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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...

Season of Celebration

Season of Celebration

As we continue to celebrate Easter—a season in the church that isn't only one day, but 50, though it is also paradoxically a single joyful feast—FUMC Austin will be hosting a time of fellowship and fun snacks in the Narthex and on the Front Porch immediately following...

Recognizing Graduating Seniors 2022

Recognizing Graduating Seniors 2022

Graduation is an exciting milestone at any age! We want to recognize all graduating seniors—high school, college, or graduate school—in the FUMC Weekly on May 15. Please provide a picture of the graduate, name, school graduated from, degree(s) received, and future...

Church Office Schedule

Church Office Schedule

The church office will be closed on Monday, April 18, in observance of the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 19, at 9:00 a.m. Have a safe and blessed Easter! Our pastors are on call during the holiday. Call 512-478-5684, press 213, and leave a message...

Easter Offering 2022 — Justice for Our Neighbors

Easter Offering 2022 — Justice for Our Neighbors

Dear Church,   New Life. This is the promise asylum seekers cling to as they first navigate foreign terrain and later foreign languages, laws, and systems of power on the journey to legal status in the United States. "No one leaves home/unless home is the mouth of a...

Holy Week Hospitality

Holy Week Hospitality

Holy Week Hospitality Sunday, April 10, 12:15 p.m. Sanctuary At Easter, an extraordinary number of guests, friends, and extended family join FUMC for worship. As an act of hospitality, help us prepare the Sanctuary for Holy Week by staying after the 11:00 a.m. worship...

Master Plan Community Forum Update

Master Plan Community Forum Update

On Saturday, March 26, the FUMC Austin Community gathered to collect our hopes, dreams, and ideas for our ministry facilities at the Master Plan Community Forum, hosted by our team from Heimsath Architects. Our architects shared information they've gathered over the...

Easter Lily Sale

Easter Lily Sale

The lily is a flower that comes from a bulb. It seemingly dies away, then returns with new life each year. In this way, they are a powerful symbol of Easter resurrection. FUMC members and friends are invited to place lilies in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday to the...

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022

Knights of North Castle: The Quest for the King's Armor July 25-28, 2022 We're so excited to host in-person Vacation Bible School (VBS) for the first time in three summers. Join our quest and spark joy by signing up your child or volunteering today.Calling all...

Breath, Belovedness, and the Postponed General Conference

Breath, Belovedness, and the Postponed General Conference

Dear Church, Last week, we learned that the meeting of the General Conference, the legislative decision-making body of the United Methodist Church, already postponed twice, will now be postponed once again. The meeting will now take place in 2024, when the next...

March 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

March 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

Imagine you wake up one morning. A man-made or natural disaster has occurred. Lives in your community have turned upside down. It’s a citywide or statewide disaster. What do you do?   This is the plight of many people in the United States and around the world. Whether...

Master Plan Community Forum

Master Plan Community Forum

Save the Date: Master Plan Community Forum Saturday, March 269:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Sanctuary Reimagining the ways that we use our facilities for ministry is an act that we do together, listening for God's Spirit to lead us. In order to do that, we need the whole...

State of the Church 2022

State of the Church 2022

Learn More: The State of the Church 2022 This week, Pastor Taylor shared the State of the Church report at FUMC Austin's leadership summit. For highlights of 2021 and a preview of what we are looking forward to in ministry in 2022, click below and read the digital...

Lenten Labyrinth Experience

Lenten Labyrinth Experience

March 2-April 14Murchison Chapel   During the season of Lent, our labyrinth will be available in Murchison Chapel. A labyrinth is an ancient pattern for prayer, meditation, and contemplation and can provide space for time set apart to re-center oneself. FUMC...