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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

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Austin

Welcome to First United Methodist Church of Austin, inclusive faith community of Christian believers in the heart of downtown at the corner of 12th Street and Lavaca. 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 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 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. Austin/Travis County’s community COVID level has returned to medium. At this time, masks are recommended during worship at FUMC Austin. Masks are also required for staff and children (age 3 and up) in Childcare. They are also required for adults and recommended for children participating in Children’s Sunday School. More information about this community of faith’s approach to masking, is available here.

Featured Events

Become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR) and Help All People Exercise Their Rights

“I decided to become a VDR so that I can help my friends, neighbors, and community get registered to vote in the upcoming general election on November 8. This is one tangible way that I can have a positive impact on our community AND answer Jesus’ call to love our neighbors as ourselves.”Cindy Walter, FUMC Austin member

Will you consider becoming a Volunteer Deputy Registrar? Or are you already a VDR? We will be hosting voter registration events on Saturday, October 1, Sunday, October 2, and Wednesday, October 5, in hopes that we can help as many people as possible prepare to exercise their rights to vote in the November general election by the October 11 voter registration deadline. Contact Cindy Walter for more information or get trained today.

Featured News

Confirmation Class Forming for 2022

Confirmation Class Forming for 2022

Confirmation Class (2022-2023 ) Begins Soon Open to 8th-10th GradersConfirmation offers young people a chance to learn about faith in the United Methodist tradition—our identity as Christians, history and heritage, practices, and beliefs. With weekly gatherings in...

Sanctuary Accessibility in August

Sanctuary Accessibility in August

OUR SANCTUARY A NOTE ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY THIS SUNDAY FROM PASTOR TAYLOR After 51 days with no measurable rainfall at all, Monday was Austin's rainiest day in more than three years and, in just one afternoon, we cut this year's deficit nearly in half—good news for a...

Early Response Team Training

Early Response Team Training

Distaster Relief: Early Response Team Training Live out the skills you have built from ministries like Appalachia Service Project right here at home by joining First Church's Early Response Team (ERT). ERTs work through the United Methodist connection to help victims...

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.