Finding the correct answer to questions you may have about First Church can be time-consuming. Here are answers to some common questions. If your question is not answered here, you can search our website or call the church office at (512) 478-5684 for more information.
- Telephone: (512) 478-5684
- Fax: (512) 478-6169
- Mail: First United Methodist Church
1201 Lavaca Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Staff members have boxes in the office where you may leave information, or you may call and leave a voicemail message if they are unavailable.
A: YES. We want to know so we can respond as soon as possible. Call the church office at 512-478-5684 to speak with a pastor at any time. If you would like a visit from someone at the church, please contact Libby Sykora at ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Prayer concerns may also be sent directly to Libby via email or may be submitted online by clicking here.
One of our pastors will be “on call” for emergencies after 6:00 p.m. Thursday through 8:00 a.m. Monday. You may call the church office at 512-478-5684, press 4, and leave your message in the general mailbox. The pastor on call will check the voice mail box several times a day and will return your call as soon as possible
A: To submit something for publication in church media, please send it to Tami Kellberg at email@example.com. To avoid delays, please fill out and include the Publicity Submission Form with all submissions.
Submissions for the FUMC Weekly bulletin insert, FUMC eNews and website are due by 12:00 noon on Mondays. FUMC eNews is emailed on Thursday mornings.
A: Please contact Tom Mays, Business Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 512-478-5684, ext 205.
A: Lost and found items are kept at the front desk.
A: Director of Scheduling Marilyn Good handles space reservations at email@example.com or 512-478-5684, ext. 204. Please make reservations in advance so that custodial support, heating and cooling, and other needs may be scheduled. Always indicate in advance if childcare will be needed. A meeting cannot be placed on the official church calendar without first scheduling with Marilyn. She will ask you to fill out the church Event/Project Sheet (PDF) as part of your planning.
A: Except for Sunday morning needs, we ask that you contact our Director of Childcare, Pam Coronado at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a reservation in advance so that we can plan for a healthy balance of children and caregivers. For a detailed explanation of our ministries with children, see Children and Childcare.
A: Contact Marilyn Good at 512-478-5684 (ext. 204) or email email@example.com. She will handle all of the arrangements and give you information concerning church policies. If you want one of our pastors to officiate, you will need to contact him or her separately and decide on a time before you set a date and reserve the Sanctuary or Chapel.
A: Certainly! There are many excellent resource materials and speakers available. Contact the church office at 512-478-5684 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is best to plan well in advance, since some materials may need to be ordered and many speakers have full schedules.