adventures in odyssey update

Adventures in Odyssey Update

Starting 7/15/24 – The program Adventures in Odyssey will no longer air on The Family. We want you to know it wasn’t an easy decision to make to remove Adventures in Odyssey from our programming lineup. However, we’ve been monitoring feedback and listener habits and realized that the time has come to accommodate the changing patterns in listening.  

The 7 PM hour on The Family is now all-music, and we hope that God uses the ‘right song at the right time’ to provide Hope, Strength & Encouragement in your life!

If you’d like to continue listening to Adventures in Odyssey, anytime of day, please visit the link below:

Ultimate Date Night event details

The Family Presents The Ultimate Date Night

The Ultimate Date Night with Jay and Laura Laffoon is a 90-minute comedic look at love and marriage. Jay & Laura use their unique blend of music, comedy, and Biblical truth to grow love in your marriage!

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EVENT DETAILS

The Ultimate Date Night – Fox Cities

Friday, September 13th – Christ The Rock Church, W6254 US-10 #114, Menasha, WI 54952.

Doors open at 6pm. The event runs from 7-9pm.

Please note: tickets are non-refundable. No childcare available.

Purchase tickets and get more event details by visiting our ticket portal.

The Ultimate Date Night – Eau Claire

Saturday, September 14th – Peace Church, 501 E Fillmore Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Doors open at 6pm. The event runs from 7-9pm.

Please note: tickets are non-refundable. No childcare available.

Purchase tickets and get more event details by visiting our ticket portal.

Thanks to our sponsors!

summer fun with The Family

Summer Fun with The Family!

Join us at an event in your community for a chance to play games and win prizes from The Family, including our new summer T-shirt.

June 15 – Butterfly Festival – Appleton

9 am – 12 pm

The Fox Cities Butterfly Festival is a family fun event held each June at City Park in Appleton, WI. Event profits will help fund the Kiwanis iPads for Autism program, the Kiwanis ‘n Cops ‘n Kids Reading program, and various local Kiwanis child-focused, non-profit organizations in the Fox Cities. Families, children, and individuals attend the Fox Cities Butterfly Festival to learn about butterflies, participate in family-friendly games & activities and enjoy snacks. The event culminates with a group butterfly release symbolizing the support of community groups and Kiwanis in their work and service to “Help Families Fly.” https://foxcitiesbutterflyfestival.com/

June 29 – Fly a Kite Fest – Green Bay

10 am – 4 pm

Fly a Kite Fest is brought to you by Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. Proceeds from the event will help support programs and services that our nonprofit agency provides to Northeast Wisconsin. Shuttles will run continuously to and from Celebration Church 3475 Humboldt Rd. from 9:45am-4:15pm. https://flyakitefest.org/ 

July 7 – Ducktona – Sheboygan Falls

10 am – 5 pm

You won’t want to miss this all-day event located in River Park culminating in our famous Duck Race, where thousands of plastic ducks race down the Sheboygan River for cash prizes. In addition to the ever-popular Antique Car Show and Boat Show (with over 300 entries), there’s a full day of fun for families. Special events for children, food, fun, and live music! https://sheboyganfalls.org/event/ducktona-500-family-festival-and-car-show/

July 11-13 – LifestOshkosh

Christian music festival “party with a purpose” at the Sunnyview Expo Center. https://lifest.com/

July 27 – Chalkfest Eau Claire

11am – 7 pm

A day-long event of creativity and positive community energy, culminating in over a quarter mile of sidewalk space displaying amazing chalk artwork! Created by Volume One, this event is hosted on the beautiful UW-Eau Claire campus along the Chippewa River. Chalkfest is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer and it’s a free urban art festival with tons of family-friendly fun!  https://www.uwec.edu/centers/chalkfest/

August 2-4 – OneFest Cadott

Christian music festival at the Chippewa Valley Music Festival Grounds. https://www.one-fest.com/

August 10 – Chalkfest Green Bay

A day-long event featuring amazing sidewalk chalk artwork! https://gbkroccenter.org/events

Vote For The Family – thru May 20th

The Family was nominated for The Post Crescent’s 2024 Best of the Valley Community Choice Awards!

What an honor. ❤

You can go and vote once a day, now through May 20th, to help us make the next round. We’d love you to consider taking the time to vote!

How to vote:

1. Go to https://postcrescent.gannettcontests.com/2024-Best-of…/

2. Register to vote. You will need to share your zip code, name and an email address.

3. To find us to vote, click on the “Entertainment & Leisure Category,” then “Radio Station – Local” and vote for “91.9 WEMI – The Family Radio Network.”

4. You can vote 1x/day now through May 20th

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Help for the Homeless 2024 Recap

Over $604,000 worth of new hygiene and cleaning supplies now stock the shelves of 121 crisis programs in 20 communities across Wisconsin!

The Family Radio Network’s 32nd annual Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive celebrates another successful year!

Thank you to the 1,000+ businesses, churches, and schools who hosted collection boxes. And a special thanks to those who generously donated supplies to help their community.

Save the date: Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive is scheduled for February 23 through March 16, 2025.

Jesus prayed for you!

Human Standing Beside Crucifix Statue on Mountain

Did you know that you are a living, breathing answer to prayer?

You are a living, breathing answer to prayer.

The story of Easter – the death and resurrection of Jesus – may not be new to you, but isn’t it just like our God to use His Living Word to constantly teach you new things?

Did you know Jesus directly prayed for you?

In the book of John, chapter 17 describes in detail the prayer Jesus said to His heavenly Father just before He knew He would be arrested and sent to the cross. 

Jesus prayed and asked God for three things: 

1. Glory to the Son & the Father

Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. John 17:1-2

2. Protection & Unity for His Disciples

Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. John 17:11b

3. Belief for Future Generations

I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. John 17:20b-21

How would you respond?

If you knew that soldiers were on their way and you would soon be sentenced to a gruesome and painful death, you’d be praying for your own safety, right?

Not, Jesus. Jesus, prayed for you!

You are the living, breathing future generation that Jesus tenderly prayed to God about.

As a believer, you are the disciple that Jesus fervently requests to know God’s love, protection, and unity.

You are who Jesus had in mind when He prayed this prayer:

 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.  John 17:24

Jesus asked God for you to be where He is and because of His sacrifice – you can be.

One day you will sit with the man, who is himself God, who chose to pray for you.

Will you join The Family in praying like Jesus? 

Pray that God is glorified.

Pray that we may be united as believers in our mission to win more souls for Christ.

Pray that everyone who doesn’t know God will come across the right friend, the right song and the right radio station that will point them to their loving Savior.

Over 3 tons of PB&J donated!

The 2023 PB&J Drive results are in…

The Family wrapped up it’s first annual PB&J Drive. Thanks to your generous support over 6,000 pounds of peanut butter and jelly was collected to help families in need!

Fun Facts

  • 6,000 pounds = 3 tons of peanut butter & jelly. That’s A LOT of sandwiches!
  • In fact, that’s enough to make over 88,000 PB&J sandwiches.
  • 88,000 sandwiches is enough to feed a sold-out Lambeau Field game, and still have some left over!
  • If you laid out 88,000 sandwiches end to end, it would equal 7 miles of PB&J sandwiches.
  • If you decided to stack those same sandwiches on top of each other, it would be 1.38 miles (7290 feet) high. Which, by the way, is more than 5 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other!

Thank you for your generous support!

We are so thankful for your help “spreading the love” through our PB&J Drive. Your ongoing generosity and financial support to The Family helps make programs like this possible.

Ansay & Associates

A special thanks to Ansay & Associates for sponsoring The Family’s PB&J Drive!

Thanks to Woodman’s in Appleton, Green Bay & Altoona for sponsoring local area drives and hosting drop off sites.

And thanks to Piggly Wiggly (Howards Grove, Mosinee, Nekoosa, Plymouth, Sheboygan and Waupaca) for hosting drop off boxes.

Recipients of The Family’s PB&J Drive

Donations in The Family listening communities helped fill the shelves of Paul’s Pantry (Green Bay), Sheboygan County Food Bank (Sheboygan), Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin (Appleton), Feed My People Food Bank (Eau Claire), and The Neighbors’ Place (Wausau).

The Family’s 2023 Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive Tops $665,000!

Help For the Homeless Hygiene Drive

Save the date! The 2024 Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive is scheduled for February 11- March 3, 2024.

The Family’s Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive celebrates another a record-breaking year! Over $665,000 worth of new hygiene and cleaning supplies now stock the shelves of 101 crisis programs in19 communities across Wisconsin.

The Family wants to say a special thanks to the 927 businesses, churches, and schools who hosted collection boxes and donated products to help their local crisis programs.

Since 1992, The Family’s Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive has provided more than $5.4 million dollars’ worth of hygiene and cleaning supplies for local Wisconsin crisis programs and the people they serve.

The goal of the Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive is to supply one years’ worth of products to each of the participating programs, with donations remaining in the communities where they are collected.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the 2022 Help for the Homeless Hygiene Drive. We couldn’t do it without YOU!