I'm New Here

What can I expect?

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Waukesha! 

The members, friends and staff of First Church look forward to welcoming you into this community of faith. We invite you to join us for any of the worship services or classes we offer as a way to get to know us better as you seek your place in a community of faith. All are welcome to join us in worship and classes as we come from diverse backgrounds seeking lives of greater balance and spiritual growth. 

When you arrive at First United Methodist Church, located at 121 Wisconsin Ave. in downtown Waukesha, we would invite you to park in the parking lots located off of Wisconsin Avenue or Park Street. Additional parking is available on Sunday mornings as marked on the area map. Handicap Parking is available in the North lot and an elevator is available to the right upon entering the North Entrance. 

As you enter the building through the North or West Entrances on Sunday morning, you will be greeted by members of our hospitality team. These greeters are available to answer your questions and help you find your way in our building. You will also find plenty of people sharing conversations in the hallways before worship begins and you are welcome to ask for help from anyone you see. 

Our staffed Nursery is located on the main level, near the West Entrance, in Room 221. The Hospitality Center is located immediately outside of the Nursery and is staffed by members of our hospitality team who can help to answer your questions and share information about First United Methodist Church. 

As you enter the sanctuary for worship, an usher will give you a copy of the bulletin and announcements for the week. The bulletin will provide the order of the worship service, including the songs and written prayers that will be shared that morning. In the announcements, you will find a variety of information about upcoming events and ministry opportunities. Feel free to find a place to sit where you will feel comfortable, or ask an usher to seat you. As the music plays, we invite you into a time of reflection as we prepare ourselves for worship. More information about our worship services can be found on the worship page. 

Joining us for coffee and treats between the worship services from 10:00-10:30 am in the Asbury Room directly outside of the sanctuary is a great way to meet new people and learn more about this congregation. If you have a child who went to Sunday School during the service, you are asked to pick them up from the classrooms on the lower level. 

We know that the church is an important institution in the lives of many, especially at significant transition points in life. If you are interested in having a wedding at First United Methodist, please contact our Wedding Coordinator. If you would like to learn more about having a baptism at First Church, please contact Rev. Dan Schwerin or Rev. Kris Androsky.

The Basics

Worship Times:
9:00am Traditional
10:30am Informal

Parking & Directions
We have on-site parking. Find parking maps and directions here.


Handicap accessible parking, doors and elevator are located at the North Entrance.

Dress Code:

There is no dress code. We invite you to come as you are.

The United Methodist Church practices open communion. We welcome all people to the table.

Nursery Care:
The nursery is staffed by CPR trained professionals during both services.

Sunday School:
Children in kindergarden-6th grade attend worship and are dissmissed to Sunday school after the children's time.

Jr. and Sr. High classes will resume in the fall

Adult classes are offered at 10:30am

Get Connected
Stop by the Hospitality Center to learn more about what First United Methodist Church has to offer.