Back to School

Special activities to welcome students back to school


Going back to school will look different this year, but we know that God is present through all of it! Here are the ways you can help bless the work of education in our community.

Help us identify our teachers and school staff!
Do you work in a school? Do you know someone at FUMC who is a teacher? We want to bless our educators more than ever during this challenging time, and we want to be sure we don’t miss anyone! Help us identify all those educators in our congregation by filling out the form below.

Prayers for Schools—we need your help!
Our schools are a major lifeblood of our community and the students, teachers, staff, and administration of those schools need our prayers as they face uncertainty in the coming school year! So, we are asking FUMC to pray for the schools near you. FUMC members are spread throughout the Austin area, from Elgin to Horseshoe Bay, and from Buda to Burnet—together, that’s a lot of schools! Between now and August 16, take time to walk or drive to your neighborhood schools to say a prayer for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of that school. Use the prayer we’ve provided, or say your own prayer. Then take a selfie in front of the school’s sign so that we can show all the different schools our church is praying for! Send your picture to by August 16 to help us keep track and share our prayers with the community!

Not sure what to pray for? Here’s a suggested prayer from Pastor Taylor! Prayer for Our Schools

Back-to-School Blessing
Sunday, August 23, 11:00 a.m. During Worship
Join us for worship on August 23 as we bless everyone involved in our education community. The blessing will happen in our worship service at 11 a.m., available on Zoom, Facebook, and YouTube.

Help Us Find Our Teachers and School Staff

    Name of Educator

    Email Address of Educator

    School (if known)

    Current Position (if known)

    Name of Person Submitting Information

    Email of Person Submitting Information