Welcome to the First English website.
You have not come to this website by chance.  God is at work in your life.  So, welcome!  Make yourself at home.  First English is one church with multiple locations: this website, a beautiful traditional facility near downtown Appleton, a newly-built contemporary facility on the growing edge of town, a thrift store named Echoes, and every place where our members are living out Jesus’ call to love Him and others.
First English Lutheran Church is a nearly 100-year-old Protestant congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  Our purpose is this: Love Jesus. Live your call. We welcome ALL people and invite you to participate fully in the life of our congregation.

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Check on the right for cancellations, changes and the latest news in the First English Facebook section.

Congregation-Wide Worship
10 a.m. on Nov. 2 at Lawrence Memorial Chapel
(this is the only worship service that day;
no Sunday School or Learning time)
Click here for the details.

As an FELC worshiper you will have an opportunity to have week-long participation in this year’s Annual Giving three week campaign. At worship, a  journal will be handed out for the next week’s theme. Throughout the week, read the scripture, reflect on the theme, and journal your thoughts and prayers. You will also have an opportunity to email a pastor or visit the blog on the church website throughout the campaign to share how that particular reflection influenced you or your family. Some discoveries may be shared in that week’s sermon (with your permission). The three themes are: Count Your Blessings, Express Gratitude, and Practice Generosity. You can download a copy of the current theme's journal page below: 

Count Your Blessings
Express Gratitude
Practice Generosity


FELC 100 Anniversary Cookbook!
For more information or to submit your recipe(s), click here.


Christmas Wreaths for Sale:
click here to see the brochure.
Click here to order your products.

Financial Support

Make an on-line contribution or payment:

Download a 2015 Estimate of Giving Form.

Complete a 2015 Estimate of Giving Form online.

Worship Places/Times

We are one congregation worshiping at two sites.

Downtown Site:
326 E. North Street
Appleton, WI 54911

(Corner of Drew and North Streets)
Worship times:
Sundays: 8, 9:15 & 10:30 a.m.

North Site:
6331 N. Ballard Road
Appleton, WI 54913

(Corner of Ballard Road and Broadway Drive)
Worship times: 

Sundays: 8:15 & 10:30 a.m.

Television Broadcast: The Bethel Lutheran Church (Madison) worship is broadcast weekly on Green Bay WACY-TV 32 on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.(one week delay).

FELC on Facebook (Check Here for Cancellations & Updates)
FELC Blogs
"In God We Trust" Optional License Plate Will Soon Be Available!
Beyond the Day to Day
October 8, 2014
If you have followed the past blogs on Dave Hinds and his determination to have Wisconsin offer an "In God We Trust" License plate, you will be happy to know... [READ MORE]
End of Summer Reflection, by Summer Intern Morgan Haefner
2014 Summer Intern News
August 20, 2014
As I’m sitting here, my body is under the impression I’m heading back to kids dangling on my arms, cleaning coffee cups littering the intern office and belting “Oceans” at worship. My mind is... [READ MORE]
Calming the "Why" by Summer Intern Morgan Haefner
2014 Summer Intern News
July 31, 2014

In moments of desperation I find myself lost, clinging to the "why" instead of reaching for scripture or peers for guidance. When I become lost and desolate, I yearn for the simple solution instead of ...