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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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Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Dec 1st-31st Donations collection for the hatt, mitten, and undie trees missions

Dec 11th - 16th Gannon Study Hours

Dec 24th Christmas Eve Service, 7PM in the Sanctuary

Dec 28th Christmas Coffee Klatsch, 10:30AM (11AM Worshop Service only, no 8:30AM)

Jan 4th King's Birthday Lunch

Feb 28 ServErie Saturday

Hats, Mittens, Undies, & Coats

Inter-church Ministries (ICM) of Erie County is asking churches, individuals, and organizations to start collecting "gently used" or new items such as warm, washable coats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, shoes, boots, and other winter clothes.  ICM is partnering with "The Caring Closet" of the Erie City School District for this project.  "The Caring Closet" will distribute the coats to children and families in need throughout Erie County.  There is no charge to those who receive these clothes.

First UMC is collecting items to support this project.  Donations may be placed on or underneath the Christmas tree in front of the Library downstairs.  FUMC will divide the donations between ICM and EUMA's Refuge, with the new underwear going to EUMA's Rainbow Connection thrift store for free distribution to local families in need.
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.
Christmas Worship Schedule
Special Worship Service Schedule

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Join us for Sunday School

We continue the 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!
Gannon Study Hours
Monday, December 15 8AM - 8PM
Tuesday, December 16 8AM - 2PM
Wednesday, December 17 8AM - 2PM
College Dinners

College Spagetti Dinner

College Spagetti Dinners have resumed for the 2014-2015 season.  At the last  dinner in December, First UMC hosted over 120 students for meals and fellowship.  The next dinner will be in January 2015. 
United Methodist Women's Study Group 

The monthly bible study, themed "Welcomed by God, Welcoming All" is continuing.  Each month's study stands alone, so feel free to drop in at any time for a visit to check it out.  The next study is on Monday, January 12th, at 1:30 PM in the First UMC Library.

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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
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.


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