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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:
Maundy Thursday, Apr 1:

   Worship, Noon, Glenwood UMC
   Worship, 7PM, Asbury UMC or Online

Good Friday, Apr 2:
, 6:45PM, Glenwood UMC or Online

Resurrection Sunday, Apr 4:

    Light for the City Worship, 9AM in-person & Online
   Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM in-person & Online
   Family Harvest Church, 1PM

Monday, Apr 5:
   Knitting Group, 10AM
   Book Study, 5:45PM

Wednesday, Apr 7:
    Book Study
, 10AM
    Bible Study
, 7:30PM

Sunday, Apr 11:
   Light for the City Worship, 9AM in-person & Online
   Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM in-person & Online
    Family Harvest Church, 1PM
Online Resources

Bulletins and 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!
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Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday
We are gathering together with other area churches among the Erie United Methodist Connection will be coming together for two worship
services on April 1st.
   1st Service: Noon at Glenwood UM Church, 2913 Myrtle St., both in-person or on-line on Glenwood’s
Facebook page. 
   2nd Service: 7PM at Asbury UM Church, 4703 W. Ridge Rd., both in-person or on-line at Asbury’s YouTube channel.

Easter: Due to the pandemic rules, our in-person capacity may be limited.   Therefore, for Easter Sunday, if you desire to worship in-person please make a reservation by calling Valerie in the church office or sending email.  As usual, both services will also be broadcast live on the church’s Facebook page. 
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Online Bible Study
Thursday Evenings

We are continuing an online study group looking at various scriptures.  We began with Isaiah 53 and are moving into other scriptures.  We are focused specifically on the last week of Jesus given this time of year, but in the course of studying that are looking throughout the New and Old Testaments.

       Sessions are Thursday evenings at 7:30PM

If interested, please talk to Bob Rodgers.
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
Wesley Woods is planning a comeback from a devastating summer last year.  But it’s going to take campers and the camp to make this happen.  The UM Churches Wesley Woods serves are recruiting walkers and enlisting sponsors to bolster Wesley Woods’ camping program this summer.  Half of what a church raises will go for camperships for that church’s campers and the other half will go towards Wesley Woods’ operating costs.

Our church is forming a team called the “City Slickers” and we’re looking for eight walkers and at least 25 sponsors.  Our goal is to raise $1,000.  The plan is to walk at Wesley Woods on Saturday, May 1st.  We’ll gather at the church at 9:30 a.m., take the church’s minibus to Wesley Woods, walk three miles while touring the camp, and return to Erie that afternoon.  Contact Pastor Jim for more information.
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
.  We are always looking for volunteers to help with the dinners.  

Dinners are typically held on the last Thursday of the month.  The next dinner is planned for March 25, 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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