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First United Methodist Church in Downtown Erie



An Historic Church Serving the People of Erie

You’re Welcome Here

Our Community

Purpose and Culture

First United Methodist Church of Downtown Erie, founded in 1826, has a long, proud history of serving the diverse community of Erie and its surrounding areas. Our building, erected in 1859 and expanded throughout the years, is the oldest church in Erie County. Through the dedication of our leadership, pastors, and volunteers, we are committed to sharing our passion for Jesus Christ with Erie’s next generations. We welcome worshippers of all ages, perspectives, and backgrounds, and we strive to lead all who worship toward a deeper love and appreciation for God.

Upcoming Events


Our Services


9 AM in Oxford Hall (3rd floor)

Contemporary Service


We live stream both of our services

Online - Live or Later

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10:30 AM in the Sanctuary (2B)

Traditional Service