All of you are the children of God, through faith, in Christ Jesus, since every one of you that has been baptized has been clothed in Christ. There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither slave nor free, there can be neither male nor female -- for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Galatians 3:26-28 

News & Updates

WAUMC next serves at Summerfield on November 18
We are going to prepare and serve the community meal on Saturday afternoon, November 18, at Summerfield UMC, at 728 E. Juneau.
They feed 80 – 100 people a hot meal for supper every Saturday. We will be serving sloppy joes this time.
We will meet at WAUMC at 2:30 [Note earlier winter time!] to carpool down to Summerfield. We plan on being back to WAUMC about 5:45 p.m. We setup at 3:00 and serve from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Then we will clean up and possibly eat if any food leftover.
Please let Jennie Ehrmann know at if you would like to help serve the meal in the afternoon of Saturday, November 18. Also, if you would like to donate dessert for 20-25 people, let me know. We need at least one dessert that is not chocolate. Or, if you would like to donate some fruit, such as bananas, cuties, pears, or apples, please let me know.
In addition, keep in mind that in the morning, we will be making 100 cold cut sandwiches to take with us, along with doing any other food prep needed. This will be at 9 a.m. while other people are making PB&J sandwiches for The Gathering. Helpers are needed for cold cut sandwiches. We will also be mincing veggies and other prep for the sloppy joes.
Thank you,
Jennie Ehrmann, 414-517-5453



NVC - Nonviolent Communication
Two Opportunities to learn about the practice of NVC - Nonviolent Communication.

NVC Practice Group
Freedom of the Heart

Meditation on 9 phases of progressive enlightenment. Reflections on a Thangka painting portraying stages according to Mahamudra Practice
Hello everyone, In our gathering yesterday at MoM's Centering Prayer group, we spent some time gazing upon, meditating and praying with icons. I sensed a deepening and connection in this practice with most members there. One new member who hadn't centered before (we did have a centering prayer sit) discussed some difficulty in centering as one works with formlessness, esp. how to handled busy mind and thoughts/questions arising during prayer. We discussed the Buddhist notion of the 'monkey mind.' A part of that "monkey mind" teaching comes from a Buddhist Mahamudra Thangka (like an icon) from the East. Catherine, who was in attendance yesterday, requested the link the youtube video which describes successive paths to enlightens and inner unity..... Ronald Mendyke

Here is the link.
The March on Milwaukee: 50th Anniversary
The March on Milwaukee: 50th Anniversary Coordinating Committee is hosting the 200 Nights of Freedom Kick-Off in the Rotunda at City Hall (200 East Wells Street) on August 28, 2017, from 5:30-8:00pm.

For more information check our calendar page

A letter from Charlottesville, VA.

'I received the following from David and Diane Brownold, and I am forwarding it to you so you can read firsthand about the dangers of being Jewish, the dangers of being considerred "other" in America today.'
- Susan Ann Adrians

Read the letter here. It is chilling.
INDIVISIBLE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR RESISTING THE TRUMP AGENDA.
There are many good answers in here to the question, "Now what do we do?" It's a great read, with lots of fantastic suggestions.

Here's the link to INDIVISIBLE

 

Church Activities

About Us

All are welcome! 

Worship Place & Time

Sunday at 9:45 a.m.

1529 N Wauwatosa Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(Enter at North courtyard door, Campus of the Wauwatosa Ave. United Methodist Church. We meet downstairs in Wesley Hall.)

 

Rev. Alice Iaquinta, M.Div., Roman Catholic

Womenpriests

As a 2006 Master of Divinity honors graduate of St. Francisde Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, WI, Alice was educated in the same program as the men who were ordained priests and was ordained in 2007 by Bishop Patricia Fresen, of Roman Catholic Womenpriests. She taught Applied Ethics, Oral and Interpersonal Communications, Marriage and the Family and Critical Thinking at Moraine Park Technical College, West Bend, WI for more than four decades before retiring in 2013. She previously served as an Associate Pastor of Jesus Our Shepard Church, Nenno, WI and also as Pastoral Associate at St. Therese Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI. Alice's ministerial focus is Adult faith information and education.

Rev. Jim Ryan, M.Div., Ph.D

Jim was ordained in the Passionist Community, Chicago, Il. Jim has extensive service to adults with disabilities and has worked in that ministry in southeastern Wisconsin for the last 17 years. Jim's Doctoral studies focused on the social justice base of virtue, especially piety as a lived spirituality. His past service included ministry to Appalachian communities in Kentucky. His ministerial focus is social justice.

Mission

We are faithful Catholics who commit to living our progressive, Vatican II spirituality
as an inclusive Catholic Eucharistic community,
where all are welcome, all are equal and all are ministers of the Church.
All are welcome to share Eucharist at the communion table. We offer participatory, alternative Catholic worship,
leaving the exclusive, judgemental, hierarchical, sexist, patriarchical, homophobic practices of the Catholic Church
to its past.

Description

An inclusive, Vatican II Eucharistic community of faithful Catholics who believe: 
- that all are welcome;
- that no one is excluded from the Eucharistic table for any reason, because no one is ever excluded from God's love
- that living according to an informed conscience is every Catholic's responsibility and right
- that transparency and equality, inclusiveness and hospitality are the foundation of a worshiping community
- that loving service and outreach to others is how we "live Jesus"
- that the royal priesthood of the baptized must be recognized, celebrated and the basis for a discipleship of equals.

The Vatican II Council vision of Church is a communion of the faithful who live out the religious liberty so treasured by the leaders of the Council to be God's people, faithful, sacramental and dedicated to service. We are a gathering of the People of God where The Gospel announces and proclaims the freedom of the sons and daughters of God...it scrupulously respects the dignity of conscience and its freedom of choice, it never ceases to encourage the employment of human talent in the service of God and humankind, and ... it comments everyone to the charity of all." 
Gaudium et Spes (the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World #41) 

All Are Welcome

by Marty Haugen

Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,
A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace;
Here the love of Christ shall end divisions.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true,
Where all God's children dare to seek to dream God's reign anew.
Here the cross shall stand as witness and a symbol of God's grace;
Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.

Let us build a house where love is found in water, wine and wheat,
A banquet hall on holy ground, where peace and justice meet.
Here the love of God, through Jesus, is revealed in time and space;
As we share in Christ the feast that frees us.

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.