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First UM Church of Erie
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 & 11:00

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

Tuesday, Sept 29th, Purpose Team Meeting, 6:30PM in Wesley Room

Thursday, Oct 1st, TNT Concert, 12:05PM in the Sanctuary

Sunday, Oct 4th, Worship, 8:30 & 11AM in FUMC Sanctuary, Sunday School 9:30AM. World Communion Sunday

Monday, Oct 5th - Thursday, Oct 8th, Rummage Sale Set-Up

Wednesday, Oct 7th, Finance Meeting, Noon in the Wesley Room

Wednesday, Oct 7th, SPRC Meeting, 6:30PM in the Wesley Room

Friday, Oct 9th,
Rummage Sale, 9AM - 3PM, Lunch from 11-1.

Saturday, Oct 7th, Rummage Sale 9AM - Noon
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 October 22nd, at 5:30PM.

On September 24, we hosted over 140 students, most from Gannon, but at least one from Mercyhurst.  Thanks to all who helped us share a meal with our neighbors.

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.  
UMW Rummage Sale

Its almost here!  Please bring your clothing and household items to the Church by October 6th for sorting and pricing.  Sale Dates are Friday, October 9th  from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with lunch offered from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., and $2 bag day on Saturday, October 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. There will be a bake sale and a soup sale - come early for best selection or pre-order your soup next week!

are needed for many tasks before and during the sale.  Sign-up sheets are on the UMW board by the quilt at the south entrance.
Changes to Our Sanctuary
The Sanctuary Visual Projection System is now complete.  Installed under budget, covered both by donations and the Memorial Fund, the system was designed by Pastor Jim and installed with the help of the congregation in a few evenings and a Saturday.  Thanks to those who made donations and to Bob Rodgers, Bill Campbell, Keith Donati, Joe Bolash, Jim Reim, Fred Erickson, Merritt Fish, and Pastor Jim for their hard work installing the system, and to Flo Sturgis for making lunch for the installation crew.  Also thanks to the memories of the past saints of our church who helped make this possible.  Our projection operators for the 11:00AM service are  Elliot Arndt and Charlie McNamara.
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 11:
Erie Gives Day
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
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
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