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Recovery Through Christ, a Christian 12 Step program, formerly meeting at Mount Olive, Appleton, is no longer active.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.


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.

For more information and to register, contact Joyce Schroeder at (920) 585-9080 or joymarie48@yahoo.com.


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 April: Canned fruit, canned pasta, cream soups, jam, boxed and canned potatoes, rice and noodle side dishes, canned frostings, cookies, all crackers, all canned meats such as tuna, chicken, beef and stews, laundry and dish soaps, pancake mix and syrup. Baby items are always being collected for the Hope Center. Thank you for your continued support!


 The Hope Center 

The Hope Center has recently been blessed with four new volunteers to help with our valuable community outreach. These additional volunteers allot us the opportunity to staff three volunteers during all shifts, allowing us to serve more clients, more efficiently and more personally. We thank God for this response, along with your support and your prayers. We continue to be in need of a volunteer EVENT COORDINATOR to organize an August back-to-school event for the families of The Hope Center. If you would be interested in serving in this way, please contact Kara Witthuhn, Client Services Director, at 920-540-4995.

The Hope Center continues to serve 100+ individuals each month (approx. 35 families) and donations of hygiene items and cleaning supplies are always needed. For more info and a current "wish list" please see our new website at www.hope-center.org.

The Hope Center is an outreach ministry of WELS United located on the campus of St Matthew Lutheran Church in downtown Appleton, WI. The center is a non-profit, volunteer agency that is financially supported by members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We provide a loving and supportive place for those in need in our community to be enriched physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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.


Veteran 2019 Spiritual R & R
"Come to me and you will find rest for your souls."
3 MAY - 5 MAY
Camp Phillip Wautoma, Wisconsin

This retreat is intended for and open to veterans, men and women who have any degree of post-traumatic stress related to their military service. This retreat is only for veterans. No spouses or family for this retreat. There is NO COST to the participants. All expenses are covered by the LMSG and travel assistance will be available. Register by visiting http://www.lutheranmilitary.org or by contacting Rev. Jason Hacker - 262.547.3688/pastorhacker@gracewaukesha.org. Registration is limited. A waiting list will be established if necessary.

Parenting with Love and Logic

Bethel Lutheran Church (829 Appleton Rd.) is hosting a two-part training on Parenting with Love and Logic on Wednesdays, May 1st and 8th, from 6:00-7:30pm. A WELS teacher from Milwaukee will lead the sessions. Registration and childcare are both free. Please register by April 29th online at the bottom of www.bethelmenasha.org.


Faith Fit has branched out to include a new Kickboxing class beginning Monday, April 29. The free class will be from 5:30-6:15pm on Mondays for 4 weeks at Our Shepherd Childcare Center. (3335 N. Lynndale Dr., Appleton) Childcare is available for a small fee. For more information, please contact Emily Suedmeier at churchoffice@bethanyappleton.org or (920) 733-9561.

Senior Fellowship Event

On May 14th at 1:00 pm there will be a senior gathering sponsored by the Fox Valley OWLS. We will meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 804 Grigon Street in Kaukauna. You can enter the church through the main doors and use the steps or elevator for the meeting in the basement. Our speaker will be Jean Kenevan from the WI Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She will tell us how we can improve our daily life with the services that are available for those with failing vision. All seniors are welcome to join us for an afternoon of fellowship.

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