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.
Summer Walk-In Choirs Return
Please join your choral directors Tim and Brian for two special music opportunities. Each vocal group will meet at 8:30 before the service. We will learn a simple Vocal Anthem to share with the congregation at the 9:45 worship service. If there is time and interest, an Introit and/or a Blessing may also be considered.
August 16 - Walk In Adult Choir
Dress for each day will be casual church wear....no robes.
Summer Children's Story Time
This summer, our children’s stories during worship will be based on something the children bring to share that day. They will be asked to place something in a bag that’s special to them, something they are thankful for, something that’s a part of God’s creation (no living or dead creatures please) and the pastors will create the story based on whatever they bring. If your child would like to participate by bringing something, you can sign up online at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0944AAA823A6F85-summer1.
G-Force Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be held July 30th and 31st from 5:30-7:45pm, and August 1 from 9-11:15am. VBS is open to all kids, ages 4-3rd grade. Please register in advance. Registration forms can be found in the June Tower, in Natalie's office or online at http://2015.cokesburyvbs.com/tosaaveumc. Please See Natalie if you have any questions.
Clothing and Shoe Drive for Northcott
Your mission committee is collecting clean, gently-used clothing and shoes for Northcott Neighborhood House to give to patrons. All sizes are needed. Donations can be placed in the blue bins next to the food pantry cart at the base of the stairway.
Greater Tosa Interfaith Fundraiser
On Wednesday, August 12, Wauwatosa's Chancery Restaurant, 7613 W. State St., will be hosting a fundraiser for Greater Tosa Interfaith. If you dine at the State Street Chancery anytime between 11am to 9pm on August 12 and present your waiter with an Interfaith flyer (can be found on the information tables), Greater Tosa will get 25% of the cost of your food (beverages excluded). So feel free to come for lunch or dinner or both!
Interfaith offers a variety of services and opportunities to older adults, keeping them linked to a caring community. The Greater Tosa office gets folks to medical appointments and the grocery store. They have friendly visitors for shut-ins and also can help with occasional minor home chores or repairs. Our congregation supports this valuable program.Last year the organization made over $560 so it was a great fundraiser. If you have any questions call Diane Euting at 414-453-5750.
An Award Winning Float
Our 4th of July float was chosen as the winner of the Theme award. Not only was it popular with the crowds, but the judges deemed it the best for supporting this year's theme--Hometown Pride. Thanks to Natalie for the PB&J theme idea, whose mom thought it would be a good fit for us! Thanks to the CIA kids, the Konkol family and Natalie for helping create the float. And thanks to those who participated on the 4th: Konkol family, Apollo family, Penny McCanles, Mary Peterson, Krause family, Wendy Kamerling, Gail Brown, Ben, Thomas and friends, Marika and Susan, and Pastor Sue. It was good that our community could relate our church name to this monthly service project.
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.
WAUMC Teams Up With Four Other Churches to Construct 16th Habitat House
Fifty-five volunteers from Wauwatosa Avenue UMC and four other area congregations worked together during Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity’s Blitz Build, June 22 – 26, to jumpstart construction of a four-bedroom, single-family house. Helping with the project is future homeowner, Zetho. A Congolese refugee, his family includes his mother, sister and brother.
This is WAUMC’s 16th Habitat house project since 2000. Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity recently presented its “Community Builder of the Year Award” to Carpenters for Christ – WAUMC, Christ King Parish and Emmanuel Community UMC – for 15 years of faith in action.
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.
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.
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