Grand Avenue United Methodist Church
Port Washington WI

53074

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Who we are

Everyone is welcome at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church!

Come as you are.

We pray you will feel spiritually uplifted and encouraged as you experience the Word of God through music, sermons, and prayers.

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Leadership

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Vince Pepin   Edit
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Administration

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Stacy Peters   Edit
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Grand Avenue United Methodist Church Service Times

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Service - 10 a.m. Sundays

Communion - First Sunday of each month (OPEN TO ALL!)
Coffee Fellowship - 11 a.m. Sundays

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Sunday School / Children and Youth Activities

Under 18s:
Lighthouse Youth Ministry ​

Lighthouse welcomes any and all youth in grades 5-12 from Port Washington, Saukville and the surrounding area to participate in group activities, fun events, and service projects in a welcoming and safe community.

Lighthouse Youth Ministry is a shared ministry of five congregations from three denominations (United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America)   Edit

Local outreach & community activities

Local Outreach

“Feed the hungry and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” - Isaiah 58:10

Family Promise of Ozaukee County

Family Promise is the nation’s leading organization to prevent and end family homelessness. Grand Avenue Church provides warm meals for those staying at the Family Promise Portlight emergency shelter and conducts supply drives to meet the needs of shelter guests.

The Food Pantry, Inc.

The Food Pantry serves all of Ozaukee County and the Random Lake area. Our church supports the food pantry with financial and food donations and serves as a food pantry collection site. Members also serve as volunteers at the pantry.

Hunger Task Force Stockbox Program

The Hunger Task Force Stockbox Program delivers a box of healthy foods to low-income seniors free of charge. Church volunteers distribute food boxes monthly.

Lighthouse Youth Ministry

Lighthouse Youth Ministry is an ecumenical youth ministry that provides a safe and affirming community in Port Washington where all youth are welcomed, empowered, and equipped to serve. Our church donates supplies for their events, service projects, and offers other resource help as needed.

Little Free Library

Our Little Free Library is part of a literacy movement started in Wisconsin. Our library is located between our buildings and is stocked with books that anyone in the community can take.

Other Community Partners

We are proud to share our space with various non-profit community groups such as ADRC meals-on-wheels, the Port Washington Woman’s Club, and weekly recovery group meetings.   Edit

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Grand Avenue United Methodist Church History

What is now the Grand Avenue United Methodist church began in 1852 as an assemblage of Christians living in what was then the frontier country of Southeastern Wisconsin. Early meetings were held in homes and ministerial support was provided by circuit riders who would visit Port Washington as frequently as possible, but often only a few times each year.

A church was erected on the corner of Jackson and Milwaukee Streets in 1862. The congregation incorporated August 18, 1865. In 1900-1904 a new parsonage and church building were completed at our current location on Grand Avenue. Later the parsonage was torn down and adjacent property was purchased in 1988 to create our current parking lot.

The church was first known as Ozaukee Mission, then the Evangelische Gemeinschaft. During the Second World War, when it was unpatriotic to be associated with anything German, a new sign was made and placed over the old one reading Grand Avenue Evangelical United Brethren Church. The first English services were held in the church in 1912.

In 1922 the Evangelical Association united with the United Evangelical Church, becoming the Evangelical United Brethren. The Methodist Church and The Evangelical United Brethren Church joined and became The United Methodist Church in 1968. Our congregation thus became the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church.

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Grand Avenue United Methodist Church listing was last updated on the 9th of August, 2023
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