Announcements

July Benevolence Offering

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. July’s second offering will go toward Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM). For the purpose of enhancing independence in the elderly, and providing the ability to remain at home, ALSM provides community support services through its Senior Living Adult Day Care, ALSM At Home personal/companion care, and ALSM Home Health nursing services. It also provides services to children through its Growing Years Early Learning Centers.

https://www.alsm.org
Thank you for your continued support!

 

Church Picnic

Church Picnic Announcement 2019

Love Feast

Circle will again be participating in the Love Feast on Saturday, June 22, at Simpson Temple Parish. We will serve sloppy joes, pork and beans, potato salad, ice cream, cake and hot and cold drinks. Please mark this date on your calendar and sign up to help. To cut down on costs, Circle is asking church members to donate any size cans of pork and beans. Please place the cans in the food bank box in the narthex. Thank you!

 

June 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. June’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!

May Second Offering

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.  The May second offering will go toward Camp Sequanota. Sequanota is a year-round, Christian-based retreat center and camp, located in the Laurel Highlands region of south central PA. It hosts retreats, meetings, reunions, special events, banquets and training workshops. In the summer, it provides Christian camping for families and youth, grades K-12. Sponsorships are available for those with financial need.   http://www.sequanota.com

Thank you for your continued support!

August Pirate Game

If you would be interested in going to a 1:35 pm Pirate game on AUGUST 17, please sign the sheet in the narthex, or contact Helen Cramer @ 944-7933. If enough people show an interest, we will continue with arrangements for bus transportation. If you have any questions, call Helen.

 

Notre Dame Vigil Tuesday, April 16, 2019

In commiseration with the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris, France, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altoona, will be hosting a vigil on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm, with the Rev. Dr. Barry Folmar presiding. French pipe organ masterpieces will be presented by First Lutheran’s organist, Claude Fabinyi, to enhance personal meditation and reflection. First Ev. Lutheran Church experienced its own devastating fire on September 11. 1997. With the devotion and perseverance of their congregation, their building was restored and rededicated at the turn of the millennium.

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April Benevolence Benefits Family Services

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. April’s second offering will go to Family Services, Inc. of Blair County (FSI).  FSI provides counseling, education and advocacy for the treatment and prevention of domestic and child abuse. Clients include adults, teens and children, including the intellectually challenged. Specialized housing and temporary shelters are provided for victims, as they overcome and improve their life conditions. Additional day programs and community services are also available. https://www.familyservicesinc.net
Thank you for your continued support!

March Benevolence

This month’s second offering will go toward helping fellow members, the Brownell family, since they had a devastating fire at their home in February, which left smoke and water damage, along with fire damage.

We will continue our scheduled outreach program in April.
Thank you for your continued support!