Announcements

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).

Pretzel Bag Labels

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!

Pretzel Sale 2019

Noah Biddle

Choir begins Sep 4 2019

September Benevolence Benefits Gettysburg Seminary Fund

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 Second Offering will benefit the Gettysburg Seminary Fund. The Gettysburg Seminary Fund is the financial backbone of the Lutheran Seminary’s commitment to offer outstanding ministerial education and formation experience at an affordable level for its students.The cost of seminary education is covered by tuition and fees (~25%), support of synods and church funds (~25%), and endowment and annual gifts from loyal alumni, friends, and congregations (~50%).  https://unitedlutheranseminary.edu/giving/

Thank you for your continued support!

 

Back To School Blessings This Sunday

Backpack blessing 2019

August Benevolence Benefits Lutheran 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.

August’s second offering will benefit the Allegheny Lutheran Home in Hollidaysburg. The Allegheny Lutheran Home was founded by FELC’s pastor, Dr. Luke Rhoads, and accepted its first residents in 1950. Today, this community of care offers independent-living apartments and cottages, in addition to a 67-bed skilled nursing, short-term in-patient rehabilitation, and long-term care facility.
https://www.alsm.org/residenti…/lutheran-home-hollidaysburg/

Thank you for your continued support!