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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

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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

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Austin PRide Celebration

The Austin Pride Parade and Festival are back after nearly three years. On Saturday, August 20, First Church is joining other United Methodist Churches in the Austin area to offer hospitality and connection at the festival. Then we will join the celebration of Pride as it spills into the streets of Austin as a witness that God’s love is all-inclusive. Between now and then, volunteer, walk the parade, prep for all the fun of pride.

Featured News

TENT – August Mission Emphasis

TENT – August Mission Emphasis

The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)is the largest trans-led, trans-focused organization in the state of Texas. TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas through a racial justice lens, with an intersectional...

Pickle Elementary- July Mission Emphasis

Pickle Elementary- July Mission Emphasis

For 15 years, FUMC Austin has partnered with Pickle Elementary School, finding fun ways to empower and care for students like hosting the semi-annual book sale. It is no secret, though, that the last few years have been extra challenging for teachers and staff, so we...

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...

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.