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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

First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA 

Facebook page

Our 10:00 am service is available via Livestream 
on Facebook 

  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)


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Click here to access the prayer for the week of January 16, 2022

“I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your Word in my heart that I might not sin against you… I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your Word.”

[Psalm 119: 10-11, 16]

CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF January 16, 2022 - January 22, 2022

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Sunday Worship Service 
"The Good Book"
January 16, 2022



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.  

Daily Devotionals

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"Prayer Begins with Relationship"

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A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board across from the office. 


Please continue to pray for our community during this difficult time. There is currently much brokenness and pain. Be mindful that God loves you and do what you can to share that love with others. Please pray for the students, teachers and administrators of our schools and especially for family and friends most directly impacted by the loss of two young lives. And remember, that even when life is difficult you can always turn to a heavenly parent and find reason to hope.

If you or someone you know may be contemplating suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line. In emergencies, call 911 or seek care from a local hospital or mental health provider.

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Confirmation Class for youth in grades ten and up will be taught by Rev. Hecht and Tawni Betts on Sundays immediately following the second worship service from 11:15-12:30 p.m. 

The class will begin February 6th and be held each Sunday through April 10th.  Confirmation will be at the 10 a.m. worship on Easter Sunday, April 17.

The curriculum used will be Following Jesus:  Steps to a Passionate Faith, by Carolyn Slaughter. 

Please call the church office to register at 814-723-4930.  Questions can be directed to Reverend Hecht at the church office or Tawni Betts.

Stewardship Campaign

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Click Here for a copy of this year's stewardship campaign letter.

For a copy of the pledge card, Click Here.

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Angel Tree ~ The Next Step

Thank you to all who helped make our first annual Angel Tree Christmas possible.  Because of your efforts, we provided gifts to 17 families (34 total children) who were separated from a loved one this Christmas due to incarceration.  But that was just the beginning…

Please join us Thursday, January 20th at 6:30PM as we plan our ongoing ministry with these families.  All are welcome and encouraged to become involved as we take the next step in fellowship with these children and their families. 

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February 5th 


9:30 am Registration
10:00 am Keynote Speaker
10:30 am Breakout Sessions
12:00 Lunch Provided


Warren First UMC 200 Market St. Warren*

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

Liz Lennox - Social Media & Technology
Chris Kindle – Christian Education Today
Alyce Weaver Dunn – Single Board Governance


RSVP to; Kane District Office 814/837-6115 

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UMYF Schedule

Grade 6th & 7th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Grades 8th - 12th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 

Pizza for All 
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

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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!

Hearts and Shapes
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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 2021 LOGOS Brochure.
For a copy of the 2021 Registration Form, please Click Here

Divorce Care
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.


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EVERYONE can be part of 

2nd & 4th Wednesdays

10:00 AM

In the Covert Room

      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.


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.

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January 21, 2022


January 28, 2022






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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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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.


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,

Heidi Ketzko

Director of Christian Education

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