Religion in the Fox Valley

Community often brings people of varying faiths together.  Faith can create its own community, and can also bring about a finer understanding of those closest to us in our dorms, our jobs, and our classes.  Many faith traditions are are represented both in the Appleton community as well as on the Lawrence campus.

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Baha'i Life

The Baha'i community in Appleton gathers together in celebration of the teachings of the Bab and Baháʼu'lláh, advocating for universal peace and unity among all races, nations, and religions. Connect with the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life to find a more direct connection with local Bahai's.  

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

Fox Valley Baha'is

Appleton

Baha'i

 

     

 

Buddhist Life

Buddhism in the Fox Valley is present in the larger community of Appleton as well as having an active presence on the Lawrence Campus. It can be found in academic settings as well as in practice both on and off campus.  Practitioners of Buddhism can connect in instruction in Zen Buddhist philosophy and practice off campus if they choose.  However, several people are part of the regular Tibettan inspired meditation which is available on campus during the academic term. This meditation is led by a Lawrence professor who is a practicing Buddhist, and Buddhism scholar.   

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

Zen River Sangha

Appleton

Buddhist

 

     

 

Christian Life

Christian Life at Lawrence can connect students in a variety of ways. Students find the choices abundant and the community welcoming.  The Lawrence Christian Fellowship (LCF) is a campus group made up of Christians of all denominations, and mentors within the Christian faith can be found in our sports, in academics, on staff, and among the faculty. 

Name 

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

Apostolic Truth Church

Appleton

N

Apostolic

Fox River Baptist Church

Appleton

N

Baptist

Grace Baptist Church

Appleton

N

Baptist

Valley Baptist Church

Appleton

N

Baptist

Whiting Community Baptist Church

Neenah

N

Baptist

Sacred Heart Parish

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Bernadette Church

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Bernard Parish

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Joseph Parish

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Mary Parish

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Pius X Catholic Church

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Therese Parish

Appleton

N

Catholic

St. Thomas More Parish

Appleton

N

Catholic

Appleton Community Evangelical Free Church

Appleton

N

Christian

Christ The Rock

Menasha

N

Christian

Community Church of Appleton

Appleton

N

Christian

Covenant Christian Reformed Church

Appleton

N

Christian

Crossroads Foursquare Church

Appleton

N

Christian

Evangel Worship Center

Menasha

N

Christian

First Congregational United Church of Christ

Appleton

Y (.6)

Christian

Fox Valley Chinese Christian Church

Appleton

N

Christian

Iglesia de Cristo Mission

Appleton

N

Christian

Life Church Appleton Campus

Appleton

N

Christian

Living Stone Alliance Church

Appleton

N

Christian

The Mission Church

Pathways Church

Appleton

Appleton

Y (.5)

N

Christian

Christian

St. John United Church of Christ

Appleton

N

Christian

The Salvation Army

Appleton

Y (.6)

Christian

Valley Harvest Church

Neenah

N

Christian

Valley, The

Appleton

online community

Christian

Vine, The

Appleton

N

Christian

Appleton Alliance Church

Appleton

N

Christian and Missionary Alliance

Appleton Church of Christ

Appleton

N

Church of Christ

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

  Appleton        N   Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
 

All Saints Episcopal Church

Appleton

Y

Episcopalian

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Evangelical Lutheran

Core Church, The

Appleton

Y (.8)

Lutheran

Faith Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran

First English Lutheran Church

Appleton

Y (.4)

Lutheran

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran

Grace Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran

Hope Lutheran Brethren Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran

St. Matthew Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran

St. Paul Lutheran Church - Hmong Ministry

Appleton

Y (.5)

Lutheran

St. Peter Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran

Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church

Appleton

Y (.6)

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Riverview Evangelical Lutheran Church and School

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

Appleton

Y (.5)

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Zion Lutheran Church

Appleton

Y (.9)

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Bethany Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Celebration Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Eternal Love Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Mount Olive Lutheran Church & School

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Appleton

N

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Trinity Lutheran Church

Appleton

Y (.5)

Lutheran (Evangelical)

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Appleton

Y (.2)

Methodist

First United Methodist Church

Appleton

Y (.3)

Methodist

St. James United Methodist Church

Appleton

N

Methodist

 

Breakthrough Covenant Church

 

Appleton

 

Y (.5)

 

Non-denominational

Calvary Chapel

Appleton

N

Non-denominational

Cross Walk Church

Appleton

N

Non-denominational

Freedom Moravian Church

Appleton

N

Non-denominational

Living Faith Ministries

Appleton

N

Non-denominational

First Presbyterian Church of Neenah

Neenah

N

Presbyterian

Memorial Presbyterian Church

Appleton

Y

Presbyterian

Fox Valley Friends Meeting

UW Green Bay

N

Quaker

 

 

Hindu Life

Hinduism is a culture, a way of life, and a code of behavior for life, birth, death, and rebirth in an endless cycle called samsara. Being Hindu at Lawrence, you can connect with a community of students and faculty, take part in celebrations of Diwali and Holi, or find your community off campus as well.  

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

 

     

Hindu Temple of North East Wisconsin

Kaukauna

N

Hindu

 

     

Jewish Life

Active at the Lawrence campus, our chapter of Hillel is rooted and connected with local reform and orthodox synagogues.  Shabbat is observed, community is encouraged and maintained, and holiday celebrations within and among the Jewish faith are encouraged.  On campus there are community seders that welcome and inform, and smaller intimate gatherings for those that connect with greater regularity.  Jewish and non-Jewish staff and faculty act as mentors and partners in faith.  

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

 

     

B'nai Israel

Oshkosh

N

Jewish

Moses Montefiore Synagogue

Appleton

N

Jewish

 

     

 

 

Muslim Life

Being Muslim in Appleton, you will find resources both on and off campus to guide your practice and prayers.  Lawrence's encouragement of all faiths allows for a midwest sensibility and a student centered approach to practicing faith.  Encouragement of Islamic practices and connection to local faith leaders allows for students to continue in their faith as a grounding and centering practice. Campus services such as shuttles to prayer locations and support of Ramadan fasting, as well as access to the surrounding Islamic resources creates community and encourages understanding.  

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

 

     

Fox Valley Islamic Society

Neenah

N

Muslim

Islamic Center of Wisconsin

Appleton

N

Muslim

 

     

 

 

 

 

Pagan Life

Campus pagans come together to celebrate the earth and the traditions of honoring our own presence in space and time.  Contemporary Paganism's reverence for nature blends well with the culture of sustainability at Lawrence, as seen in the Lawrence University Pagan Society (LUPS), the recognition of Pagan holidays, and the mentorship afforded from staff this mystical faith.   

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

Fox Valley Pagans

Appleton

Pagan

 

     


 

Sikh Life

Quality of life, truth, social justice, and equality of mankind are the foundations of Sikism, and all persons of any faith, or status are welcome in the Sikh temple, the Gurdwara. There is full equality between men and women, and Sikhs of the Fox Valley can be found seeking balance between spiritual obligations and temporal obligations. On campus, attendance at langar is encouraged via shuttles to the Sikh temple.  

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

 

     

Sikh Temple 

Appleton

N

Sikh

 

 

Unitarian Universalist Life

Unitarian Universalism has a devoted group of followers in the Fox Valley. The Unitarian church is a short bike ride from campus, and students gather within Sabin House for faith discussions that are relevant to their everyday lives. Drawing form the many sources that feed Unitatian Universalism, those parallels are then applied within the student's Lawrence experience. Staff and faculty mentors are within reach, further extending the accessibility of this faith tradition.  

Name

City

Walking
(< 1 mi.)

Spiritual Practice

 

     

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Appleton

N

Unitarian Universalist