Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Friday, July 21, 2017

I'm New Here

We welcome you and hope you will find our church to be a place where we can grow in faith together.  We do our best to practice, the United Methodist intention of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.”
 
You are invited to park in the surface parking lot, located directly behind our church, off of Underwood Ave.  There are two back doors that you may enter off the parking lot, which will take you into the lower level of the church.  The sanctuary and chapel are located one floor above.  An elevator is available in our Fellowship Hall, which makes our sanctuary more accessible.  In addition, there are numerous doors off the church courtyard, in the front of the church, and we hope you will try one of them!
 
In case you are wondering, United Methodists are one denomination among many, in the Protestant tradition.  We share a common heritage and hold many beliefs in common with other Protestant denominations and we affirm the unity of all Christians in the Body of Christ.  The United Methodist Church was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968.  We trace our spiritual heritage back to the 18th century leaders that include John and Charles Wesley, Francis Asbury, Philip Otterbein, Martin Boehm, and Jacob Albright.
 
Our denomination is centered more on a commitment to the basics of Christianity and living a Christian lifestyle, than we are to agreeing to a particular set of beliefs.  United Methodist people are encouraged to think theologically—to do our own thinking about the details of what we believe about God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
 
The first Sunday of the month is our Communion Sunday, and we practice open Communion, which means that the table is open to all.
 
Our nursery is staffed throughout Sunday morning by a professional child care worker.