Announcements

Love Feast Feb 2020

February Benevolence Benefits Lutheran World Relief

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. February’s recipient is Lutheran World Relief (LWR). LWR works with local partners to provide lasting solutions to poverty, and emergency operations. Their staff and partners in the countries where they work know the local languages, traditions and customs necessary to provide appropriate solutions. In addition, they have access to the knowledge and expertise of their colleagues in other countries around the world. http://lwr.org
Thanks for your continued support!

 

January Second Offering Benefits Love Feast

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. January’s second offering will go toward our Love Feast. FELC members volunteer twice a year in a rotation with other city churches to prepare and serve free meals to the needy. In conjunction with providing these free meals, take-home snack bags are also prepared and distributed.
http://www.firstlutheranaltoona.org/outreach/
Thank you for your continued support!

Allegheny Synod Can Challenge

Once again, there is a Synod-wide “Can Challenge” for canned and non-perishable food items to be donated by synod churches, with a goal fo 40,000 cans. The challenge started the first Sunday of Advent, and continues until Super Bowl Sunday in February. Please contribute by leaving donations in the basket located in the narthex. All non-perishable goods are appreciated. Thanks to all for continuing to support our outreach to those less fortunate in our own community!

 

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December Second Offering Benefits 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. Devember’s benevolent offering will go to the Red Cross. The local chapter of the American Red Cross serves more than 235,000 people in Bedford, Blair, Fulton, and Huntingdon counties. 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/pa/altoona
Thank you for your continued support!

WALY Warmth is November’s Benevolence

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 second 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!

Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

We will be making and selling Milk and Dark Chocolate covered Pretzels again this year. Part of the proceeds of this sale will go to Lutheran Disaster Relief. Supplemental funds are provided by Thrivent for Lutherans.
We had a great group of volunteers for this last year, and we hope to have a high turnout again. ALL ARE INVITED to help with preparation and/or selling of our pretzels, which are made from the finest chocolate! There are individual Seller Order Forms that you can take with you to use if you are selling pretzels outside the church.
Your final order total should be written on the Master Church Order Form, which is located and stays in the narthex.
All orders must be in by October 27, 2019. Pick-up/Delivery of orders will be November 17-December 8, 2019.
For more information, please contact Cindy Yablinsky (312-3842) or Vicki Houseman (934-8962).

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HELP CIRCLE WITH LOCAL OUTREACH

The Altoona Food Bank is in urgent need of disposable baby diapers and baby food. Any size diapers may be donated. Also, if you are interested in filling a backpack for the homeless in Blair County, let Polly Bowers know. These are distributed by the Altoona Police to the homeless and to Food Bank Clients. If you have any questions, or would like to help your neighbor, please contact Polly Bowers at pbowers@atlanticbb.net, or speak with any Circle Member.  Thank you for your continued support!

 

October Second Offering Benefits Harvest Home

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. October’s second offering will benefit our Harvest Home celebration. 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!