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 8 1/2 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.
August 9th had 78 Guests, 21 Volunteers