60th Wedding Anniversary

Monta Jean and Dale Beery recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Congratulations to you both!!

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New Members

We have received four new members this past summer. Shown here are Lauren Sral, Kathie and Dave Lutz, and Rusty Pringle. We warmly welcome them as our brothers and sisters in Christ!NewMembers


TLC To Be Inducted Into Blair County Business Hall Of Fame

Our TLC daycare and pre-school will be inducted into the Blair County Business Hall of Fame on October 21, 2019. Under the superb leadership of our own Barbara Crago, TLC has been a leading child-care facility for the past 31 years. We celebrate Mrs. Crago and her excellent staff for providing Tender, Loving Care and a top pre-school education for our area youth. Congratulations to Mrs. Crago and all of her staff!


Sunday School Awards Given

First Lutheran Church Sunday School was pleased to recognize two of its children on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Each time a child attends Sunday School for 52 Sundays, an award is given. Lilie Hetrick and Julian Trimmer are shown here, with their awards.

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School Kits Completed By Circle

CIRCLE OF HOPE met last evening to pack donated school supplies into 23 hand made backpacks. These backpacks were made by a charity sew, hosted by Connie’s Collectables. The backpacks will be donated to Lutheran World Relief to distribute to those in need. A big thank you to all who helped and contributed to this project!

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Back To School

As the children of First Evangelical Lutheran Church prepared to return to school and had their backpacks blessed at the Sunday worship service, they also shared their talents and Sunday School projects with members of the congregation. Elise Trimmer played a piano solo. The children’s message was presented by Sunday School teacher Sondra Thompson who explained that the summer lessons have used the theme “Who Is My Neighbor?” The children, directed by Miss Joni Whetstone, sang “This Little Light of Mine”. On display were lighthouses made in Sunday School illustrating the message of Let My Light Shine.

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Margaret Rose McGrain Baptized

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, we welcomed Margaret Rose McGrain into the family of God through Holy Baptism. She is the daughter of David and Erin McGrain, and the granddaughter of Scott and Sue McGrain, of our congregation. Margaret is shown here with her parents, grandparents, her Aunt Shelby, Uncle Kyle, and Pastor Folmar.McGainBaptism

Gianna and Nova Fedeli Baptized

On Sunday, July 21, 2019, we welcomed Gianna and Nova Fedeli into the family of God through Baptism.  They are twin daughters of Kris and Kristen (Shaffer) Fedeli, and the grand-daughters of Bill and Diana Shaffer.  Gianna and Nova are shown here with their parents, Kris and Kristen, and Pastor Folmar.  We extend a warm and loving welcome to Gianna and Nova Fedeli.

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Red Nose Day

On May 19, 2019, the children of FELC celebrated “Red Nose Day.” Shown here are some of the children of FELC wearing their red noses.


Sunday School Advent Mobiles

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Children from the Sunday School  their teacher, Sondra Thompson, are shown with the Advent mobiles they created during the four Sundays of Advent.  The children worked diligently to paint parts of the mobiles and string beads to hold stars representing the Advent Sundays.