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Apple Valley Food Pantry

Items needed for the month of February: Healthier cereals (honey oat, rice-based, bran, etc.), cookies, boxed meal helpers (hamburger, chicken, and tuna), spaghetti noodles ONLY, frosting, men's and women's deodorants and hand/body lotions. Please note, the pantry is unable to distribute food that is dented, expired, or partially used. 

If you or someone you know is currently having difficulty making ends meet, please contact your pastor for more information on obtaining assistance from the food pantry, even if it is for a short period of time. We are here to help ease your situation.

Monetary donations may be mailed to: WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry, c/o St. Matthew Ev Lutheran Church, 129 S Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914-5246. Checks should be made payable to WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry. Thank you for continuing to support our ministry!


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.


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

DARE to Lead Seminar

WHEN: February 7-8, 2022

WHERE: KI Convention Center and Hyatt Regency, Green Bay, WI

WHO: Ministry leaders and their entire teams (called, lay and volunteer)


JON HEIN- Authentic Christian Presence: The Best Path Forward in a Post- Christian Nation

Americans of all ages are walking away from church. Since America's religious culture has changed, congregational culture‚ÄĒthe way we think about the who, where, and how of gospel ministry‚ÄĒmust change as well. This includes pivoting from the strategy of corporate outreach to one of authentic Christian presence.

KURT NITZ - Congregational Culture: Boost or Burden

Your congregation, like any organization, has a culture. It can either help or hurt you as you go about the work in your ministry. But what exactly is a congregation's culture? Is it really that big of an impact? And are you just stuck with it or can you change it?


Discounted tickets available for ministry teams! Email tdmanager@stmarkministries.com for promo codes.

10% discount for groups of 3+
15% discount for groups of 5+
20% discount for groups of 10+
*All discounts must be applied at checkout. No refunds available.*

2022 Men of His Word Conference

February 19, 2022

Everyone wants to be a winner, but we often feel like losers. We work so hard to be the best and do our best. We want to be loving husbands, caring fathers, faithful church members, hardworking employees, good neighbors and so much more. We try, but it's easy to feel conquered. The devil is constantly attacking us. The world lures us away from God and responsibility. Our sinful natures condemn us. Should we just give up? No! God promises that we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through him who loved us (Romans 8:37). Not only does God promise strength for our battles now; he promises MORE - that nothing will separate us from his love until we live with him in eternal joy as CONQUERORS. Join us on February 19, 2022 to find strength for the battles and guaranteed victory through Christ.

The 13th Annual MOHW Conference will be held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Convention Center in Oshkosh on Saturday, February 19 2022. Additional details and online registration are available at www.menofhisword.org . The registration fee is $50 for adults and $25 for youth ‚Äď these rates increase to $60 and $30 respectively after January 30th. Please join us for a day of worship, praise and fellowship in God's Word!

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New DivorceCare Session Starting at Immanuel-Greenville
Monday, January 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

DivorceCare is a tool that can be offered to your church family members that may be struggling with divorce or separation. It is a Bible-based 13-week program designed to help those who are separated or divorced deal with life challenges that come with their situations. The weekly meetings cover topics like anger, depression, loneliness, financial survival, childcare, and forgiveness to name a few. Past participants in the program have indicated that they have grown significantly closer to Jesus while adjusting to life as a single person as a result of their attendance. Past participants have also been very thankful for the fellow Christians they meet while attending the sessions. Many past attendees have developed long-lasting friendships as a result of their time together in the DivorceCare program.

Follow this link to the registration page. This page contains a 2-minute video that explains what DivorceCare is and what it does for the people who attend. The video is towards the bottom of the page on the right.

GriefShare Sessions at St. Luke, Little Chute

A Loss of a Spouse session is scheduled for Saturday, February 5 @ 10am. Pre-registration is required, no walk-ins. Limited number of spots still available. In-person only, we don't offer virtual options at this time. Registrations may be made online (preferred) https://www.griefshare.org/loss/events/4699 or by phone to 920.788.4408

The 11 Week Journey from Mourning to Joy GriefShare sessions will run on Saturdays at 10am from Feb 12-Apr 30 (no class Easter weekend). Registrations may be made online (preferred) https://www.griefshare.org/groups/144675 or by phone to 920.788.4408.

Praise Him Concert

Need a break from the winter doldrums? Love to hear choirs sing praise to the Lord? You are cordially invited on Saturday, February 5 at 1 pm to hear seven area WELS adult choirs present a Praise Him concert followed by fellowship and refreshments. Join us as over 70 people employ their God-given talents to praise God with voices and instruments. Bethlehem Ev. Lutheran Church is hosting this year's concert and is located at 752 Grandview Road in Hortonville. Everyone is welcome.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Preschool Information Night

Come tour the school, meet the teachers, hear more about our Preschool program, and start thinking about enrolling your child for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions or would like more information, call (920)725-1822 or email the Prek Director at megan.schoenbach@svls.us. The Preschool is located at 829 Appleton Road, Menasha.

Neenah Lutheran School - Early Childhood Open House

All upcoming 3K to Kindergarten families are invited to our Open House on February 1st and 2nd from 4:00-5:30pm for our 2022-2023 school year at our 807 Adams Street campus.

Neenah Lutheran School is a 3K-8th grade school located in Neenah, Wisconsin. Our teachers excel at sharing Jesus with everyone as we prepare our students for life in a changing world and for eternity. The ultimate goal in our academics is to cultivate and maximize each student's unique talents and abilities. We invite you to come and see what makes Neenah Lutheran such a unique place.

Want to see excellent education in action? Schedule a tour today at neenahlutheran.net. If you have any questions, please email Principal Colin Paustian at principal@neenahlutheran.net. Sharing Jesus as we love and serve the whole child in a Christian family atmosphere.

WELS Night with the Herd

The Wisconsin Herd will be hosting a WELS night for congregations on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit https://fevo.me/herdwels

Osthoff Resort Marriage Enrichment & Getaway Weekend

How is your marriage? Would you like it to be healthier? God designed marriage and only he can improve the health of your marriage. Join us for a marriage enrichment weekend at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, March 18-20, 2022. The cost is $385 per couple. That cost includes lodging for two nights, breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday, lunch on Saturday, six enrichment sessions and resources to continue to use at home. Spend your weekend learning how to know each other better, appreciate each other more, gain trust, manage conflict, nurture intimacy and connect with each other intentionally ‚Äď all in the light of God's grace. The result? A healthier marriage. Space is limited but you must register by March 6. Make it a memorable anniversary or Valentine's gift! See the poster in our lobby or take a brochure for more information. Register at www.gshep.net

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