Kids in Christ Growing in Faith program
Summer has quickly come and gone. It’s time for back to school and the Kids in Christ program to begin again. On Sunday, September 10th parents and kids will meet after the 10:30 service for a light lunch with kids decorating the bulletin board while parents meet to discuss plans for the remainder of 2017 that include a Christmas Program.
Kids in Christ—Growing in Faith is a weekly program dedicated to growing your child's faith and knowledge of the Lutheran faith while having fun. Each Sunday after the 10:30 Children’s Message, teachers will take kids of all ages downstairs for a time of Bible stories, crafts, singing songs and fun, returning to church during the giving of peace. The Christian Ed team has planned lessons through the school year to help grow your children’s spiritual faith. The team looks forward to a wonderful and adventurous year for our children as they Grow in their Faith.
Kerigan Saska Attends ConfirCamp at Lutherlyn in June with Pastor Allie
Kerigan is the daughter of Andy and Vicki Saska
Pastor Allie Leitzel and Bill Overmoyer of Abiding Hope are shown with the $75 Gift Card in front of Wegman’s Food Store on Upper Peach St
Wegman’s Donates to Kearsarge Area Food Panty
Wegman’s recently donated a $75 gift card to the Kearsarge Area Food Pantry. The Food Pantry, a joint ministry of New Hope Presbyterian Church and Abiding Hope Lutheran Church, distributes food and grocery products to over 55 eligible food insecure families in our area. The twice-a-month distribution takes place at Abiding Hope at 2402 W. Grandview Blvd. Erie. The Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA partners with KAFP to support this local effort.
" THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH IS TO LOVE AS WE HAVE BEEN LOVED, TO FEED AS WE HAVE BEEN FED, TO CARE AS WE HAVE BEEN CARED FOR, LIVING AS THE BODY OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD"
Pastor Alison Leitzel
Pastor Allie joyfully lives in Millcreek with husband of 8 years, Barry Davis. Between the two of them, they have five adult children. They continue tom care for another one at home, faithful companion, 15 year old cairn terrier, Pokey Reese Davis.
Prior to moving to Erie in May 2016, Pastor Allie pastored congregations in Albany, NY, Jamestown, NY, Sidney, NY and Nova Scotia Canada. Sharing the Joy and Love of God is her passion.
Her husband Barry is also her passion. In June 2014, Barry retired from 20 some years of teaching history at MIHS. Barry is a retired ordanined Methodist Pastor (elder) and an Army Chaplain.