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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!
Easter Sunday Worship Services
7:00, 8:30, & 11:00

Breakfast at 9:30
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First UMC Erie
707 Sassafras St.
Erie, PA 16501
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Upcoming Events:
Holy Week

Maundy Thursday Service:
  • 7PM, First UMC Sanctuary
Good Friday Service:
  • Community Worship Service, 7PM, Glenwood UMC
Easter Sunday Services:
  • Sunrise Service, 7AM Roof of Methodist Towers 
  • 8:30 Service in Sanctuary
  • 9:30 Breakfast in Fellowship Hall
  • 11:00 Service in Sanctuary
In-Sight Fellowship Time
Weekly group discussions of human personality with Reverend Scott

Mondays in Fellowship Hall at 7:00PM

Fellowship is a church word.  Rarely heard outside of "church" talk.  It has strong roots in the ancient Greek language used to write the bible.  We talk about Fellowship Groups and name our second largest room Fellowship Hall.  Acts 2:42 describes the first Christians like this: “They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Those items are still on the Church's menu including fellowship because it is vital and nourishing to human life.
Lenten Bible Study
Pastor Sang will be leading a Lenten Bible Study at 6:30PM on Tuesdays ending on April 5th.  The study will be based on the book by Adam Hamilton, 24 Hours that Changed the World - 40 Days of Reflection.  If you are interested, concat the church office.
On the Calendar:
Apr 25 Erie Chamber Orchestra, 7:30PM , First UMC Sanctuary

Apr 27 Penn State Behrend College Choir Concert, 4PM , First UMC Sanctuary

May 16-17
Rummage Sale. You may begin to bring your items to the Church after Easter, April 20.

May 18
Program of Spirituals and Gospel
   Seletions presented by the Chancel Choir -
   First UMC Sanctuary 3PM

July 12 & 26
Rock the Lakes - Erie,
    Community Action Projects
Sept. 27 - 28 Rock the Lakes - Erie

For more information on
Rock the Lakes, click here,



 Unstoppable is an United Methodist Women’s event for young women (going into 9th grade through age 25) that will happen at Grove City College, July 10 (starting with supper) through lunch on Sunday, July 13.  This event is being organized and planned by young women for young women.  The young women who are planning this event attended an event at Duke University called Limitless. 

The UMW organization at FUMC is willing to help send young women to this event.  These young women are learning the issues, finding their voices and changing the world. For more information, please contact our UMW.

United Methodist Women's Study Group 

The United Methodist Women's Bible STudies are continuing. The next study is scheduled for Monday, May 12th.

Each monthly study icludes 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.
Summer Camps

Interested in attending a faith based Christian Camp this summer?

  • Jumonville
  • Algonquin Canoe Trip
  • Wesley Woods
  • Camp Allegheny
  • Camp Findley
   and more!

For more information, please contact Pastor Choi or the church office.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Congregational Care Committee wants to resume the Prayer Shawl Ministry.  We are looking for persons who like to knit or crochet.  Size 24”x36” in soft, washable yarn using any pattern.  Please call Carol Wright if interested.  There will be a collection basket in Fellowship Hall.  The shawls will be used in visitation outreach ministry. 


College / Young Adult Free Spagetti Dinner

The church will again host the monthly dinner for area college students and young adults, usually on the last Thursday of the month. Donations of beverages and deserts are collected prior to the dinners.  All are welcome!

May Dinner:
Thursday, May 24th at 5:30

Gannon Dinner
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Saturday Feb. 22nd 


First UMC reached out in the local service event and helped clean a local school.

Health Ministry Team

The Health Ministry Team will be available 9:30AM to 10:30AM on the first and third sundays of the month to anyone interested in a blood pressure reading.

They will be located in the Library.  Feel free to stop by and have your blood pressure checked!

Scripture Devotional Booklets Available
Get your copy of the daily devotional guide The Upper Room.  While available at the church, you can also find these here.
upper room

Thursday Noon Together
Join us at noon on the first Thursday of each mnth for great music, with lunch and fellowship afterward.  For more information, go to our music page.
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