Readers of this column may know that one of the things I am passionate about is my faith. I consider myself a non-denominational Christian. It is a bit funny that being non-denominational is becoming a denomination in itself.
I enjoy gathering with like-minded people to worship God every Sunday. When I neglect attending a service, I feel like I have missed out on inter-generational fellowship and the weekly “pep talk” that I need that encourages me to keep on keeping on!
Most of the places of worship I will talk about in this article will be associated with the Christian belief system. These are all churches I’ve visited, some of them, multiple times recently during my own church search.
By no means will this list be in any kind of alphabetical order, but I will start with . Musically, this church offers both contemporary and traditional worship opportunities. Ben Janzow leads the celebration band at the 10:30 a.m. service.
, located on the corner of Sunset and Grand in Waukesha, offers two identical worship services every Sunday morning. Highlights of this church include a Sunday lunch and coffee café and a separate building referred to as North Campus for youth programming. Christian rock bands will often play on weekends or for special events in the café or at North Campus. Practical and relevant Bible teaching is available for youth each Wednesday evening in a service called “Epic.”
If you are a college student or young adult, you may want to check out “The Finding Place.” They meet for worship, Bible teaching and service to the community every Sunday night at located on Sunset drive next to Culvers. Recently, the Finding Place has been serving and learning about the Waukesha community through “mystery road trips.”
Riverglen Christian Church is located on the outskirts of Waukesha about 4.5 miles west of the Fox Run shopping center in Genesee. This is my home church and a very friendly congregation. They are very focused on drawing people into the presence of God using the arts – drama and musical worship.
Kids ministries are offered for pre-school through elementary during each of the three identical weekend services. Xstream for high school and “The Edge” for middle school students are two different programs that happen on Wednesday evening at the church.
Anyone that considers themselves part of the Carroll community is welcome to attend one of two Bible discussions held on campus at 10 a.m. Tuesdays or 10 p.m. Tuesdays. Pizza and soda are provided as refreshment for the Tuesday evening study. The discussions are led by college chaplain and former pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church in Waukesha, Bill Humphreys.
Other churches I have visited include River of Life Christian Center, the first United Methodist Church and the Church of Christ Scientist in downtown Waukesha, and several different Waukesha Catholic parishes.