Special Event – November 3 @ 6:15

At the November 3rd Special Touch meeting our special guest will be Jon Wos was born in Lena, Wisconsin with a congenital condition that is manifested by weak bones, leaving people who have it very susceptible to fractures. Though this condition limited his physical ability, it heightened his sensitivity to the world around him…In 2005, Jon graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in drawing, painting, and sculpture.  Website: wosart.com

Mr. Wos has exhibited his various pieces of artwork throughout North America, including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., the Chicago Cultural Center, and the Joseph D. Carrier Gallery in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In addition, Mr. Wos’s work is held in such public collections as the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Ripon College in Wisconsin, and MacMurray College in Illinois.

Currently his work is in exhibition as the 2017 Featured Artist; Secura Fine Art Exhibition, The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, Wisconsin.

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You can vote for his newest self portrait # 6331 at RareArtist.org  The piece is shown above.   Titled “Lighting The Darkness”  it is an Oil on Canvas 50.5″ x 46″ Self Portrait

“Your passion is like a fire, a fire that must be maintained by you, and only you. It is up to you to discover what fuels your fire. Just as you protect the physically essential aspects of life, like your heart, your eyes, or the food on the table; your passion for life, your inner fire, must be looked after just as carefully. Some may be able to survive without that burning passion, but they certainly cannot live without it.”             Submitted by Jon Wos on 6/16/17

Special Touch Ministry – Beaver Dam monthly meeting at 6:30 pm. Location: St Katharine Drexel Church, 408 S Spring St, Beaver Dam, WI

Special Touch is a non-profit faith-based organization, interdenominational in scope, committed to serving people with intellectual or physical disabilities, their families and caregivers.

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It’s Picnic Time!

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Saturday August 5 from 11 am to 3 pm

Serving Brats, Hot Dogs & Potato Salad
You are welcome to bring a dish to pass.

Waterworks Park 800 Denning Ave. Beaver Dam

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Sponsored by Special Touch Ministry…reaching out in love to people with disabilities, families & caregivers.

 

Get Away!!!

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SPECIAL TOUCH GET AWAY

WIS / N. MICH • JUNE 26-30
Spencer Lake Christian Center, Waupaca, WI
Coord: Rev. Charlie & Debbie Chivers
715‐258‐2713

What is a Get Away?
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere.

What are the facilities like?
While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.

What are some of the features of a Get Away?
What you can expect at each Get Away is functionally appropriate programming for people with physical or intellectual disabilities, professional medical staff, and compassionate volunteer caregivers provided for ages 10 and up – families are welcome (Inquire about family discounts).

What is the staff like?
Each of our Get Aways has trained caregivers, a full-time nursing staff, with a low guest to staff ratio.

What is the cost for all this?
The guests’ tuition for each Get Away vary based upon the cost of renting each facility and state requirements. Our fees are much lower than the national average for similar programs. We work very hard to make sure that each guest pays the lowest price possible. We have early registration and family discounts.

Wednesdays are for Everyone!

Praise-Wednesday

Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: 8:00am at the hospital café. Studying Men of Faith (Hebrews 11).

Bible Prophecy Class: 5:00pm in the teen room downstairs.

Young Adults Class: 5:30pm in back of the sanctuary.

Dinner and a Movie: at 6:00pm. The dinner: Mac & Cheese followed by the movie: No More Baths.

Ladies’ Bible Study: Believing God; after dinner at about 6:45pm.

Special Touch monthly meeting

18342550_1947925835444152_504614963441075094_nSpecial Touch Ministry: Friday, June 2 at St. Katherine Drexel Parish Center at 6:15pm.

For people with disability challenges, their families & caregiver at the St. Katherine Drexel Parish Center, 408 S. Spring Street in Beaver Dam. Our theme is this year is“Live the Story”

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