Pastor’s Greeting
We are a church striving to live out God’s love in word and action, and to share God’s love with everyone we meet. We are a church “under construction,” knowing that we are not always perfect, but  God loves and forgives us each day.

We aim to welcome all kinds of people to our church and hope you will find your place in God’s big church family.

We are a church on a mission to serve God’s people in our local communities and around the world.

Read more about what we believe.

Pastor Carter Cortelyou

Pastor Carter is an ordained minister of the United Methodist Church. He was appointed to Wayne First Methodist Church on July 1, 2014. Read more about him.

Message from the Pastor
Take a moment to read the Message from the Pastor. The latest message.

Weddings & Funerals
Our church is ready to share with you the joy and happiness of a wedding, and ready to help comfort during the sorrow and grieving of a funeral. We offer both support and and a facility for either



Our History

First United Methodist Church was founded in 1832 and has been part of the Wayne community for over 150 years.

During that time, we have found numerous ways to make a positive impact in the community and in the lives of those who search for God’s will to guide them.

Our facility, which has been added to, remodeled and modernized over the years, is a beautiful, sturdy home for our church life, a place for worship, meetings, dinners and performances.