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Recovery through Christ is a Christian 12 Step program for men and women who are struggling with addictions.  It meets Fridays 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the teen room of Mount Olive in Appleton (930 E. Florida Ave).  Peace through Christ, a group for those who have a loved one struggling with an addiction, meets at the same time and place.  For more information, call Dave at 233-0437.  Come and find support in your time of need. Click here for more information.


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.


Grief Share Series at St. Matthew 

The GriefShare program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses 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.

A new GriefShare series will be held on Saturdays, 9 ‚Äď 11 AM, October 27, 2018 through February 16, 2019. For more information and to register, contact Joyce Schroeder at (920) 585-9080 or joymarie48@yahoo.com.

GriefShare - Grief Support Group at St. Luke

New 13-week session on Saturday beginning August 11th from 9-11am at St. Luke in Little Chute. Register online or call the church office at 920.788.4408 or contact our moderator: elsa@stlukeslittlechute.com

Come find help in your time of need.


 Surviving the Holidays GriefShare Seminar
Saturday, November 17th at 9:00 am

Online registration is open for a free two-hour seminar for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one hosted by St. Luke, (705 E Greenfield Drive, Little Chute). Register online at www.stlukelittlechute.com/RSVP or call 920-788-4408.


Starting Monday, Sept. 10, and running for 14 consecutive Monday evenings, Divorce Care will again be offered through our WELS churches. It will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenville. All sessions start at 6:30 p.m. and run for about two hours.

Divorce Care is a Bible based program designed to help people who are facing separation or divorce deal with and recover from the many emotional challenges they face. It is offered in a confidential setting, and the participants are others who are, or have, faced divorce.

For more information or to register contact Immanuel Lutheran Church (920) 757-5639 or at churchoffice@immluth.org.

DivorceCare: "Surviving the Holidays"
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Immanuel-Greenville, 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 Immanuel's office at 920-757-5639 or email churchoffice@immluth.org.

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: Tomato and chunky soups, all canned meats such as chicken and tuna, boxed potatoes, canned pasta, cookies, all crackers, jams/jellies and shampoos and conditioners. We are always collecting baby items for the Hope Center. Please keep us in your prayers and thank you for your continued support.


 The Hope Center 

Thank you to all that supported the Hope Center's Financial Freedom drive. Your generosity yielded over $2600 towards the Hope Center's mission of helping those in need in our community. During the past year, the Hope Center has had the opportunity to touch the lives of nearly 70 families by offering basic necessities. Each month we provide health and hygiene items to an average 30 families (85-90 individuals) with the help of financial and goods donations from our local churches and church members. Currently, the Hope Center is able to provide this much appreciated help and hope with an operating cost of $850/month. We pray for your continued support to help us in our outreach ministry efforts.

The Hope Center's Board of Directors is currently in need of two board members: a Secretary and Member at Large. We are additionally seeking a Social Media Coordinator. If you are interested in learning more about The Hope Center or volunteer opportunities, please call 920-739-0039 or email thehopecenter1316@gmail.com.

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.

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