Welcome and thanks for visiting New Vision! Our mission here is to love God, love others and make disciples. We’re Free Methodists at the roots and you can find out more about our beliefs here. But for now, let’s focus on some questions you might have.
We gather on Sunday mornings at 11:00 and our worship lasts a little over an hour. Join our Growth class from 9:30 – 10:30. After class is our coffee time in the lounge then we do worship.We have a self-service cafe stocked with goodies and fresh-brewed coffee.
Sick? Out of town? Forget to spring forward (or fall back)? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Our office is open Tuesday-Friday from 9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m and you can contact us by phone during that time by calling 814.636.1221. You can also drop in and say hello. If you’d like to meet with Pastor Eddie, please call ahead.
It makes things easier if you know where to find us, right?
Here’s our address:
1761 W 26th St
Erie, PA 16508
We’re easy to find, just to the east of the highway.
What if I have kids?
At New Vision, we believe that children are valuable gifts from God. God calls His church both to teach children and defend them from evil and danger. We believe that children, just like adults, need Jesus’ saving love. Only Jesus can change kids, families, neighborhoods and schools. During our sermon, the children go downstairs to our Kid Zone for an engaging time filled with bible study, crafts, and games. We have a nursery attendant during the entire service for toddlers through 4 years of age. All of our volunteers have their PA required clearances making us a “SAFE CHURCH”.
NVE partners with Youth For Christ in Erie and other local churches to run a city wide youth outreach every week on Sunday nights. We call this group City Life. City Life is a multi-ethnic multi-church youth outreach that is focused on reaching the lost kids in our area. God has been working though this collaborative ministry experience to reinforce our mission to “work well with others”. Our times are from 5-8 every Sunday night and we meet at the Glenwood UMC church gymnasium.
What about parking?
We have a spacious, paved parking lot in the rear of the building as well as a smaller lot at the front. We do ask to keep spaces available for handicap on the top lot for the handicap-accessible entrance ramp.
What do I wear?
You’ll see the whole spectrum at our church. You’ll probably see anything from suits and dresses to jeans, t-shirts, and assorted forms of camouflage. Casual dress as well as something more formal are both perfectly acceptable for our Sunday morning gathering. Bottom Line: Wear whatever you feel comfortable worshiping in!