Sunday, September 20, 2020


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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 September 20, 2020

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice.

He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.

[John 10: 3]

Dear Church Family,


Beginning this Sunday, September 13th 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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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.


Youth Devotions with Jason Wood


Please join me every Tuesday afternoon on the First United Methodist FaceBook page for youth devotionals with Jason.

You can also click here and watch this week's message, PROVISION, on YouTube:

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


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 to watch this week's story and devotion called "DEDICATED" on YouTube.

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, be safe and Stay Home! 

Much love & blessings,

Heidi Ketzko

Director of Christian Education


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 
LOGOS Registration

Bell Dedication and Chicken Barbecue

In Celebration of this significant project, we will be having a service of dedication on Sunday, September 27th at the 11:00 AM worship service. The Carillon will be played multiple times during this service.


Following worship, you are invited to a chicken barbecue on the side lawn of the church.


Plan to bring your lawn chair and enjoy some fellowship with appropriate safe distancing procedures. If you are not able to stay and eat, take outs will be available. Donations are appreciated.

We hope to see everyone there!!

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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In the book of ACTS (with 28 chapters), we read about the Holy Spirit at work in the lives of believers & about his power unleashed in the communities in which they lived & traveled. How did that happen? It all began with prayer!
Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples to stay in Jerusalem & wait for his gift, promised by the Father. As they waited, they all joined together constantly in prayer. And, God sent his Holy Spirit to fill them. God is the same yesterday, today, & forever.
He wants to send the Holy Spirit into the Butler and Kane Districts, WPA Conference, and throughout the world in a powerful way. We too are called to join together constantly in prayer to pray for the action of the Holy Spirit, in churches & in our communities. That is where Acts 29 begins …with God continuing to be at work in the world today.

YOU ARE INVITED to join together (via zoom) for the study: Acts 29: 50 Days to Invite the Holy Spirit, by Terry Tekyl. Our facilitator will be Rev. Christopher Kindle, who is responsible for Discipleship & Spiritual Formation for the WPAUM Conference. The study will be conducted on Thursday evenings at 7PM, beginning on Thursday, October 1, 2020, & concluding on November 19, 2020. In preparation for the October 1 session please read chapters 1 and 2 of the book.

Copies of the book will be available at the Kane and Butler District Offices. Donations are welcome, but not required. (The plan is to have Dr. Tekyl come to the Kane District sometime in the spring of 2021.)

***To participate in the Study please contact; Chris at the Kane District Office so you can receive the information to join in the study.  ~ Contact Chris at: (814) 837-6115 or

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The September-October 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 September/October issue of The Upper Room is available to our standing order churches. Because you are a paid subscriber, we want to provide this service to you since we realize many readers are currently reticent or unable to pick up their copy of the devotional guide because of the virus or closed church office. We encourage you to freely share with everyone in your congregation as a gift.egation.  

Kane District Lay Servant School

(Formally known as the Lay Speaker)

Offered on 6 consecutive SUNDAYS from 3 -5 PM

E-mail inquiries:

***Deadline to register is Sept. 28, 2020***

Click the PDF Button for the Complete Brochure

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