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Small store providing big service to women
Elizabeth Ministries takes the next step in helping those in need
By Patricia Kasten
|NEW RESOURCE: Judy Krablien, Jeannie Hannemann and Karin Ratzlaff welcome visitors to The Little House at 619 W. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton. (Patricia Kasten photo)
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A small store, in an old house in Appleton, is now home to a
resource center for Elizabeth Ministry, a peer ministry for women
and families. The Little House, Elizabeth Ministry Resource Center,
619 W. Wisconsin Ave., houses a shop, prayer room and meeting
"From day one," Elizabeth Ministry founder, Jeannie Hannemann
said, "people have stopped in, even though we aren't even
As she was speaking, a mother came in because her children
wanted "to go to the angel store."
Their very first customer was a woman who had been "peeking in
the windows" as they started repainting. She wanted baptismal
gifts. Another visitor was an Hispanic man who "saw Mary (on the
shop's sign) and wanted a drink of water."
"It's not about the degrees you have," explained Hannemann.
"It's about caring, listening, faith friends who can show you where
God has been in your life."
That's the heart of Elizabeth Ministry, started in 1991 by
Hannemann and the late Fr. Kurt Gessner, OFM Cap, when Hannemann
was family life minister at St. Bernard Parish in Appleton. Full story ...
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