Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church
Press Release

Public invited to Habitat for Humanity benefit concert and soup supper

A free-will offering will be collected to support the building of the church’s 20th Habitat for Humanity house in 2020.

By - Nov 17th, 2019 12:03 pm

WAUWATOSA, WIS., Nov. 17, 2019 – Vocalist Carmen Nickerson and pianist Kostia Efimov will present a concert in support of Habitat for Humanity on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church, 1529 Wauwatosa Ave. A soup supper will follow at 5:45 p.m.

A free-will offering will be collected to support the building of the church’s 20th Habitat for Humanity house in 2020.

The duo, a favorite of WAUMC coffee house audiences, will offer a mix of pop, jazz and seasonal music. Diners may choose from regular chili, vegetarian chili and chicken noodle soup.

After several years of performing in the Los Angeles music scene, Nickerson currently sings with national recording artist Willy Porter. She has worked with many top regional bands, including the Eddie Butts Band, Cold Sweat and the Brew City Horns, North Coast Orchestra and the award-winning children’s music group The Chickadees.

Efimov trained as a concert pianist in Russia before coming to America to record with Narada Records. He blends a wide range of styles into his playing, including classical, jazz and pop. He performs with the Daryl Stuermer Band (of Genesis fame), as well as many regional acts. His original compositions have been heard on various television shows, including “Sex in the City” and Olympic gold medalist Michelle Kwan skated to one of Efimov’s songs.

Free parking is available behind the church off Underwood Avenue in the surface lot across from the fire station. Enter the building through any one of three doors off the parking lot or the church’s main entrance on Wauwatosa Avenue. The church is handicap accessible.

Wauwatosa Avenue United Methodist Church has been a welcoming church throughout our 172-year history. Today, we are formally recognized as a Reconciling Congregation within the Reconciling Ministries Network (https://rmnetwork.org/). We strive to transform the world by living out the Gospel’s teachings of grace, love, justice and celebration of all of God’s children. More than 360 members “gather as friends, grow in faith and share God’s love” within our walls and with hands-on, financial and prayer support for 15+ local, national and international mission efforts. WAUMC offers two Sunday services, a supervised infant nursery, Christian education classes for all ages, multiple music programs, middle and high school youth groups and has sponsored Boy Scout Troop 21 for 97 years. For more information, call 414-453-0700 or visit https://www.waumc.org/ and find us on Facebook and Twittter.

The Mary of Magdala, Apostle to the Apostles, inclusive Vatican II Catholic Church, founded in 2010, has worshiped in space provided by Wauwatosa Avenue UMC since 2013. Find Information about their worship services and social justice initiatives at http://maryofmagdala-mke.org/index.html and on Facebook.

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