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First UM Church of Erie
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.
Welcome! Join us on the corner of 7th & Sassafras St. for Sunday Service!

Sunday Worship Services
8:30 & 11:00

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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 at 7PM EST. Click here to listen.
Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Sunday, Nov 15th, Worship, 8:30 & 11AM in FUMC Sanctuary, Sunday School 9:30AM. 

Wednesday, Nov 18th, Fund Raiser Day at Hoss's Steak & Sea House, 11AM - 9PM at 3302 W 26th St.
Fundraiser will benefit the church's college ministries.  Hoss's will donate 20-25% of your check to the church if you bring a ticket. (Tickets available in the sanctuary). Bring your friends & family and enjoy a meal!

Sunday, Nov 22nd, Brown Bag Sunday Food Collection
8:30 & 11AM in FUMC Sanctuary, Sunday School 9:30AM. 

A Renewed Purpose

Our church has been meeting to discern where God is leading us to minister to Erie.  We are excited to announce that we are seeking people for Youth Ministry and College / Young Adult Ministry staff positions at our church.  If you are interested, or know someone who is, please see Pastor Jim or contact our church office.  More information is posted here.
Join us for Sunday School 
Small groups or children of all ages and adults as well.  We meet Sundays at 9:30AM.  
Sunday school is a a chance to invite the Lord to enrich of our lives through scripture and learning.  First UM Church Sunday School is a great place to share with one another and growe in our faith.  We look forward you joinng us for fellowship and discipleship!

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College Dinners

College Spagetti Dinner

The most recent college spagetti dinner was held October 27nd, at 5:30PM.  We hosted a record 169 students.  On September 24, we hosted over 140 students, most from Gannon, but at least one from Mercyhurst.  Thanks to all who helped us share a meal with our neighbors.
Weddings at FUMC

First United Methodist Church welcomes inquiries from couples who desire to become husband in wife through the Church of Jesus Christ. We will endeavor to make your marriage ceremony a memorable one. Information about weddings at First UMC can be found here on our website or by calling the Church at 814-452-3300.

First UMC now has online donations via My E Offering

We are pleased to announce that First Church has partnered with a financial service to enable online contribution.  With myEoffering, donations may be made to the Church withdrawn directly from a credit, debit, checking or savings account.
What's new at FUMC Erie?
Missions & Outreach Calendar  Last Thursday of each Month:  College Student Spagetti Dinners
April: Underwear drive for EUMA Rainbow Connection
Fundraising for Zimbabwe church
May / June:
Shoe drive to benefit EUMA
Saturday May 30:
April 26 - May 3:
Volunteer at Wesley Woods
July 26th: Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
All of August: UMCOR School Kit Drive
Aug 11:
Erie Gives Day
Aug 22:
Sept 7th: Ride for the Refuge
Sept 27th: Crop Walk
Oct 24: ServErie
Nov 15: Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
December: Teddy Bear Sunday
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.  

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