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WELS Faith Centered Singles Group Faith Centered, the WELS Singles Group, is putting together a new activities and we want any singles, ages 21-40, to come and join us, meet some new friends, and have some fun!  Any WELS singles, ages 21-40, who are new to the area and are interested in joining our group or would like more information about the group please contact Susan Baehman at sbaehman@sbcglobal.net.

Apple Valley Food Pantry

Please consider helping a family in need by providing something from the list below. Monetary donations are also accepted. Checks should be made payable to Apple Valley Food Pantry and mailed to 129 S. Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914.

Items Needed for the Month of November: Canned fruit, all canned soups including creamed soups, hamburger/tuna/chicken helpers, rice and noodle side dishes, canned tomato products, jellied cranberries, boxed and packaged stuffing, canned meats such as tuna and SPAM, jam, shampoos and conditioners and paper toweling. Thank you for your continued support!


 The Hope Center 

The Hope Center is hosting a Family Thanksgiving event for the families of the Hope Center. In addition to providing an evening of fellowship and devotion, we plan to provide each family in attendance with a Thanksgiving food basket to take home (40+ baskets). If you are interested in supporting this local outreach event, we would appreciate your monetary donations to off-set the cost of the food and other supplies. Please send donations to The Hope Center, 1316 W. Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 54914. If you have any questions about this event or any of our ministries to those in need in the Fox Valley, please call us at 739-0039 or visit hope-center.org.

The Hope Center needs your assistance to help those who are less fortunate with their personal independence. We are seeking monetary donations to replenish The Hope Center's supply of basic hygiene items and cleaning supplies (laundry soap, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.), items we distribute to individuals and families while also seeking to serve their spiritual needs. Over the last six months, our supplies have been getting low because our need has increased from serving 30 families per month to more than 50 families per month.

The Hope Center's ministry offers practical assistance items along with the opportunity to show Christian love and share God's Word. Our location on the St. Matthew campus is also allowing us to build a relationship with the Pillars Day Resource Center next door. Each month we have been offering "Soup for the Soul" meals for Pillars' clients, most of whom are homeless. We also supply all the daily coffee, tea, and hot chocolate supplies for them. Recently, we have additionally begun a "move-in kit" program to provide basic household items to those getting an apartment through Pillars. For more info and a current "wish list" please see our new website at www.hope-center.org.

Please continue to pray for The Hope Center, our clients as well as our dedicated volunteers. If you are so blessed, please consider making a donation directly to The Hope Center at 1316 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, WI 54914.

Bargain Garden Thrift Store

Bargain Garden Thrift Shop, 2725 N. Meade Street, Appleton | 832-8822, appreciates your donations of clothing, housewares, home décor, jewelry, furniture (no upholstered items), novelties, new greeting cards and toys. Clean and gently used items only. Your help provides funds for the teen ministry at Fox Valley Lutheran High School. We invite you to donate, shop and volunteer at the store. Find more information online at bargaingardenthrift.com.


Resource Center Opening at St. Matthew, Appleton

A day Resource Center for those experiencing homelessness is open at St. Matthew (129 Mason St. Appleton). The Resource Center will bring essential services to those experiencing homelessness (like a housing navigator and guidance for employment). Homeless Connections will be staffing the Center and in charge of operations. St. Matthew is hosting the Resource Center in renovated classrooms, and will be the "Christian family" next door ready to welcome those seeking our ministry. Volunteers and donations are gladly accepted. For more information, contact Pastor Jon Kuske at St. Matthew, (920)733-0916.


New Young Professionals Network for WELS

"The Inseparable" Facebook group is intended for young professionals in WI. If you're 20's to early 30's, join the Facebook group to connect and share community events, so that you can gather together and develop strong friendships.

The name is inspired by Romans 8:39, to remind you that nothing can separate you from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.

For more information, join The Inseparable Facebook group or text Sonya at 666-2863.


Depression / Anxiety Support Group

Meeting at St. Peter Lutheran Church, N2740 French Road, Appleton
Saturdays, 10am - 12pm (starting 9/28/2019)

What is depression really? How can it be successfully treated? What does God say about depression and anxiety? We will study the book "A New Light on Depression" for answers to these questions and many more. This group will give needed support for those who live with depression. Family members, pastors, friends, etc. are invited as well. For more information or to register visit 922ministries.com/wholeness

Christian Recovery Support Group

Christian Recovery supports those struggling with addiction....substance abuse, pornography, gambling, anxiety, etc. It is a combination of small group Bible study and fellowship. It is a Christ-centered 12-step program enhanced with Biblical references. It can be a start or help along the way to following the road to recovery. Christian Recovery will meet at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, beginning on September 25th at the CORE, a 922 Ministry. The CORE is located at 222 W. Franklin St. in Appleton. New faces are welcome!

Financial Peace University

Immanuel, Greenville will be offering Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class starting Monday, Jan 6, at 6:30. The nine-week course runs through March 2. Please register at www.daveramsey.com, contact the Immanuel office (920-757-5639) or simply show up for the first class, which is free.

Winter GriefShare Series begins Saturday, November 23, 2019

St. Matthew Lutheran Church is again sponsoring the GriefShare Support Group. This practical and hope-inspiring series features biblical, Christ-centered videos and teachings that focus on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The 13 sessions combine a video with support group discussion of information presented during the video. There is no cost for this grief recovery series.

The next series of sessions will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Saturday mornings, 9:00 - 11:00 AM, beginning Saturday, November 23.

Please contact Joyce Schroeder at 920-585-9080 or joymarie48@yahoo.com to register or for more information.

DivorceCare: "Surviving the Holidays"
Immanuel Lutheran Church-Greenville
Tuesday, November 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Emmaus Library

Are you divorced or separated and wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? At this free seminar, you will learn how to deal with the many emotions you'll face during the holidays, helpful tips for surviving social events, and ways to give your kids a good holiday experience. Register by calling our office at 920-757-5639 or email churchoffice@immluth.org.

Deer Hunters' Worship Service and Meal

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hortonville

For hunters and their families (same service as November 24/25)
Worship, 6:30 pm ~ Wednesday, November 20
752 E. Grandview Rd. Hortonville ~ 920-779-6761
5 pm - 6:20 pm Buffet Meal served in the Fellowship Hall of Church
By the Sunday School/Youth Bible Hour ~ hotdogs, & brats and all the fixings (free will donation)

2020 Men of His Word Conference

Has your life worked out just as you envisioned? When we're younger, we have hopes and dreams and plans for the future. Sometimes those plans for hope and a future come to reality; often they do not. Because of our limited vision, even our best laid plans fail. Because of sin in and all around us, life doesn't work out the way we often hope. There is only one who has perfect 20/20 vision for our future. It is your almighty, loving Savior God who promised, "I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future" (Jeremiah 29:11). Only your God has the perfect vision of your future, and the ability to make it happen. Join us to learn more about GOD'S 20/20 VISION FOR YOUR FUTURE, both your future on earth and in heaven.

Whether you attend for the keynote speaker (David Scharf, Professor of Theology at Martin Luther College and a contributor for Time of Grace Ministries), the relevant, thought-provoking breakout sessions (17 to choose from), or the worship experience with 700 other men (with Koine', the worship band), God's Word will speak to you.

The 11th Annual MOHW Conference will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Additional details and online registration are available at www.menofhisword.org for the first 700 men. The registration fee is $50 for adults and $25 for youth ‚Äď these rates increase to $60 and $30 respectively after January 19th. Please join us for a day of fellowship in God's Word that you will not soon forget!

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