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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!

Sunday Worship Services
8:30 & 11:00

Sunday School has returned
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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:

Sept 28th Church World Service "Crop Walk" at Presque Isle
Sept 28th Rock the Lakes - Erie Insurance Arena and Warner Theatre, 5PM
Sept 29th Finance Committee, Wesley Room, 6:30PM
Oct 1st Taize Worship & Bible Study, 1PM
Oct 1st Nominations Committee, 6:30PM 
Oct 2nd October TNT Concert, FUMC Sanctuary, 12:05PM
Oct 5th Tureen Lunch after Worship, Fellowship Hall, 12:15PM
Oct 8th Missions Meeting, Fellowship Hall, 6:30PM
Oct 10th - 12th Western PA UMC Conference for: Analyzing & Understanding Systemic Racism

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Rock the Lakes, click here,
Calling Christian Men!
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A men's group has organized at First UMC. We typically have a monthly breakfast early on a Thursday morning. Please let Pastor Sang Choi, Jim Reim, Chip Fried, or Steve Zidek know if you are interested in joining us.

Our last breakfast on Sept 20th was well attended and we are planning our next event.
Covenant Disciple Bible Study
(4-5 Week) study on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 in the Wesley Room

Studying the book titled: 
“The Way” – Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus, by Adam Hamilton
All are welcome.  Please contact Pastor Choi or the church office if interested.

New Taize Worship & Bible Study

Would you like to know some of the secrets of the Kingdom found in the New Testament?  Then plan to attend a weekly time of worship and Bible Study Called:
Jouney into Kingdom Secrets
                                 With Pastor JR Wagner

1:00PM to 1:30PM
        Taize Service in Choir Room
1:30PM to 2:30PM
        Bible Study of the New Testament in Fellowship Hall
Join us for Sunday School

We have kicked off our 2014-2015 season and welcome you to join us.  Sundays at 9:30AM

Classes are available for toddler on up.  There are at least 2 adult classes currently meeting for adults.  In the youth lounge, we have two groups - the youth meet in one area and we have a young adults / college age class meeting in the other room.  

Children are grouped by age and get to participate in study, music, and arts & crafts.  

Come and bring a friend!
College Spagetti Dinner

College Spagetti Dinners have resumed for the fall.  At the last dinner on September 25th, First UMC hosted about 90 students for a meal and fellowship.  

The next dinner will be October 23, 2014 at 5:30PM.
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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Weddings at FUMC

First United Methodist Church welcomes inquiries from couples who desire to become husband in wife through the Church of Jesus Christ. The staff 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 Calendar 2014 Last Thursday of each Month:  College Student Spagetti Dinners
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

Thank you to all who donated or volunteered for the Ride for the Refuge for the Erie United Methodist Alliance.  FUMC served 88 riders at our pit-stop.  
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 various  locations leading up to the event in September.  Attend once a week for three weeks. Go to, see flyers around the chuch, or call the church office for times & locations.

Thanks for the support and prayers that helped make this a success.  

We can continue praying that the efforts of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association will deepen faith of Christians in our community and inspire those who gave their lives to Christ.

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