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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 Sunday Service!
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First UMC Erie
707 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16501
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Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Sunday, May 21st:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
   Children's Sunday School,
   Adult Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM

Monday, May 22nd:
   Kid's Cafe, Kingsley UMC 3:30PM
   Bible Study, 5:45PM

Tuesday, May 23rd:
   Knitting Group, 1PM
   Disciple Bible Study, 7PM

Thursday, May 25th:
   Kingsley Kids Cafe, 3:30PM

Friday, May 26th
   Book Study, 10AM

Sunday, May 28th:

   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
   Children's Sunday School,
   Adult Sunday School, 9:30AM
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
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Erie Seawolves
United Methodist Night at UPMC Park


Saturday, June 3, 2017 @ 7:05PM

Send all ticket orders to Donna Parkinson or to the church office by Sunday, May 21st.  

If you are interested in donating a ticket for the staff or those under the care of the Erie United Methodist Alliance, please let us know.
Join us for
Sunday Fun-Day

song time

Children's Sunday Fun-Day meets at 9:00AM, every Sunday in the  classrooms on the East side of the church building.  

Adult Sunday School meets at 9:30AM in Fellowship Hall.

College Spagetti Dinners
College Spagetti Dinner
Congratulations to all graduating students of Spring 2017.  We are grateful to have shared in this meal with all the students over the past semester.  

Check back for updates on Fall 2017 dates for the free spagetti dinners at First UM Church in Downtown Erie's Fellowship Hall.

We are deeply thankful to Barb Gaither for arranging these monthly student dinners for the past several years.  She will be missed but we pray for her as she moves out of town this summer.

Thank you to all who help make each of these outreach events to college students successful.  Dinners have given students a chance to socialize, meet our members and Pastor, and learn about our church's ministries.  
Join us for

Light for the City
Praise & Worship


Sundays at 8:30AM
in Oxford Hall
Fellowship 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
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
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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