Announcements

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!

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February’s 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 Weekly Benevolence Offering will go toward Lutheran World Relief. 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

Thank you for your continued support!

It’s Easter Egg Time!

This is Circle’s only fundraiser to support Harvest Home activities in the fall months. We invite ALL church members to help with this effort. We will gather at 9 am in the social hall kitchen, on February 26th, 28th and March 7th, to dip and package the eggs. We have a great time of fellowship and fun! Free lunch for all workers! Order sheets for egg purchases will be available soon.

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No Sunday Services on January 20, 2019

Due to inclement weather, there will be NO Sunday services on January 20,2019.