November 26, 2020

"All The More Reason"

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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. 

Join Us for Our Traditional Worship Service


We invite you to join us for service each Sunday.

We offer 2 Services.

8:00 am in the Crary Chapel. 

9:30 am Sunday School for adult of ALL ages - Founders Hall

11:00 am in the Main Sanctuary.

(The 11:00 am service will also be available via livestream.) 

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Prayer for the week of November 29, 2020

    First Sunday of Advent-Celebrating HOPE

“Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” [Psalm 119: 18]


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.

Poinsettia Fund

Poinsettia order forms are now available here or in the Sunday bulletin.

Order forms and money are due by December 6, 2020.


DECEMBER 06, 2020


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The November-December 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 November/December issue of The Upper Room 

Daily Devotionals

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.

Dear Church Family,


Sundays at 9:30 am, and continuing through the winter, Rev. Hecht will be offering the course "New Testament and Christian Origins." This class will be an overview of the New Testament. The study will be held in Founder's Hall, and you are asked to maintain appropriate distancing around the tables. 


*** There are no books needed other than your Bible. Handouts will be available for those who desire them.

Before his time as Pastor at First United Methodist, Rev. Hecht was an adjunct professor at Gannon and Mercyhurst Universities in Erie. He taught several courses in the Religion Departments over eight years. Rev. Hecht is going to offer one of those courses for us.

Covid-19 continues to necessitate the church operate with several precautions and limitations. As we know, this has, and will continue for the foreseeable future, impacted our order of worship, fellowship, and study opportunities at the church. With this in mind, our Nurture Committee was faced with the challenge of determining what we might offer on Sunday mornings this fall between our 8 am and 11 o'clock services.  We are pleased to be able to offer the course, "New Testament and Christian Origins."  

We look forward to this in-depth study.

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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.

December 3rd                       Community Blue Christmas Service - Noon 

December 6th                       Second Sunday of Advent

December 10th                     Community Advent Service - Noon

December 12th                     Cookie Walk Pickup 9:00 AM - Noon

                                * * * NO Jewelry or used Christmas decoration Sales

December 13th                     Third Sunday of Advent

December 17th                     Community Advent Service - Noon

December 20th                     Fourth Sunday of Advent

                                * * * Children's Nativity at the 11:00 AM Service 

December 24th                     Christmas Eve Service is NOW VIRTUAL ONLY   

*COVID-19 restrictions MAY necessitate the postponing or cancelling of services and events. Please regularly check this website for updates and confirmation that scheduled events are happening. 


2021 Stewardship Commitment

Faithful Together 

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Please click the image above to read the 2021 Stewardship Campaign Letter in PDF Form 

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Please click the image above to read and print a PDF copy of the  2021 Stewardship Pledge Form.

***The 2021 Stewardship Campaign is quickly coming to a close.***

If you have not returned your pledge card, please prayerfully consider doing so in the coming week. Together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Happy Thanksgiving

When considering your pledge this year why not consider online giving by

clicking on the picture below.

The 2021 Birthday & Prayer Calendar

Our annual calendar will be coming out soon.

If the office does not have your birthday, please email it to them so it can be added.

Annual Cookie Walk

Saturday, December 12, 2020

First United Methodist Church

200 Market Street

Warren, PA

Annual Cookie Walk Pickup Date 12 December 2020

~Limited entry to allow for personal spacing will be observed.

~Numbers will be available starting at 8:30am the morning of the walk.

~Masks will be required.


The famous "2nd hand jewelry shop” as well as the sale of 

gently used Christmas items has been cancelled.

Quiet Forest

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHZbLaUAgDg to watch this week's story and devotion called "SECOND CHANCES." 

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


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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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 
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The Giving Tree


All names o the giving tree have been spoken for.

***Please remember to wrap your gift, and return it to the church office*** Please return gifts no later than December 20th.


Distribution will be to families on December 21st.


Thank you for your support!

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.

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