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First Word from Pastor Taylor – “Yes, and…”

First Word from Pastor Taylor – “Yes, and…”

I have always been taken with the idea that the Christian life is one of improvisation. We take the model we are given—through what we see of Jesus and other disciples in scripture, through the witness of the saints—and we improvise on that. We adapt it to new circumstances, a different time, and we add to it, using creativity driven by necessity and the ever-generative Holy Spirit.

Easter Egg Donations Found a Good Home

Easter Egg Donations Found a Good Home

Thank you to everyone who donated Easter eggs, candy, toys, and time to prepare for the Easter Egg Festival this year. Although we were disappointed this event was cancelled, we were able to put the candy eggs to good use! Your egg donations went to marginalized children and families at Posada Esperanza, SAFE Alliance, Foster Village, Helping Hand Home, and the Settlement Home for Children. We are so grateful for the opportunity to serve these families and appreciate your support in being able to make it happen. Happy Easter from the Children’s Ministry!

Holy Week Bags

Holy Week Bags

FUMC Staff has prepared some ideas to help our church family observe Holy Week while we are physically apart. We hope these activities will be a blessing—and perhaps a new tradition—for your family.

Manna Bags Needed

Manna Bags Needed

We are seeking assembled Manna Bags to hand out to our hungry neighbors on the street. Officer Shelly, our officer from the Feed My People Breakfast, is helping distribute the Manna Bags where they are needed the most. Completed manna bags may be dropped off at the Family Life Center.

Taylor’s Weekly Pastoral Letter – 03/25/2020

Taylor’s Weekly Pastoral Letter – 03/25/2020

Every week, Pastor Taylor will share a message with you. The message will include an encouraging word, updates on the life of the church, and a Lenten message as we journey through this season together. As new developments unfold, updates will be communicated in this letter.

First Word from Pastor Taylor  – Times of Suffering

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Times of Suffering

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are...

First Word from Pastor Taylor – New Circumstances

First Word from Pastor Taylor – New Circumstances

Dear Church, As I write to you, circumstances are changing at a dizzying pace. It’s hard to keep up with the latest recommendations and bans and risk levels and grocery shortages. And yet, I am reminded that God is steady…and steadfast. The rhythms of life that God’s...

Feed My People Breakfast Experience 2020

Feed My People Breakfast Experience 2020

Saturday, March 28, 8:00-10:00 a.m. Family Life Center, Great Hall 1300 Lavaca Street Foundation for the Homeless (FFH) is pleased to host a Feed My People (FMP) Breakfast Fundraiser for the benefit of First United Methodist Church of Austin and its kitchen remodeling...

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Safety and Welcome at First Church

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Safety and Welcome at First Church

Dear Church, First United Methodist Church of Austin exists to build a community where all people are invited to know God’s love and sent to join God in transforming the world. To accomplish this, First United Methodist Church of Austin must strive to make our church...

Faith Development

Faith Development

Spiritual and faith developmentChildren as young as five, or even younger, may make declarations of faith, accepting that Jesus died to take the blame for the things they do wrong. We know from the Bible that God uses children of all ages (consider Samuel, 1 Samuel 3...

Security at First Church

Security at First Church

Emergency Operations Plan First United Methodist Church of Austin exists to build a community where all people are invited to know God’s love and sent to join God in transforming the world. To accomplish this, First United Methodist Church of Austin must strive to...

The Spiritual Work of Resisting Racism

The Spiritual Work of Resisting Racism

Attend Worship The Spiritual Work of Resisting Racism Lent is a time when we are called to tend to our spiritual lives more than any other season. We set aside worldly distractions and take on additional spiritual practices to discover what keeps us from experiencing...

2020 Leadership Kickoff and Charge Conference

2020 Leadership Kickoff and Charge Conference

Sunday, January 26, 12:15-3:00 p.m. Great Hall, Family Life Center During this event, we'll share lunch together, learn some key information about serving in leadership at FUMC, and divide into ministry teams/committees to plan and set goals for the coming year.  This...

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Lent, the period of 40 days before Easter (excluding Sundays), begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sundown on Holy Saturday, the evening before Easter. During Lent, we enter into a season of preparation, self-reflection and repentance when we seek to literally "turn...