Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Thursday, November 26, 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.

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.

Mitten Tree     
Come to the Parlor, pick out a mitten, and shop for a needy boy or girl. Buy a $20 gift, wrap it using the mitten as a tag, and bring your gift back by Sunday, December 13. If you don’t want to shop, send or bring a check for $20 to WAUMC, marking it for Mitten Tree, and we will shop for you. We have children from United Methodist Children’s Services, Milwaukee Christian Center, Northcott and other agencies. Sponsored by Church & Society.

Be a Host or Baker for Coffee Hour!
Signing up to help with coffee hour has never been easier!. If you would like to sign up, you may do so in the church kitchen or online here. Signing up online is easy!
1. Go to the Sign Up Genius Page: Here
2. Scroll down to find a date that works for you.
3. Click the "sign Up" check box on either "Host" or "Baker" for that date.
     -Hosts set out food and clean up. Instructions are in the kitchen.
     -Bakers provide treats. Some ideas are baked goods, fruit, veggies, cheese and sausage, etc.
4. Click the "Submit and Sign Up" button at the bottom of the page.
5. Fill in the "I am bringing..." field as well as your name and email fields.
6. Click the "Sign Up Now" button and smile--because of you, this fun church tradition can continue on! 

Winter Clothing Drive for City Children
Milwaukee Christian Center, Northcott, and our other Mitten Tree agencies have asked us again this year to provide warm clothing for their children. Church & Society will collect children’s coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters & other warm clothing that are clean and in good condition, sizes infant to age 12, during our Mitten Tree project. Children’s mittens, hats and scarves are also needed. Also new unopened packages of underwear or socks. Please bring your donations to the Parlor on Sundays. We will deliver them after December 13.

Children's Musical

We are once again in for a treat, as the children and young people of our congregation will be sharing their musical and dramatic talents with us on December 13 at the 9:45am service. This year’s musical is “The Incredible Adam Angel.” It’s about geeky scientist, Adam Angel, imagining himself as everything from an archaeologist to race car driver. He's lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas and doesn't find it until he dreams of being an angel announcing the birth of Christ. Come hear the Christmas story in a fresh, new way on the 13th!

Mary's Story
As we move closer to celebrating the birth of Jesus, the fourth Sunday of Advent centers on the story of Jesus' mother. On December 20, at our late service, our music department will be bringing us their special offerings of music, all based on the story of Mary learning she would give birth to the child, her visit with her cousin Elizabeth, and her song of praise (the Magnificat). You will hear a variety of vocal music and instrumental music, shared by both adults and young people. In addition, the congregation will be invited to sing a number of hymns about Mary, reflecting on both her response to the news that she would have a child, and our response to the birth we will soon celebrate.

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.

Grief Seminars
Coping With Grief Through the Holidays
Sunday, November 22: 1:00-4:00 pm
Touched by Angels
Sunday, December 6: 1:00-4:00 pm
United Methodist Church
819 E. Silver Spring Drive, Whitefish Bay
Registration required. Led by Jacquelyn Oliveira, M.A., Nationally Certified Grief Counselor

 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.

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