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Apple Valley Food Pantry

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Thank you for supporting the WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry. Inventories are very low - everything is needed, especially:

Canned chicken

canned stews

applesauce (24 oz jars)

chicken noodles soup

baked/ pork n beans

pasta sauces

pancake mix and syrup

boxed plain rice and boxed rice side dishes

lotions

cleaning products (bathroom cleaners and other household cleaners)

bath tissue

 paper towels

(Please note: The Pantry is unable to distribute food that is dented, expired, partially used or in glass containers.)

Monetary gifts may be mailed to the Apple Valley Food Pantry, 2603 W College Avenue, Appleton WI 54914. Questions? applevalleyfoodpantry@gmail.com.

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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

SHEEP'S HEAD CLUB

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.

Hope Center Donations Needed

So far in 2023, The Hope Center has served over 1500 local families to provide practical help and the good news of Jesus. We have recently reached a record of 164 families per month, including an increasing number of local refugee families and families rebuilding their lives after homelessness. Please consider sharing a monetary gift to help us with the most-needed supplies. Your $20 monthly recurring gift provides for one family and a one-time gift of $300 provides basic needs for a family moving from homelessness. We’d also appreciate your consideration of hosting a holiday donation drive to restock our shelves. Find an electronic giving link and a list of our most-needed items at www.hope-center.org/how-to-help. Questions? Call 920-739-0039 or email information@hope-center.org. We are grateful for your ongoing partnership to share hope and help with those in need.

The Hope Center, 1316 W. Lawrence St, Appleton, WI 54914, is a compassion ministry of WELS United located on the campus of St Matthew Lutheran Church in downtown Appleton, WI. The center is a non-profit, volunteer run organization financially supported by members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and in partnership with the Fox Cities Diaper Bank.

Vacation Bible School Opportunities

The Neenah area churches are excited to present our Olympics-themed VBS: Ready, Set, Gold! The program will run from June 17-20 (1:00-4:00 PM) at

Grace Lutheran Church and is designed for kids ages 3-10.

You can register by using the QR code found on the poster, or by going to the link found on our church website -https://www.trinityneenah.net/.

Join us for Bubblin' - VBS 2024 at Martin Luther (436 South Lake Street, Neenah)

Mount Olive Appleton Vacation Bible School

This summer we will put our Faith in Action at Vacation Bible School on June 17-21 from 9AM-Noon! Next school year's PreK4 - 6th graders will move in response to the Savior's love through Bible stories, crafts, games, music and snacks.

7th graders through adults will have the opportunity to volunteer and join in the fun.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18

Sign up on the Mount Olive website - https://mountoliveappleton.com/

Family Fun Night

Join the fun at St. Matthew Lutheran Church (129 S. Mason Street, Appleton) for an outdoor worship service followed by food, bounce houses, and games!

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