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.
The Environmental Task Force has asked for the membership to give us suggestions for tasks we can accomplish within the church and its ministries to become more environmentally sustainable. In response to your suggestions, we have already accomplished quite a few of the great ideas. More are in the research stage. To keep you informed, we have created a bulletin board display in Fellowship Hall listing all the tasks we have accomplished to date. We will continue to add more to the bulletin board as progress is made. The title of this bulletin board is “In Our Church•We Care for God’s Creation.” In a few weeks the children of the church will create another bulletin board titled “In Our Homes•We Care for God’s Creation.” They will feature practices they will do- or already do in their homes to be more environmentally sustainable. Every small step helps• we can Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!
Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School--August 14,15 and 16
Come one, come all to WAUMC’s Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School on August 14, 15, and 16. We will gather from 5:30-7:30pm on August 14 and 15 and from 9-11am on August 16. Registration forms can be found in the June Tower, online HERE or HERE or outside of Natalie’s office. VBS is open to all children ages 3-3rd grade. We also need some adults to help. Please see Natalie if you are interested!
Now is a great time to buy school supplies to donate. We will be filling school bags for the conference ingathering and will be collecting school supplies for United Methodist Children’s Services.
For our mission school bags we need:
12-inch rulers with metric
24 packs of Crayola Crayons
blunt school scissors
1" x 2" erasers
enclosed pencil sharpeners
School Supplies may be left in the blue bin near the grocery cart. We also need volunteers to sew school bags. We have fabric you can use. Contact Carolyn Dressler (HOCAD@att.net) for fabric and a pattern.
2014 Great Hunger Book Sale: July 31st-August 5th
Gigantic book sale at All Saints’ Cathedral, 818 E. Juneau Avenue, Milwaukee. All proceeds go to local and world hunger relief; $473,000 distributed since 1981. Tens of thousands of used books, CDs and DVDs. Opening night, Thursday, July 31, 6-9 p.m., $5 to get first crack at the selection. The remaining days, with no admission fee, are Friday, Aug. 1, to Tuesday, Aug. 5. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The final day, Aug. 5, has significant discounts on the remaining items.
Soda Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Since 2000, little aluminum tabs on the tops of soda cans have meant over $211,000 to the Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum helps provide a home away from home for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing treatment in the Milwaukee area. The recycling proceeds help offset operating costs, and in 2013-14, construction of a building addition. We are collecting aluminum pop tabs at church. We have a canister for the tabs on the shelves near the grocery cart on the lower level. Please look for the can with the red lid and Ronald McDonald label. Thank you!
Hunger Doesn't Take Summer Vacation
Neither does our Ingathering effort. Please help feed our neighbors by bringing canned goods ― especially protein or meals, breakfast cereal, canned fruits and vegetables, baby food, etc. to church. 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. Also, check out www.hungertaskforce.org for other places to bring nonperishable foods to get discounts on festivals, yoga, or other neat things.
Parking Lot Project and Accessibility
In early July, we anticipate our parking lot project will really be getting underway. We will be keeping our accessible entrance at the Wesley Hall door (top of the ramp) as long as we can, and hope to create another accessible entrance on the south side of the church (off Fellowship Hall) once the ramp has been demolished. We are aware there are persons in our church who rely on an accessible entrance so they can make their way into our church. It would be helpful to us if you could let us know that you are one of those persons—someone who can’t do steps. In addition, let us know how you would like to be contacted (telephone, email) so that week by week, as things change around here, we can inform you about an accessible entrance to the church for the upcoming Sunday. Please call the church office and leave your name (414-453-0700). Robyn Grover may be the person who updates you regularly on these changes.
Sunday Parking Options
Wauwatosa East High School - Parking lot is on 74th Street (74th is a one-way street going south, you can access it from the north-off of Hillcrest)
Underwood Ave. Lot - west side of street, behind the church, between Cody & Co. Salon & the fire department
Cody & Co. Salon - south of the salon (Take Underwood Ave. south to Harmonee, turn right-enter off of Harmonee)
Harmonee Lot - 7600 Harmonee (Take Underwood Ave., which is behind the church, south to Harmonee, turn right onto bridge.) Get into left lane & take a left at the first light (Harwood).
Red Store Lot - 7720 Harwood Avenue (follow the directions above)
Hart's Mill - 7735 Harwood (2 doors south of the church, next to the attorney's office). Access off of Wauwatosa Ave.
Blanchard St. - 7470 Blanchard St. (take Wauwatosa Avenue south-parking lot is on the left shortly after you pass Harwood Avenue, south of Swan Interiors
Here is a link to a map that shows the parking nearby. http://villageofwauwatosa.com/beta/map-parking/. The church is the big grey structure located between Underwood Ave. & Wauwatosa Ave. & north of Harmonee Avenue. Double click on the map on the right for an enlarged picture.
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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