St. Paul Lutheran Church
617 St. Lawrence Ave. Beloit WI 53511 608-365-7064
WOW! The St. Paul Soup Lunch started 12 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 2nd had 118 To-Go Bags,
"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."