April 18, 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 April 18, 2021

“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith…There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

 [Galatians 3: 26, 28]

Our name "About Face" describes the heart of the ministry in two ways. It borrows from the military term of taking an “about face” and applying it to the local congregation. As we come into church, God calls us to do an about face and get out into the world. It also relates to the highly relational face-to-face emphasis we promote.

We will work within the church through preaching a sermon series, leading Bible studies and small groups, mentoring core missional leaders, and immersing the whole church with a heart for outreach.

We will also build relationships with community leaders, institutions, agencies, and social services; building bridges between the church and community to allow God to unfold opportunities for ministry outside the walls of the church. Our emphasis is on relational development rather than emergency relief ministry.

We will be sharing with the whole congregation during Sunday morning worship. We will also be teaching the Adult Sunday School at 9:30am based on the book, The Hole in Our Gospel. We will be challenged with questions such as:  Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins? Or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? The whole gospel was always meant to be a world-changing social and eternal revolution, a revolution that begins with each one of us and ripples out even to the city of Warren and surrounding area.

Also, beginning Wednesday, April 21st, we will lead the Wednesday Studies based upon the book, When Helping Hurts -How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself. We will learn about brokenness in the world, our community, and our very own selves; and God’s restoration and healing for ALL that are poor in spirit. This gathering will meet for six to eight weeks in the Covert Room and offered at both 10:30am and 6:30pm.  Choose your best time as all are welcome! (You are not required to have either of the books, however, they will enhance your growth. We will have copies of both books for sale when we get there.)

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As we start the journey, we are reminded of the scripture in Proverbs 16:9, “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” It is exciting to know that even though we have plans, God is in control of the adventure!


John Zimmerman


                      Christine Zimmerman

John & Christine Zimmerman

April 25, 2021 ~ John Zimmerman will be preaching ~

Title: “Common Ground” Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Description: The one things we all hold in common is that we are broken

people in need of a Savior. Understanding this common ground of brokenness helps us relate to one another as we walk with one another into a relationship with Jesus.


May 2, 2021 ~ Christine Zimmerman preaching ~

Title: “Heavenly Minded and Earthly Good” Scripture: John 6:26-27

Description: The importance of eternal treasures over earthly treasures is

highlighted. How are we spending our earthly time?

 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 **

Beginning April 21st

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

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

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.


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.

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.



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: Family - YouTube to watch this week's story and devotion called "Family." 

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


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.


Flower in Sunlight

The March - April 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 March/April issue of The Upper Room 

Daily Devotionals

Eagle Scout project focuses on preserving church history


Brian Ferry

Warren Times Observer

Shadow on Concrete Wall


To Support our Bell Groups at FUMC



Brooms that have not been picked up are in the church office.

Payment will be due upon pick-up

Scholarship Application

The Mary F. & Melvin G. Keller Scholarship

The First United Methodist Higher Education Fund

Applications are to be received before April 30, 2021, for the 2021-2022 school year. 

It is the student’s responsibility to procure the form.  Applications are available in the church office. 


Applications for aid may be made each year a student is enrolled full-time in higher education.  Applications for succeeding years shall consist of the form containing information regarding college expenses, income resources, and liabilities.


Students must complete all portions of the application.  If questions are not answered, it may affect the distribution of funds.  The committee keeps all answers in strict confidence. 

Applications are to be returned to the Office Manager before to the deadline to be considered for the Scholarship.  Notifications of grants will be made by mail.

To print out a copy of the application form, please click here

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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.

                                         God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees,                                       and in the flowers and clouds and stars – Martin Luther

                                Please join us for an afternoon of fellowship and yard work as

                                         we celebrate Earth Day. 

                                       On Sunday, April 25th, we will concentrate on

                                     sprucing up the grounds of area residents. 

A light lunch will be served following the 11:00AM Service at which time we will head outdoors (weather permitting). 


Please feel free to wear appropriate clothing to church! 

A sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board across from the church office.

Rain/Inclement Weather date will be the following Sunday, May 2nd.

If you have any questions, or know someone in need of assistance with light yard work, please contact Mary Jo Zubrod: or 814-779-1448.

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