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Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Austin

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Austin. We may be 182 years old, but God’s story is still unfolding in and through this community of faith. Join us as we blend ancient worship practices and progressive theology, approach faith with head and heart, to build a community where all people are invited to know God’s love and sent to join God in transforming the world.

All are welcome.


FUMC Austin is inclusive faith community of Christian believers in the heart of downtown at the corner of 12th Street and Lavaca. More than a neighborhood church, we are a church for all of Austin. Worship with us under the dome or online on Sunday mornings.

Worship in person

Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary
Sundays at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Worship online

Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via livestream
Sundays at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom

  Podcast & Video Archive

Sermon Podcast available here
Worship Video Archive available here

FUMC Austin leads with love of neighbor across our community as we continue to navigate the pandemic together. We manage our response by seeking guidance from the medical community and cooperating with local and national government recommendations and requirements. Because our current community level is low according to Austin-Travis County’s current COVID-19 risk-based guidelines, masks are optional in worship at this time. FUMC Austin’s policy on masks in worship and childcare is available here.

Featured Events

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Vacation Bible School 2022

Knights of North Castle:
Quest for the King’s Armor

July 25-28 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$30/child before June 1

Join Sparky, the dragon, as we explore themes like truth, justice, peace, and faith during VBS 2022: Knights of North Castle. All kids who have turned four by July 15 (and are potty trained) through those who have completed fifth grade are invited to join the quest for the King’s armor.

Invest in Youth Mission

Annual “Stock” Sale

At FUMC Austin, both middle and high school students are taking trips away from home this summer, serving and learning through partnerships with Appalachia Service Project in eastern Kentucky and Reach Beyond Mission in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Young people learn about systemic injustice and get a chance to build a spiritual framework and the social tools they need to practice mercy and justice throughout their lives. When you make a gift to support youth mission, you are making an investment in the spiritual development of all participating youth. Learn more >

Youth mission and service

Featured News

Youth Mission Fundraising 2022

Youth Mission Fundraising 2022

Youth Mission Trips: KEY To Spiritual Lives of TeensAt FUMC Austin, both middle and high school students are taking trips away from home this summer, serving and learning through partnerships with Appalachia Service Project in eastern Kentucky and Reach Beyond Mission...

An Update on Masks and Worship – April 2022

An Update on Masks and Worship – April 2022

Updates to FUMC Austin's Policy on Masks and Worship As we stay on this journey together through the COVID-19 pandemic and consider masks and worship, FUMC Austin remains committed to leading with love of neighbor across our community. For this reason, we continue to...

Season of Celebration

Season of Celebration

As we continue to celebrate Easter—a season in the church that isn't only one day, but 50, though it is also paradoxically a single joyful feast—FUMC Austin will be hosting a time of fellowship and fun snacks in the Narthex and on the Front Porch immediately following...

Recognizing Graduating Seniors 2022

Recognizing Graduating Seniors 2022

Graduation is an exciting milestone at any age! We want to recognize all graduating seniors—high school, college, or graduate school—in the FUMC Weekly on May 15. Please provide a picture of the graduate, name, school graduated from, degree(s) received, and future...

Church Office Schedule

Church Office Schedule

The church office will be closed on Monday, April 18, in observance of the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 19, at 9:00 a.m. Have a safe and blessed Easter! Our pastors are on call during the holiday. Call 512-478-5684, press 213, and leave a message...

Easter Offering 2022 — Justice for Our Neighbors

Easter Offering 2022 — Justice for Our Neighbors

Dear Church,   New Life. This is the promise asylum seekers cling to as they first navigate foreign terrain and later foreign languages, laws, and systems of power on the journey to legal status in the United States. "No one leaves home/unless home is the mouth of a...

Make a GIFT That Makes an Impact

Make a gift and make transformation happen through FUMC Austin

Together, FUMC Austin supports the spiritual health of people at every age and stage of life, invite unhoused neighbors to share food and fellowship several times a week, and host ESL, VBS, and FEAST. Together, we advocate for social justice and work to constructively disrupt systems of power that marginalize people and communities. Together, we make transformation happen here.

Make a one-time gift or set up recurring giving using Church Life or text FUMCAUSTIN (all caps) to 73256 and follow the prompts.

Mobile App

The best way to stay connected!

The FUMC Austin mobile app provides updates on events, worship, news, and service—all at your fingertips! Stay up-to-date on opportunities to grow in your faith and connect with others.

The church office is currently open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and closed on Fridays.