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Recovery Through Christ, a Christian 12 Step program, formerly meeting at Mount Olive, Appleton, is no longer active. If there is renewed interest/need, the program will resume after Labor Day. For additional information, contact Dave D. at 920-915-3867 or sawdustdave@gmail.com.


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.


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 August: Shampoos and conditioners, hamburger, tuna and chicken helpers, canned fruits, boxed potato dishes, all canned meats such as tuna and beef, canned pasta and cake and brownie mixes and frostings. Thank you for your continued support!


 The Hope Center 

INDEPENDENCE DAY! The July 4th holiday is around the corner and The Hope Center needs your assistance to help those who are less fortunate with their personal independence. We are seeking monetary donations to replenish The Hope Center's supply of basic hygiene items and cleaning supplies (laundry soap, toilet paper, shampoo, etc.), items we distribute to individuals and families while also seeking to serve their spiritual needs. Over the last six months, our supplies have been getting low because our need has increased from serving 30 families per month to more than 50 families per month.

The Hope Center's ministry offers practical assistance items along with the opportunity to show Christian love and share God's Word. Our location on the St. Matthew campus is also allowing us to build a relationship with the Pillars Day Resource Center next door. Each month we have been offering "Soup for the Soul" meals for Pillars' clients, most of whom are homeless. We also supply all the daily coffee, tea, and hot chocolate supplies for them. Recently, we have additionally begun a "move-in kit" program to provide basic household items to those getting an apartment through Pillars. For more info and a current "wish list" please see our new website at www.hope-center.org.

Please continue to pray for The Hope Center, our clients as well as our dedicated volunteers. If you are so blessed, please consider making a donation directly to The Hope Center at 1316 W. Lawrence Street, Appleton, WI 54914.

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.


New Young Professionals Network for WELS

"The Inseparable" Facebook group is intended for young professionals in WI. If you're 20's to early 30's, join the Facebook group to connect and share community events, so that you can gather together and develop strong friendships.

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

For more information, join The Inseparable Facebook group or text Sonya at 666-2863.


Sumer GriefShare Series 

Target Audience: Adults facing grief after the death of a loved one

St. Matthew Lutheran Church is again sponsoring the GriefShare Support Group. This practical and hope-inspiring series features biblical, Christ-centered videos and teachings that focus 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. There is no cost for this grief recovery series.

The next series of sessions will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on Wednesday evenings, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, beginning Wednesday, June 26.

Please contact Joyce Schroeder at 920-585-9080 or joymarie48@yahoo.com to register or for more information.

DivorceCare Hosted By Immanuel-Greenville

Tuesdays, September 17-December 17
6:30-8:30 p.m., Emmaus Library
DivorceCare is a teaching tool to support anyone who has been hurt by the pain of divorce or separation. Cost is $20 for the workbook. To register, call 920-757-5639 or visit www.divorcecare.org.

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