annually, including a Music Sunday Worship Service in December and June.
Annual Musical Theater presentation each Fall on our own Luther Center Stage.
BOARD OF YOUTH MINISTRY
First English is committed to providing quality ministry for our young people. We sponsor a wide variety of spiritual growth, service, social, and summer events. Please learn more by visiting our ministry page here
FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL
School Hours: 8:45 am –11:15 am
Combined Class for 3 & 4 year olds
3 year olds – Monday & Wednesday
4 year olds – Monday, Wednesday & Friday
First English Lutheran Preschool (FELP) would like to assist you in preparing your children for their kindergarten and elementary years. Children of FELP will have a first school experience that will help develop a positive self-image and social and intellectual abilities in a caring environment. Our program includes art, music, bible lessons, physical development, math, science and beginning reading concepts. First English has a very large and bright classroom for your children to spend their morning interacting with their peers. Children will enjoy active learning as they explore and create in a stimulating learning environment.
Our director/lead teacher, Christine Simone, has a bachelor degree in Elementary Education and has completed the graduate work necessary for an Early Childhood Education endorsement to her Michigan teacher certification. She has a variety of experiences in educational settings and has been with FELP since 2005.
WOMEN OF THE CHURCH
The purpose of our Women of the Church is to develop deeper stewardship of time, talents and treasures to serve the religious, missionary and charitable work of the church through appropriate social activities, study, programs and projects. Individual circles are formed to participate in and cooperate with the purposes of the FELC Women.
We contribute toward the mission support plus donate to other charities. Money is also allocated for various needs within First English. The money to support these needs is derived from freewill offering envelopes for the Women of the Church, fund raising activities during the year and circle contributions.
The Women of the Church have two general meetings each year and all women of FELC are encouraged to attend. There is a luncheon meeting in June and an evening meeting in October. This is a good way to get acquainted with other women of the church and enjoy good Christian fellowship.
We currently have four circles which meet monthly at the following times:
Faith Circle - 1st Tues. 10:30 a.m. (Beverly Jackson (313) 771-9046)
Hope Circle- 2nd Wed. 11:30 a.m. (Monna Nieto (586-859-7103 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Circle- 1st Tues. 7:00 p.m. (Jacki Stein- (586) 961-6618 email@example.com
The purpose of the Altar Guild is the care and furnishing of the main and side altars. It also remembers the ill and shut-ins of the congregation with visits, cards, and phone calls.
The Guild is made up of 24 members, with two units, consisting of 12 members each: The Anna Unit cleans the chancel weekly, changes the paraments, and cares for the altar linens. Each member serves two months of the year. The Lydia Unit, with each member serving two months of the year, delivers altar flowers to the sick and shut-ins. They also care for communion vessels, baptismal font and napkins as needed.
The Guild orders poinsettias for Christmas and Easter lilies at Easter, which are used for decorating the altar area. Donated plants, which are not taken by donors after those services, are delivered to the sick and shut-ins.
The Guild is responsible for ordering, collecting payment, and reimbursing the florist for altar flowers. The flower chart is located in the church office for persons wishing to schedule a Sunday.
Church members, 75 and older, are remembered on their birthday with cards; those who are 80 and over are remembered at Christmas with a card, cookies, and a visit.
The Guild meets the first Wednesday or Saturday (alternating months) at
9:30 a.m., October through May.