323 S Fifth Ave, West Bend, WI 53095

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Welcome to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church :)


Annual Cookie Walk

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Come and join us on November 19th for our annual church Cookie Walk. The profits from this event will enable us to complete our mission pledge.

Sales will be from 9am to 1pm – OR – earlier if all cookies are sold out, which can happen within an hour so be sure to get here early to make your selection!!  Price per pound is $8.

    We will have a wide variety of homemade cookies, as well as a variety of specialty items including  homemade candies, jellies, jams and breads.  If you need a morning ‘pick-me-up’, delicious cinnamon rolls and coffee will be for sale.   Thank you for  your patronage.

Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 323 S. 5th Avenue, West Bend, WI

Sponsored by Fifth Avenue United Methodist Women

5th Avenue Street Fest 2016

A Big Success!


We would like to thank everyone who joined us for 5th Avenue Street Fest on September 11, 2016. This was a great opportunity to celebrate our first responders and enjoy a fun-filled FREE event with our families and community. We are grateful to those who made this event possible by volunteering their time and resources.

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October Family Connections Newsletter is out!

Monthly-E-NewsletterThe October Family Connections Newsletter is out!

If you did not get one or prefer a digital version, please visit our resources page. https://faumc.org/resources/

Photo Directory


It’s time for Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church to update our Photo Directory of church members and associated church family!



Photo Sessions:
Thursday, September 29:               2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, September 30:                    12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday, October 1:                      9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 2:                         9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Check this out:

► You will receive a free 8×10 portrait with no obligation to purchase and a free directory!

Grandparents and grandchildren are welcome to be in the photo. Pets are also welcome.


Savings opportunities with photo purchase:

► Bring a non-perishable food item donation to receive $5 off

► An additional $10 off for verifying your name, address, phone and email with photographer

► 30% off for Christmas Card orders

Food donations will go to the Full Shelf Food Pantry in West Bend.


Note: Online registration available Monday thru Saturday. Registration available on Sundays in Narthex. Pictures will be taken in Fellowship Hall located in the lower level. Arrive at time of appointment; no need to arrive early. Plan for one hour.

Questions? Please contact Aimee Liepert at Liepert@charter.net

Get Registered! – Sunday School Starts Soon

Get registered online or download form to get signed up for the upcoming Sunday School season. Please sign up early, as classes are forming quickly and we need to get our teachers in place for a great year of fun and learning. Visit Children’s Ministry page for more information about Sunday school. Return paper registration to the church office (church@faumc.org 262.334.2059).

5th Avenue Street Fest – Next Sunday

5th Avenue Street Fest 2016FREE event All are welcome

Sunday, September 11, 10am – 3pm

323 S 5th Avenue – by the Old Courthouse

Starts at 10am with Service and Celebration of our First Responders.

Followed by: 5th Avenue Street Fest with games and entertainment.


Games & inflatables



Face Painting


The West Bend Fire Department along with other local first responders and heroes will join us in celebration and remembrance.

Download Flyer here

Like us on Facebook

*food and drinks for the first 500

Calling All Singers!

adult_choir_logoDon’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to be extraordinary! Join Chancel Choir. We will start the upcoming season on Wednesday, September 7, at 7pm. The Sunshine room is the place and you are all welcome!

You bring your heart and voice and we’ll supply the seats and treats! One hour of musical fun a week. What could be better?!?!

Any questions, please contact Choir Director, Dave Bertelsen, at 262-338-9144.

Handbell Choir

Practice starts September 7 at 6pm in the Sunshine room

Our church is blessed with five octaves of handbells and four octaves of choir chimes.  The Handbell Choir plays one Sunday a month September through May.  Practice is from 6:00-7:00 PM on Wednesdays during the school year. The only requirement is that you can read music. New members are welcome to join the group.

Contact the church office and they will contact the director (church@faumc.org 262.334.2059)



Sunday School 2016-2017 Registration

Get registered online or download form to get signed up for the upcoming Sunday School season. Please sign up early, as classes are forming quickly and we need to get our teachers in place for a great year of fun and learning. Visit Children’s Ministry page for more information about Sunday school. Return paper registration to the church office (church@faumc.org 262.334.2059).

The Lily Pad – “Now Things Get Interesting….”

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I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.”

Solomon 2:1

“Now Things Get Interesting….”

FAUMC Family, as much as we would like to deny it, summer is impatiently making its exit. Even in the lagging sweltering heat, the trees and garden has the look of autumn and the morning air has a snap to it and the school bells ring loudly – welcoming the young and the young at heart back to their course of study.  In the midst of all these changes, we gratefully move into a new season of life.

Grateful? Yes!  Grateful because we have lived to see this day and this new season.  Grateful for the earth’s bounty and the hard work of farmers who have allowed us to put up food for winter.  Grateful that the changing season teaches us something new and exciting every time.

Grateful that when we as Christians are asked the question, “What did you learn today?” there will be educational opportunities for you to answer that question as Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church begins our multi-generational (nursery to adult) Sunday School on September 18, 2016. In addition, we offer Bible Study Discussion groups, book readings, Confirmation Classes, United Methodist Women Circle, Men’s Ministry, Youth and Young Adult Ministry, New Members Classes, and other Christian Education gatherings designed to equip all believers to do their part in the Body of Christ, His Church.  Being a Christian requires continual growth in faith, so that we will be fully mature in Christ (Ephesians 4).  These vibrant opportunities to learn as well as get involve provide, develop and promote programs that equip individuals for discipleship.

The presence of God in the waning light is different from that of Spring. In the season of Spring, there is a budding, buzzing presence when the earth awakens; the Autumn presence is more peaceful and deep, reflective and surrendering, much like the wisdom of our elderly who have witnessed the glory of God for many seasons. We celebrate our multi-generational church and the awesome gifts that each person brings to worship God in authentic ways.

As we begin this New Season, it is an ideal time to reflect and evaluate how the harvest of the year has been thus far. Assessing what we did right (or not!) in the garden (my life); what produced good crops and what didn’t.  Am I living into my anointed Fruits of the Spirit?  I believe it is a good time to engage in Spiritual assessment as well.  It is a good time to ask: what is working to produce peace and kindness in my life?  What is not?  What needs to “die off” in order for new Life to grow?  What is the harvest of my prayer life?

My prayer is that God would now touch us and lead us by His Holy Spirit into discovering just how deep His love is for each of us.  I also pray that His revelation of that Love in our lives might become more and more real for us through the coming days and empower us to boldly step outside the walls of “church” and embrace our Great Commission – “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

Does my faith lead me to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Does my belief lead me to care for the poor, the homeless, and the sick as Jesus commanded?  Does it lead me to compassion and cooperation?  And respect and compassion for all, even for those who disagree with us?  Without peace in our own hearts, there can be no peace in the world; Christ has told us that we are all many parts but one body.

Our beliefs and our faith bring us closer together and WILL increase the harvest. As the leaves fall, let us surrender the destructive, selfish parts of our lives, which separate us. Let us always and every day give thanks, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)  God bless,


“It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.” Wesley L. Duewel