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Decorating for Christmas

Decorating for Christmas

 We need your help. Sanctuary Foyer Christmas Decorating Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Join us in preparing the Sanctuary foyer for Christmas for those who travel by the church at night, some on a daily basis, to enjoy a forest of lit trees and wreaths...

Christmas Donations

Christmas Donations

Many of our members are accustomed to making sock and cookie donations during December for our neighbors at the Christmas Eve Brunch. This year, due to the pandemic, the breakfast will look different. We plan to shower our guests with "premium" manna bags and gift...

Advent at FUMC

Advent at FUMC

WORSHIP "I Believe Even When" Advent Series The history of humanity is fraught with pain accompanied by fear, oppression, and violence of one people against another. No wonder we find it difficult to believe! This is the world into which Jesus was born, and into which...

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Election 2020

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Election 2020

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. -Romans 8:24-25   Dear Church, On Tuesday, many of you signed up for FUMC's Election Day Prayer...

November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 15-22, 2020 sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless. During November, FUMC is working to raise awareness about the pressing problem of hunger and homelessness with educational and service...

Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

If you find yourself yearning for a space and a few minutes of time set apart to recenter yourself, our labyrinth is available to walk in Murchison Chapel. Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation,...

Time and Talents Survey

Time and Talents Survey

Prayers, Presence, Gifts, Service, and Witness Upon uniting with this Christian community, we respond to the question: “As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and...

Unmute Thyself: Talking Politics in Church

Unmute Thyself: Talking Politics in Church

UNMUTE THYSELF: TALKING POLITICS IN CHURCH It’s taboo to talk about politics in church. God’s people are supposed to be united around our common love for God and desire to serve others, so churches avoid discussing the political issues that our communities are facing....

Pledge to Vote

Pledge to Vote

FUMC is a co-sponsor with Texas Impact for the Texas Faith Votes. We are being challenged with other congregations to show our pledge to vote! Please sign the pledge to vote on November 3! In light of COVID-19 safety, all eligible persons should apply to Vote by Mail....

Small Groups Forming

Small Groups Forming

Are you craving meaningful connection along with the spiritual accountability that can accompany sharing your faith with an intimate group? While online groups may leave something to be desired, they CAN offer solace for those who deeply desire connection. This fall,...

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Black Lives Matter to God and to Us

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Black Lives Matter to God and to Us

  Last week, we hung a banner on the Family Life Center that reads, “Black Lives Matter to God and to us.” The banner hangs at a time when fewer people are driving by our building than ever before, thanks to the Coronavirus. So why hang it? FUMC has been on a...

UMW Circle Up Receives Grant Funding

UMW Circle Up Receives Grant Funding

Circle Up, a subgroup of United Methodist Women at First United Methodist Church Austin, has received a Just and Resilient Communities Grant offered through the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. Circle Up was formed in 2018 to focus...

The Joy Circle Welcomes You!

The Joy Circle Welcomes You!

Our United Methodist Women (UMW) Joy Circle invites all interested ladies to join us as we discuss the UMW Mission Study, Finding Peace in An Anxious World, beginning this week. Please contact Elizabeth Lerner at earendlerner@yahoo.com or at (512) 589-6305 for more information or with questions.

Living the Parables

Living the Parables

"God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble." -Psalm 46:1Barnabas, The Encourager Meet Barnabas, the FUMC Staff Encourager. This “son of encouragement” (Acts 4:36) lives to encourage people through challenging times. When Pastor Taylor mentioned a...

Transformation Beyond Our Walls

Transformation Beyond Our Walls

Stories from people building community and fulfilling the mission of the church in new ways during the COVID-19 pandemic.