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For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given  
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 Worship!

8:30 & 10:30

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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, May 12th:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM

Monday, May 13th:

   Bible Study, 5:45PM
Tuesday, May 14t
Wednesday, May 15th:

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

Thursday, May 16th:
   Finance Committee, 12PM
Sunday, May 19th:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
   Hallelujah Jamboree, 5PM

Monday, May 20th:
   Bible Study, 5:45PM
Tuesday, May 21st
Wednesday, May 22nd:

   Book Study, 10AM

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 6PM in Oxford Hall.


This dinner will be by reservation only by calling or emailing the church office at 814-452-3300 or by Thursday, May 23rd.
This dinner will be limited to 40 people. We will be accepting donations for the Rise Against Hunger packing party on October 12th.


5K Walk (or 1 mile option) SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST 7:45 A.M. REGISTRATION; 9AM Walk Begins, at Presque Isle State Park, Beach 11.

Erie First has formed a team with Union City First called “The Last Shall Be First”. Pastor Jim and Donna are planning to walk. If you would like to walk with them, you can register at and register under our team.  Donations are also welcome. For more information see Donna Parkinson.
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June First Sunday Luncheon
The First Sunday Lunch will be held June 2nd following the 10:30 am Worship Service.
Pork and sauerkraut will be provided. Please bring a salad, side dish or dish to share.

Easter Flowers
A reminder to order Easter Flowers for Easter Sunday, April 21st. Orders are due March 13th.  
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.
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 in the fall
Join us for
Light for the City
Praise & Worship

Sundays at 8:30AM
in Oxford Hall
Fellowship Hall.  Will be moving to 9AM begining June 2nd.
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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