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Apple Valley Food Pantry

Items needed for the month of July: hamburger, chicken and tuna boxed meals, crackers (rounds and cheese flavored), boxed potato side dishes, canned pears and mandarin oranges, canned mixed veggies, mac n cheese, tomato and chicken soups, and gluten free items. Please note, the pantry is unable to distribute food that is dented, expired, or partially used. If you or someone you know is currently having difficulty making ends meet, please contact your pastor for more information on obtaining assistance from the food pantry, even if it is for a short period of time. We are here to help ease your situation.

Monetary donations may be mailed to: WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry, c/o St. Matthew Ev Lutheran Church, 129 S Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914-5246. 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

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.


WELS United is hosting an evening of fun and fellowship at a Timber Rattlers game on July 26, 2022, at 6:40 pm. Ticket prices are $13 for a box seat and $10 for bleacher seats.

Tickets may be purchased online at https://bit.ly/WELS-TimberRattlers with the password WELS.

Apple Valley Food Pantry & Thrivent

Will be partnering to help fight hunger.¬†Please save the date of Saturday, August 6th from 9:30 ‚Äď11:30 am at Erb Swimming Pool Entrance at 1800 N. Morrison St., Appleton, WI.¬†Thrivent is providing free entry to the pool and a free Kona Ice to each person who brings a non-perishable food item or monetary donation.¬†Thrivent will donate $3 per item up to $3,000 to the Pantry!

Vacation Bible School at Eternal Love

1011 E. Midway Rd.
Appleton, WI 54915

Eternal Love Lutheran Church and Wee Love Preschool are excited to host VBS 2022: a MONUMENTAL adventure! Join us July 18-21 (Mon-Thurs) from 9-11:45 AM, as we explore the awesomeness of our God and build rock-solid faith for the road ahead. Find registration information at www.eternal-love.org. Invite your friends and neighbors! The program is planned for ages 3K-6th grade. Volunteers from our WELS partner congregations (7th grade & up) are also welcome and needed to offer a great event for our community.

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