Please join us on our journey through Holy Week to Easter at First United Methodist Church. Worship services are offered on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Saturday, we join together on the west lawn of the State Capitol for a community-wide Easter Egg Festival with face painting, games, the Easter Bunny, and a traditional egg hunt and egg roll races. On Easter, we celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. Please see service and event details below. If you are new to FUMC, please visit our New Here? page to learn more about our pastors, Rev. Taylor Fuerst, Rev. Michael Mumme, and Rev. Cathy Stone.
Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
March 25, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
This service begins with the pageantry of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. All are given a palm to wave as we sing of how the people welcomed Jesus and then, we somberly walk with Jesus to the cross.
Murchison Chapel During Holy Week, March 26-March 31
A labyrinth is an ancient pattern for prayer, meditation, and contemplation. During Holy Week, the FUMC labyrinth will be available for walking in Murchison Chapel during regular business office hours and Sundays. Office hours for walking the labyrinth are Monday-Wednesday, March 26-28, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Friday, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 31 9:30-11:00 a.m., and Easter Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Worship
March 29, 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sanctuary
Gather with Jesus and his friends in the Upper Room to celebrate the Holy Meal and experience the washing of feet. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 7:30 p.m. evening service.
Good Friday Family Service
March 30, 10:30 a.m., Murchison Chapel
Experience the stories of Christ’s life through Easter with age-appropriate prayer stations and walking the Labyrinth. Wear socks! Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 10:30 a.m. Family Service.
Good Friday Worship Service
March 30, 12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Experience Christ’s crucifixion through scripture, prayer, and passion hymns. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 7:30 p.m. evening service.
Parking is available in the Trial Lawyer’s parking garage at Lavaca and 13th Street during the 7:30 p.m. evening services on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. For noon services, parking is available at meters and in the church parking lot.
Easter Egg Festival
Easter Egg Festival
March 31, 9:30-11:00 a.m., West Capitol Grounds
Join us on the West Capitol lawn for this fun community-wide event with face painting, games, and the Easter Bunny! Breakfast tacos, hot dogs, and sausage rolls available for sale. Bring food donations for Caritas of Austin.
Easter Sunday Worship
April 1, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Celebrate God’s victory over the powers of sin, oppression, and death in two identical services with Communion and full choir. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Easter services.
April 1, 10:00 a.m., Capitol Lawn
Enjoy the beauty of resurrection and new life as we release butterflies on the Capitol lawn.