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April 25, 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 activity bags available for the worship services

at both entrances to the Sanctuary.

Please leave the bags on the pew after service is complete!  

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.

9:30 am adult Sunday School

11:00 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 11:00 AM worship,

for parents needing this service.

You can watch our livestream on the

First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA 

Facebook page

Our 11:00 am service is available via livestream.


Prayer for the week of May 2, 2021

But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” [Matthew 6: 20-21]

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“Each day of our lives we make deposits

in the memory banks of our children.”

Charles R. Swindoll

This Sunday, May 9, 2021,

join us at the

First United Methodist Church

for a Children’s message during the

11:00 AM Worship Service.

 Adult Sunday School Class,

at 9:30 Sunday mornings

in the Founder's Hall,

John and Christine Zimmerman

will be teaching, based on the book,

"The Hole in our Gospel." 

Books for this class are available at the Church.

** The Crib Room will be available during the **

** 9:30 Sunday School Class **

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The May - June 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 May/June issue of The Upper Room 

Daily Devotionals

Wednesday Study

When Helping Hurts

10:30 AM & 6:30 PM 

In the Covert Room

BOTH of these times will be made available for those who wish to participate via ZOOM!  

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 986 9375 1128
Passcode: 1357

or, to join by audio only dial:
               +1 646 558 8656

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All members and friends of the First United Methodist Church , Warren, are invited to join together with John and Christine Zimmerman every Wednesday for a day of praying and fasting. (until evening)

The experience of fasting is intended to assist us in focusing on God and on being

in-tune to the Holy Spirit’s guidance in our lives.  As we collectively fast and pray, we keep our eyes open to see how God responds in amazing ways to our intentionally seeking Him.


If you have questions, please feel free to speak to John, Christine, Pastor Mark or contact Mary Schall at 814-755-4908 or

Click the photo to be redirected to the FUMC Warren Gives Page

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To view a copy of the Sponsor Letter from Love INC. Executive Director, Heidi Kafferlin, please click here.

For a copy of the 2021 Love INC Golf Scramble Registration Form, please click here.

DAY OF PENTECOST ~ Sunday, May 23, 2021, is the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit descended upon The Disciples.  We encourage you to celebrate this day by wearing red as well as placing a red geranium at the Altar.  These geraniums will then be planted in our lovely gardens, a reminder of the Holy Spirit’s fire.

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In May, 200 outfits will be transported by missionaries from the Hot Spring Baptist Church in Arkansas to Haiti. Each outfit was sewn by our church members and other volunteer friends.


The missionaries spend 9 months in Haiti

and 3 months in Arkansas planning their mission work.


We thank Dee Tucker's sister for this connection to serve

the Haitian children with new clothes.

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Information and Registration forms are available for Teen Day Camp 2021 on the Youth Education Page ~ Click Here


Vacation Bible School 2021

July 18 - July 21

First Lutheran Church Warren, PA


More Information to be coming soon . . . 

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Divorce Care

Meetings Begin: Monday, September 20th

                       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.



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: God's People - YouTube to watch this week's story and devotion called

"God's People.." 

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


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.

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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.


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*** 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.

Eagle Scout project focuses on preserving church history


Brian Ferry

Warren Times Observer

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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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Children's Ministry

Promoting kindness and acceptance through the compassion of Christ.

Team work

Youth Ministry

Youth Fellowship dedicated to camaraderie, community service and education.

Adult Ministry

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

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First United Methodist Church
200 Market Street
Warren, Pennsylvania 16365
Office: (814)723-4930
Fax: (814)723-2594

The Mary F. & Melvin G. Keller Scholarship

The First United Methodist Higher Education Fund

~ Thank You to all of those who submitted your scholarship applications ~ 

The Scholarship committee will be in contact with those who applied.

*** Please make sure to submit your grades from the spring semester in ***

*** order for the funds to be distributed. ***

Senior Citizen Friday Lunch


May 7th, 2021







John and Christine Zimmerman will be leading special Outreach Huddles to vision moving forward in further transformational impact in our community and surrounding area. A number of laity are already committed and the invitation is extended for you to become a part of this movement.


The first Huddle is scheduled for May 18th at 7:oo PM in Founder’s Hall.


As we emerge from the pandemic lockdown, the time is now, the harvest is ripe, and the serving laborer is you. Simply show up or contact the Zimmerman's if you have any questions.