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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 - Starting May 30th

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.

The next series of sessions will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church (129 S. Mason St. Appleton 54914) starting on Wednesday, May 30th, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. RSVP by phoning the church office, 920-733-0916 or simply come on a Wednesday night. (Door #11 off Mason St.)

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.


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 July: Pancake mix & syrup, canned fruit, all canned meats such as chicken & beef, boxed & canned potatoes, all crackers, creamed soups, frostings and jam. Thank you for your continued support!


Hope Center Donations Needed

INDEPENDENCE DAY! The July 4th Holiday is a few weeks away. The Hope Center is in need of your assistance to help others with their personal independence from need. We are asking for your support in the form of cash / gift cards. The Hope Center's supply of basic hygiene items (laundry detergent, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, bathroom tissue, etc) is getting low. We continue to serve over 35 families a month who are in need, both physically and spiritually. We appreciate the gifts we received during Christmas, however most of those supplies and gifts have been used. Cash or gift cards (Wal-Mart, Target, etc) allows us to purchase supplies when needed, as we have limited storage space. Please consider making a donation either through your congregations or directly to The Hope Center. The Hope Center is located on the St. Matthew campus at 1316 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, WI 54914. Thank you for your consideration and God Bless.

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.

Financial Peace University / Immanuel, Greenville

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University: Mondays June 11 - Aug 6 from 7:00-8:30 pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greenville. Sign up at www.daveramsey.com OR attend the first class AT NO COST, and then purchase the materials here. The cost of the materials is $95 or $105 online.

September 15, 2018 - The Second Annual "Dash Down Nash" 5K Run/Walk at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

Public welcome!

Please join us at 8:40 am for the Kids' Run with a 5k Run/Walk to follow at 9:00 am. The Dash Down Nash 5k Run/Walk will help raise funds for recreational space at our new church property. We would love for everyone in the community to be able to enjoy this space so the event will help us make that happen. Please stay for some food and fun after the race!

Packet pick up will at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Academy (203 North Nash Street Hortonville WI 54944) Friday, September 14 from 4-6pm and race morning, September 15 from 7:30-8:30 am.

Online Registration begins June 1st. https://racesonline.com/events/dash-down-nash-5k-run-walk

Are you interested in being a Dash Down Nash sponsor? Download the Sponsor Informational Letter and the Sponsorship Application.

College Night at Copper Rock (Appleton)

There will be a "College Night" for all 2018 high school graduates on Thurs July 26, from 6:00-10:00 pm at Copper Rock on College Ave. Even those not going off to college, going to college or the Tech locally, or entering the military or work force are invited and urged to attend!

Everyone who attends will receive a free drink or a free dessert!

There will also be door prizes (four $25 Amazon gift cards!), college gear give-a-ways, and other free things. Campus Ministry reps from several colleges in Wisconsin will be there to meet students.

Crafters & Vendors Needed for Fall Festival at St. Matthew in Appleton

Do you sell a craft?: St. Matthew Lutheran Church is inviting crafters and vendors to be part of their 8th Annual Fall Festival Craft & Bake Sale, Oct. 12th and 13th! The cost is $25 for the two days. If you are a representative of a company like Avon, L'BRI, Tupperware, etc., there is extra promoting for you this year in advertising and "In House Party Time" during the event. If you want to know more contact Judy Loewenhagen at 920-419-2364 or dloewenhagen@new.rr.com.

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