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January 2023 Mission Emphasis

January 2023 Mission Emphasis

Our January mission emphasis is the Immigration Care Team (ICT), a ministry offering active support and provision to asylum seekers and other immigrants. Formed in April 2020, ITC is currently providing ongoing financial resources for a young woman seeking asylum from...

Christmas Offering

Christmas Offering

At First Church, we lead with generosity. It’s one of the most powerful, impactful ways that God is at work here. Your giving in 2022 has enabled these life changing ministries beyond FUMC, just to name a few: Huston-Tillotson University Scholarships: $29,000+ Justice...

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2023

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2023

Hero Hotline Headquarters:Called Together to Serve God! Vacation Bible School 2023June 12-15Early Bird Registration | Now — March 12Cost: $35/child Sign up your super kids today and take advantage of Early Bird registration. Now through March 12 you can save $10 on...

November Mission Emphasis: Christmas Breakfast for Neighbors

November Mission Emphasis: Christmas Breakfast for Neighbors

For over 20 years, FUMC has sponsored a Christmas Breakfast for our unhoused neighbors that provides a hot breakfast served restaurant style with hosts and a smiling wait staff. After breakfast, guests receive a gift of a bus pass, gloves, hats, lip balm, socks, and...

Christmas Poinsettias On Sale

Christmas Poinsettias On Sale

Beautiful poinsettias on the communion rails, around the trees, in the foyers...a great way to celebrate someone you love or who is now in God’s hands. Cost is $12 per plant.  Plants are florist quality and great for replanting. Deadline for orders is Sunday, December...

2022 Caritas Food Drive

2022 Caritas Food Drive

2022 Caritas Food Drive Sundays in NovemberFight hunger and homelessness through our annual food drive for Caritas of Austin. The Caritas Pantry provides take-home groceries to families as people are transitioning out of homelessness. Together with Caritas’ other...

La Posada Providencia – October 2022 Mission Emphasis

La Posada Providencia – October 2022 Mission Emphasis

This October, gifts to our mission emphasis will be shared between La Posada Providencia and World Communion Sunday. La Posada Providencia is an emergency shelter for individuals and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster,...

Confirmation Class Forming for 2022

Confirmation Class Forming for 2022

Confirmation Class (2022-2023 ) Begins Soon Open to 8th-10th GradersConfirmation offers young people a chance to learn about faith in the United Methodist tradition—our identity as Christians, history and heritage, practices, and beliefs. With weekly gatherings in...

Sanctuary Accessibility in August

Sanctuary Accessibility in August

OUR SANCTUARY A NOTE ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY THIS SUNDAY FROM PASTOR TAYLOR After 51 days with no measurable rainfall at all, Monday was Austin's rainiest day in more than three years and, in just one afternoon, we cut this year's deficit nearly in half—good news for a...

Early Response Team Training

Early Response Team Training

Distaster Relief: Early Response Team Training Live out the skills you have built from ministries like Appalachia Service Project right here at home by joining First Church's Early Response Team (ERT). ERTs work through the United Methodist connection to help victims...

Teacher Mindfulness Lounge Coming Soon

Teacher Mindfulness Lounge Coming Soon

Thank you, First Church! Your generosity in July helped us exceed our goal for Pickle Elementary staff and student support this school year. To date, we have raised $8570.    With a portion of these funds, we have already hosted a back-to-school breakfast for teachers...

Back-to-School Blessing

Back-to-School Blessing

Back-to-School Blessing During both the 9:00AM and 11:00AM worship services, all students, teachers, and administrators will receive a blessing and a gift as a tangible reminder of God’s and our congregation’s love and support. Students are encouraged to bring their...

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...