At First United Methodist Church we interpret the following scripture to mean that the church should be focused on Making Disciples, Sharing the Sacraments and Teaching the Faith. Our Sunday morning worship and fellowship opportunities are centered on these three emphases. Please join us for one or more of these opportunities to express and grow in faith and a relationship with God!
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20
9:30 AM Sunday Morning Study for ALL ages
Our Adult Sunday School Class (Founders Hall)
Beginning Sunday, September 13th at 9:30 am, and continuing through the winter, Rev. Hecht will be offering the course "New Testament and Christian Origins."
This class will be an overview of the New Testament. The study will be held in Founder's Hall, and you are asked to maintain appropriate distancing around the tables.
*** There are no books needed other than your Bible. Handouts will be available for those who desire them.
Before his time as Pastor at First United Methodist, Rev. Hecht was an adjunct professor at Gannon and Mercyhurst Universities in Erie. He taught several courses in the Religion Departments over eight years. Rev. Hecht is going to offer one of those courses for us.
Covid-19 continues to necessitate the church operate with several precautions and limitations. As we know, this has, and will continue for the foreseeable future, impacted our order of worship, fellowship, and study opportunities at the church. With this in mind, our Nurture Committee was faced with the challenge of determining what we might offer on Sunday mornings this fall between our 8 am and 11 o'clock services. We are pleased to be able to offer the course, "New Testament and Christian Origins."
We look forward to this in-depth study.
United Methodist Women
UMW TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
September 22 - Study Group; Covert Room 1:00 PM
September 29 - Study Group; Covert Room 1:00 PM
October 6 - Study Group; Covert Room 1:00 PM
October 7 - Book Club; at the home of Cheri Devereaux 1:00 PM
October 15 - Lunch at Olmsted Manor- Congregation invited 12:30 PM
October 20 - Study Group; Covert Room 1:00 PM
October 27 - Study Group; Covert Room 1:00 PM
Young Adult Bible study
Meetings are held each Sunday in Jason's office. The Study is led by Jason Wood, Dir. of Student Ministries.
Children ages Pre-K – 6 will be meeting in Founders Hall for study and activities
Jr. High will be meeting in a classroom on the 2nd Floor off from the Skylight Room.
Sr. High will be meeting in Jason Wood’s office, Director of Student Ministries.
Please encourage your children to come to Sunday school. It’s a vital part of building their relationship with Jesus and with their church’s community of faith.
We look so forward to sharing the Word of God with you and your children. See you soon!!
BIBLE STUDY – “The Me I Want to Be” by John Ortberg and led by Anna Bielawski will begin at 6:30pm on Thursday, March 5th and run through April 2nd. This study will help you discover spiritual vitality like never before as you learn to live in the flow of the spirit. But if God has a perfect vision for your life, why does spiritual growth seem so difficult? John Ortberg has some intriguing answers to that question. This book will show how God's perfect vision for you starts with a powerful promise. All those who trust in God 'will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit' (Jeremiah 17:7-8). This book will help you to recognize your brokenness, understand that God is the project manager, and follow His directions. God invites you to join Him in crafting an abundant and joy-filled life. “The Me I Want to Be” shows you how to graciously accept His invitation.”