Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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.


NEW! Photos of Parking Project
Watch the Time lapse video of our construction project here!
 
We will be trying our hardest to keep you updated on the parking project. If you want to see what has happened and what it happening, you can! On the left hand side of the screen there is a link to the page "Parking Structure" that has updated pictures.

Thanksgiving Prayers
If you are in need of some prayers to use at your Thanksgiving gathering, please feel free to check these out and use the one that's best for you! Enjoy your holiday!

Disciple Bible Study
Last year, Jack Kaufman and Milly Strawn led a short 8-week Disciple Bible Study on the Hebrew Bible. This year, beginning October 6, for 8 weeks, they will do a short Disciple Bible Study, “Invitation to the New Testament,” concentrating on the Gospel accounts of Jesus' life and ministry, with correlations from the Hebrew Bible. This class will meet Monday evenings at 7:00-8:30PM in room 4. Jack and Milly believe that previous Disciple class participants and those with limited knowledge of scripture (but a desire to enhance their awareness of the relevancy of Bible) would benefit from this 8-week study. The sign-up sheet and study books are in the church office.

Mitten Tree in Parlor
Come to the Parlor, pick out a mitten, and shop for a needy boy or girl. Buy a $20 gift, wrap it using the mitten as a tag, and bring your gift back by Sunday, December 14. If you don’t want to shop, send or bring a check for $20 to WAUMC, marking it for Mitten Tree, and we will shop for you. We have children from United Methodist Children’s Services, Milwaukee Christian Center, Northcott and other agencies. Sponsored by Church & Society.

Advent Devotional Books

Advent, A Calendar of Devotions is a booklet of daily devotions for the season of Advent (the four weeks before Christmas). These readings are intended to help us slow down during this often busy, sometimes stressful, time of year. These devotions, are written by James W. Moore, a best-selling author of more than forty books and a UM pastor. Donations of $1.00 are appreciated for the cost of these books. The books are on the tables at the back & outside the sanctuary and chapel.


Another Option for Observing Advent
If you are accustomed to doing much of your reading on-line, The United Methodist Church has created something with you in mind. As a part of the “Rethink Church” site, you will find a contemporary Advent Calendar. Check daily, beginning November 30 for something new to do, read or experience as we journey to Christmas together. Grab a cup of cocoa and join us as we prepare, watch and wait for that wonderful something God is sending our way not just at Christmas, but every single day. Will you make it a daily practice to check the Advent Calendar and share with the community how you are experiencing this season? Here’s where to look: http://rethinkchurch.org/articles/spirituality/advent-calendar.

 
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!

Help Build a Chicken Coop in Kenya

Congregation members Sallie and Bruce Peterson, along with their daughter, Amy Hufnal, and others, have been traveling every couple years, at their own expense, to Kenya. While there, they have undertaken their own mission project. They have funded projects and built an addition to the Ole Kenne School in Narok, Kenya, built tables and benches for the addition, and on their last trip they built and stocked a library for the school. Donations from this congregation helped make these projects a reality.

This coming year, they will be taking two solar ovens they learned about at our church’s Sustainability Sunday. They also have another building project: to build a 10’by14’ chicken coop for the school. It will need to be well built to protect chickens from the wild animals that roam near the school. They will need to raise money for this ambitious building project.

Your mission committee, with the approval of the church council, would like to give the congregation the opportunity to support this project. If you would like to make a donation, you may make a check out to the church with the note Kenya Project, and help them reach their goal.


Winter Clothing Drive for City Children
Milwaukee Christian Center, Northcott, and our other Mitten Tree agencies have asked us again this year to provide warm clothing for their children. Church & Society will collect children’s coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters and other warm clothing that are clean and in good condition, sizes infant to age 12, during our Mitten Tree project. Children’s mittens, hats and scarves are also needed, also new unopened packages of underwear or socks. Please bring your donations to the Parlor on Sundays. We will deliver them after December 14.

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), since our two fellowship hall entrances will be how we enter the church from the back, until the new vestibule is completed. Please do not try to use the Wesley Hall entrance door― that entrance will not be functional until next spring. Be careful of the large cement pylons here and there in the lot, which will be the location of light fixtures which will be installed sometime after Thanksgiving. Those places in the lot that aren't paved will eventually become the new vestibule, green spaces or sidewalks. If you are coming to the church on Wednesday nights and want to avoid walking through the Chorister's rehearsal in Fellowship Hall, if you can negotiate steps, then walk through the sanctuary and take the back steps down to the west Fellowship Hall entrance. If steps aren't an option, then please be quiet as you walk through Fellowship Hall. The courtyard middle entrance door is also an option on Wednesday evenings.

Parent's Afternoon Out
Do you need a break? Do you need time for lunch? Do you need time for Christmas shopping? Let us help you out! The Middle School and Senior High Youth group are offering to watch your kids, (ages 18 months-9 years old) on December 6 from 1pm-4pm. We will be serving them a small snack and providing them with an afternoon of crafts, games and loads of fun! Children are free to come and leave at any time from 1-4 with a signature of a parent. We are asking that each family pay $15 per child or $25 per family. Please RSVP by Dec. 3 to Natalie Stumpner at nataliestumpner@sbcglobal.net so that we can plan accordingly.

Winter Clothing Drive for City Children
Milwaukee Christian Center, Northcott, and our other Mitten Tree agencies have asked us again this year to provide warm clothing for their children. Church & Society will collect children’s coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters and other warm clothing that are clean and in good condition, sizes infant to age 12, during our Mitten Tree project. Children’s mittens, hats and scarves are also needed, also new unopened packages of underwear or socks. Please bring your donations to the Parlor on Sundays. We will deliver them after December 14.
 

Grief Seminars

Touched by Angels - Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6:30-9:30pm at the Univ. of WI - Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. 262-521-5460 (fee required) www.waukesha.uwc.edu.

The Adult Loss of a Parent - Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30-4:00pm at Whitefish Bay UMC, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive. 414-964-2424.

Journey of the Longest Night - Sunday, Dec . 21, 3:00-4:00pm at Whitefish Bay UMC, 819 E. Silver Spring Drive. 414-964-2424. Ecumenical Candlelight Communion Service for Grievers.


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

414-453-0700

Sunday worship times:
8:15am - Traditional service in Chapel
9:45am - Blended service in Sanctuary

Sunday School: 10am

Webmaster contact:Natalie Stumpner