St. Paul Lutheran Church 617 St. Lawrence Ave. Beloit WI  53511  608-365-7064  
"St. Paul Lutheran Church is called to be an Inviting, Christ-Centered, Spiritually-Growing and Community-Serving church where we are led by love to implement Jesus' teachings."
WOW!  The St. Paul Soup Lunch started 9 years ago as a “small group” idea.  In October of 2008, seeing the need in our neighborhood, we started serving lunches every other Wednesday.  By January of 2009 this ministry had grown to a weekly Wednesday lunch staffed by a core of dedicated volunteers.  The Soup Lunch has been funded by selling cookbooks, grants, and multiple fundraisers.  We cook enough to serve 100 weekly, averaging 80-90 each week.  At Christmas time we serve a special Christmas dinner with a Gift Shop to enable our guests to select 2 - 3 gifts each, as our guests are part of our extended church family.  Guests give back by sharing extra food and paper products.  For the last 3 years on the 1st Wednesday of the month, we have hosted a group of students from Beloit Turner who assist in serving the meal.  Soup lunch is not only a blessing to our guests, but to the Turner students and our members who serve.  We enjoy the fellowship that we share each week.
December 13th had 82 Guests, 18 Volunteers
Please consider donating scarves, hats, mittens, socks, manicure sets, or anything that might make a more blessed Christmas for our guests. The shop will be open on Dec. 21st. Donations are also welcome and Cathy Oswald would love to go shopping. Please contact Ray and Judelle Murphy, or Cathy and Lynn Oswald with any questions. We also need extra volunteers to help us that day.
Soup Lunch Bunch Christmas Gift Shop