We hope you are receiving our weekly Midweek Messenger which contains lots of information on upcoming events. If you are not receiving it and would like to, please let the church office know.

We often have exciting events happening for our Kids and Youth which you can learn more about on their own pages.

Upcoming Events for Everyone

Our final Tailgating Sunday of 2023 is on October 1 starting at 9 AM! Join us for food, games, and fellowship!

If the weather is good, we will be outside, so make sure to bring a lawn chair. If you are able, bring a tent, grill, and eggs, sausage, bacon, or whatever you want for breakfast for yourself or to share. Invite your friends and neighbors to this fun breakfast before our worship service! We will have extra food and an extra grill available for anyone unable to bring their own.

Travelin’ Tom’s Coffee Truck will be joining us again this year so you can get your morning coffee or other yummy drinks to enjoy! Please note that we will not be serving Coffee Connection on Tailgating mornings.

This is always such a fun, special time of food, fellowship, and games to kick off our service! We hope you also join us!

What place do the Arts have in the Church? We’ll be looking at this question together on Sundays at 9 AM in the Young Families Room starting October 8 to November 19. John Gerig will be leading discussions as we go through the book “For the Beauty of the Church” (W. David O. Taylor – editor). There are used books available for $7 or you can purchase your own from Amazon.

We will be doing another discipleship training called “The Missionary Pathway” in an effort to intentionally place discipleship into the hands of everyday people. This 7-week training starts on Sunday, October 8 at 9 AM. We will be sharing tools that will be a part of understanding our role as disciples who disciple others and we will be modeling ways to disciple the persons of peace in our lives. Please sign up online at the link below. If you have questions, please let Brian Gerig know.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. This is a way for the congregation to express their gratitude to the pastors and their wives for all of their hard work and dedication in following the Lord by serving the people of the church. We will be honoring the pastors during the service on Sunday, November 5. Here are ways that you can encourage Pastor Jordan, Pastor Brian, and Pastor Sam.

  1. Send a card or note of appreciation to their home or place in the boxes located in the main hallway at church. Tell them of a specific way that they have blessed you this year.
  2. Give them a gift.
  3. Give a monetary gift through the church marked “PASTOR APPRECIATION”. We will then use the money for gifts for the pastors and their wives. The deadline for giving monetarily
    through the church is Sunday, October 29.


A gathering of women over a meal to start building the relationships that God wants us to have.

IF:TABLE is every other month (on the off months for Mug & Muffin).

IF your dream day might include escaping your home for a couple hours of blissful eating, meaningful adult conversation and connecting with women of faith. . .

IF you are a morning, “before it falls apart” person OR . . .

IF an evening “recovery” is to your liking . . .

IF:TABLE is for you!

Many of you have asked the question, “Where does the name, IF:TABLE come from? The name was inspired by the question, “If God is real…then what?”

For those who have never tried IF:TABLE but have thought about it, now is your chance! We would love to have you join us!

“If:Table means new and deeper connections”

“If:Table is the opportunity to get to know other ladies beyond, “hello, how are you;” sharing times that consist of light heartedness as well as an awareness of sensitive hearts around the table. It enables others to safely share out of the depths of their hearts, which brings about  a greater sense of caring and bonding with one another.” 

Hostesses are waiting to open their doors to you! The next IF:TABLE is Saturday, October 7 at 10 AM or Monday, October 9 at 6:30 PM. Please use the link below to sign up by Sunday, October 1.

Mug & Muffin meets every other month on the off months for IF:TABLE.

Our next Mug & Muffin is on Saturday, November 4 at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your mug and join us for a yummy breakfast.

There is no sign up needed for Mug & Muffin. We’ll see you there!

Ladies, plan to come on Friday, December 8 for desserts and
fellowship as we usher in the Christmas season. More info coming!


Men, our new ministry is called Tribesmen, for the tribes of Israel and other men who came before us, and for the close knit groups of community that we wish to build moving forward. Our aim is to come together in support and encouragement of each other, pushing each other to reach our full potential in the kingdom as well as in everyday life.

We had our first men’s event called “Call to Arms” and we are excited for more in the future! If you have questions, contact Trayson Luna.


Our next Senior Fellowship get together is on Thursday, October 12 at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. We are pleased to have Bruce and Deb Graham perform for us. Bruce and Deb are members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra,
and also members of our church. You won’t want to miss the beautiful variety of music played by these talented musicians. Our meal will consist of Swiss steak, whipped red russet potatoes, honey-glazed whole baby carrots, warm rolls and butter, assorted gourmet cookies, and drinks, all for $12.00. Hope to see you there!

The sign-up sheet for the October Senior Fellowship will be in its usual place, in the hallway outside of the Fellowship Hall. The deadline to sign up is Sunday, October 8.

Recurring Events

FirstMC hosts a Euchre Club weekly on Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 PM. This group used to meet at the Community Center before COVID caused them to shut down, and we are delighted to welcome them to our building. This group is open to whoever wants to join, no matter your age!

Monthly Game Nights will resume in September 2023!

Our monthly Board Game Nights are back on the 3rd Friday of the month. Our next one is on Friday, October 20 from 5:30 to 10 PM in the Lower Auditorium.
This is for adults only, and you are welcome to stay the whole time or just for a few hours. We ask that you bring a snack and drink to share. For more information, join the Facebook group “Board Game Nights at First Missionary Church“, or contact Anne Harrigan.

Interested in looking farther ahead? Check out our calendar of events!

 Kids Ministry 
 Young Adult / Young Families 
 Terrible Orchestra 

Having an event at FirstMC?

All events must have an event form filled out at least 48 hours prior to the event. Events need to be approved by the church office. Filling out the form does not guarantee approval. Please complete this form only if you are a First Missionary Church member/attender.

If you are not a member/attender and you are interested in renting space for an event, please contact the church office at (260) 745-4994 to discuss. Thank you for your understanding.