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Where cross the crowded ways of life we hear thy voice o Son of Man.
Welcome! Join us on the corner of 7th & Sassafras St. for Sunday Service!
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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:

unday, April 15th:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
   Confirmation Class, 12PM

Monday, April 16th:
   Bible Study, 5:45PM

Tuesday, April 17th:
   Knitting Group, 1PM

Wednesday, April 18th:

   Book Study, 10AM
   Church Council, 6:30PM

Thursday, April 19th:
   Financial Peace University, 6:30PM

Sunday, April 22nd:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
   Confirmation Class, 12PM
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Rummage Sale
Hosted by the UM Women, benefitting the city and various missions projects.
May 11th & 12th

Spring Rummage Sale. MAY 11th & 12th.  Please donate only clean, spot-free clothing.  For sheet sets and blankets: please mark what size the sheets and blankets are.  Wrap masking tape around the sheet sets Kitchen items are also needed. Put the items in the closet across from the kitchen.  You may start bringing items in Sunday April 8th.

* SPECIAL NOTE: please bring any JEWELRY donations to the office so the ladies have time to price it.
Financial Peace University

Our church is hosting a 9 week class for Christian finance, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.  Please contact the church office or Bob Rodgers if you are interested in signing up.  Classes are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30PM.

Sign up today!
Mission Trip to Texas

The Erie United Methodist Collaborative is planning a Mission Trip to help with rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas. We will leave on Saturday, April 28th and return on Sunday May 6th. We will stop overnight and arrive in Texas on April 29tt and leave on May 5th again stopping overnight. The approximate cost for each team member will be $200.00 with a $50.00 deposit.  All types of skills are needed. The work will consist of light construction. Hanging drywall, installing wall insulation, taping and floating, painting, and cleanup just to give you an idea. To reserve your place on the trip contact Donna Parkinson. Come and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ by being Jesus’ hands. If you are unable to physically be a part of this trip, please support us with your prayers.
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

The next Spagetti Dinner for college students will be April 26th.  Doors open and a prayer is shared at 5:30PM.  Please join us for the free spagetti dinner in
Fellowship Hall at First UM Church in Downtown Erie.

Thank you to all who help make each of these outreach events to college students successful.  Dinners have given students a chance to socialize, meet our members and Pastor, and learn about our church's ministries.  
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.  

For community resources and information, visit
west bay front


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