it live. 

  • Resources for Spiritual Wellness in Anxious Times. For navigating the pandemic, this link makes available to you a robust list of timely practices—for individuals and families as well as your faith leaders. Included are digital devotionals, videos, eCourses, podcasts, etc., all of which can be accessed and distributed free of charge to everyone in your congregation.  

A PDF File of the January/February issue of The Upper Room 

Daily Devotionals

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Children's Ministry

Promoting kindness and acceptance through the compassion of Christ.

Youth Ministry

Youth Fellowship dedicated to camaraderie, community service and education.

Adult Ministry

Focusing on Making Disciples, Sharing the Sacraments and Teaching the Faith.



Children's Stories with Heidi

Please join me every Wednesday morning on the First United Methodist FaceBook page for kids' stories with Heidi.  

You can also click here, Stories With Heidi: He's King - YouTube to watch this week's story and devotion called "He's King." 

During these trying times, I just felt that I needed to touch base with all of you and share some devotional/storytime with you. I hope this helps make things easier for you and your family. Please know I miss you all so much and can't wait until we're back together here at church. Please stay well and be safe! 

Much love & blessings,

Heidi Ketzko

Director of Christian Education


LOGOS is our mid-week Christian program for Children and youth from

Pre-K to 6th Grades.  


This after school program takes place on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm.

In local churches, LOGOS ministry teams build inter-generational relationships between our young people and caring, Christian adults through a

four-part weekly agenda.

*** Please click the PDF File link to view the 2020 - 2021 LOGOS Brochure ***



2020 - 2021 

LOGOS Brochure

Please click the link for the LOGOS registration form or download the PDF file to print and bring your registration to the FUMC. 


2020 - 2021 
LOGOS Registration
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Nicaragua was still reeling from the effects of the civil unrest in 2019 when the Covid-19 pandemic struck. And now two hurricanes have struck within a couple weeks of each other. More than 60,000 people have been left homeless and there is an urgent need for medicine, food, and clothing as well as shelter.

The Western PA- Nicaragua partnership has been working with two Methodist missionaries in the country to provide emergency disaster relief.

If you would like to help our brothers and sisters in Nicaragua, please send your contribution to the church office with the memo, "Nicaragua disaster relief."


Please include the people of Nicaragua in our prayers.

If you have any questions, contact Rich Schall at 755-4408.

Alliance Stamp Ministry

Your used postage stamps, canceled or non-canceled, are still needed for the Alliance Stamp Ministry. You may deposit them in the container on the 2nd street entrance landing.


Youth Devotions with Jason Wood


Please join me on the First United Methodist FaceBook page for youth devotionals with Jason.

You can also click here and watch my current message, THANKFUL, on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BcGOk4GqbE

I miss you all and hope you are all well. Can't wait to see you again! Please stay well, be safe and Stay Home! 

Much love & blessings,

Jason Wood

Director of Student Ministries

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This group is for family members of currently or recently released prisoners.


The mission of the support group is to provide a

supportive, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment,

in a Christ-centered program.

Meetings are on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month

TIME: 6:00 PM-7:30PM

PLACE: First United Methodist Church

200 Market Street

***Please use Watson St. entrance off from 3rd Avenue.***

Group meeting will be on the 2nd floor in Founders Hall.

"New Testament and Christian Origins" Sunday School class has a NEW handout.


Click here to download.

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College Students

If you are a scholarship recipient, remember to turn in your first semester grades to receive your second scholarship disbursement.

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To Support our Bell Groups at FUMC


  • Kitchenette Corn Broom  ~ Lightweight House Broom     


  • Warehouse Broom ~ Brown Corn and Yucca fiber blend 

       Heavy duty hardwood handle 

Call 814-730-7350 or 814-688-8238 to place your order

Orders will be due by February 12th

Delivery will be the first week of March

Payment will be due upon arrival/pick-up

We will call when shipment has arrived for pick-up


We will begin in January collecting a different item monthly to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

A complete list of items will be on the bulletin board

across from the office.



*** Please DO NOT include Candy, toothpaste, gum, used or damaged items, war-related items such as toy guns, knives, or military figures, chocolate or food, seeds, fruit rolls or other fruit snacks, drink mixes (powdered or liquid, liquids or lotions, medications or vitamins, breakable items such as snow globes or glass containers, aerosol cans.

Please drop off your items in the room across from the main church office

and mark them Shoebox ministry.

The cost of Operation Christmas Child, which includes processing, transportation, etc. is $9.00

and can be turned into the office or put into the collection plate.

~ If it is in the form of a check, please put OCC shoebox in the memo line.

We will have a "Packing Party" in November.


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