16 Tri-Park Way
Appleton, WI 54914
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ECSW Resource Center Hours
Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Hours, June – August:
Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Friday 8:00 am – Noon
Mission Statement of the Resource Center:
The East Central Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center will provide resources and guidance to assist congregations in their ministry. The center will be a catalyst for mission by encouraging congregations to share ideas, leadership, media and materials. Through making connections for ministry, providing hands on services to parishes and multiplying available resources, the center will equip and build up the body of Christ.
The Resource Center has been very fortunate to have several loyal volunteers throughout the years. We have appreciated each and every one of them. At this time we have 2 wonderful volunteers Ellen Mai and Ellen Gast who use their many gifts to help the center run efficiently.
Ellen Mai began as a volunteer in 1995 when the Resource Center began. The Resource Center is blessed to have her continuing to use her gifts, time and care to make this ministry meaningful today. She volunteers two mornings a week, helping to keep the center organized, making sure orders are shipped on time, helping with many special projects and keeping our resources organized with proper labels and coding.
Ellen Gast began volunteering in 2003 and is busy using her Educational Gifts to keep our Rotation Sunday School Lessons organized, computerized and available for you. She continuously is searching for creative ideas to help our Sunday Schools stay energized and files them in our “Idea Files” for you to use. Ellen works one morning a week. Both Ellen Mai and Ellen Gast attend Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, WI.
Materials can be accessed either by visiting our Center or by viewing our Resources on the Internet. If you view the Resources on the Internet and wish to check out materials, please use e-mail to let us know what you wish to have. We will make them available to you based on how you qualify for services. We will expect that you will follow the General Procedures as follows.
Policy on Membership and Fees
1. East Central Synod of
a. Congregations of the ELCA
in this synod shall receive the services of the
b. When materials are mailed
to congregations the expense shall be paid from the budget of the
c. When congregations return materials they will pay the postage if they are returning by mail. They may, however, return materials in person without charge.
2. Denominations in Full communion with the ELCA
and Other ELCA Synods/Congregations that have a Covenant with the
a. Other synods of the ELCA,
or such governing bodies of other denominations, may subscribe to the services
b. An individual
congregation belonging to a synod or denomination that does not hold an
associate membership may subscribe to the services of the
c. Full Communion Partners
are entitled to receive all the services and publications of the
a. Congregations or individuals who are in Full Communion with the ELCA and do not otherwise subscribe to the services of the Resource Center may come in to the Resource Center to borrow a resource for $5 or call and request a resource be sent for $10 + postage. Open/vertical files for $5 + postage per request. For a Rotation Lesson it will be $15.00 + Postage for each lesson copied. If a congregation is willing to share a lesson we will have an even exchange ie. If you donate 3 rotation lessons to our shared files, you may choose 3 lessons from our files at no charge.
b. Such users may return the resource by mail at their own expense or return it in person without further charge.
4. Walk‑in Memberships for Congregations or Individuals who are NOT in Full Communion with the ELCA
a. Individual congregations
who wish to use the
b. Walk‑in memberships
do not include the privilege of having materials mailed out to them from the
c. Overdue Fines: Resources must be returned on time or an overdue fine will be charged on your account at $1.00 /day until it’s return. No resource will be checked out again until the item(s) is returned and the fine is paid.
d. Services such as use of the copy machine; use of reproduced resources; research by the staff; and use of seasonal or in demand video/DVD's will not available.
C. Loan of Materials (Lending priority is given to Synod congregations)
1. Loan Period: Books and other resources for 3 weeks; Videos/DVD’s for 2 weeks. Exceptions by special arrangement only.