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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.


Immanuel-Greenville, Emmaus Library
Tuesdays, January 8-April 2
6:30-8:30 p.m.

DivorceCare is a teaching tool to support anyone who has been hurt by the pain of divorce or separation. This program offers short videos each week, a helpful workbook, and ample time for group discussion and support. To register, visit www.divorcecare.org or call 920-757-5639. Cost is $20 for the workbook.


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 December: Chunky soups, canned fruit, canned meats like ham/Spam/tuna, rice, rice and noodle side dishes, all crackers, cookies, spaghetti sauces, boxed and canned potatoes and personal care and household cleaning products. Thank you for your support of our pantry. Merry Christmas to all from all of us at the WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry.


 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.

The Hope Center is providing a Christmas lunch for the Pillars Homeless Resource Center and we're looking for donations of Christmas desserts. If you'd be willing to help, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48acab28a3f85-cookies. Please plan to drop your goodies at The Hope Center (1316 W Lawrence St, Appleton - Door 5) on Wed, Dec 19 2:30-4:30pm or Thurs, Dec 20 11am-12pm. If you have questions about this or any of the Hope Center ministries to those in need in the Fox Valley, please contact the Hope Center at 920-739-0039 or 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.


Facebook Page for WELS Members in their 20's

The Inseparable group was created to connect WELS Lutherans and their Christian friends. This group is intended for young professionals in Northeastern WI, who are in their 20's, as a way to make connections and share community events where we can gather together and develop strong friendships.

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

If you are a 20 something WELS member you are invited to join this group. Let's inspire and strengthen each other with God's word and fellowship.

Please visit their Facebook page.


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