Milwaukee-born author and entertainer John McGivern will bring his one-man comedy show to Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church’s newly-remodeled Fellowship Hall, 1529 Wauwatosa Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on May 21. Parking is available off Underwood Avenue.
The public is invited to attend this grand-opening event that will feature McGivern sharing personal, funny and touching stories based on his experiences growing up as the third born of six children in a working-class, Irish-Catholic family in the Midwest.
Seating is limited to 200 individuals. Tickets are available in advance at $20 each or two for $35. Visit http://www.waumc.org/ for ticket ordering details. Any seats remaining the night of the performance will be made available for $25 each at the door.
"The Early Stories of John McGivern" on WMVS won McGivern a 2009-2010 Chicago/Midwest Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera".
He is also a frequent guest on WKLH-FM 96.5 Dave and Carole morning radio show in Milwaukee.
Intermission will feature refreshments served by WAUMC youth with proceeds supporting their June Appalachia Service Project mission trip to Kentucky’s Knott County in June.
“We think of our remodeled Fellowship Hall as our church’s ‘living room’ and are inviting our neighbors in for an entertaining visit,” Pastor Sue Burwell explains.
The First Methodist Episcopal Church of Wauwatosa was incorporated on May 22, 1848. In 1868, the 42-member congregation purchased the site upon which the current building stands at 1529 Wauwatosa Ave. The first church building stood until the fire of 1919. In April 1921, the congregation returned to the site to meet in the new church’s basement.
The church sanctuary is home to a three-manual, 46-rank Schantz organ.
United Methodism was formed when the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged in 1968. Today, the Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church congregation is 500 strong and firmly committed to inclusiveness, celebrating a diversity of people, ideas and cultures.
WAUMC offers two Sunday services, Christian education classes for individuals ages 3 through adult, a variety of adult and youth music programs and Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops. The congregation is involved with more than a dozen local, national and international mission outreach efforts.
For more information, call 414-453-0700 or visit www.waumc.org.
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