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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.

Oct 4&5 (Sat&Sun), Sa - 8:00am to 5:00pm; Su - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Indianhead Firearms Gun Show -
Numerouse vendors with displays of firearms and associated items, all for-sale: 125 vendor tables.
Location: Northern WI State Fair Grounds, 331 Jefferson Ave., Chippewa Falls, enter on Edward St., Building C.
For info: (715) 289-5333
General Admission: $5

Oct 5 (Sun), 6:00pm

Harvest - Greg Laurie live on a downlink here locally. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to view well known speaker Gred Laurie answer your questions ... Why am I here?, Is God real?, Where will I go when I die?, Is there hope for the nations future? ... then Harvest is for you.
Locations:
- Behesda Lutheran Church, 123 W. MacArhur, Eau Claire
- Eau Claire Wesleyan Church, Clairemont Ave. and Keith St., Eau Claire
- Micon Cinemas, 475 Chippewa Mall Dr, Chippewa Falls
- Grand Occasions, Hwy 53 and Hwy 10 (1/10th mile east on Hwy 10), Osseo
For info: (call respective location)

Oct 9 (Thu), 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Extravaganza - The Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley, available to professionals and students ages 21-39, will be holding their yearly Extravaganza event. The Young Professionals of Eau Claire is to address the "brain drain" situation in Wisconsin. The mission of the group is to engage and empower young professionals. The theme of this event will be Game Night. Attendees will enjoy an Italian buffet along with two rounds of a team game; there will be door prizes and awards given out.
Location: 29 Pines, Hwy 29 & Cty T, Chippewa Falls
For info: (715) 834-1204
Cost: $30

Oct 11 (Sat), 12:noon to 4:00pm

Fall Festival - Some old fashioned fun and conversation. Your family and friends are invited to a Block party. The Fall Festival is sponsored by Branches Christian Church. Free for all ages! Food, door prizes, live music, pumpkin painting and more scheduled between 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
Location:Fay St., Eau Claire (between Franklin & Putnam Sreets just off Birch Streets)
For info: (715) 559-0685
Website: brancheschristianchurch.org

Oct 14 (Tue), 4:30pm to 8:00pm

3rd Annual Feeding Souls & Stomachs - There will be a dinner and concert. A FREE chicken dinner will be held from 4:30pm to 6:30pm followed by a concert with music and word at 7:00pm. The group Breaking Chains, a local Christian musical group will be performing. Funds raised will help support the Feed A Child Nyre You program that provides food bags each Friday to students at both Pedersen and St. Mary's elementary schools in Altoona.
Location: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2245 Hayden Ave., Altoona
For info: (715) 832-9953

Oct 16 (Thu), 6:00pm

Bountiful Harvest Dinner - In addition to a delicious dinner, there are a number of other activities. Michael Perry will be the guest speaker. Michael is a local author and amateur pig farmer. (see below more about Michael) The evening includes raffles and a silent auction. Dinner features foods of the land and water. There will chicken, turkey, venison, elk, pan fish and more. Michael has written several books: Population:485, Coop, Red Truck and Visiting Tom. He can also be heard on public radio's Tent Show Radio as well performs with the musical group Michael Perry and the Longbeds.
Location: Hope Lutheran Church, 2226 Eddy Lane, Eau Claire
For info or tickets: (715) 832-1414
Cost: $20 per person for Dinner/Speaker; $15 Speaker only. Tickets available at Hope Lutheran Church.
Website: hopelutherab-ec.com

Oct 18 (Sat), 10:00am

3rd Annual Jamin' Jog Fundraiser - At 10:00am the race/walk starts. The kids 1/4 mile race is at 10:45am. Coffee, hot chocolate and popcorn will be available during the events to be purchased. Crestview is a K-8 non-denominational Christian School that has been serving the Chippewa Valley since 1997. Crestview's mission is to help children reach their potential intellectually and morally. Please come join the fun and celebration of what God is doing in the lives of the children at Crestview.
Location: Tower Ridge, Cty L, Town of Seymour
For info or to register: (715) 835-2275
Website: crestviewacademy.com
Register by Oct 3 to guarantee getting a Jamin' Jog tee shirt.

Oct 19 (Sun), 6:30pm

Free Desert Banquet Fundraiser - The speaker Mike Peplinski is a local teacher, coach and former Olympian. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by Fifth Element out of UWEC. Young Life is all about wild and crazy ideas with a purpose. At weekly Club meetings you have a blast being with other friends. The intent of Young Life is to let young teens know about the love of Jesus Christ and how it relates to each and every person. We believe that teens deserve to know what life can hold for them. We love teens and believe the best about each and every one of them. We invite you to this Desert Banquet to get to know how you too can be a part of this ministry to teens in our area.
Location: Wild Ridge Golf Club House, 3905 Kane Rd., Eau Claire
For info: (715) 831-1444
Website: chippewavalley.younglife.com

Oct 24 (Fri), 7:00pm

Forever Be Sure Concert - The goal of Forever Be Sure is to glorify God by composing, arranging and performing message-based music with culturally-appropriate sounds that help God's people accurately and passionately worship our Creator and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our aim and desire is to help fill an increasing void as we provide tasteful music that will spark a connection with the generation of saints in our era. The Forever Be Sure is a local group of musicians of the John Schopf family. John Schopf is the pastor of the Lighthouse Baptist Church, Eau Claire. Everyone is invited to this FREE event. A free-will offering will be taken.
Location: Word of Life Bible Church, 3732 Spooner Ave., Altoona
For info: (715) 833-9673
Listen to a demo song: youtube.com/user/foreverbesure

 

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
Cost:
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

Weekly

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"
2/5/10






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