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.

Summer 2014 at First English

Click here for the 2014 Summer Brochure.  
Click here to sign up for Summer Activities.
Click here to fill out a 2014-15 Youth Ministry Medical Release Form.

Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 4-7 from 9 a.m.-noon at the North Site. Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind is our theme. VBS is for kids age 3-grade 6. We encourage your children to invite their friends! The cost for the week is a suggested $5 per student. VBS at First English is always a summer highlight so be sure to sign your kids up soon.  Click here to register now.


2014 Feed My Starving Children
Fox Cities MobilePack™ Results:
272,160 meals packed
1,260 boxes of food packed
35 pallets of food slated to go to Liberia
through International Children's Fund
745 children will be fed a meal a day for one year
Thank you to all who supported this effort in any and all ways!

Click here to donate to this worthwhile ministry.

Financial Support

Make an on-line contribution or payment:

Download a 2014 Estimate of Giving Form.

Complete a 2014 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: 

Beginning May 25 through Aug. 31: One Sunday morning service at 9 a.m.
Beginning June 4 through Aug. 13: Wednesdays at 6:30 p.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
This Week in Review by Summer Intern Morgan Haefner
2014 Summer Intern News
July 20, 2014
This past week brought with it challenges, accomplishments and many apparances of God's presence ... [READ MORE]
Balance by Summer Intern Morgan Haefner
2014 Summer Intern News
July 17, 2014
It was not until I began the meditation I realized how out of balance my body felt. I sat down, straight back and shoulders perched as directed. That felt good for about five seconds ... [READ MORE]
A Look at the Week Ahead by Summer Intern Morgan Haefner
2014 Summer Intern News
July 14, 2014
The interns are in for a busy week, but I believe we can handle it. With a little faith and coffee ... [READ MORE]