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First UMC's roof repair is complete!    
The 2014 Roof Project 

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!

Sunday Worship Services
8:30 & 10:00

Sunday School will resume in the fall
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First UMC Erie
707 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16501
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Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

June 27th & 28th 2nd Annual Erie Meadville    Blitz Build
July 10th-13th Unstoppable-UMW program       for young women
July 11th-17th Mission U, Grove City                 College
July 12 & 26 Rock the Lakes - ServErie,
    Community Action Projects
July 27th "Christmas in July" Brown Bag             Sunday food drive
Aug 10th All-Church Picnic, hosted by UMW      at Glenwood Park
Aug 12th Erie Gives Day
Sept 1st Ride for the Refuge
Sept 27 - 28 Rock the Lakes - Erie

For more information on
Rock the Lakes, click here,
Calling United Methodist Men!
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AUnited Methodist Men's group is organizing at First UMC. We are starting a monthly breakfast on Thursday morning. Please let Pastor Sang Choi, Jim Reim, Bob Rodgers, or Steve Zidek know if you are interested.  
Covenant Disciple Bible Study
July 8, 15, 22, 29 (4 Weeks) study on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 in the (air conditioned) Wesley Room

Studying the book titled: 
“WHY?” – Making Sense of God’s Will, by Adam Hamilton
All are welcome.  

Family Bible Camp – Findley Lake, NY

July 20-26, 2014

Family bible camp is an annual conference held at Findley Camp and Retreat Center in Findley Lake, NY

More information here

This year’s conference features keynote speakers Bishop Mark Webb, United Theological Seminary, President Wendy Delchgmann, and bible professor Tim Dwyer. The camp charges for meals, accommodations, and waterfront activities, but all worship services and teaching sessions are free and open to the public. 

The opening worship service will be held at 7 P.M. on Sunday July 20th.  Commuters Welcome!

Family Bible Camp
Second Annual
Erie - Meadville Blitz Build
June 27th & 28th

Erie Meadville District Volunteers in Mission (VIM)

A missions event as the church goes out to the world.  Something for everyone to do: Prayer, Construction, Cooking & Serving, Visitation, Fund Raising, and more:

Contact Rev. Debbie Hills, or 440-812-4624 for details.
toolsYouth Mission U

Join with youth from the WPA Conference to do hands-on mission work the week of July 13-17 at Grove City College.  The youth will spend the mornings doing hands-on mission work at a variety of sites.  For more information, please contact Anais Hussian, Dean of Youth Mission U at  For a registration form or more information, please contact the First UMC Youth Director, Sue Zidek.
What's new at FUMC Erie?

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Congregational Care Committee wants to resume the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  We are looking for persons who like to knit or crochet.  Size 24”x36” in soft, washable yarn using any pattern.  Please call Carol Wright if interested.  There will be a collection basket in Fellowship Hall.  The shawls will be used in visitation outreach ministry. 




 Unstoppable is an United Methodist Women’s event for young women (going into 9th grade through age 25) that will happen at Grove City College, July 10-13.  This event is being organized and planned by young women for young women.  The young women who are planning this event attended an event at Duke University called Limitless. This event comprises worship, service, and advocacy to provide learning opportunities, friendship, fun, and leadership development. 

The UMW organization at FUMC is willing to help send young women to this event.  These young women are learning the issues, finding their voices and changing the world. For more information, please contact our UMW.

United Methodist Women's Study Group 

The United Methodist Women's Bible Studies are continuing. Each monthly study includes prayer, reflection on Scripture and its application in our lives today. Each month's study is an independent topic and requires no advance preparation. All women of the Church are invited to attend.
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Missions Calendar 2014July 12 & 26: ServErie "Rock the Lakes" Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
July 27: Brown Bag Sunday "Christmas in July", benefits Erie Food Pantry
Late August: Welcome to Gannon Students
September 1: Ride for the Refuge, benefits the UM Alliance Refuge
September 15: October 15: Heifer International, benefits the "Send a girl to school" project
September 25: First College Student Spagetti Dinner (last Thursday of the month through April 2015)
September 28: Erie Crop Walk, benefits Church World Service
October 1 - October 31: College care Boxes, benefits college students away from home
November 23: Brown Bag Sunday, benefits Food Pantry at Henderson UMC
November 17 - December 21: Mitten, Hat, & Undie Tree, benefits those in need in Erie area
December 7: Teddy Bear Sunday, benefits children in need
All Year: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), for victims of natural disasters
Christian Life & Witness Course
Reignite your faith & find power to live a life that radiates God's love.  Discover the victory He has for His children and equip yourself to share it with others through this dynamic course, offered at 12 different locations between April 28 and May 17.  Attend once a week for three weeks. Go to, see flyers around the chuch, or call the church office for times & locations.

FUMC Youth Group

Rock the Lakes Teen Training Retreat

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