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First UM Church of Erie at the
West Bayfront Community Night

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up.
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 30th, Worship, 8:30 in Oxford Hall & 10AM in FUMC Sanctuary

Tuesday, Sept 1st, Purpose Team Meeting, 6:30PM in Wesley Room

Thursday, Sept 3rd, TNT Organ Concert, Noon in FUMC Sanctuary

Sunday, Sept 6th, Worship, 8:30 in Oxford Hall & 10AM in FUMC Sanctuary

Monday, Sept 7th, Labor Day

Sunday, Sept 13th, Sunday School returns, 9:30AM.  Worship, 8:30 in Oxford Hall & 11AM in FUMC Sanctuary

Tuesday, Sept 16th, SPRC Meeting, 6:30PM in the Wesley Room

Thursday, Sept 10th Choir, 7:15 in Choir Room

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. 

Sunday School Returns

Mark your calendars for Sept 13th at 9:30AM.  

Sunday school is a a chance to invite the Lord to enrich of our lives through scripture and learning.  First UM Church Sunday School is a great place to share with one another and growe in our faith.  We look forward to a new year of discipleship!

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College Dinners

College Spagetti Dinner

The next college spagetti dinner will be held September 24th, at 5:30PM.

In spring of 2015, First UM Church hosted monthly college spagetti dinners in Fellowship Hall. After the last three dinners in 2015, First UMC  joined Erie Young Adults for rock praise worship upstairs in Oxford Hall.  

The next ServErie  missions day will be held Saturday August 22nd.  In May, 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


First UM Church in Erie had a great time at the West Bayfront community's National Night Out event.  We enjoyed sharing with our local community on  August 4th in Gridley Park (6th & Liberty).

The Sunshine Band!

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

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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. 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 & Outreach 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 of August: UMCOR School Kit Drive
Aug 22:
Sept 7th: Ride for the Refuge
Sept 27th: Crop Walk
November: Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
December: Teddy Bear Sunday
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 Jim or Bob Rodgers if interested. 


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