How We are Involved

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Welcome to First Evangelical Lutheran Church!

First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Decatur, Illinois is affliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) and a member of the Central/Southern Illinois Synod


We, the people of First Evangelical Lutheran Church will “Put Christ First” in all that we do.
  We will:

  • Strive to grow as individuals and as a congregation through constant prayer— seeking God’s will.


  • Offer ourselves in joyful service to God and to the world which God loves— reaching out in love as a cheerful response to God’s grace.


  • Tell the story of God’s redeeming love through Jesus Christ—
    spreading the “good news” by what we say and do



Faith Formation and Education opportunities
Classes and Options for your Faith Journey
  • Pre-K - 10 year old classes
  • Confirmation classes
  • V.B.S (Vacation Bible School)
  • Post Confirmation Group
  • Adult Classes
  • Adult Bible Study Group
Community Ministries
This is just a glance of the awesome work we are doing at FELC
  • AMELCA Food Pantry
  • Meals on Wheels partnership
  • Good Samaritan Inn partnership
  • Dove Member Congregation
  • Quilting Groups
  • Various Music Productions