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.
Sunday School Teachers Needed
Sunday school begins on September 7. If you are interested in helping teach one of our classes (3k-4k, 5k-1st grade, 2nd-3rd grade, 4th-5th grade or 6th-7th grade). We especially need teachers for the 6th-7th grade class. The lessons are easy to follow and rooms are ready for you when you arrive. 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.
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!
Mum's the Word
On the weekend of September 13th and 14th the Interfaith Older Adults Programs Greater Tosa office will be selling potted chrysanthemums after our services. The flowers are in 8-inch pots and sell for $6.00 each or two plants (or more) for $5.50. These beautiful plants are great for Altar Flowers, Memorials, fall gardens or as a gift. Proceeds support Greater Tosa Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program which is a ministry linking older neighbors with a caring community and which our congregation supports. If you have any questions, call the Greater Tosa Interfaith office at 414-453-5750.
Save a Life! Donate Blood! Blood Center Faces Shortage for Labor Day Weekend
The need for blood donations increases during the summer months and holidays. Over 800 donors are needed daily to keep up with the needs of patients in our area. Go to www.bcw.edu or call 1-800-BE-A-HERO or 1-877-232-4376 to make an appointment at one of nine (9) local Blood Center of Wisconsin sites. Use the same contacts for more information, including eligibility questions.
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. Thank you!
The Hunger Task Force recently reported that in 2013 they distributed over $9.3 million in food to local pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters and senior centers. Hunger in southeastern Wisconsin has been increasing over the last 45 years, but so has the donor response to meet it. Thank you all for doing your part to help.
Volunteer Opportunities Sojourner Family Peace Center
Women and men are needed days, evenings & weekends to volunteer at Sojourner Family Peace Center. We offer opportunities to volunteer on the Domestic Violence Hotline, with battered women and their children at our shelter, Sojourner Truth House; with children at Belle Resource Center; and various other opportunities. A minimum of 3 hours each week for 6 months is requested. A 16½ hour evening training program begins on September 16 and continues on September 18, 23, 25, 30 & October 2, from 5:30-8:15pm. All 6 evenings are required. Please call Lianne Wiggins at 414-276-1911 by September 12 for further information.
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/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/village_of_wauwatosa_map.pdf.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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Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
1529 Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Sunday worship times:
Sunday School: 10am
Webmaster contact:Natalie Stumpner