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We welcome Rev. James Parkinson & his wife Donna.  They joined us July 1st.
Welcome! Join us on the corner of 7th & Sassafras St. for Sunday Service!

Sunday Worship Services
8:30 & 10:00

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

Sunday, Aug 2nd, Worship, 8:30 in Oxford Hall & 10AM in FUMC Sanctuary

Tuesday, Aug 4th, National Night Out on the West Bayfront

Thursday, August 6th,  Erie Seawolves Game at 7:05PM at the ball park

Sunday, Aug 9th, Worship, 8:30 in Oxford Hall & 10AM in FUMC Sanctuary
Church Picnic
, after 10AM worship (around 11:30) at Glenwood Park

Tuesday, Aug 11th, Book Study - Forgiveness, 5:30PM in the Wesley Room

Wednesday, Aug 12th, Bikers for Christ overnight in Oxford Hall

Sunday Aug 16th, Worship, 8:30 in Oxford Hall & 10AM in FUMC Sanctuary

Church Fellowship Dinners


As a way for our new pastor to meet each of us in a small group, we will be gathering for evening meals throughout August and September.  Please contact Bob Rodgers if you are interested in hosting or attending a small group of folks gathering for dinner with Pastor Jim and his wife Donna. 


The Erie quarterly missions day was held Saturday May 30th.  FUMC Erie joined Fairview UMC in our work at the Erie Country Day School facility.  

Serve Erie

Thanks to all who continue to volunteer in this outreach ministry.
Sign up for the new Photo Directory
photo album
Its been a few years since our congregation has made a church photo directory.  Please join us in August as we take photos, and take advantage of an opportunity for family photos as well!  

Pictures will be taken:
August 20, 21 at 2:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
August 22 at 10 a.m.—4:00 p.m.

Click here to schedule your appointment.
*If you would like to help with this endeavor or have any questions, feel free to contact Marian Reim at 838-7929.
Join us for a Trip to Chatauqua

methodist house

We will be taking the van for a ride after church on Sunday, August 23rd.  Our visit will run through the Evensong service around sunset.  Please contact Carol Wright or Bruce Gingrich if you are interested in attending.

First UM Church in Erie is going to have a presence at the West Bayfront community's National Night Out event.  Please join us on Tuesday August 4th 6-9PM, in Gridley Park (6th & Liberty).

Join our West Bayfront neighbors for a family- friendly gathering.

FREE hotdogs & pizza
PLUS new Kids’ Zone
Health & Safety Info.
Musical Entertainment
Farewell Luncheon for our Pastor and His Family

In June we celebrated the ministry of Rev. Dr. Sang Choi and his wife, Grace, who have shared the last two years with First UMC Erie. 

We pray the best for their future ministry and their family as they move to North Huntington, PA.

Thanks for a great 2014-2015 Sunday School Year
We celebrated the last year of Sunday school on Sunday May 30th.  We thank the Lord for his enriching of our lives through scripture and learning and we are thankful for eachother in sharing insights and our faith.  We look forward to a new year of discipleship in the fall! 
song time

College Dinners

College Spagetti Dinner

The last college spagetti dinner was held April 23rd at 5:30PM in Fellowship Hall. After the last three dinners in 2015, First UMC  joined Erie Young Adults for rock praise worship upstairs in Oxford Hall.  Worship began at 6:30.
The Sunshine Band!

We thank Carol Wright for her enthusiastic support of our music ministries in creating the Sunshine Band.  

praying hands
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 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 Year: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), for victims of natural disasters
Christian Beginners Course
Begin your journey with Christ, or reignite your faith.  Join us for a study to find the 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 course.  FUMC Erie will share this Rock the Lakes sponsored study with any who are interested.  Please contact Pastor Choi or Bob Rodgers if interested. 


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