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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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WERG Radio or online here at 7PM EST.
Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Sunday, Feb 14:
  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, Feb 15:
   Church Office Closed

   Knitting Group, 10AM
   Book Study, 5:45PM
Wednesday, Feb 17:

   Book Study, 10AM
   Ash Wednesday, Glenwood UMC, 7PM

Sunday, Feb 21:
  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!
Ash Wednesday
We are gathering together with other area churches for Ash Wednesday at Glenwood UMC on Feb 17, at 7PM.  Anyone is welcome to worship as we reflect on the upcoming season of Lent.
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Online Bible Study
Thursday Evenings

We are planning a short online study using KHouse’s material looking at an important Old
Testament chapter to Christianity, Isaiah 53.
This will be a 3 session study to review Isaiah 53 and what it means to each one of us, today. We will confront the precision with which the scripture predicted Christ’s sacrifice 700 years before it occurred.
       Session 1: Thursday, Feb 25 7:30PM
       Session 2: Thursday, Mar 4 7:30PM
       Session 3: Thursday, Mar 11 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

Collections for the various missions and outreach projects from First Church in Downtown Erie for 2020 totalled over 26% of our annual budget.  We are so grateful to God that we were able to continue missions as strongly as we did in 2020.  

Please remember that despite the government restrictions, the needs around our community and around the globe have not shutdown.  We have multiple ongoing missions projects, and are always searching for new ways to show Christ's love.  

Our Neighbors Place is actively seeking volunteers to help with overnight shelters for the homeless.  Our Neighbors Place will take gently used clothes (shoes, boots, coats, etc.), deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste, Kleenex, combs, etc. 
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 February 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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