Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Thursday, April 28, 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.

30 Hour Famine Results    
Congrats to those youth and adults who participated in World Vision's 30 Hour Famine... we raised a total of $517 which is enough to feed one child for about 15 months or 15 kids for 1 month! You all did an awesome job!

Alert! Flamingo Migration Predicted
As spring draws near, Wauwatosa Avenue will get a chance to see a migrating flock of pink flamingos! As cute and friendly as they seem, these birds have been known to become pesky, pink pals. They have even been sighted at the homes of congregation members without warning. Good thing we have our very own flamingo wrangling crew here at WAUMC (aka our youth)! On May 1, you will have the opportunity to purchase Flamingo Insurance which insures you that our wrangling crew will keep these birds away from your home. Our flamingo wrangling crew is monitoring the migration carefully and will give you bulletin updates as the flock moves closer. Keep on the lookout!

Youth Led Worship Service
Join us on Sunday, May 1, for a youth led worship service. This service will be about God’s healing power. Come hear how the middle school and senior high youth have experienced God’s power in their lives. They will lead us in songs and scripture and assist in the serving of family communion. The youth have created a small praise ensemble under the direction of Tim Karth. The ensemble consists of youth of all ages who are eager to share  their musical talents with you. This is a service you won’t want to miss! The youth share God’s word with you in a fun and engaging way. If you have a youth who would like to be involved with this service, please let Natalie, Tess or Dave know.

We Want to Hear From You

You will notice a listening booth in Fellowship Hall. We invite all congregation members and visitors to come and visit us and share with us your ideas for enhancing our ministry. We will be posing monthly questions to help guide our thinking. We would love to hear your ideas and thoughts. If you would prefer to write your answer and submit it, you may do so by emailing Natalie at nataliestumpner@sbcglobal.net or writing it down and placing it in the offering plate. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity and share your creative ideas with us! We can’t wait to hear from you! May’s questions to consider will be: What kind of young adult and young family offerings do you want to see offered at WAUMC? What ideas do you have to attract new members and friends to WAUMC? In what additional ways could WAUMC connect to the surrounding community? How can we better utilize our parking lot during the week and other times it is not in use?

Coffee House Programs will Brew up Fun!
Spring dates guarantee unique nights of music, food and fellowship. Now in its 5th year, the Community Coffee House Concert Series again will offer a night of family friendly fun in support of our mission and outreach ministries. Coordinated and produced by Tim Karth and Bill Armstrong, these 90 minute programs are hosted by our various mission teams and offer seasonal refreshments for a modest free-will donation. Here is what we have lined up:

May 21“Ukulele Madness” featuring you, this other guy, and a bunch of ukulele-ists. We open up the Coffee House stage to a plethora of local artists who specialize in the latest craze to sweep the modern music scene…the UKE. No, not Mr. Baseball, but that tiny instrument that looks like a guitar but sounds like…well…not a guitar. You get the idea. The night will include a concert program and a sing-a-long, and will feature a few familiar faces from our church family. You don’t have to be tiny, or named Tim, to participate. Hosted by our ASP Youth mission team. 7:00 to 8:30pm in Fellowship Hall.

Pastor Sue's Book Discussion
Pastor Sue’s choice for her last book discussion will be All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The discussion will be held on May 22 at 11am, in the Heywood room.

May Habitat Blitz Week Lunch Help Needed

WAUMC will provide the lunch for the Habitat volunteers during their May Blitz Week, during which they plan to frame several new houses in the central city. We will be providing chili for 65 people, along with French bread, fruit and dessert for the lunch on Monday, May 16.

We would like help from you in making the chili. If you are willing to make a batch at home, starting with two pounds of ground beef (no noodles), please contact Mary Spearo at 414-475-0848. Please bring the chili to church on Sunday, May 15. (We’ll have buckets to pour your chili into.)

In addition, we would like toppings for the chili, such as oyster crackers, shredded cheese, sour cream and chopped-up onions.

We also will need 65 servings of fruit, washed and ready to go. Habitat suggests apples, oranges, bananas, or grapes or strawberries in serving-size ziplock bags, so the workers can choose the fruit and take it with them.

Also, we will need several desserts, and French bread. Please call Mary Spearo at 414-475-0848 to let her know what you can bring. Then bring your contributions to church with you on Sunday, May 15, to the main kitchen.

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