Wednesday eJOY - November 30, 2022

First Friday of the month

Taizé Service - THIS Friday, December 2, at 7 p.m.

The monthly candle-lit, one-hour service features the singing of simple refrains, scripture readings, silence, and spoken prayer.


For more info on UMCWFB’s Taizé Service, contact Sue at

Worship with Pastor Don Francis December 3-4

Matthew 3:1-6  Click HERE.


Hearing John in the Wilderness

The theme of the second Sunday of Advent is Christ the Way. We usually refer on this Sunday to John the Baptist, the prophet, contemporary with Jesus, who called for repentance and a change of heart. He is likened to Isaiah who called the Israelites in exile to reclaim their faith and form a movement to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple. Christians have referred to John as the one who forth a movement and, by their repentance, to prepare the Way of God, coming in the person of Christ Jesus.

We repeat this story every year, not only as a reminder of our faith history, but as a call in our time to prepare to be God’s movement as Christ in our own life and in our church’s life. The stories we tell and the events we hold will be part of this preparation. 

The church of Jesus Christ has work to do. Invite people to consciously participate in preparing the way for Christ the Way. 

The website highlights the events of the month. The devotional is worth reading and pondering. Contact me if you want to talk. My cell is 262-617-9330. My church email is and the church phone 414-964-2424.

God bless you,

Pastor Don Francis

Click HERE

to see a brochure of all of our upcoming

UMCWFB events through December.

Christmas with a Conscience Fair —

THIS Sunday, December 4


On December 4, from 10 a.m. to noon, you will have the opportunity to purchase meaningful and lasting gifts in the form of donations to support missions in Milwaukee and around the world. Tables with representatives from the participating organizations will be in the Narthex where you can browse, learn, and make donations. If you’d like to mail in your donation, please send a check to church with the organization(s) of your choice in the memo.  


Greeters, Ushers, Coffee Servers

Please click HERE to pick your date and time.

Join us for Wednesday Night Live

11/30 Chicken Tettrazini

12/7 Baked Virginia Ham

5:30-6:30 p.m. Evening Meal: $10 adults ($5 for first child)

Classes begin after the meal from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

View a list of classes HERE.

Support for Equitable Housing - The Racial Diversity Team is supporting a request to create a Committee on Equitable Housing in Milwaukee County to address the significant housing challenges faced by our inner city neighbors. We invite you to join us by signing the letter below. The letter and pages to sign will be on the church counter. You can also sign the letter at the MKE Public Library on 9th and Wisconsin on Thurs., Dec.1 at 10:30 a.m. - noonRead the letter HERE.


Black Nativity Musical - Making plans to take in an Advent fine arts event? Join fellow members at the Marcus Center to see Black Nativity, Langston Hughes‘ joyous holiday musical told in scripture, poetry, dance and song. On Thursday, December 8, 7:30 p.m. performance the tickets will be $25.50, rather than $45. Purchase your tickets online while they last by clicking HERE. Scroll down to click on “community night” for the discounted tickets. We’ll see you there! 

To carpool, contact Jean Erickson at 414-962-8920 H, 414-759-7406 M,

Begin Advent with faith-lift worship including communion THURSDAY at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel with WOW.

Our Advent study, using the Believe Devotional and Kate Bowler’s The Season of Waiting (and waiting…and waiting)  begins at 10:15 in the Wesley Room or via Zoom. 

Zoom link for worship... 

Zoom link for Class Join Zoom CLASS Meeting Meeting ID: 894 0460 0949

Men's Ministry Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer with us Friday, December 9, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. We will be putting down flooring for 3283 N. 5th St. – on-site training - walk away with a new skill. 

Email Don Lybeck ( to register.

United Women in Faith invite you to the

Christmas Luncheon

 “Unwrapping the Joys of Christmas”


Come share love, laughter and fellowship that will warm your heart this Christmas season.


Tuesday, December 13 at 11:30 a.m.

At The United Methodist Church of WFB, in the Fellowship Hall


Cost is $10 to be paid on the day of the luncheon.

Sign up at the church office,

or call the church at 414-964-2424


*Childcare is provided

*If you would like childcare, please sign up by 12/6/22 

New Member formal class is set for Sunday, January 22 after the 10:30 service in the Walnut Room. 

December 18 after the 10:30 Service we (Pastor Don & I) will have an informal discussion on becoming a member

Please let anyone who is interested in formally joining the church know. 

Pat Wisialowski

Ushers, Greeters and Coffee/Cookie Servers Needed for our December 17th BELIEVE AGAIN Christmas Extravaganza.

Please contact Pat Wisialowski, 414-964-2424,ext.224.

Tree of Love - supporting Next Door Foundation and the

United Methodist Children’s Services


All the children's gifts have been selected for donation - thank you!

We DO still have gift cards reserved for purchase.

Using this link: purchase 1 or more $25 gift certificates by clicking on the “Sign Up” box located at the end of the sign-up list. The next screen will allow you to enter the quantity. You may mail also mail in a check addressed to UMCWFB. with “Tree of Love” in the memo. If you pay in person, use the envelopes marked “Tree of Love" from church office counter. Put the envelope into the dropbox slot located to the left of the office. Thank you for all your support.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Success!

Thank you for your generous donations and making this year’s Thanksgiving Food Drive a success! The folks at Northcott Neighborhood House are so grateful to you for helping them make Thanksgiving more special for those in need.

Lydia’s Treasure is SEVEN years old! Help us celebrate this week as we mark 7 years of offering fair trade, missional businesses and all those fun finds! In our seven years, we have given over $49,000 to over 20 different missions. Stop by Wednesday 5:30-7:30, Saturday before and after worship and Sunday before and after 10:30 worship or by appointment. Contact Lydia at If you have paper handled shopping or gift bags, please consider “recycling” them at Lydia. Just drop them off at the door any time. Thank you for all your donations, your purchases and your support of Lydia and our three fund recipients Kindred MKE, Running Rebels and Walnut Way Conservation Corps.

For a full list of all upcoming worship services and events,
please visit the "Events" page on our website at

United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay

819 E Silver Spring Drive

Whitefish Bay, WI 53217


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