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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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Listen to our worship service on 90.5 FM
WERG Radio or online here at 7PM EST.
Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Sunday, Oct 11:
  Light for the City Worship, 9AM in-person & Online
   Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM in-person & Online
Monday, Oct 12:
   Book Study,
Wednesday, Oct 14:
   Book Study, 10AM
   Church Council, 5:30PM

Sunday, Oct 18:
  Light for the City Worship, 9AM in-person & Online
   Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM in-person & Online
Monday, Oct 19:
   Book Study,
Wednesday, Oct 21:
   Book Study, 10AM
   Church Council, 5:30PM

Sunday, Oct 25:
  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!
Keeping the Faith
Despite the virus and continued government rules:
  • We are keeping in touch with our members through phone calls. If you aren't already part of this and would like to participate, please reach out to Pastor Jim.  
  • Our committees are continuing to meet by phone or Zoom.  
  • If you don't feel comfortable returning in person, that's ok!  We will continue to offer online worship and online meeting options. 
Reach out to us if you need help.  We have volunteers coordinating for our members and continuing ministry and outreach.
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 Erie/Meadville District Day Apart
at Wesley Woods

Saturday, Sept.19   

Event begins at 9AM.  The speaker is Rev. Pam Gardner who will speak on the Central Mission Conferences.  The In-Gathering will be for the Ruth M. Smith Center in Sheffield, PA

Register by Thursday, Sept. 10.  $10 cost includes lunch.  Contact Donna Burkhart for details.
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 2019-2020 season a success!
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
west bay front


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