323 S Fifth Ave, West Bend, WI 53095

Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Welcome to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church :)




As a woman walked by with a pep in her step and a smile on her face, I commented, “Love the basket, where did you get it.”  And the story unfolded.  The woman grew up at Fifth Ave. United Methodist Church.  Her parents were involved in Sunday School, Choir, and much more.  The families name is Carr.  Her parents have since passed.  The basket was her mom’s.  It was a french farmers market basket intricately woven and on wheels.  She told me, “When I bring the basket, I bring mom along with me.”  God’s love is intricately woven into our lives.  This basket is intricately woven, and a connection to a relationship that passes on Christian beliefs.  Look for your basket today!  Take God’s love out into the world.  Peace My Friends, Rev. Amy. 

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“Such love has no fear because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of judgment, and this shows that his love has not been perfected in us.  We love each other as a result of his loving us first.”  1 John 5: 18-19

Love Opens                                   Robert Collier

Love Adds                                      Robert Collier

Love Expands                               Hugh Prather

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Thought for the Week…….


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“The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.”

Cedar Community Butterfly Release Saturday, Aug. 11 (10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

Program and release at noon

Cedar Community, Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

This fundraising event features musical entertainment, adult and children’s craft area, photo opportunity with costumed characters, food and beverages for purchase, raptor show, 50/50 raffle, pick a butterfly for a prize, silent auction and more!

Proceeds benefit Cherished Moments, Cedar Community at Home’s hospice program, which provides staff education and fulfills last wishes for hospice patients.  Proceeds also benefit the welfare of our residents so they can enjoy an engaged living community with state-of-the art technology and services from independent living to skilled nursing care.

Limited seating – bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Admission with butterfly: $25, reservations due by Friday,  July 27

Admission (no butterfly): $5 in advance, children 7 and under free; $10 after Friday, July 28 or at the door

Tickets available at the main reception desks of Cedar Community:  Cedar Lake Campus, 5595 County Rd. , West Bend

Cedar Ridge Campus, 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend

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 If you would like to carpool call and we can meet at Fifth Ave. UMC.  Contact person:  Rev. Amy Anderson 262-271-7575.




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(i am not but i know I AM)   Louie Giglio
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(LAMB a novel The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal)         Christopher Moore

During your vacations pick up these books and read them as you float, boat, sit on the porch, or read on the beach.

Tuesday Aug. 14th, 7pm.  Rev. Amy and David’s home at 5455 Bauers Dr., West Bend WI. 

Book Club at the lake.  Come discuss the book and spend a nice summer evening out on the porch.

RSVP by Sunday Aug. 12th – 262-271-7575 or sign up on the bulletin board at church.


Thought for the Day!

What do you call God?  Elohim, Yahweh, El Roi,  Adonai.  These are all names that describe God.  They hold various meanings.  Elohim, references God’s power and might.  Elohim the only supreme and true God.   Yahweh is the proper name of the divine person. The LORD.   El Roi – God Who Sees – and oversees all creation and the affairs of people.  Adonai as written in Deuteronomy 6:4 names God who alone is the head over all.  But is it right or righteous for us to place God in our box and give him or her a name?  Something to think about today and the upcoming week.  Whatever you call God:  Have you called God today?  Speak with God and find Joy.  


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Rev. Amy Anderson