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Some Recent Events at FUMCWA

Thanksgiving Baskets

We assembled 180 baskets on Saturday, Nov. 19 and distributing the baskets to underprivileged families on Sunday, November 20.

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree

In Milwaukee and hundreds of other American cities this Christmas, forgotten victims of crime will receive gifts from people they’ve never met. These victims are the children of men and women in prison. They will benefit through Prison Fellowship Angel Tree, a program sponsored by Prison Fellowship, an interdenominational Christian outreach, and FUMC of West Allis.

The Prison Fellowship Angel Tree at our church opens November 20.

You will be able to select one or more angels from the tree. The gifts need to be purchased, wrapped, and returned to church by Sunday morning, December 18. Judy Affeldt will need volunteers to help with phone calls, addressing envelopes, and delivering the gifts. If you can help, please call Judy at 414-425-1395 and volunteer for this wonderful project.

Family Ministries

Christmas Tree decorating

Do you have some free time to help bring Christmas to your church? Barb Sorenson can use help decorating all of the beautiful trees we have around the church for the holidays.

Do you have an hour or so on November 25 and/or November 26 to decorate small Christmas trees, or December 2 and/or December 3 to put ornaments on our big tree in the sanctuary?

There will also be trees to decorate in Fellowship Hall between November 28 and December 3. Church service is Fun! Please let Lance or Jo-Ann Lambert know when you can help.

Brunch in Bethlehem

Please join us for Brunch in Bethlehem on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12:00pm. All children are welcome to join us. We will be creating keepsakes to take home and have costumes for the children. After  enjoying a delicious brunch, everyone will take part in the retelling of the Nativity Story and singing familiar Christmas Carols. This will be a great start to the Advent Season.

Senior League Christmas Luncheon

December 7, 2016 at 11:30am Punch will be served followed by lunch. Our program will be choral selections by the Marquette University High School Choir. Please see Laurie if interested. Tickets are $10.00.

Sugarplum Sweets and Holiday Treats

Our Christmas Cookie Sale which will be held on Saturday, December 10th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The word has spread that our cookies are delicious and beautiful. That means that the demand is greater and we need more cookies!  We would like each household to consider baking some cookies to help with our sale. There is a sign-up sheet on the last page of this Messenger and will be in Sunday  bulletins as well.

Please consider where you would be able to help us.  On Tuesday, December 6th, we will be baking specialty cookies at the church.  The dough has already been made and we will need to roll and decorate them for baking.  All the work can be done while seated.  There will be others who will do the baking and transporting of trays.  We have a great time socializing while we work.  On Friday, December 9th, we will be boxing the cookies and preparing Fellowship Hall for the sale.  We will need help with a variety of things; boxing cookies, putting price tags on candy and other items, placing and  stacking items on tables, and putting tablecloths on the tables.  If you can help on either of these two days, we would certainly appreciate that.  However, if you cannot help, we hope that you come on the day of the sale and buy cookies, treats, and enjoy refreshments!

Madrigal Dinners

Save the dates! The Madrigal Dinners will be held on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17. This year we will tell the   story of The Re-gift of the Magi. Mark your calendars and come to enjoy an evening of Christmas music, colorful costumes, and delicious food. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14 at 9:00am. Please call the church office.