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Apple Valley Food Pantry


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

 chunky soups
pasta sauce (preferably in plastic jars)
cream of mushroom soup
fruit cocktail/mixed fruit
canned stews
diced tomatoes
ladies deodorants
cleaning products
hand soaps
 laundry soaps (48 loads or less size jugs)

(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.



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.


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.

Financial Peace University

Bethel Lutheran Church, Menasha (829 Appleton Road)
January 4th -  March 1st, 2023

Childcare provided for those requesting it (please email fpu@immluth.org to reserve childcare)
Pastor John Raasch will be hosting the Spanish version of FPU at the same time. Please register for the class by following this link: fpu.com/1152221

Under the Lights of Bethlehem on Sat. December 3rd

Under the Lights of Bethlehem is a free event for our congregation and community. From 5-8pm, we’ll have live Christmas music, snacks & beverages, and children crafts. At 7pm we’ll sing some favorite Christmas carols.  Please join us, all ages welcome, in starting the Christmas season. Bethlehem Ev. Lutheran Church 752 E. Grandview, Hortonville WI.  

Movie Premier‚Äč

Salty Earth Pictures will be premiering their next film called ‚ÄúStand in The Gap‚ÄĚ at Eternal Love Lutheran Church (1011 E. Midway Road, Appleton) on Friday December 9, 2022. Hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served from 5:30pm ‚Äď 6:30 pm. The Movie, ‚ÄúStand in The Gap‚ÄĚ will be premiering at 6:30 pm. Please register by December 6 by calling 920-749-9744 or by using this¬†online registration form. The movie is free and appropriate for the whole family. Click to watch the trailer for¬†Stand in The Gap.¬†

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