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Sep 12-13 (Fri-Sat), F-6:00pm to 9:00pm; S-9:00am to 3:00pm

Beth Moore Seminar - "Sacred Secrets" - The world is obsessed with telling secrets for the sake of sensationalism. Not all hidden things are poisonous and dark, some secrets are forgiven, some are covered and some are kept between you and God. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased through Harvestime Church or online at the churches website through their giving portal.. Ticket prices include the folder of information for the seminar as well as lunch on Saturday.
Location: Harvestime Church, 3625 Souththwind Dr., Eau Claire (near Robbins School)
For info: (715) 834-4011

Sep 13 (Sat), 9:00am

APPLE Walk for Life - The Walk for Life to benefit APPLE Pregnancy Care Center. This is the largest annual fundraiser to support the ministry of APPLE. Registration from 9am to 10:00am at Owen Park on the day of the event.
Location: Owen Park, 1st Ave., Eau Claire (between Lake & Water streets)
For info: (715) 834-5254
Register: friendsofapple.org
Location: Owen Park

Sep 13-30 (Daily), (all hours)

Winter Coat & Blanket Drive - Sacred Heart Hospital is looking for donations to their annual coat & blanket drive. An average of 10% of Wisconsin community members live in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Though it's hard to believe, there are folks in western Wisconsin who won't have warm coats to wear this year. To respond to this chilling reality, Sacred Heart Hospital and Redeeming Grace Church are teaming up to collect winter coats and blankets now until Sep 30th.

All donations must be clean and in wearable condition.

Items needed include:
- Great need for children & infant size coats, hat, mittens, scarves & boots.
- Great need for adult coats, sizes XL, XXL XXXL
- Winter coats & snowsuits
- Adult size hats, mittens, scarves & boots.
- Heavy blankets

The drop off site at Sacred Heart Hospital is inside the hospital's Main Entrance, near the information desk.

Location: Sacred Heart Hospital, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire
Please note: The coat distribution will not be at Sacred Heart Hospital.

Sep 19&20 (Fri&Sat), F - 7:00pm to 9:00pm; S - 9:00am to 12:00noon

Parenting Seminar - Author and Exec. Dir Mark Gregston, of Heartlight MInistries, shares his insights and perspectives about the impact of today's teen culture upon kids of all ages, and gives practical advice to parents as to how they might counter the affects the culture is having on our children. This seminar will help parents understand the world their teen is facing, and help parents of pre-teens prepare their kids for their upcoming adolescent years. Gregston is the author of "Tough Guys/Drama Queens." Greg is the founder and director of Hearlight, a residential counseling center for teens in Longview, TX.
Location: Bethesda Lutheran Church, 123 W. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire
For info & to register: (715) 835-5073, church office
$10 per person or $15 per couple per each session

Sep 20 (Sat), 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Family Night on the Farm - You and your family are invited to a great event for the whole family. Including hot dogs, fry bread and carmel apples. Some of the events include: kickball, pumpkin painting and more.
6:00pm - Fun family games! A series of farm events for the whole family.
7:30pm - Family program in the barn loft featuring Hairy & Company
There is no charge for this event.
Location: Harvest Home Farm, Simonson Rd., Whitehall (harvesthomefarm.org/contact/directions)
For info: (715) 538-1446
Website: harvesthomefarm.org

Sep 22 (Mon), 12 wks, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Grief Share - Your Journey from Mourning to Joy. A 12 week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It is a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling. Along with death can come a whole host of other issues. For some there is anger, bitterness or unforgiveness. The video series deals with real people who have experienced loss. Grief hurts - there is help available.
Location: Roger Marten Center, 120 S. Franklin St., Mondovi, WI
For info: (715) 832-9928

Sep 24 (Wed), 6:30pm

The Aftican Children's Choir Concert - The Aftrican Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beauttiful voices and lively African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. The African Children's Choir has performed before presidents, heads of state and the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering will be taken.
Location: Harvestime Church, 3625 Southwind Dr. Eau Claire (near Robbins School, on the eastside)
For info: (715) 834-4011
Cost: FREE, a freewill offering will be taken

Sep 27 (Sat), 8:00am

The Eau Claire Heart Walk - The American Heart Association's premier community fundraising even, will celebrate the area's annual walk. Walkers are encouraged to organize teams of companies where they work or with family and friends. Walkers also may ask others to support their effort by sponsoring them with a life-saving donation to the American Heart Association. The Heart Walk is designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, and create an environment that's fun and rewarding for the entire family.
Location: Carson Park, Eau Claire
For info: (715) 574-1124
Website: eauclairewiheartwalk.org

Sep 27 (Sat), 9:00am

Woman of Worth, This is an opportunity for women to gather for fellowship and prayer. Lynette King will be speaking on prayer. Calling women for a season of prayer for their families. There will be a FREE Continental breakfast. served..
Location: Christian Family Center, 8600 Burnell Dr., Eau Claire
For info & RSVP: (715) 456-4485

Sep 27 (Sat), 9:00am to 3:00pm

Stepfamily Rx - Don't miss this opportunity for meeting other parents/grandparents, having interactive Q&A while gaining information, encouragement, and support! Also for couples contemplating a stepfamily marriage/remarriage. The speakers include - Dori Pulse who is a stepmom, author, blogger, facilitator, and speaker. Mark Halvorson a radio broadcaster on WWIB/WOGO and an adult child of divorce. Amy Sexton is a licensed professional counselor with a special focus on marriage and families. Pastor James Whatley, of Peace Church will focus on his pastoral experience with stepfamilies and marriage. John and Marilyn Zumuda will focus on adult children of divorce/remarriage as well as step-grandparenting. Pastor Brian Cole is an Associate & youth pastor who works in prison ministry, and is a certified drug and alcohol counselor. This event is sponsored and held at Peace Church.
Location: Peace Church, 501 E. Fillmore Ave., Eau Claire.
For info & registration: (715) 834-2486 or e-mail Dori Pulse at dori.pls@live.com
Cost: Early Bird registration by Sept 1 - $30/couple, $15:00/single; Registration by Sept 21 - $40/couple, $20/single.



Iron Disciples - The Iron Disciples Christian Motorcyclists Assn., Eau Claire Chapter meet on the second Sunday of each month. The meetings are held beginning at 4:30pm at the Culver's Restaurant, 2753 Commercial Blvd., Chippewa Falls, across from Wal Mart in Lake Hallie. Join us for burgers and ice cream for fellowship, share ride stories, evangelism experiences and talk bikes. Meeting locations, ride and event schedules are posted on the Iron Disciples website (cmancr3.org). Everyone is welcome.
Website: cmausa.org

Leading With Power - Leading With Power, Chippewa Falls meet on the second Thursday of each month at 11:45am to 1:00m.. A men's leadership lunch open to all men. Lunch and door prizes followed by an inspirational speaker on topics realted to leadership.
Location: Eagle's Club, Hwy 53 Bus, Hallie (across Hwy. 53 Bus from Farm & Fleet)
For more info & RSVP: go to leadingwithpower.org
Free lunch
Website: leadingwithpower.org < speakers list

Thursday's (weekly), 12noon

Mondovi Area Prayer Meeting - If you live in the Mondovi area and would like to pray for your community and the entire Chippewa Valley, then join other Christians each Thursday at noon in the basement of the Mondovi City Hall to pray. Join other Christians and pray for our schools, families, singles, our churches, businesses, government and more.
Location: Mondovi City Hall, 156 S. Franklin St., Mondov (basement of City Hall)
Info: 287-4435, Margie Meis
2/ 6/09


Sammy's Groups In The Area -
Mom's do you need a "soft" place to land every week? A mother's life can be tough! In the midst of a mom's busy week, with all of her errands, cleaning, child raising, and home management. Be a part of this mother's group - where you can "refuel." Develop genuine friendships, Bible studies and where you can be yourself. Whether you're a first time mother, expectant mom, or a grandmother - as well as any place in between, your welcome.
Locations & contact info:
- Harvestime Church, 3231 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire, Cathy Jensen, "cathy jenson@centurytel.net"
- Faith Evangelical Free Church, 705 N. Madison Ave., Stanley, Emily Eichstadt, "ike52298@centurytel.net"
- United Methodist Church, 2703 Bongey Dr., Menomonie, Kris Redman, "pamperedka@yahoo.com"
Web site: "strengthamongmomsministry.com"

Hope Gospel Mission

Hope Gospel Mission, in Eau Claire, has a favor to ask of you if you're a small business owner. Would you help Hope Gospel Mission help others by considering helping a Hope resident who has successfully completed a one year employment readiness course? If you would like to be notified when applicants are available or are interested in helping to give someone a second chance, call Hope Gospel Mission.
Info: 839-9498, Ext. 108
Website: "hopegospelmission.org"

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