Ripples of Hope/Social Concerns
This plans and facilitates parish response to those in need of help and advocacy beyond the parish such legislative issues and prison ministry support of life from conception through natural death, care for the earth’s resources and the environment, Manna Ministry food collections and sharing, Advent and Lenten projects, helping agencies in the Fox Valley, and support local and global mission parishes. This committee meets monthly.
Fox Valley Warming Shelter
This is now open all year and serves an average of 30 clients per night. It is moving clients to stability more quickly and works more other area agencies. It goes beyond housing the homeless to moving them towards greater self-sufficiency. The volunteer base has been increased; there has been good fiscal management and a compassionate attitude has been embraced.
Holy Spirit volunteers prepare and serve meals at the Emergency Shelter in Appleton in the evening of the third Friday of the month.
Loaves & Fishes
A Community Meal is served every Monday and Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Appleton. The purpose is to provide meals to those who cannot afford to eat adequately or to those who would otherwise be alone. Volunteers are welcome and needed to help serve these meals.
Volunteers are needed to prepare and deliver meals to the Community Outreach Temporary Shelter in Appleton.
Global Mission Outreach to the Burundi African Education Fund
Please remember the Burundi African Education Fund, a charitable organization to support students in extreme poverty. to help youth attend school and become self-reliant adults. Information and envelopes are available in the parish office.
Being Cool for School Sock Drive
This annual Sock Drive happens each July and is for children and youth of the Fox Valley to help them prepare for another school year. Donations are given to the Community Clothes Closet to prepare for their annual Fall Family Day. More information will be in the bulletin as to when and where to drop off the socks at church.
Thanksgiving Day Mass Collection
9:00 AM at Church in Kimberly on Thanksgiving Day. You are invited to bring a paper bag of non-perishable food items and place it near the altar when you arrive. If you prefer to make a cash donation, place an envelope marked “Thanksgiving” in the collection. Monies go into the Social Concern savings account and will be given to agencies and persons in need.
Lenten Bottles for Change
This is a monetary collection beginning Ash Wednesday through the Easter Season. Parishioners are encouraged to fast from wants and needs and donate the savings to support agencies in the Fox Valley that help mothers and their children. Holy Spirit Parish provides baby bottles to put your change into and then can be returned at your convenience during the Easter Season.