Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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
Watch the Time lapse video of our construction project here!
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 has 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.

Mitten Tree in Parlor
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 14. 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.

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!

Help Build a Chicken Coop in Kenya

Congregation members Sallie and Bruce Peterson, along with their daughter, Amy Hufnal, and others, have been traveling every couple years, at their own expense, to Kenya. While there, they have undertaken their own mission project. They have funded projects and built an addition to the Ole Kenne School in Narok, Kenya, built tables and benches for the addition, and on their last trip they built and stocked a library for the school. Donations from this congregation helped make these projects a reality.

This coming year, they will be taking two solar ovens they learned about at our church’s Sustainability Sunday. They also have another building project: to build a 10’by14’ chicken coop for the school. It will need to be well built to protect chickens from the wild animals that roam near the school. They will need to raise money for this ambitious building project.

Your mission committee, with the approval of the church council, would like to give the congregation the opportunity to support this project. If you would like to make a donation, you may make a check out to the church with the note Kenya Project, and help them reach their goal.

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 and 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 14.

Parking Lot Project and Accessibility

Our south parking lot (the west side) is closed Monday thru Friday.

It’s probably not a big surprise, but because of the early appearance of winter, our parking lot project will not get as far along as we had originally hoped. The good news is that by Thanksgiving, we should have paved parking for 55 cars. (This number will go up next spring, as utility lines are buried and more parts of the project are completed.) The contractors will be putting down a binder course of asphalt and temporary striping, which will get us through the winter, with the final layer of asphalt and striping to come in the spring. Because of a concrete shortage right now, sidewalks along the building will need to wait until spring. However, we are hoping to still be able to complete the new concrete steps off of Underwood in the next few weeks. Temporary asphalt ramps will be created at some of the doors, and the southwest wooden ramp into Fellowship Hall will remain in place until our new vestibule is done. Once the vestibule is done, which is scheduled to be completed by Christmas, that wooden ramp will be modified and moved to the Wesley Hall door, to be used until a concrete ramp can be poured next spring. By Sunday, Nov. 23, we hope to be able to drive onto an asphalt parking lot, and continue to use the wooden ramp entrance off the south side of Fellowship Hall. Thanks for everyone’s patience as this project continues.

Habitat Update

Dry wall of all interior walls has been completed successfully & ahead of schedule on WAUMC's 15th Habitat for Humanity House! Next is for skilled labor to tape, mud & plaster the walls. Since Habitat is busy getting the homes begun in May ready for occupancy prior to December 31, we will be returning to prime & paint walls and finally to complete the finished carpentry work in January 2015. Milwaukee Habitat has given us our 4 Saturday prime/paint/finish carpentry schedule as follows:

January 10 - Paint interior walls (no tools needed)

January 24 - Finish carpentry

          January 31 - Finish carpentry
             February 14- Finish carpentry

Times are 9 am - 4 pm with lunch provided at noon. Address is 2125 North 41st St. (2 blocks south of North Ave.) Volunteers are asked to bring on finished carpentry dates: hammer, nail apron, tape measure (16’ minimum), square (speed or combination), retractable utility knife, two pencils, safety glasses, work gloves.

We'll also need lunches provided each work day. This is a great option for those not comfortable with construction activities!

Our goal is to have the volunteer portion of construction complete by the end of January in an effort for our homeowner to take ownership in late February - early March time frame.

Please sign up in the Habitat Book located in the church office. Any questions please contact Anne Neafie at neafie@wi.rr.com or 262-797-6562.

Grief Seminars

Touched by Angels - Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-9:30pm at the Univ. of WI - Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. 262-521-5460 (fee required) www.waukesha.uwc.edu.

The Adult Loss of a Parent - Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30-4:00pm at Whitefish Bay UMC, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive. 414-964-2424.

Journey of the Longest Night - Sunday, Dec . 21, 3:00-4:00pm at Whitefish Bay UMC, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive. 414-964-2424. Ecumenical Candlelight Communion Service for Grievers.

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

Sunday School: 10am

Webmaster contact:Natalie Stumpner