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August 28, 2014

Celebration of Children’s Sabbath

August 31st

CHILDRENS_SABBATHFirst Church will celebrate Children’s Sabbath on Sunday, August 31st. “Precious in God’s Sight: Answering the Call to Cherish and Protect Every Child” is this year’s theme that will be celebrated by thousands of other faith communities throughout the fall...Read more »

Fifth Sunday Presentation

August 31st

AVEY_austin_voice_for_youth100Allen Weeks, Executive Director of Austin Voices for Education and Youth (AVEY), joins us for our Fifth Sunday Presentation at 10:00 a.m. in Wesley Hall, sponsored by our Mercy and Justice Team. The mission of AYEY is to mobilize the community to improve public education and expand opportunities for students and families...Read more »

FUMC Office Closed on Labor Day

September 1st

labor-day100The FUMC office will be closed on Monday, September 1 in observation of Labor Day. Regular office hours resume on Tuesday September 2...Read more »

September Café Mission Benefits Reconciling Ministries Network

cafe_mission100Help us raise money for the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN) Team at First UMC.
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Breakfast is served at Café Mission every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the foyer of our Family Life Center and on the sidewalk between the Chapel and the Sanctuary...Read more »

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covenant_bible_study100Covenant is a new in-depth Bible study course from Cokesbury. Touted as the new Disciple Bible Study for today’s busy generation, Covenant will cover the Bible in three modules: Creating the Covenant, Living the Covenant, and Trusting the Covenant...Read more »

New Youth and Children’s Choirs

Begin September 7th

children_choir2013_100It's a new year for singing and a new year for new choirs! The children/youth choir programs are getting a makeover and we want YOU to be involved. Starting September 7th at 9am in the adult choir room, two new choirs will be formed...Read more »

Meeting of the United Methodist Women

September 7th

umw_logo100All are welcome to join the United Methodist Women immediately following the 11:00 a.m. service on Sunday, September 7th, in Wesley Hall for a program on the UMW Assembly which was held in Louisville, Kentucky, in April. Cindy Wallingford and Rebecca Yohe will present the program and a light lunch will be served...Read more »

Engage Kick-Off

September 7th

engage_youth100Engage kicks off on Sunday, September 7th, with a night of food, games, and fellowship! This group is for youth in grades 6-12 and meets on Sundays from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center...Read more »

Sign Up for Altar Flowers

altar_flowerAltar flower dates for 2014 are still being filled, so now is the time to sign up. Placing flowers on the altar for our worship services is a wonderful way to honor someone you love and appreciate or to remember a departed loved one...Read more »

First Steps in the Faith Journey

September 28th

first_step3Worship leads us to make commitments to God. If your response involves taking a first step to become a follower of Christ and/or a member of this church, fill out the First Steps card clipped to the pew back and place it in the offering plate. You will be invited to the next session of First Steps on Sunday, September 28th, at 12:15 p.m. in Room 104 of the Family Life Center...Read more »


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Reminders for Sunday, August 31st

* Fifth Sunday Presentation
* Celebrating Children’s Sabbath
* August Mission Emphasis/Communion Rail Offering


August 31st
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
Sanctuary Worship
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
First Church Observes
Children’s Sabbath

As people of faith, we will affirm that every child is loved by and precious to God, raise a voice of concern with and for children and families in poverty, and promise renewed action throughout the year to cherish and protect every child through direct service, raising awareness, and working for justice. On this Children’s Sabbath, we invite you to pray, worship, study, and act to fulfill God’s invitation, to nurture, protect, and be a blessing to all the children God has entrusted to our care.

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How Different Should Church Be?

--John A. Wright
Leonard Pitts’ column in the July 27th Statesman prompted me to ask this question again. If church is too different from the general culture, it risks being perceived as out-of-touch,...Read more »

August Mission Emphasis: Willie Berman, Our Missionary

First Church began its missionary partnership with Guillermo (Willie) Berman in 2012. Willie Berman is a commissioned missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, serving in his home country of Mexico as the Mexican Border Mission Coordinator...Read more »

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Prayer Concerns This Week (As of August 28, 2014)

Remember Those within Our Congregation
Hospital: Olivia Weldon

Curtis and Mary Higgs
Jan Higgs
Richard Larson
Sally Watkins
Dean Cluck
Gazelle Sump

April Mitchell

Congratulations to:

Condolences to Kate Clark and family, on the death of Kate’s father Monday August 18.

Remember Those Beyond Our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren
Carol Brady’s daughter, Julie Pierson
Dean Cluck’s daughter, Pauline
Betty Craft’s son, Mike Craft
Susan Griffith’s friends, John and Margaret Herman
Curtis and Mary Higgs’ son Jimmy Higgs
Delia Peters’ co-workers, Alicia Cuellar and Lee Castillo
John & Fara McMullen’s granddaughter Annie
Riley Nix grandparents Bill and Almedia Nix
Larry Peters’ relatives
Amy Spicer’s daughter & Nancy Haines’ granddaughter, Ashley Lloyd
Coach Strong, our team, UT students and staff
All students and teachers.

Border Ministries working to feed and house immigrant children
Covenant Bible Study
FUMC Stephen Ministry Program
Deicke Clinic in Liberia
Life in the City as it plans for the Long Center.
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