Spreading God's word in the heart of Warren.
Past, present, and into the future.
We Welcome You to Join Us for Our Traditional Worship Service
We currently have In-person service on Sundays
8:00 am in the Crary Chapel.
10:00 am service in the Main Sanctuary.
The Front doors of the Church are open
in addition to the parking Lot door.
The Crib Room, for birth to kindergarten-aged children, is open
during the 10:00 AM worship,
for parents needing this service.
You can watch our Livestream on the
Our 10:00 am service is available via Livestream
8:00 AM Sunday Worship in the Chapel
9:00 AM Sunday Fellowship Time
10:00 AM Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary
(Note the Time)
November 21, 2021
"With Thankful Hearts"
“Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress…The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned… For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
[Isaiah 9: 1a-2, 6]
CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF November 28, 2021 - December 4, 2021
The Upper Room
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.
First United Methodist Church will be portraying an outdoor Nativity on Friday, December 3rd between 6:00 and 8:00 pm in the front yard of our church. This is the night of the downtown Christmas walk. Exact times to follow, but will begin after the downtown parade.
Please come and support your church family and local animals during this enjoyable Christmas event.
Call Mark Nelson at 814-688-0540 with any questions.
Signup sheet is located on the bulletin board
across from the office.
Harbor of Hope
Every Thursday at The Crossing, Warren PA at 1:30 PM
Harbor of Hope is a simple, straightforward study intentionally acquiring its topics based upon the spiritual guiding principles of the well-known 12-step addiction recovery program, designating two weeks of study for each step.
Thursdays, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at The Crossing, 350 Pennsylvania Ave W. The Harbor of Hope workbook and a Life Recovery Bible will be provided to participants at no cost.
Young Disciple’s Club is a ministry that engages our young people in the life of the church by giving them opportunities to:
Build & develop loving, nurturing relationships with other children and adults. Children are loved and accepted for just being themselves.
Experience Christian fellowship through creative recreational activities, group study of contemporary & Biblical values, and through sharing a meal.
Learn & practice what it means to be a “Child of God” and a disciple of Christ.
Click Here for a copy of the Flyer with a list of upcoming activities and permission slip
Activities for the October 16th Fall Fest Include: Lantern Decorating, Bobbing for Donuts,
A Lesson/Activity Games, Music
There will be Cider and Donuts! AND There will also be floating lanterns too!
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
A New Ministry is Coming to FUMC Warren
and EVERYONE can be part of it.
EVERYONE will send shawls out with prayer. EVERYONE can identify those to receive shawls, choose a shawl and deliver it. EVERYONE can help to provide materials for the creation of prayer shawls. EVERYONE can use skills they already have or learn some new skills to create shawls.
PRAYER SHAWLS are creations of shawls or lap blankets, by means of knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving, and so on, to be given to people in need or at special times of celebration. Often they are given in times of grief or serious illness or other times of loss; the shawls can also be given at times of celebration like adoption, baby birth, significant anniversary, or birthday.
GIVING AND IDENTIFYING GIVERS is EVERYONE’S responsibility. Individuals may choose a shawl to be given, record the name and need or occasion of giving so that there is ongoing prayer, and deliver the prayer shawl on behalf of the congregation.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND FELLOWSHIP OF CRAFTERS: Coming in November, there will be an initial meeting and opportunities to learn crochet or knitting skills for anyone interested in trying something new and participating by creating shawls.
For more information, contact the office at 814-723-4930.
PLEASE BE IN PRAYER FOR THIS MINISTRY AS WE GET STARTED AND FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE AND BLESS OTHERS.
Seminar/Support Meetings: Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Covert Room
For more information, the current meeting schedule, or if you have any questions concerning this program, feel free to contact Heidi Ketzko through the church office at 814-723-4930.
For a Divorce Care Brochure, please click HERE.
November 26, 2021
STUFFED PEPPER SOUP
HOT HAM AND CHEESE SANDWISHES
December 3, 2021
TUNA NOODLE CASSEROLE
INCARCERATED SUPPORT GROUP
This group is for family members of current 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.
RAMP MINISTRY NEEDS DONATIONS
The Ramps Ministry is funded by donations only which can be sent to the Kane District Office at 11 Main Street PO 767 Sheffield, PA 16347 marked as ramp donation.
The arrival of spring has brought with it a large number of ramp requests. Kane District Ramp Ministry relies on donations. Consider donating, time to a build or money.
To be added to the list for upcoming builds contact the Kane District Office @ 814/837-6115.
KANE DISTRICT RAMPS MINISTRY
Dean Clough is the volunteer coordinator, and Youngsville Evangelical is the host church, along with many volunteers in the Kane District. The Ramp Ministry serves those with a short or long term need. Ramps are semi-permanent and can be relocated if no longer needed.
Volunteers are needed for Ramp Ministry If you are interested in helping out, your name will be put on a contact list and as the projects are planned, you will receive notice (phone message) of the date and time of the next project. Call or text 814/730-0824 for more information.
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: Shhh - YouTube to watch this week's story and devotion called.
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,
Director of Christian Education
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
We are collecting different items 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.
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.
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.
Promoting kindness and acceptance through the compassion of Christ.
Youth Fellowship dedicated to camaraderie, community service and education.
Focusing on Making Disciples, Sharing the Sacraments and Teaching the Faith.