Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Friday, September 30, 2016
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.

Get Social with WAUMC
Do you know that the church has a Facebook page and a Twitter? You can “like” us on Facebook by adding Wauwatosa Avenue UMC as a friend or you may “like” our page, Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church. Either way will get you weekly information, pictures of events, and frequent updates. Make sure you check in often to stay up-to-date with the latest news. If you want to “follow” us on twitter we can be found at @WauwatosaAveUMC. If you are having trouble finding us, you may also check here, and click on the Facebook and Twitter badges (on the left hand side of the screen). They will take you directly to our pages, then sign in to your account and “like” or “follow” us.

World Communion Sunday

October 2 is World Communion Sunday. On this day, we celebrate our unity with Christians all over the world. We will observe one of our family communion Sundays in which we place the Sacrament of Holy Communion early in the service so children can receive communion with their parents before going to Sunday School. We will also take a special offering which funds graduate racial-ethnic World Communion scholarships with at least one half reserved for ministry beyond the United States. Donations also provide for undergraduate US ethnic scholarships and ethnic in-service training programs.

Halloween Family Movie Night
Bring your sleeping bag, pillow, and favorite stuffed animal and camp out in Fellowship Hall for a spooktacular movie! We will be hosting a Family Halloween Movie Night on Friday, October 21, starting at 6pm in Fellowship Hall. We will be showing a G-rated movie. Halloween snacks and juice will be provided. Children of all ages are welcome. Youth 5th grade and up are invited to the youth room for a different movie! Please RSPV to Natalie by October 16 so we can make sure we have enough snacks for everyone.

Pet Blessing
Our pets are a special part of God’s good creation. They become a part of our families. Many churches observe the practice of calling forth God’s blessing on our animals sometime near the Feast of St. Francis, which occurs in early October. This year we will join with Trinity Episcopal Church for an outdoor service of blessing on October 2 at 4:00 pm. We will meet at Trinity Episcopal’s Welcome Garden area, on the south side of their church (Milwaukee Avenue and Church Street). Anyone who has a pet of any kind is invited to bring their animal that day. Feel free to invite friends with pets to come with you.

Pastor Tim's Book Discussion

The first book for this season will be Anne Tyler’s Saint Maybe. Anne Tyler may be best known for her novel, The Accidental Tourist, which was later turned into a film. Saint Maybe spent nine weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.

In 1965, the Bedloe family is living what appears to be a charmed existence in Baltimore. Then, all of a sudden, a single tragic event occurs that will change their lives forever—particularly that of seventeen-year-old Ian Bedloe, the youngest son, who blames himself for the sudden "accidental" death of his older brother. Ian is almost crushed under the weight of an unbearable, secret guilt. Then one chilly January evening, he catches sight of a window with bright yellow neon, the CHURCH OF THE SECOND CHANCE. He enters and soon discovers that forgiveness must be earned, through a bit of sacrifice and a lot of love.

This book provides us with a challenge in our own lives as we see the need for reconciliation with others. Sometimes it is not enough to just say, “I’m sorry.” You will not want to put this riveting book down.

The county library system has many copies available. It is available new and used from amazon.com. Used copies are as inexpensive as 1 cent! Any interested persons are invited to meet in the Heywood Room on Sunday, October 16, at 11am to share in the discussion. 

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.

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