Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Thursday, October 08, 2015
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.

Join WAUMC on Facebook and Twitter
Today, many people of all ages in our neighborhood, across our city, and into the greater community communicate via social media. One source estimates there are 1.26 billion active monthly users on Facebook and 241 million active monthly users on Twitter. Add “1” to each of those totals, because Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church is now sharing its messages about “Gathering as Friends, Growing in Faith, Sharing God's Love” on Facebook and Twitter. Visit us on the web at http://waumc.org and click on the Facebook and Twitter icons. Then “like” Wauwatosa Ave UMC on Facebook and “follow” @WauwatosaAveUMC on Twitter to help your church spread the Good News.

Membership Exploration Classes
Have you been attending our church for a while? If so, would you like to learn more about our church and possibly become a member? The next membership exploration classes will be held on Sundays, October 18 and November 1, at 4:30pm. Talk to Pastor Sue if you are interested.

Halloween Movie Night
Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and favorite stuffed animal and camp out in Fellowship Hall for a spooktacular movie! We will be hosting a Family Halloween Movie Night on Thursday, October 22, starting at 6pm in Fellowship Hall. We will be showing a G-rated movie. Halloween snacks and punch will be provided. Children of all ages are welcome. Please RSPV to Natalie by October 15 so we can make sure we have enough snacks for everyone.

Pastor Sue's Book Discussion
Pastor Sue’s next book discussion book will be Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail by Ben Montgomery. Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person—man or woman—to walk it twice and three times. Her vocal criticism of the lousy, difficult stretches led to bolstered maintenance, and very likely saved the trail from extinction. Any interested persons are invited to meet in the Heywood Room on Sunday, October 25, at 11am to share in the discussion. There are numerous copies in our public library system but this book is not available in paperback.

Gravesites Offered

Our church owns 4 gravesites at Wisconsin Memorial Park and a 2 place crypt at Pine Lawn. They have been in our possession a number of years and the Endowment Fund Committee would like to get them sold.

The gravesites at Wisconsin Memorial Park include a 6-grave plot (valued at $18,000), two 2-grave plots in the Eternal Life in-ground cryptorium (valued at $9,900 per 2-grave plot), and a 2-place crypt in the Last Supper Garden (valued at $15,095).

The 2-place crypt at Pine Lawn is in the Chapel of the Pines and is valued at $13,500-$14,850, depending on whether perpetual care is included.

The asking price for all these gravesites is fifty percent of the current price. That is quite a savings, and many of them are in prime spots in these two cemeteries. If you and your family have been talking about needing to purchase a gravesite, this could be the time to seriously think about doing so.

Contact the church office at 414-453-0700 or waumc@sbcglobal.net for more information.

 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.

Soda Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House
Since 2000, little aluminum tabs on the tops of soda cans have meant over $240,000 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.

Grief Seminars
The Loss of a Sibling
Sunday, October 18: 2:30-5:00 pm
United Methodist Church
819 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay
Registration required. Led by Jacquelyn Oliveira, M.A., Nationally Certified Grief Counselor

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:
8:15am - Traditional service in Chapel
9:45am - Blended service in Sanctuary

Sunday School: 10am

Webmaster contact:Natalie Stumpner