May 20, 2021


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.

8:45 am adult Sunday School

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.


Prayer for the week of June 20, 2021

“Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” [Revelation 1: 3]


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

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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

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. ***


Planning Meetings
6:30 PM
Covert Room

June 30, 2021
July 14, 2021
July 28, 2021

6:30 PM
Covert Room

June 23, 2021
July 7, 2021
July 21, 2021

Senior Citizen Friday Lunch


July 2nd, 2021




June 25th, 2021



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 Adult Sunday School Class,

at 8:45 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 **

** Sunday Morning Sunday School Class **

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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Drop off your shoes at one of the following locations:

Until June 30th   

  • House of Hope 316 Hazel Street 

  • YMCA of Corry

  • Northwest Bank Liberty & 2nd St. Warren

  • Grace UMC 501 PA Ave Warren PA

  • Warren Manor 682 Pleasant Dr. Warren

  • Corry Manor 640 Worth St. Corry

  • WOODFOREST National Bank (Walmart)

  • Corry Community Center 15 S. 1st Ave

  • Cullers Family Therapy 150 N. Carver St. Warren

  • Allegheny Antiques 314 2nd Ave Warren

  • St. Joseph's Church 600 PA Ave Warren

  • Pleasant Community Church 673 Pleasant Dr Warren

  • Emmanuel United Church of Christ 1710 PA Ave E. Warren 

  • St. Johns Lutheran Church 200 Pleasant Dr Warren 

  • Youngsville Free Methodist Church 179 Davis St Youngsville

Click Here for a full copy of the flyer from House of Hope.  

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

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Vacation Bible School 2021

Community VBS (IN PERSON)

“Rocky Railway “

Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through

(Sponsored by First Lutheran Church)

109 W. Third Avenue

July 18 – 21, 2021

6:00 - 8:15PM

(Rain or Shine – everything is outside this year!)

Click Below for the 2021 VBS Registration Form

Warren Community VBS 2021 Registration and Release Form (

Click the PDF File button below for a

printable copy of the parent information.

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We are in need of many volunteers this year at VBS. Due to the fact we are having VBS outside, this year we need a lot more volunteers in many capacities.


There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board across from the church office.

Please take a look at where you can sign up and help make this the best VBS possible.


If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Ketzko at 723-4930.


Please continue to keep this valuable ministry in prayer now and during the week of July 18-21. Thank you.

Wedding Rings

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.
For a Divorce Care Brochure, please click HERE.




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


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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There will be NO Meeting  July 5, 2021


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.
Quiet Forest

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.

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