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.
Thank you to all those involved in making the Sunday, July 27, service a meaningful and inspiring morning. Steven Shaw and the Worship Commission with Pastor Sue and the whole staff, Marion Sodnik for sharing his Christian perspective and update on some of the green efforts that our church has accomplished, Natalie Stumpner and the Sunday School staff and kids who created a cool bulletin board, Mark Rider and Karen Taughinbaugh who spent hours setting up the display of items and ideas in Fellowship Hall to inspire and educate us, the library staff for purchasing more eco-minded books for all ages. There is a long list on the bulletin board for all of us to continue to add ways that we can act in more sustainable ways in our homes. We would like to have the bulletin board FULL of your ideas. We have many reasons to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, REJOICE!
Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School--August 14,15 and 16
Come one, come all to WAUMC’s Everywhere Fun Fair Vacation Bible School on August 14, 15, and 16. We will gather from 5:30-7:30pm on August 14 and 15 and from 9-11am on August 16. Registration forms can be found in the June Tower, online HERE or HERE or outside of Natalie’s office. VBS is open to all children ages 3-3rd grade. We also need some adults to help. Please see Natalie if you are interested!
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.
Serving at Summerfield UMC
On Saturday morning, August 16, while we are in the kitchen making peanut butter lunches, we will also prepare a complete meal to take downtown to the Summerfield UMC meal program at 728 E. Juneau Avenue. They feed 35 – 50 people a hot meal for Saturday supper weekly. A few of us will deliver and serve the food from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Please let Jennie Ehrmann know if you would like to help serve the meal in the afternoon-evening of Saturday, August 16 at email@example.com. Carpool from church at 3:30 p.m. or drive direct arriving by 4 p.m. Going forward, our next quarterly date will be November 15, 2014.
We will be preparing and serving the meal at the Summerfield UMC meal program on E. Juneau Avenue on August 16. If you would like to help underwrite the cost of the “our” Summerfield meal, please put your gift in the offering plate marked “Ingathering” or “Summerfield.” ―Church & Society Committee
Sandwich Service Project-August 16th
Help make 200 bag lunches for The Gathering on Saturday, August 16. We will meet from 9:00 to 10:30 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 the St. James Church at 8th and Wisconsin. Please sign up online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4DAEA72AAA8-pbj. Or call Meg Kruger at 414-771-6010 so she can plan on your help and/or coordinate your contributions. Or see the sign‑up sheet in Fellowship Hall. We especially need fruit, cookies and workers. Co-sponsored by Church & Society and the Church Council.
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!
Hunger Doesn't Take Summer Vacation
Neither does our Ingathering effort. 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. Also, check out www.hungertaskforce.org for other places to bring nonperishable foods to get discounts on festivals, yoga, or other neat things.
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/map-parking/. 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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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