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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.

GriefShare Support Group: GriefShare is a weekly Bible-based, Christ-centered seminar and support group for men and women who have experienced the death of someone close. This is a positive, uplifting, caring group in which you can learn how to deal with the emotions and challenges that come when a loved one dies. It is a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. At GriefShare, you will learn valuable information through a series of videos that will help you through this difficult time. The group is led by individuals who have personally experienced grief due to a loved one's death. There is no charge.

Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Target Audience: Adults who have experienced the death of someone close.

Description: GriefShare is a weekly Bible-based, Christ-centered support group for men and women who have experienced the death of someone close. You will learn valuable information through a series of videos and discussion on who to deal with the emotions and challenges that come when a loved one dies.

Location: St. Matthew Lutheran Church (129 S. Mason Street, Appleton, WI 54914)

Registration: Please register by contacting: Joyce (920-585-9080) or Charlene (920-358-3769)

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: Cereal, all crackers, cookies, pancake mix & syrup, all canned meats, canned fruits,boxed & canned potatoes, toilet paper & paper toweling.

Please save your Meditations and Forward in Christ for the Food Pantry. You can place your used devotionals in the food pantry boxes located at your church.

Thank you for your continued support of this mission!

The Apple Valley Food Pantry is holding a Spring Food Drive because shelves are often near empty in the summer months. There are grocery bags available at your church with a list of suggested items attached. Please fill the bag with the groceries listed and bring your donations back to church. The collection dates for the drive are May 20 and June 17. Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase gift cards given to the families for the purchase of perishable items. Checks may be payable to the Apple Valley Food Pantry. Can't find a bag, then follow this link for a list of items needed.


Thank you and Volunteer Request from the Hope Center

Thank you to all the volunteers that have shared their time and gathered donations to benefit the Hope Center during the last couple months. A special thank you to Immanuel Girl Pioneers, Bethany TNT youth group, Festival Foods, FVL foreign exchange students Thrivent Action Team, Marilyn McCarthy's piano students, and Giving Tree donations from St Matthew, Immanuel, and Eternal Love. We are also thankful for the financial donations from many WELS members. We appreciate your partnership in blessing those in need of help and hope in the Fox Valley.

We are currently in need of Spanish-speaking volunteers and a weekend or evening volunteer team (1-2 times per month). If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the ministries of The Hope Center, please call us at 920-739-0039.

Lutheran Military Support Group is honored to host a
" Combat Veteran Spiritual R&R"
May 4-6 2018 at Camp Phillip-Wautoma, Wisconsin

For Whom: This retreat is intended for and open to WELS/ELS veterans since 1991, men and women who have post-traumatic stress related to their service. This retreat is only for veterans. No spouses or family for this retreat.

Cost: There is NO COST to the participants. All expenses are covered by LMSG (Lutheran Military support Group). You will need to bring your own linens (bedding, towels, sleeping bags) and toiletries.

Register by filling out the registration form below or by contacting Rev. Jason Hacker 262-547-3688. Registration is limited. A waiting list will be established if necessary.


Martin Luther College Wind Symphony

Demo Concert

Immanuel Lutheran Church, Greenville

Immanuel Lutheran Church (W7265 School Road, Greenville) is excited to be hosting the Martin Luther College Wind Symphony for a demo concert at 1:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 16. The concert will be held in the church and a free-will offering will be available. All are invited! For more information on the Wind Symphony please follow this link.

OWLS Ministry for Seniors
The Fox Valley OWLS (Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors) is a ministry to and for seniors of our WELS congregations. The OWLS invite you to attend our next meeting on Tuesday, May 8th at 1:00 pm. This will be hosted by St. Luke Lutheran Church, 705 E. Greenfield Drive. The church is located one block north of Hwy 00 in Little Chute.

Our guest speaker will be Elsa Manthey, a licensed Professional and Substance Abuse Counselor with Christian Family Counseling. The title of her presentation will be "By Reason of Strength". You are invited to join us for an afternoon of Christian fellowship.

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