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Where cross the crowded ways of life we hear thy voice o Son of Man.
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First UMC Erie
707 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16501
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Listen to our worship service on 90.5 FM WERG Radio or online here at 7PM EST. 
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Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:
Wednesday, July 18th:
Book Study, 10AM
   Progressive dinner, 5PM

Sunday, July 22nd:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
   Church Picnic, Presque Isle / Perry Monument, 12PM
   Hallelujah Jamboree, 5PM

Monday, July 23rd:
   Bible Study, 5:45PM

Tuesday, July 24th:
   Knitting Group
, 1PM
   Trustees, 6:30PM

Wednesday, July 25th:

   Book Study, 10AM

Sunday, July 29th:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
Puerto Rico Missions
The Erie-Meadville United Methodists responded to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by sending 11 mission workers.  It has been nearly a year but help is still needed and here is an opportuntity where you can help too!

Sponsored by the EUM Connection, there will be a Puerto Rican Fundraising Dinner, on Saturday, July 7 at 5PM at Glenwood UM Church.  Costs are $8 for adults and Children are $4.  Benefits the missions efforts to Puerto Rico.
To fundraise for the October 27th food preparation event, we are holding an

Progressive Dinner

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
in Oxford Hall

The dinner will be reservation only, so contact the chruch office if you plan to attend.  Donations will go to Rise Againts Hunger. 
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Erie UM Alliance Fund Raisers

The Erie United Methodist Alliance is planning several fund raising events.

The 6th annual shoe drive is running through July 1.  Gather shoes to raise funds for outreach ministries while recycling shoes that still have left in them.

The 22nd annual Refuge Golf Tournament is being held in Cambridge Springs, PA on June 18.  Support the Refuge, a homeless shelfter for families with children.  

Find out more at EUMA's website.
Sunday School

Click here for updates on our groups that meet at 9:30AM to share discussion, coffee, and our faith.  


A new small group will be meeting to discuss family life, faith and parenting. We will be starting with Jay Payleitner's book "Quick Tips for Busy Families."
Sunday Suppers


Thank you to all who helped with the SUNDAY SUPPERs held in our Fellowship Hall this winter. 
See our missions page for details on our various outreach and aid ministry opportunities.  As always, please pray for those helping those in need, as well as those who are being helped.
College Spagetti Dinners

College Spagetti Dinner

Thanks to all who helped make the Spagetti Dinners for college students a success for this past school year.  We are grateful for all of our guests who shared fellowship with us and look forward to next fall.
Join us for
Light for the City
Praise & Worship

Sundays at 8:30AM
in Oxford Hall
Fellowship Hall.
What's new at FUMC Erie?
Missions & Outreach Calendar  Last Thursday of each Month:  College Student Spagetti Dinners
January: Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
April: Underwear drive for EUMA Rainbow Connection
Fundraising for Zimbabwe church
May / June:
Shoe drive to benefit EUMA
July : Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
August: UMCOR School Kit Drive
August: Erie Gives Day
August: ServErie
September: Ride for the Refuge
September: Crop Walk
October: ServErie
November: Brown Bag Collections for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
December: Teddy Bear Sunday, Hatt & Mitten Trees
All Year: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), for victims of natural disasters
Our West Bay Front
First UM Church in Erie resides in the West Bayfront area of the City of Erie.  Our congregation is fortunate to have ties to our community.  Our church is committed to reaching out to the people of downtown Erie and helping them find a relationship with Christ the Lord.  

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west bay front


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