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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:

Oct 28th Covenant Bible Study, Wesley Room, 6:30

Oct 31st
Halloween, and time to change the clocks

Nov 2nd
First Sunday Church Luncheon in Fellowship Hall following 11:00 Worship

Nov 6th TNT Concert, 12:05 in FUMC Sanctuary

Nov 7th 5th Annual Fall Extravaganze - Erie United Methodist Alliance fundraising event at Lawrence Park Golf Club

Nov 16th Conclusion of Stewardship Campaign; Commitment Sunday

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 for November.
TNT Concert
November 6th, at 12:00 PM
Special Guests She-e Wu / Eric Ewazen Lecture & Recital.  A special performance at TNT at First UMC Erie's Sanctuary.  Also performing Friday, November 7th 7:30 in the Cathedral Prep Auditorium.
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.

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!
College Spagetti Dinner

College Spagetti Dinners have resumed for the fall.  At the last two dinners in September and October, First UMC hosted about 90 and 115 respectively students for meals and fellowship.  

The next dinner will be December 4, 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
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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