Opportunities to learn and grow together.
Fall Studies & Small Groups
All the likes and shares without any of the scrolling—small groups and short and longer term Bible studies are a chance to find support and intergenerational community. Find yours this fall!
If you have questions about these opportunities or are looking for particular ways to connect in community at FUMC Austin, contact Director of Adult Discipleship Emily Buchanan.
FEAST: QUEER SAINTS AND THE CHRISTIAN TRADITION
Sunday, August 28 | 7:30-9:00PM | FLC Garrison Chapel
Our FEAST community (adults in their mid-20s to mid-40s) will consider the history of queer Christian saints—individuals and communities that have embraced queer, trans, and non-binary views of gender across our faith’s long history as well as other more harmful examples that prefigure contemporary conflicts over the purpose and malleability of gender and gender roles. Dinner is provided for those who register by Friday, August 26. Contact Pastor Brad King for more information about this event or the FEAST community. REGISTER NOW>
Sundays, August 28 and September 4 |10:00-10:45AM | Parlor
AGAPE AND ADVOCACY
Sunday, September 11 | 12:15-2:00PM | FLC GREAT HALL
Take the first step toward membership at FUMC Austin with this casual chance to meet with pastors and staff, talk about United Methodist beliefs and practices, connect with others who have found a faith home here, and ask your questions. Lunch and childcare provided. To sign up, fill out the Connections Card online or in person during worship; fill out the electronic form, or email Amy Wink.
DISCIPLE I FAST TRACK: THE OLD TESTAMENT
Wednesdays, September 7 – December 4 | 6:00-7:15PM | FLC Garrison Chapel
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
BOWEN BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, beginning September 14, 10:00-11:30AM
FUMC teacher Jim Bowen, retired research scientist and Bible expert, is resuming his weekly Bible class of in-depth exploration of Scriptural texts. This weekly group will begin study with the book of Hebrews . All are welcome to join. For more information, email Jim Bowen.
Sunday School offers everyone a special place to be. Sunday School is the place where people learn about the Christian faith in a loving, supportive environment. All groups meet at 10:00 a.m.
We offer small groups to help you deepen your own relationships with God while also making new friends at church. Groups of 8-12 participants join in conversation over approximately 6-8 weeks with experienced facilitators to explore their lives of faith and discover the direction God intends for each of our lives as well as our lives together. All adult members of our FUMC community are encouraged to take this step to grow their faith. New groups are forming now for the Lenten Season.
Although not intended to be a replacement for your Sunday School class, the ministry will include social activities, service projects, and opportunities for friendships and new experiences — all within our faith community.
FEAST/TOAST is a dinner gathering for young adults (roughly ages 20–45) to build community and dig into the more difficult side of faith together. Led by Dr. Brad King, FEAST is a modern take on the most ancient form of Christian communal worship: the love feast.
Table for 8 is a fun and exciting way to connect with people from FUMC in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Singles, couples, and families of all ages participate in this fellowship ministry that creates dining groups by geographical area. The groups get refreshed every September and are encouraged to meet three times in the fall and three in the spring.