Welcome to Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church!
We invite you to take a look at us—check out our website for the details, and better yet, check us out in person some Sunday morning. If you are looking for a mid-sized, downtown, mainline Protestant Church in Wauwatosa, maybe we are the one for you.
Get Social with WAUMC
Do you know that the church has a Facebook page and a Twitter? You can “like” us on Facebook by adding Wauwatosa Avenue UMC as a friend or you may “like” our page, Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church. Either way will get you weekly information, pictures of events, and frequent updates. Make sure you check in often to stay up-to-date with the latest news. If you want to “follow” us on twitter we can be found at @WauwatosaAveUMC. If you are having trouble finding us, you may also check here, and click on the Facebook and Twitter badges (on the left hand side of the screen). They will take you directly to our pages, then sign in to your account and “like” or “follow” us.
Sandwich Service Project-June 18th
Our next date to make 200 bag lunches for The Gathering is Saturday, June 18. We will meet from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at our church to make peanut butter sandwiches, bag cookies and carrots or fruit, and pack the lunches. Some of us will take the lunches to St. James Church at 8th and Wisconsin.
Please sign up via the church website at www.waumc.org. Click on Community Service on the left, then on “Sign up here!” under Locally: Make Bag Lunches. Or call Meg Kruger at 414-771-6010, so we can plan on your help and/or coordinate your contributions. We especially need fruit, cookies and workers. Sponsored by Church & Society.
Save the Date!
A special coffee house is being planned to honor Pastor Sue on her retirement on Saturday, June 25, from 6:00 - 8:30pm in Fellowship Hall. There will be food, music, and a chance to share memories and best wishes with Sue. The committee needs lots of help. We expect a large turnout & will be featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres. We’re looking for volunteers to bring food to share for approximately 100 attendees. There is a sign-up sheet posted in Fellowship Hall. Please sign up at your earliest convenience for the food items needed on the list. We look forward to this fun event complete with great food & great music to enjoy from our various choir members! If you can help with decorations, set-up and clean-up, memory book, video recording or photography, please call Lois Nugent at 414-202-8121, or see Chick Zaffiro here at the church.
Coffee Hour Hosts Needed
Volunteers are needed to host the coffee/fellowship hour on June 19 (Father’s Day). A Sunday morning coffee host provides refreshments, puts them out and cleans up. Coffee, juice, and some cookies & crackers are supplied. There is a sign-up sheet just inside the kitchen door.
It's Time For Summer Sunday School
During the summer months, children will continue to be dismissed to Sunday School right after children’s moment in the 9:45 worship service on Sunday mornings. Our youngest children, 3 and 4 year olds, will continue to meet in the Preschool room. There is also a special summer class for our 5k-4th grade classes. Children in grades 5k-4th grade are welcome to gather as a large group class on Sunday mornings in the 2nd-3rd grade classroom.
*Note: there will be no Summer Sunday School over the 4th of July weekend or Labor Day weekend. Children are encouraged to worship with their family on these Sundays.
*There will be no summer program for our tweens group (grades 5, 6, and 7). Tweens are welcome to worship with their families on Sunday mornings or act as helpers in the preschool classroom. Please see Natalie for a very quick training session if you have a tween interested in helping.
Teachers are a vital part of the summer program and will be needed for both preschool and large group classes. We are asking each family to consider leading a class once during the summer months. Sign-up sheets are located in the stairwell leading to the 3rd floor or can be found online at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0944AAA823A6F85-summer. If you have any questions about our summer program, please feel free to contact Natalie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 414-453-0700.
Sing Your Story, Share Your FaithOnce again it’s time for our hard working choirs to take some well-deserved rest. Our summer music schedule has kicked off. This opportunity is open to any member of our congregation and can be offered at the 9:45 service. We encourage family and friends to participate as well. You are invited to share a special selection (vocal or instrumental) that expresses your faith. There are two slots per service. A link to the online Sign-Up Genius scheduling program is provided below. We will also send out this link electronically so it’s easier to access. If you would rather sign up in person or you have any questions, see Tim or Heather. Send Tim an email at email@example.com or call/text at 414-688-6805. Here is the link: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a45aaa829aaf58-waumc.
VBS Save The Date!!
Come and catch the wave of God’s amazing love at this year’s Vacation Bible School. Kids will experience crafts, games, Bible stories, science experiments, music and even a guest appearance from WAUMC’s very own ukulele band! Join us from 5:30-7:45 on July 28 & 29 and from 9am-Noon on Saturday, July 30. Join us on Sunday at our 9:45 worship service for a wrap up during children’s time! Please use the online sign up to register: https://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/tosaaveumc.
Ingathering--Use the Sales!
As we watch the sales for our own groceries, buy two of something on sale and bring one to Ingathering. Please help by bringing canned goods — especially protein or meals, breakfast cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, baby food, etc. Put your nonperishable, good condition food gifts in the grocery cart at the bottom of the central stairs, and we will take the food to the Wauwatosa Food Pantry at St. Bernard’s. Gifts in the offering plate marked for Ingathering will go to The Hunger Task Force or local pantries and meal programs. Thank you!
Altar Flowers Needed
Altar flowers add so much to our Sunday morning worship experience, and we are inviting you to think about providing flowers sometime during the coming year. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a new 2015 altar flower calendar located in Fellowship Hall (on the side of the refrigerator by the sink). Think about a person you might like to honor, a special date you want to observe, a deceased loved-one you would like to remember by giving flowers. Please sign your name on the chart, along with what you want printed in the bulletin (flowers in honor, in memory of someone, or to celebrate a special day). Specific instructions are posted on the chart.
Free Upper Room Daily Devotional App
The Upper Room Daily Devotional is available as a free app for the Apple and Android smartphones. Download the App through the App Store on your iPhone or the Google Play Store using your Android smartphone.
Gathering as Friends, Growing in Faith, Sharing God's Love
Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
1529 Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Sunday worship times:
Sunday School: 10am
Webmaster contact:Natalie Stumpner