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7520 W Lapham St, West Allis, WI 53214 – 414-774-5500
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Two Services 8:00am & 11:00am Sanctuary
11:00am YouTube Streaming
March 26, 2023 [Sundays – both services] Click here for more information.
Holy Week April 2-9, 2023
- Palm Sunday: April 2
- 8:00 am Worship
- 11:00 am Worship-Sanctuary/YouTube
- 12:15 pm Palm Sunday Brunch
- Maundy Thursday: April 6
- 12:00-1:00 pm Drive-Thru Communion
- 7:00 pm Worship – Sanctuary/YouTube
- Good Friday: April 7
- 12:00 pm Reflection and Prayer Time – Facebook
- 6:30 pm Good Friday Joint Ecumenical Service (First Lutheran) Apostle Presbyterian, First Baptist, First Lutheran, First United Methodist, West Allis, and Mt. Hope Lutheran will jointly host a Good Friday Service at First Lutheran Church, located at 7400 W Lapham Street, West Allis. The focus of the special service will be ecumenical worship with singing, praying, and reflections on the message of the cross. All are invited to participate. Please Park in the First United Methodist Church parking lot.
- Easter Sunday: April 9
- 8:00 am Worship
- 11:00 am Worship- Sanctuary/YouTube
- 9:15-10:30 am Easter Fellowship
Pastor Sam’s Renewal Leave
Pastor Sam will be on Renewal Leave from April 10-28, 2023. Shanti, Selwyn, and Pastor Sam plan to visit India during the renewal leave to attend Pastor Sam’s mother’s (Mary Royappa who died in April 2020) Memorial Service and the Dedication of her gravesite. This will be an opportunity also to visit siblings and family. In Pastor Sam’s absence, please call or email the church office for pastoral needs: 414-774-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH – GROWTH – VITALITY (HGV) SUNDAY – April 30, 2023:
Pastor Sam has designated April 30 (both services) as HGV Sunday in conjunction with our church’s ministerial goals for the year 2023 and their implementation. Yes, our most common form of gathering is the worship service where we express our faithfulness to God and the church to ‘do church’ throughout the week. This means we are a 24/7 church in the community of West Allis, reaching out to people who are yet to become part of the Kingdom of God through First Church. On this Sunday, members (four at each service) will share and inspire us to envision a Future with Hope, envisioning and dreaming of a church beyond our current reality. Please come and be blessed!
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INVITATION TO GATHER 100 STORIES
In honor of the Centenary Celebration, you are invited to write a story of what FUMCWA has meant to you in 100-150 words and send it to the church office or drop it in the box in the narthex by the end of October 2023. Thank you!
Click here to see updates Coins of Love, 2nd Saturday Missions, Baskets of Love/Heffer Project with our Sunday School, our Mission Trip and more.
Remember Ukraine During 2023
Click here to see how you can help during the holiday season, or any time of the year.
Charge Conference Review and Our Three Year Plan
Our church’s Annual Church Conference was held on Sunday, November 20, 2022, with the presiding leadership of District Superintendent Ebenezer Insor. Click here for a copy of these plans.
FUMCWA Affiliation with UMC Decision
After hosting three Listening Sessions (August, October, and November 2022) and hearing members’ voices with opinions, choices, and preferences, the Church Council that met on November 11, 2022, has unanimously decided to continue their affiliation with the United Methodist Church through the leadership of Wisconsin Annual Conference. Furthermore, the Church Council continues to pray for discernment of the 2024 General Conference and the Council of Bishops for the future of the United Methodist Church.
Serve One Another – Volunteer!
There’s no better way to get to know people in the church family and grow in our faith, than to volunteer and serve together. First Church has many volunteer opportunities to help you build relationships while you reach out and give back to our church community. Current Volunteer Opportunities: Ushers, Greeters, Welcome Center, Prayer Team, Tech Team, Communion Stewards, Children’s Message, Nursery, AWANA, Youth Sunday School Leaders. Come and serve this fall! We need YOU! Please prayerfully consider serving. Training for all areas will be provided. Please contact Pastor Sam today!