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Communications Pulse Survey

Communications Pulse Survey

This past year during a pandemic has required many adaptations to how we interact with our church community.  The church has had to adapt. You have had to adapt. We've gone virtual for worship, Sunday School, and book studies.  We want to hear from you on how you are...

Again & Again – A Lenten Refrain

Again & Again – A Lenten Refrain

LENTEN Worship Series As the days go by, again and again, we find ourselves suffering and broken. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful...

January Mission Emphasis: Immigration Care Team

January Mission Emphasis: Immigration Care Team

Our January mission emphasis is the Immigration Care Team (ICT), a new ministry offering active support and provision to asylum seekers and other immigrants. In Spring 2020 there was a request to sponsor a young woman from a Central African country, who was seeking...

FUMC Austin Launches New Mobile App

FUMC Austin Launches New Mobile App

FUMC Austin is excited to announce the launch of a new mobile app providing updates on events, worship, news, and service — all at your fingertips. Your FUMC Austin app makes it easy to stay up-to-date on opportunities to grow in your faith and connect with others. ...

Breathe: 2021 UMW Virtual Legislative Event

Breathe: 2021 UMW Virtual Legislative Event

Saturday-Tuesday, January 23-26, 2021 United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event will be online January 23-26. This annual event will still include keynote speakers, presentations from leading policy advocates, worship and opportunities for fellowship with United...

Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services

Join Us on Christmas Eve First United Methodist Church of Austin invites you to worship with us on Christmas Eve. Although this year may look different as we prepare for our savior, we will joyfully celebrate this Holy night through two special online worship...

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,...

Blood Donations

Blood Donations

FUMC has a long history of making donations to our central Texas blood provider, We Are Blood. Covid-19 prevents us from hosting a drive this year so we invite the congregation along with friends to choose a location convenient for you and make an appointment to...

Decorating for Christmas

Decorating for Christmas

 We need your help. Christmas Eve Parking Lot Decorating Tuesday, December 22, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bring a step ladder and join us in wrapping 10 Christmas trees surrounding our parking lot in white lights as we prepare for our Christmas Eve services on December 24....

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...

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....