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Apple Valley Food Pantry

The WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry has a new home - 2603 W. College Avenue, Appleton WI. Your continued support with non-perishable food items and monetary donations is very much appreciated to help families in need. Please continue to check your upcoming church bulletins and e-newsletters for lists of items the Pantry needs to keep the shelves stocked. Please contact the pantry at applevalleyfoodpantry@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you.

Monetary donations may be mailed to: WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry, 2603 W College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54914. Checks should be made payable to WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry. Thank you for continuing to support our ministry!


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.


WELS Singles Facebook Group

If you're single (unmarried, divorced, widowed) and looking to socialize, make friends, or enjoy fellowship with other singles who share your faith, we encourage you to join our Facebook group! Our group consists of over 500 members from around the world with ages ranging from 18-65+. We are an active group sharing Biblical encouragement, prayers, Lutheran memes, personal victories, and food. Our page is full of discussion posts and we typically have a weekly video hangout on Sunday evenings. We'd love to have you join us. https://www.facebook.com/groups/wels.els.singles

Hiking at Parfrey's Glen
Spend some time outside at one of the most beautiful places in Wisconsin! Meet at Parfrey's Glen (E1377 CR-DL, Merrimac WI) on Saturday October 8 at 2:30 pm. It is a hike of about .75 of a mile to the waterfall. Questions? Please contact Rachel Fritz at rachelfritz@yahoo.com.

Boardgame Afternoon
The WELS-ELS Singles group invites single/widowed/divorced individuals to a board game event on Saturday, October 22 at 1:30 pm at Star of Bethlehem School, 3700 S. Casper Drive in New Berlin. Bring your favorite games and a snack to share. Questions? Please contact Dawn Fanning Jansen at 920-427-9258 or djansen8@hotmail.com.

WELS/ELS Singles Retreat Nov 11-13, 2022 at Camp Phillip

Did you know that November 11 is International Singles Day? We invite you to join us at the 2022 WELS/ELS Singles Retreat on November 11-13 at Camp Phillip, Wisconsin for a weekend of fun and fellowship. For more information about the event and to register check out our webpage: https://wels-els-singles.com/2022-retreat.


A friendly game of SchafKopf, aka., SHEEP'S HEAD
(Part of our German heritage!!)

Thursdays at St. Matthew Ev. Luth. Church (129 S. Mason Street, Appleton) from 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm. If you have questions or comments please contact Allan Hess at (920) 749-0367 or ahess1@new.rr.com

Christian Family Solutions

Are you seeking mental health care that is integrated with the healing power of the Gospel? Christian Family Solutions offers Christian counseling and excellent treatment options in their clinics as well as through telehealth. Visit the CFS website: ChristianFamilySolutions.org or call 800-438-1772.

Dash Down Nash

September 10th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church & School (126 N Pine St, Hortonville)

This is a non-competitive run/walk to help raise money for recreation equipment for Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The run will start at the Bethlehem School location, 126 N. Pine, go out to the church location and end back where we started. Fun, food, and a raffle will take place after the run in the school parking lot. Registration can be done online or by mail. Fee: Kid's Run/$5 - Adults/$20 - $50 per family (immediate members only). Follow this link to register or for more information. A flyer for the fun run may be found by following this link.

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