Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
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.


Clothing and Shoe Drive for Northcott
Your mission committee is collecting clean, gently used clothing and shoes for Northcott Neighborhood House to give to patrons. All sizes are needed. They especially need baby clothes, school clothes, clothes racks, and clothes hangers. Donations can be placed in the blue bin next to the food pantry cart at the base of the stairway.
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.

·       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.

School Supplies and sewn bags may be left in the blue bin near the grocery cart.

Adult Study Class
This fall we will be offering a study by Adam Hamilton, The Call. During this study we will follow the journeys of Paul, beginning with his dramatic conversion, as he spread the Gospel through modern-day Greece and Turkey. We will travel to the early church sites and explore Paul’s conversations with the Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. This will be a 6-week study, centered on the experience of faith through Paul. Two times will be offered: Monday evenings (7pm) and Tuesday afternoons (2pm). The Monday group will begin on September 14 and the Tuesday group on September 15. Leadership will be shared between Jack Kaufman, Pastor Sue and Natalie Stumpner. We need a minimum of 5 people to sign up for this study to happen. Please sign up on the sheet located in the church office and indicate whether you would like a copy of the book ($12).

Gravesites Offered

Our church owns 4 gravesites at Wisconsin Memorial Park and a 2 place crypt at Pine Lawn. They have been in our possession a number of years and the Endowment Fund Committee would like to get them sold.

The gravesites at Wisconsin Memorial Park include a 6-grave plot (valued at $18,000), two 2-grave plots in the Eternal Life in-ground cryptorium (valued at $9,900 per 2-grave plot), and a 2-place crypt in the Last Supper Garden (valued at $15,095).

The 2-place crypt at Pine Lawn is in the Chapel of the Pines and is valued at $13,500-$14,850, depending on whether perpetual care is included.

The asking price for all these gravesites is fifty percent of the current price. That is quite a savings, and many of them are in prime spots in these two cemeteries. If you and your family have been talking about needing to purchase a gravesite, this could be the time to seriously think about doing so.

Contact the church office at 414-453-0700 or waumc@sbcglobal.net for more information.

 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.

Mum's The Word
On the weekend of September 12 & 13, the Interfaith Older Adults Programs Greater Tosa office will be selling potted chrysanthemums after our services. The flowers are in 8” pots and sell for $6 each or two plants (or more) for $5.50each. These beautiful plants are great for altar flowers, memorials, fall gardens or as a gift. Proceeds support Greater Tosa Interfaith Neighborhood Outreach Program which is a ministry linking older neighbors with a caring community and which our congregation supports. If you have any questions, call the Greater Tosa Interfaith office at 453-5750.

Sandwich Service Project

Our next date to make 200 bag lunches for The Gathering is Saturday, September 19.  We will meet from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at our church to make peanut butter sandwiches, bag cookies and carrots or fruit, and pack the lunches.  Some of us will take the lunches to St. James Church at 8th and Wisconsin.

 

Please sign up here, or call Meg Kruger at 414-771-6010, so we can plan on your help and/or coordinate your contributions.  We especially need fruit, cookies and workers.  Sponsored by Church & Society.


Paper Shopping Bags Needed at Tosa Community Food Pantry
It’s been a busy summer at the Tosa Community Food Pantry. Changes to Wisconsin’s Food Share (Food Stamps) are resulting in more visits to the pantry. This has depleted our supply of large paper shopping bags for distributing food. If anyone has bags they could donate to the pantry, please bring them to St. Bernard Church, 7474 Harwood Ave., during church office hours, Mon. - Thurs. 8:30 am to 4:00 pm & Fri. 8:30 am to 1:00 pm or leave them at church in the shopping cart in the central stairway. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the pantry this summer. Because of your generosity we have been able to continue serving the many clients who depend on the pantry for emergency food each month.

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.

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.

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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