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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.

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. 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

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One Person, No Vote

New July Book Study

This July, we are delving into voting rights with a new Tuesday night study of Carol Anderson’s book, One Person, No Vote, which chronicles the rollbacks to BIPOC participation in the vote since the 2013 Supreme Court decision that eviscerated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well as ways to resist the disenfranchisement of marginalized people. Join us for this chance to consider the vote as an act of anti-racism. Learn more and sign up>

Table for Eight, Please!


Whether you are picnicking, potlucking, hosting, or dining out, it is hard to beat a shared meal at Table for 8 as a way to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. Just think of all the ways Jesus used meals to invite all kinds of people into deeper relationship with God and one another! Table for 8 is a casual, fun way to spend one meal a month connecting in community. Groups for 2022-2023 are forming this summer to start in September. Learn more and sign up>
Youth mission and service

Featured News

Join This Dream Team!

Join This Dream Team!

Reset and Prep the Sanctuary Sunday, June 5 | 12:15PMSanctuary For some time, Mary Higgs has prepped and reset the Sanctuary once a month, staying after the 11:00AM worship service concludes to tidy the pews and refill the resources found there. She has faithfully...

Called Charge Conference

Called Charge Conference

    Called Charge Conference Sunday, June 5 | 12:00PM | Sanctuary A brief Charge Conference has been called immediately following the 11:00AM worship service on Sunday, June 5. The agenda for this meeting includes one item: the election of a delegate to Annual...

Church Office Schedule

Church Office Schedule

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:00AM. Have a safe and blessed holiday! Our pastors are on call during holidays. Call 512-478-5684, press 213, and leave a message for a return...

May 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

May 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

Mobile Loaves and Fishes “Everything we do is about relationships. The biggest lesson we have learned over the years is that we are not a food ministry. We merely use food as a conduit to connect human to human and heart to heart.” — Alan Graham, Founder & CEO    ...

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...

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.