September 1, 2021

OUR MISSION: Supportive Independent Living in a
Faith-based Senior Community

425 N Linwood, Appleton, WI 54914
Rain or Shine
Fellowship and Music
Continues at FVLH!

Due to inclement weather, The Voices of Peace entertained us in Linwood Commons in August. Thanks to St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Neenah, Care Patrol of the Fox Cities and Thrivent for your sponsorship. Please join us on September 19th for blue grass music by Prince of Peace Spirit.

Thank You For Your Ongoing Support

Our prayers for several additional tables for tenant events have been answered. Thanks to a generous donor, the tables have been purchased and are already being used by our tenants
Sunday Evening Bible Class
Our tenants gather in Linwood Commons on Sunday evenings to participate in a Bible study video series called "Walking with God in the Desert" by Ray Vander Laan.

We recently received two donations that enhance this video series as well as other programs. . A large screen television was donated by an anonymous donor. In addition, a grant from the ELCA intended to sustain ministry and support innovation at this point in the ongoing pandemic was used to purchase a sound bar. We are grateful for these generous donors who have recognized our needs.
Our Wish List

Your donations of hard cover books, paper plates, napkins, de-caffeinated coffee (pods and ground), general office supplies including copy paper and writing pads, as well as cleaning supplies, toilet tissue and paper towels are always welcome.

Please click here to email our Executive Director, Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch if you can help. Be assured that we will continue to be good stewards of your gifts as we support the mission of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes.  Thank you!
Volunteer Carnival Hosted by
Volunteer Fox Cities
Special thanks to Volunteer Fox Cities for hosting a nonprofit carnival at Neuroscience Group Field after a busy day of volunteering in our community. Thanks to Board of Director members Allen Borgwardt and Gwen Schwandt and volunteer Chrisanna Barricklow for sharing our mission and volunteer opportunities with the attendees.
First English Lutheran Church (FELC)
Summer Interns

We can always count on fun and laughter when the FELC Summer Intern Ministry interns join us. Special thanks to Mary Jane Hartley for applying for a Thrivent Action Team grant to sponsor an intergenerational activity. The talents of volunteers Jim Jensen, Lois Hill and Mary Jane supported the group in a painting activity with a musical chair theme! We hope our interns can find a special place for their artwork as they head back to school!

We extend our thanks to the interns and to FELC for supporting the intern ministry. If you see one of these awesome young people let them know how much we appreciate them!

Keep Calm and Go Outside!
(Under Our New Gazebo)
Thanks to our tenant Roy Bauer for donating a gazebo to our grounds. Our tenants are enjoying family visits and card games in the shade. We are grateful to our gazebo construction crew that included Pete Abraham and Eugene Doell, supervised by our past Board Chair Sue Doell.
Thanks to Thrivent and Their Policy Holders!

The Ministry of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes is able to continue to serve our tenants because of generous supporters. Are you a Thrivent policy holder that would like to support the social and/or education programs we offer to our tenants? You can apply for an Action Team grant to support a special need, project or activity right here at Linwood Place. Thrivent offers financial resources to increase the impact of the project. Click here to apply for an Action Team grant. If you need more information about Thrivent's Action Team grants or would like help getting your request processed online click here to email our Executive Director, Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch.

Shop Amazon Smile and Support
Fox Valley Lutheran Homes

Many of us shop online these days. Every time you shop using Amazon, you have the opportunity to support Fox Valley Lutheran Homes. Amazon Smile automatically donates 0.5% of your purchase price to support our ministry. Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost
to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select "Fox Valley Lutheran Homes Inc" as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app.

How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your device.
2. Select main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features.
3. Select "Fox Valley Lutheran Homes Inc" as your charity.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate "AmazonSmile" in the mobile app.

 Click here if you are ready to shop and support Fox Valley Lutheran Homes!
Join Our Community!

Are you interested in living at Linwood Place? It is never too early to get your name on our waiting list! Please contact us for information and to schedule a tour by calling 920-734-7225 or emailing our Executive Director Lynn Ann Clausing Rusch (click here to email).

Linwood Place is a faith based independent living community for persons 62 and over. We serve persons wishing to partake in community living and maintain independence without the work of home maintenance.
Donate On-Line through PayPal

Due to the pandemic, many of our fund-raising opportunities have been canceled. We look forward to the time when, once again, our seniors will be able to participate in programs that are vitally important to them.  Programs that meet their holistic needs of mind, body and spirit help them maintain a quality of life. This is possible because of support from people like you. Please consider making a donation to support our ministry. You can mail your donation to the address above or make an online donation by clicking here. 
Again, we thank you for remembering this growing group of elders that need our support through the ministry of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes. 

Linwood Place, a ministry of Fox Valley Lutheran Homes is a non-profit corporation affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America and area congregations. The board of directors is composed of community leaders, clergy and dedicated volunteers who guide the operation and plan for the future.

We are a non-sectarian project. Persons of any race, color, creed, religion, national origin or sex are welcome.