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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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"Light for the City" worship services and "Sanctuary" worship Chancel Choir selections
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WERG Radio or online here at 7PM EST.
Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Sunday, Jan 17:
  Light for the City Worship, 9AM in-person & Online
   Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM in-person & Online
    Friendsgiving Dinner, 12 Noon
    UM Connection Thanksgiving Service, 3PM

Monday, Jan 18:
   Knitting Group,
   Book Study, 5:45PM

Wednesday, Jan 20:

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

Sunday, Jan 24:
  Light for the City Worship, 9AM in-person & Online
   Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM in-person & Online
Online Resources

Sunday Sermons can be found here
pastor jim

The Chuch Office is open, 9AM- 2PM Monday - Thursday.

We are worshipping in-person each week at both Sunday services!  For anyone still seeking to worship online, both the 9:00 Light for the City worship and Sanctuary Worship at 10:30 are online as well!
Friendsgiving Dinner
We are inviting together anyone who may not be able to have a hanksgiving feast of their own on Sunday, Nov 22, after the 2nd worship service, in Fellowship Hall.

If you are interested in helping to serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, please reach out to Pastor Jim or Donna Parkinson.

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Thanksgiving Service

Sunday, November 22, 3PM   

We will be joining in-person at First UMC's Sanctuary for Thanksgiving worship, as well as broadcasting live online on YouTube, Facebook, and Zoom.  Multiple congregations from Erie's city are joining together to worship and praise God for His abundant blessings.  

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.
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.  Thanks to all who helped make the 2020 season a success!  We are looking for volunteers to help.  The next dinner will be January 28, 2021.
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 Food Pantry
February: EUMA Our-Way-Home Fundraising Dinner
April: Underwear drive for EUMA Rainbow Connection
May / June:
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 / September: ServErie
September: Ride for the Refuge
September: Crop Walk
October: ServErie
November: Brown Bag Collections for Food Pantries
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


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