As with many organizations, our church has a long and interesting history. We believe that Jesus Christ and His Church is the hope of the world. Here is just a little bit about who we are, where we came from, and where God is taking us. Glenwood Church formally began in 1911, as an outgrowth of a Union Sunday School class that originally organized in Erie in 1893.  We were part of the Evangelical United Brethren Church at that time, and later became part of the United Methodist Church via a merger of denominations in 1968.  Our original sanctuary was built in 1923, followed by our Education wing in the post-World War II baby boom, and our gym in 1997.

The focus of our church has always been to proclaim the hope of Jesus Christ by serving the local community.  Over the years, what our community needs has changed and the church has changed with it.  It is one of our goals to be as flexible and adaptable as we need to be to care for those around us.

Our church stands upon the traditional orthodox tenets of Christianity, as embodied in the Apostles' Creed, and embraces our Wesleyan heritage by seeking to faithfully live out our beliefs with our actions towards others.  We seek to love God and to love our neighbor as best as we can in Jesus’ name.  We believe that the Church should be a safe place where you can ask hard questions and hear the truth in a loving way.

We would love to engage you in conversation about your story, our story, and how God may want to connect our stories together.  If you want to have that conversation, please reach out to us.