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Where cross the crowded ways of life we hear thy voice o Son of Man.
Sunday Worship Services
Online Only March 22 & 29

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First UMC Erie
707 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16501
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"Light for the City" worship services and "Sanctuary" worship Chancel Choir selections

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Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

The Chuch Office is still open, though we may not be observing all of our normal hours, 9AM- 2PM Monday - Thursday

Men's Lenten Breakfasts have been cancelled for the remainder of Lent

Sunday, March 22nd:

   Light for the City Worship, 9AM
   Sanctuary Worship, Music Selections  Online

Sunday, March 29th:
   Light for the City Worship, 9AM
   Sanctuary Worship, Music Selections  Online

Easter Season News
Lent has begun.  We invite you to this season of contemplation of God's plan for salvation with a variety of worship services and community events.  

United Methodist Men's Breakfasts
Each Saturday morning at 8:00, the UM Men of Erie and Crawford Counties gather for worship, communion, and then a hearty breakfast.  Unfortunately these have been cancelled after March 8th.

Ash Wednesday Services
Glenwood UM Church hosts Ash Wednesday worship for Erie United Methodist congregations on Feb 26

Wednesday's Community Lenten Service
This has been cancelled for March 25th.

Holy Week Services
Check back for prayer and worship times for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday

Easter Worship
Look back for updates on where / how we will sorship the risen Messiah with us on April 12th
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Summer Camp Fundraising

Has been Postponed.  Stay tuned for updates on when it will be rescheduled 

Glenwood UMC, 
2931 Myrtle Street 

Doors open at 5:30 pm
Dinner begins at 6:00 pm 

Help Erie children experience summer camp and grow their relationship with Christ.  This dinner benefits the exciting things happening at the camp. 

RSVP to Donna Parkinson at 814-920-4413 or


Catering provided by The Que Abides Food Truck

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UMW Annual Rummage Sale
Soup & Bake Sale, too!
May 1 & 2, 2020
The Annual UMW Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, May 1st and the Bag Sale will be Saturday, May 2nd. 

Help is needed throughout the week.  Donations may be dropped off at the church beginning April 13th.  The funds raised will support missions projects sponsored by the UMW.  Please call Donna Burkhart 814-866-2781 to help.
Sunday School
Click here for updates on our groups that meet at 9:30AM and during the second worship service at 10:30 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.
Missions News

Collections for Our Neighbors Place starts in November and runs through March.  You can give from the list of items below.  Missions is also doing something special and you can give that way.  Our Neighbors Place will take gently used clothes for both men and women (shoes, boots, coats, etc.)  They accept donations of deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, Kleenex, combs, etc.  They are accepting donations from November to the end of March.

Safe Net accepts donations of new clothing from newborn to adult.  They need clothing for children of all ages - both boys and girls.  They also accept the hats, gloves and mittens made by our church members.

College Spagetti Dinners

College Spagetti Dinner

Thanks to all who help make the Spagetti Dinners for college students a success!.  We are grateful for all of our guests who share fellowship with us and look forward to our next dinner
.  Dinners are typically held on the last Thursday of the month.  The next dinner is Thursday, Mar 26th.  It will be take-out only. Doors open at 5:30PM.
Join us for
Light for the City
Praise & Worship

Sundays at 9:00AM
in Oxford 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
February 28: EUMA Our-Way-Home Fundraising Dinner
March 28th:
April: Underwear drive for EUMA Rainbow Connection
May 30:
Highmark Walk at Presque Isle supporting EUMA
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

Brown Bag Collections for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
      The annual food drive for Henderson Food Pantry is in NOVEMBER.  Start saving non-perishable food items and  paper products as well.  Collections are starting now in Fellowship Hall for distribution the last Sunday before Thanksgiving (November 24th). 

Teddy Bear Sunday, Hatt & Mitten Trees
      Teddy Bear Sunday is the 1st Sunday in December (1st).  Please start collecting your bears now for the children.  Last year we collected 71 bears.   Let’s do better this year!  This may be the only present a child gets.  The bears are split between both the Mercy Center for Women and the Refuge.

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
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