Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Wednesday, March 04, 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.

World Day of Prayer
World Day of Prayer worship service will be held on Friday, March 6, at 10 AM at Calvary Baptist Church, 2959 N. Teutonia Avenue, Milwaukee. Refreshments will be served at 9:15 AM. This service is led by Church Women United, although it is open to everyone ― men, women, youth and children! This same World Day of Prayer worship program will be used in over 170 countries and regions around the world. It is a worldwide ecumenical movement led by Christian women who come together to observe a common day of prayer and action each year on the first Friday in March. The World Day of Prayer USA promotes justice and equality for women through prayer, partnerships, service and celebration. The World Day of Prayer motto is “informed prayer, prayerful action.”

Baked Potato Bar-ASP
It’s time to fundraise for the Appalachian Service Project again! Join us for a baked potato bar on March 8 in Fellowship Hall. We will begin serving at 11am and continue until the potatoes are gone. For a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for kids, you can have a baked potato, a variety of toppings (broccoli, chili, sour cream, cheese, chicken taco) and a drink. All proceeds will go to funding the 2015 trip!

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, March 15 & 22, at 4:30pm. Talk to Pastor Sue if you are interested.

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.

Imagine No Malaria

Thanks to all who helped make the Imagine No Malaria dinner and movie a success. More than a dozen people pitched in to make things go smoothly. A special thanks to: Sallie and Bruce Peterson for the great decorations; Barbara Heckenbach, Marit Gorr, Penny McCanles and Mark Vollmers for baking cakes. Natalie Stumpner and Tess Vollmers and the youth of the church did an amazing job! So far we’ve raised almost $1,500.

It is a joy to have the congregation join in to fight this preventable and treatable disease. Together with United Methodist across the nation, we can imagine no Malaria and make it happen. Watch this short video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CJgJFkRBo8.

 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!

Endowment Fund Scholarship
Our Wauwatosa Avenue UMC Endowment Fund Committee administers a scholarship program. These scholarships are available annually, and can be awarded to members of our church who are either graduating high school seniors continuing their education, or someone working on advanced degrees. They must be enrolling at an accredited four-year college, university, or technical school. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of academics (30%), community service (15%), service to the church (15%), moral character (20%), and financial need (20%). This fund was established a number of years ago, within our Endowment Fund. Members of our church are welcome to make contributions to this fund, so that more students can be supported. (Contact Andy Swenson for more information at 414-475-0385). If you, or someone you know would like to apply for a scholarship for the 2015-16 school year, applications with instructions can be picked up at the church office, found on-line at the church website: www.waumc.org. The applications are due back in the church office by Sunday, March 22, 2015.

Sandwich Service Project, March 21st--We are starting our Eighth year!

Our next date to make 200 bag lunches for The Gathering is Saturday, March 21. We will meet from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at our church to make peanut butter sandwiches, bag cookies and carrots or fruit, and pack the lunches. Some of us will take the lunches to St. James Church at 8th and Wisconsin.

Please sign up via the link on waumc.org, or via an email to Becky Coad at jcoad@wi.rr.com. Or call Meg Kruger at 414-771-6010, so we can plan on your help and/or coordinate your contributions. We especially need fruit, cookies and workers. Co-sponsored by Church & Society.

Adult Lenten Study
We say the Lord's Prayer every week, yet we may not think much about what we are saying. We will be offering a 6-week Lenten Study, centered on the Lord's Prayer this year. Two times will be offered: Thursday evenings (7pm) and Tuesday afternoons (2:00pm). Jack Kaufman, Natalie Stumpner and Sue Burwell will be sharing leadership. The Thursday group will begin on Feb. 19 and the Tuesday group on Feb. 17. The book we will use to guide our study is "The Lord's Prayer: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray" by Mary Lou Redding. The book examines each phrase of the Lord's Prayer and explores how we can use this ancient prayer as a model for deepening our prayer today.  Redding shares her personal experiences with prayer, using a warm encouraging tone and helping readers feel "I can do this." Pastor Sue will be preaching a four-Sunday sermon series during Lent, on the Lord's Prayer, so this study will build on that emphasis. 

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, March 15 & 22, at 4:30pm. Talk to Pastor Sue if you are interested.

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. Thank you!

Parking Lot Project and Accessibility

Our Parking lot is open!

We are thrilled to now have paved parking spaces in all our lots. The binder asphalt is down and that will get us through the winter. For those who need to use the wooden ramp on the south side of the building, please park on that side of the building. We would ask that those who can walk further, please use the spaces in the west lot (closest to Underwood Street). Please do not try to use the Wesley Hall entrance door―that entrance will not be functional until next spring. Those places in the lot that aren't paved will eventually become the new vestibule, green spaces or sidewalks.

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