First Covenant – The Caring Church in the Heart of the City
Welcome! We hope that you find this website helpful in learning about the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, the Caring Church in the Heart of the City! Our Mission at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant is: to awaken all people to our need for a life-changing encounter with the living Lord Jesus Christ, and to encourage and equip each one to become His fully-devoted follower.
Due to the emergency measures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, regular worship is suspended until further notice. The coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity to explore and experience the benefits of the virtual world. This virtual world will allow us to stay connected while we cannot gather in place.
- You can enjoy virtual worship at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings on Facebook Live, starting June 7. There is only one virtual worship at 10 a.m.The shift to 10 a.m. worship coincides with our summer schedule and will remain in place through the Labor Day weekend. Go to this link www.Facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/
- Virtual Bible study Wednesdays at 12 noon. Enjoy this half hour of Bible study weekly also on Facebook Live. Here’s the link www.Facebook.com/FirstCovenantErie/
- Listen to any past Sunday sermon on this website by going to the Worship section then Sermon Archive, go to this page https://firstcovenanterie.org/publications/audio/
- All Sunday morning Faith Formation classes, regularly held at 9:30 a.m., are cancelled until further notice.
- All First Covenant activities, committee meetings and outreach events are cancelled until further notice.
- The Sunday Supper ministry will no longer offer dine-in meals. Instead, this ministry will continue as take-out only from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays until further notice.
- First Covenant staff are using Zoom for weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.. (Keep in mind during this time, most staff members are working from home)
- The Session of First Covenant are also planning to use Zoom for monthly meetings.
Connecting with Pastor Chris: If you wish to contact First Covenant Pastor, Rev. Chris Weichman, he can be reached in the church office Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 814-456-4243 ex.103 or anytime by email at [email protected]
If you have any questions about our church, or would like additional information about any of our ministries, please click here. Click here for a Street Map that shows the location of First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in downtown Erie. Click here to view the floor plans of our church building. Click here if you would like information on scheduling a wedding.