Announcements

December Second Offering Benefits American Red Cross

As part of our continued outreach program, FELC makes a charitable contribution to a worthy endeavor on a monthly basis. One of these twelve organizations receives a $200 check each month from the second offering. December’s second offering will benefit the American Red Cross.
Red Cross provides food and shelter in emergencies, assists members of our armed forces and their families, teaches lifesaving CPR and First Aid skills, and more. All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. https://www.redcross.org/…/greater-pennsylvania.html

Advent Has Begun! Prepare For The Coming Of Our Lord!

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November Second Offering Benefits WALY Warmth

As part of our continued outreach program, FELC makes a charitable contribution to a worthy endeavor on a monthly basis. One of these twelve organizations receives a $200 check each month from the second offering. November’s benevolent offering will go to WALY Warmth. This program buys warm winter clothing for underprivileged children from our area. Each December, these children are taken on a shopping trip for their new clothes. For many of these children, it’s the only Christmas they’ll know. All the children are screened for eligibility by Child Advocates of Blair County. This is funded purely through donation, and every single cent goes to help buy warm winter clothing for underprivileged right here in Blair County.
http://www.foreveraltoona.com/waly-warmth/
Thank you for your continued support!

Children's Church Invite

October Second Offering Benefits Harvest Home Donations

As part of our continued outreach program, FELC makes a charitable contribution to a worthy endeavor on a monthly basis. One of these twelve organizations receives a $200 check each month from the second offering. During the month of October, FELC members bring non-perishable food items to church. Circle of Hope then coordinates the donations with monetary gifts, and all are delivered to various local food banks, soup kitchens and non-profit nursing homes.
http://www.firstlutheranaltoona.org/outreach/
Thank you for your continued support!
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Circle Of Hope Announcements

Please help us serve others. It is a good feeling!

The following are the Circle of Hope projects for this fall:

HARVEST HOME will be celebrated on Sunday, October 16th. Harvest Home is conducted by the Circle of Hope ladies who raise funds each year from their Easter Egg candy sale. This year we will be giving a monetary donation to Allegheny Lutheran Home. A monetary donation allows them to order food through distributors, thereby obtaining more food than by individual food item donations.
We will give all individual food items donated by our congregation to the Altoona Food Bank. You may bring in any food for Harvest Home and deposit it in the basket or on the shelf in the church narthex. We can use any size of food in cans, bags or boxes. Monetary donations can also be made to Harvest Home using the special offering Harvest Home envelopes found in your church envelope offering packet.

MEALS TO FEED OTHERS – For many years, the Circle spearheaded the effort to participate in the Love Feast at Simpson – Temple parish. This ministry has been discontinued so the Circle has decided to provide a delicious hot meal (including dessert and drinks) to different organizations in Altoona, namely the local homeless shelter on 27th street, rescue mission and recovery houses for men and women.

Please help us meet the needs of the less fortunate in our community.
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!

Blessing Of Animals October 9TH

Group of pet on white background

October 4th is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi who is the patron saint of animals and loved all of God’s glorious creation!
FELC will have a Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 3:00 PM in the Play Park. Please be sure that your pet is on a leash or in a crate. If you are unable to bring your pet, you can come with a picture of them.

September Second Offering Benefits Altoona Food Bank

As part of our continued outreach program, FELC makes a charitable contribution to a worthy endeavor on a monthly basis. One of these twelve organizations receives a $200 check each month from the second offering. September’s offering will benefit the Altoona Food Bank, a nonprofit organization which began in 1979. Its purpose is to provide food to those in need in Blair County. The address is 2318 N. Branch Avenue, Altoona, Pa. 16601. Phone: (814) 942 8415.

https://www.facebook.com/Altoona-Food-Bank-208885576195227

Thank you for your continued support!!

Church Picnic Is August 21st

On August 21st we will have our weekly service at 10 am at church, and our picnic will follow at 12 pm at Lakemont Park, pavilion # 7. You are invited to wear your picnic clothing to church that day. Chicken will be provided by FELC and everyone is to bring their favorite picnic food to share. If you want to bring your hot or cold dish to church, storage in the main kitchen will be provided.

Shuttle service to and from the pavilion and parking area will be available to anyone who prefers not to walk the distance. Also, we are permitted to drive up to the pavilion to drop off picnic supplies. There will be several gams for young and old, including Bingo.

Look for sign-up sheet in the Narthex.
Come join us!!

Collecting School Supplies

School and office supplies on white background. Back to school.Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. Lutheran World Relief School Kits contain essential supplies to help children continue learning in the face of serious obstacles. That learning leads to a better life for them.
To this end, Circle of Hope is collecting items for these school kits throughout the summer. Items can be placed in marked boxes in the narthex. Circle is asking for NEW 30 cm rulers, showing both cms. and inches, pencil sharpeners, blunt-end scissors, and boxes of 16 or 24 crayons. If you are unable to shop, a monetary donation maybe made.
This collection will be for 10 weeks. We will post additional items needed in the upcoming future.
Thanks for your support!