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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.

GriefShare at St. Matthew, Appleton: The new GriefShare Series begins on Wednesday, May 31st. It meets each Wedensday during the summer months at St. Matthew's in Room 108, from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Please pre-register with Joyce Schroeder at 920-733-0916. If you or someone you know can benefit from this program, please consider attending.

"Divorce Care": "DivorceCare" is a nationwide teaching tool to support anyone who has been hurt by the pain of divorce. This 13-week class includes short videos each week, a helpful workbook, and ample time for group discussion and support. Find more information and class schedules at www.divorcecare.org.

The WELS Apple Valley Food Pantry has a new home! They just moved to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 129 S. Mason Street, Appleton. (The rooms they have been given to use are on the Lawrence Street side.) They had been graciously housed at Fox Valley Lutheran for the past 15 years, but FVL now needs that space for additional classrooms. Thank you to FVL and St. Matthew! For more information on the food pantry please view the brochure in the download section of this website.


Bible Study for College Age Adults: College-Aged adults are encouraged to attend the Campus Ministry Bible study at Copper Rock (Downtown Appleton) on Thursday evenings, at 8:00 pm. It's a great opportunity to get to know more students around the area, enjoy some delicious drinks, and study God's Word. Even if you are not enrolled at one of the local colleges/tech schools -- please know that you are most welcome to come and dig into Gods' Word and establish some new Christian friendship. Pastor Peter Walther, of St. Paul, Appleton, is the teacher/coordinator.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Hope Center has many volunteer opportunities available for WELS members to serve their community. These opportunities include leadership positions on their Board of Directors, operation staff positions (for the day-to-day running of the Hope Center) and occasional volunteer staff. A complete description of each position is available on the download page. Please follow this link to be taken directly to the document. If you are interested in volunteering please contact the Hope Center at 920-739-0039 or speak to your pastor.

College Night at Copper Rock - July 20

Immanuel's College Ministry Team is announcing our first ever "College Night" to be held at Copper Rock Coffee Shop on College Ave in Appleton, from 6:00-10:00 pm.

- Anyone age 18-22 is invited to stop in
- Get a free Copper Rock drink on us!
- Register for prizes, including a $50 Amazon gift card
- Meet Campus Ministry pastors from Stevens Point, Madison, Oshkosh, Milwaukee, and Appleton
- Receive information about your school's Campus Ministry and local churches
- Receive a free devotion book

All we want from you is your updated contact information!

Even if you are not going away to college, but are working or taking classes locally, stop in for your free drink and prizes!

Hmong Outreach

Location: St. Paul, Appleton (920-733-6701)

The Hmong Ministry program involves a teen ministry, Sunday School and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. Family home visits are also conducted.

Community Outreach – WELS congregations, FVL Schools and Early Childcare Centers of the Greater Fox Valley

Valley Family Festival is an exciting WELS outreach event that is being planned for congregations of the Greater Fox Valley area during the summer of 2018. In total, 28 congregations are being invited to participate in this 'pre-evangelism' event, which will include food, entertainment and activities for children. Valley Family Festival is intended to be an impactful event, and a means to introduce individuals and families to the WELS in a non-threatening, family-friendly environment. Information will made available to event attendees about all 28 congregations, FVL schools and our WELS pre- schools and early childcare centers.

For more information or to discuss outreach topics, please contact Jeff Ings at: jings@new.rr.com or by calling 920-858-5684.

Fellowship Motorcycle Ride

Rev up your ride and join us on July 30th at 12:00 pm in the Trinity Neenah parking lot (407 Oak Street) for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. The previous motorcycle fellowship ride in June included 13 bikes with members from 6 different area WELS churches! Please contact Pastor McKenzie at 722-6712 with questions.

Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors (OWLS)

The seniors of our WELS congregations are invited to join us at 1000 Islands Nature Center located at 1000 Beulien Court in Kaukauna. Our summer picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 8, beginning at noon with a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish to share and your own tableware and beverage.

Following the meal, an EMT member of the Kaukauna Fire Department will give two presentations entitled, "If You Are a Victim of a Stroke" and "The Safety Precautions in Your Home."

All seniors are invited to join us for our picnic and an afternoon of Christian fellowship. You may wish to come early and view the many displays at 1000 Islands.

5KRun Walk – Dash Down Nash

Sponsored by Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hortonville.

On September 16 – for all ages welcome! Online registration at https://www.racesonline.com/events/dash-down-nash-5k-run-walk. Public welcome! This is a non-competitive run/walk to help raise money for recreation equipment for the new Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The run will start at the current church location, 203 N. Nash St, go out to the new church location and end back where we started. Fun, food, and a raffle will take place after the run in the church parking lot. Registration can be done online or by mail. Fee:Kid's Run/$5 - Adults/$20 - $50 per family (immediate members only)

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