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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:

Sunday, Sep 23rd:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
   Hallelujah Jamboree, 5PM

Monday, Sep 24th:
   Bible Study, 5:45PM

Tuesday, Sep
   Knitting Group
, 1PM
   Light for City Rehearsal, 7:30PM

Wednesday, Sep 26th:

   Book Study, 10AM

Thursday, Sep 27th:

   College Spagetti Dinner, 5:30PM

unday, Sept 20th:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
Puerto Rico Missions
The Erie-Meadville United Methodists are continuing to respond to needs in Puerto Rico due 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!

Donations may be made to the EUM Connection to benefit the missions efforts to Puerto Rico.
Fundraising Update for

Packing Party
Saturday, Oct 27

We are now within $100 of reaching our goal of $3,000. If you would like to make a donation to help us reach this goal, you can still donate to “Rise Against Hunger."

Our goal is to have 50 people to participate in our "Packing Party". This event is a great way to involve your whole family - including children, ages 4+. You can register on line at
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Erie UM Alliance Fund Raisers

The Erie United Methodist Alliance is planning the
Ride for the Refuge.

We will once again be providing water and refreshments at Green Meadows Golf Course for Ride for The Refuge. Donations are welcome for the following items:
  • 15 dozen homemade cookies
  • 8 oranges
  • 1 watermelon
  • 9 bananas
  • 8 mini bags of sliced apples
  • 20 bags of nuts
  • 20 bags of Kar’s Sweet’n Salty Mix
  • 24 bags of combos
If you are able to donate any of these items, there will be a sign-up sheet on the table in the lobby by the elevator. All items should be at the church by Sunday, September 2nd.

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.  


New small groups will be meeting to discuss family life, faith and parenting. Reach out to Susan Bartlett or Pastor Jim if you are interested.
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 share fellowship with us and look forward to our next dinner on
Sept 27 at 5:30.
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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