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Where cross the crowded ways of life we hear thy voice o Son of Man.
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First UMC Erie
707 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16501
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Upcoming Events:
On the Calendar:

Sunday, March 19th:
   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
   Sunday School,
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
   Sunday Supper, 2:30-6:30PM

, March 20th:
   Kid's Cafe, Kingsley UMC 3:30PM
   Bible Study, 5:45PM

, March 21st:
   Knitting Group, 1PM
   Movie Night, 7PM

Wednesday, Mar 22nd
   Book Study, 6:30PM

Mar 23rd:
   Balance in Your Life, 2:30PM
   Kingsley Kids Cafe, 3:30PM
   College Spagetti Dinner, 5:30PM

Friday, Mar 24th
   Book Study, 10AM

Saturday, Mar 25th
   Men's Lenten Breakfast, Christ UMC, 8AM
   Women's Lenten Breakfast, Perkins W 8th St, 9AM

Sunday, Mar 26th:

   Light for the City Worship, 8:30AM
   Sunday School,
   Sanctuary Worship, 10:30AM
Sunday Supper, 2:30-6:30PM
   Hallelujah Jamboree
, 5PM
College Spagetti Dinner

College Spagetti Dinner

Thursday, March 23rd

College students are welcome to a free spagetti dinner at 5:30 in First UM Church in Downtown Erie's Fellowship Hall.  

This is the second spagetti dinner of 2017! We are thankful to all who help make each of these outreach events to college students successful.  Dinners have given students a chance to socialize, meet our members and Pastor, and learn about our church's ministries.  If you are interested in helping, baking, or praying for our guests, please see the Pastor or Barb Gaither.  Thank you!

Join us for
Sunday Fun-Day

song time

Children's Sunday Fun-Day meets at 9:00AM, every Sunday in the  classrooms on the East side of the church building.  

Adult Sunday School meets at 9:30AM in Fellowship Hall.

Join us for 
Light for the City
Praise & Worship

Sundays at 8:30AM
in Oxford Hall

Unified Erie's Youth Campaign
Based upon research by the Mercyhurst Civic Institute, Unified Erie's new campaign has launched this July to promote parents and youth to participate in faith based worship for at least one hour per week, citing multiple worldly benefits such as grades and reduced violence.  For more information, see this article or the Take Me to Worship add campaign here.
Henderson UM Church's Food Pantry Drive
The Missions Committee is once again collecting non-perishable food items for the Henderson Food Pantry as part of the “Bags of Love” campaign.  Please bring in your bags of non-perishable food items and leave them in the church office or Fellowship Hall in
the marked collection totes beginning January 22nd  and running through February 12th.  We pray this ministry impacts lives and the grace of God can be present in the hearts who receive these gifts!
What's new at FUMC Erie?
Missions & Outreach Calendar  Last Thursday of each Month:  College Student Spagetti Dinners
January: Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
April: Underwear drive for EUMA Rainbow Connection
Fundraising for Zimbabwe church
May / June:
Shoe drive to benefit EUMA
July : Brown Bag Sunday for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
August: UMCOR School Kit Drive
August: Erie Gives Day
August: ServErie
September: Ride for the Refuge
September: Crop Walk
October: ServErie
November: Brown Bag Collections for Henderson UMC Food Pantry
December: Teddy Bear Sunday
All Year: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), for victims of natural disasters
Our West Bay Front
First UM Church in Erie resides in the West Bayfront area of the City of Erie.  Our congregation is fortunate to have ties to our community.  Our church is committed to reaching out to the people of downtown Erie and helping them find a relationship with Christ the Lord.  

For community resources and information, visit
west bay front


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