Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Friday, July 29, 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.

VBS Save The Date!!
Come and catch the wave of God’s amazing love at this year’s Vacation Bible School. Kids will experience crafts, games, Bible stories, science experiments, music and even a guest appearance from WAUMC’s very own ukulele band! Join us from 5:30-7:45 on July 28 & 29 and from 9am-Noon on Saturday, July 30. Join us on Sunday at our 9:45 worship service for a wrap up during children’s time! Please use the online sign up to register: https://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/tosaaveumc.

Calling All Youth!
Praise Ensemble Director Tim Karth is recruiting musicians of all types (singers and instrumentalists) for a special YOUTH PRAISE TEAM music slot for the summer worship schedule. The date is July 31 at the 9:45 service, with a rehearsal on July 27 from 7 to 8:30. It is essential that you are at the rehearsal to participate. If that date is bad, he is open to offering alternatives to make this work for all who are interested. We had such a great time on Youth Sunday and many people were encouraging Tim to continue this outreach with the youth. PLEASE RSVP to Tim in person, call or text at 414-688-6805, or e-mail at tim.karth@sbcglobal.net if you are interested. Please RSVP no later than JULY 10. Let Tim know if you want to sing or play an instrument, and he will provide you music ASAP! The sooner you RSVP, the fasterhe can provide music. We will prepare an Introit and an Anthem for that day.

Summer Music

Sing Your Story, Share Your Faith

Once again it’s time for our hard working choirs to take some well-deserved rest. Our summer music schedule has kicked off. This opportunity is open to any member of our congregation and can be offered at the 9:45 service. We encourage family and friends to participate as well. You are invited to share a special selection (vocal or instrumental) that expresses your faith. There are two slots per service. A link to the online Sign-Up Genius scheduling program is provided below. We will also send out this link electronically so it’s easier to access. If you would rather sign up in person or you have any questions, see Tim or Heather. Send Tim an email at tim.karth@sbcglobal.net or call/text at 414-688-6805. Here is the link:

School Supplies Needed

Mission Committee is once more collecting school supplies both for school bags for the Annual Conference Ingathering and for Northcott Neighborhood House. “Back to School” sales are a great time to purchase these supplies. We especially need:

·         spiral notebooks (at least 70 pages)

·         12 inch rulers with metric

·         24 packs of Crayola Crayons

·         blunt school scissors

·         1" x 2" erasers

·         unsharpened pencils

·         enclosed pencil sharpeners

We need help sewing bags. Anyone interested in sewing school bags should contact Carolyn Dressler (hocad@att.net) for fabric and the pattern.

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. Thank you!

Also, check out www.hungertaskforce.org for other places to bring nonperishable foods to get discounts on festivals, etc.

Special Alert: The Tosa Food Pantry is in need of packaged toilet paper for their customers!


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