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.
Maundy Thursday Service- April 2 at 7pm in the Sanctuary
Our service this night picks up themes from the Maundy Thursday events, including Passover, The Lord’s Supper, and foot washing. A cluster of biblical narratives (Exodus 12:1-4, 11-14; 1 Cor. 11:23-26; John 13:1-17, 31b-35) all connected to eating, caring, and loving gestures will be shared as we use different media forms to support these stories. Pastor Sue’s sermon will be “Faith Food Stories.” We will all be invited to share Communion together and a vocal ensemble will provide music for our service.
Good Friday Service-April 3rd at 12:20pm in the Chapel
The Good Friday story is one we might wish we didn’t have to hear from one year to the next. We know the awful tragedy of that day which included the pain and brutality of a crucifixion. But whenever we revisit this story, we also know the outcome of the story. Good Friday will be followed by Easter. Pastor Sue’s sermon, “Is Once Not Enough?” will be based on one of the suffering servant songs found in Isaiah 52:13-53:12. If your lunch hour is a little flexible, you’re invited to join us for this service which will be less than an hour.
Easter Sunday-April 5th
We will gather together to celebrate and proclaim the resurrection! We will sing the stirring songs of Easter and hear the story of that first Easter from Mark 16:1-8. Pastor Sue’s sermon, “Threatened With Resurrection,” will be based on this text. Music will be provided by our Adult Choir, a Brass Ensemble, and organ.
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.
Support Northcott Neighborhood House
On Sunday, May 3, Northcott Neighborhood House will hold its 54th annual meeting with a $50 fund raising dinner at the Garage Hall of Harley Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee. In addition to the dinner and program, attendees will receive a 90 day pass to the Harley museum. Northcott Neighborhood House, a United Methodist Mission project, was established in 1961 by the Wisconsin Conference with help from members of our church. Its mission is to support family stability, provide educational and recreational programs for youth, lessen neighborhood tensions, combat community deterioration, and provide various social services for the residents of Harambee and surrounding neighborhoods. In these capacities, Northcott serves approximately 10,000 community residents annually. The agency goals are:
· To empower families to meet their survival needs and to provide good parenting to their children
· To provide a safe place for youth after school, Saturdays, and in the summer with recreational and skill-building activities
· To provide the neighborhood with space, activities, and the opportunity to engage in community building and crime prevention activitiesTo make a dinner reservation, call Northcott at 414-372-3770. If you cannot attend the dinner, but would like to help someone else attend; donations can be put in the offering marked Northcott dinner.
Ingathering for Tosa Food Pantry--Fruit
Please help our neighbors stay healthy! Please bring any commercially canned, jarred, or dried fruit you want ― applesauce, canned fruit, fruit cups, dried fruit, raisins, baby food fruit, etc. to our Ingathering grocery cart at the bottom of the central set of stairs, and we will take the fruit to the Wauwatosa Food Pantry at St. Bernard’s. Any non-perishable food you want to bring is appreciated! Gifts in the offering plate marked for Ingathering will go to The Hunger Task Force or local pantries and meal programs. Thank you!
Women and men are needed days, evenings and 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 three (3) hours each week for 6 months is requested. A 16½ hour evening training program begins on April 14 and continues on April 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 from 5:30-8:15 pm. All 6 evenings are required. Please call our hotline at 414-933-2722 by April 3 for further information.
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!
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:
Sunday School: 10am
Webmaster contact:Natalie Stumpner