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.
NEW! Photos of Parking Project
We will be trying our hardest to keep you updated on the parking project. If you want to see what has happened and what it happening, you can! On the left hand side of the screen there is a link to the page "Parking Structure" that had updated pictures.
Disciple Bible Study
Last year, Jack Kaufman and Milly Strawn led a short 8-week Disciple Bible Study on the Hebrew Bible. This year, beginning October 6, for 8 weeks, they will do a short Disciple Bible Study, “Invitation to the New Testament,” concentrating on the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry, with correlations from the Hebrew Bible. This class will meet Monday evenings at 7:00-8:30PM in room 4. Jack and Milly believe that previous Disciple class participants and those with limited knowledge of scripture (but a desire to enhance their awareness of the relevancy of Bible) would benefit from this 8-week study. The sign-up sheet and study books are in the church office.
All Saints Observance Sunday, November 2nd
November 1st is All Saints Day, the day the church sets aside to remember those who have died, especially those from our fellowship and families, during this past year. We will be observing All Saints Day and communion, on Sunday, November 2nd. Persons are invited to bring to worship the names of people who have been a part of their life, who have died since last November 1st. During the prayer time, people will be invited to share those names. Or, if you prefer, there will be a basket in the entryway of the church to submit names before each service, so they can be read aloud. During worship, candles will be lighted remembering all those persons whose names are shared. The Chancel Choir and a Brass Ensemble will be providing music for the day.
Where your treasure is, there your heart will also be. ―Matthew 6:21
Money affects your heart. Whether you are in plenty or in want, money has a direct connection to your stress level, your anxiety, and the health of your relationships. It is no wonder then that Jesus talked about the relationship between our treasure and our hearts.
On November 9th, we will have an opportunity to make personal commitments of our offerings to God through our church in the coming year. We will receive commitment cards in the mail, and cards will be available in church. We will ask that people bring their commitment cards to worship that day. We hope that you’ll join us in the coming weeks as we look at Jesus’ teaching on how we can avoid freedom from some of the common pitfalls related to money, and how we can give our lives and our treasure to God.
Pastor Sue's Book Discussion
Our next quarterly book discussion will be November 2 at 11am (meet in the east end of Fellowship Hall). The book is Please Look after Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. This novel from widely acclaimed Korean author Shin focuses on motherhood and family guilt. Park So-nyo, mother of four now-adult children, has gone missing in a Seoul train station on the way to visit them. As her family searches for her, long-held secrets and private sorrows begin to reveal themselves, forcing her children to wonder how well they actually knew the woman they call Mom. This Korean million-plus-copy best-seller is an impressive exploration of family love, poverty, and triumphing over hardship. (This book is also one of the selections in the 2014 UMW reading program.)
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!
WAUMC Fall "Souper" Sunday--October 26th
Join us for Fellowship… Food… Fun! from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. There will be four homemade soups:
Chicken & Rice (gluten free)
Beans & Barley Old Fashioned Lentil Soup (vegan & gluten-free)
Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana (gluten-free)
Roasted Cauliflower & Thyme with Bacon (vegetarian without optional bacon garnish)
Crackers, Bread & Butter
Coffee, Tea, Milk
A free-will offering supports future WAUMC “Souper” Sundays. Please bring clean, large-mouth jars with lids to church kitchen/dishwasher room before or on Souper Sunday. Thank you.
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, Nov. 2 & 9, at 4:30pm. Talk to Pastor Sue if you are interested.
Coffee Hour Hosts
If you didn’t have the opportunity to sign up as a coffee hour host on the recent Sunday bulletin inserts, know that we can really use your help. Perhaps you belong to a UMW Circle, men’s group, choir, K’n’K, or any of our other groups—you could sign up as a group. Or you can sign up individually or with a friend. So many people enjoy Coffee Hour, but we always are in need of hosts at the 10:45am fellowship time. The sign up sheet is in the Fellowship Hall kitchen. The October Recruiter for coffee hour hosts is Susan Freitag and for November it is Heidi Engbring. They would very much appreciate your help!
Surviving Suicide in the Family - Sunday, November 2, An Altar in the World Study at Whitefish Bay UM Church, from 2:00-4:30 pm. 819 E. Silver Spring Drive. 414-964-2424.
Parking Lot Project and Accessibility
As you may have seen, our parking garage has been demolished. An accessible ramp has been constructed, off the southwest corner of fellowship hall.
Moving forward with this project, accessibility will be very limited on weekdays. There will probably be no parking in our south lots and no accessible entrance on weekdays. The contractors do intend to have the south lot become our accessible entrance on Sundays. Please use that lot though, for people who really need it. If walking isn't an issue for you, during these next two months, please park elsewhere and leave the parking spots for others. We will try to keep you as informed as possible. If you have a question about whether there's an accessible entrance available, please call the church.At our recent Church Conference, we shared that an elevator will not be possible in this project, although we had initially hoped it would be. To have added an elevator would have been an additional $300K, which exceeded our budget for the parking lot project. If at some point in the future we decide to move forward to add an elevator, we now have plans of how that could work, and the vestibule we will be building in this current project could later be connected to an area containing the elevator shaft.
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. 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.
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