As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

Reconciling Ministries

We are a Reconciling Ministry. Reconciling Ministries Network envisions a renewed and vibrant Wesleyan movement that is biblically and theologically centered. As committed disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to transform ourselves and the world by living out the Gospel’s teachings of grace, love, justice, and celebration of ALL of God’s children.

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The Methodist denomination organized the first church in Bay View. It was a small wooden church built in 1868 by English immigrants on the land donated by the Milwaukee Iron Company at what today is 2471 and 2473 S. Wentworth Avenue. In 1887, the congregation moved to this Victorian Gothic cream city brick edifice designed by parishioner William Davelaar.

After World War II, husband and wife Lillian and Willis Leenhouts designed an educational wing and remodeled the church interior, installing new stained glass windows. The Bay View Historical Society designated the Bay View United Methodist Church as a landmark on May 6, 1984.