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Learning and growing together as a faith community

Church Building Closed

In order to ensure the safety of our congregation, the church building is closed until further notice. Many opportunities for worship, faith formation, and connection are offered online. To get connected with an online Sunday School class, please contact Emily Buchanan, Director of Discipleship at emily@fumcaustin.org.

Sunday School is a time-honored tradition that is new every Sunday! Our church family is a large one, and 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. Information about the classes is listed in our Sunday School brochure and on this page of our website. If you would like a more personal introduction, please contact us at contact@fumcaustin.org or (512) 478-5684.

Adult Classes

Our Sunday School classes offer adults a wide selection of age groups, study topics, and learning styles. Most adult classes are mixture of single and married people. Study topics range from the Bible and Christian beliefs to personal growth issues, family relationships, and current social concerns. A strong emphasis on fellowship and support makes these groups a vital part of the church community.

Austinites
Family Life Center, Room 109
This class is a reconciling class of social, easy-going young professionals who are committed to embodying Christ’s love for all people. New faces are always welcome!
For more information, contact Melanie Rush at melanieannrush@gmail.com

Come as You Are
Library, Sanctuary Building
Members in their 40s and 50s enjoy spirited discussions and seek to grow together, exploring topics of spiritual and social importance. Community service, fun, and fellowship are important to class members as they prioritize giving back to the community and the church through discipleship in churchwide and class projects. Join them to experience a casual and friendly approach to serving the church and each other.
For more information, contact Melanie Miller at melanie_a_miller@yahoo.com.

Cross Section
Sanctuary Building, Room 212
Sunday classes begin with sharing class members’ concerns, followed by spirited discussions leading to personal spiritual growth and working toward social justice. Discussion leaders are class members who offer varied references including the Bible and current Christian and secular sources. Class life for these members in their 60s and 70s includes service projects and fun social events. Visitors are welcome!
For more information, contact Bob Leeper at bobleeper@gmail.com  or (512) 470-6933.

Downtowners
Sanctuary Building, Room 213
Members, ranging in age from mid-50s to 70s, enjoy a wide variety of lesson topics and lively discussion led by class members and guest speakers. The emphasis is generally on social justice issues and spiritual growth, with strong support for FUMC’s mission outreach. The class was an early member of the Reconciling Ministries Network.
For more information, contact Robbie Ausley at robausley@gmail.com.

Eklektikos
Family Life Center, Room 111
Study topics for this class, in their 50s and up, include Bible, Christian art and history, current events, personal development, and mission programs. These open and exploratory classes examine challenging topics to deepen understanding and faith. All are welcome and encouraged to join the faith journey.
For more information, contact Jim Bowen at jbowen2@austin.rr.com or (512) 918-1072.

Epiphany
Family Life Center, Room 104
Spirituality and scholarship combine in lively discussions on a variety of topics, with emphasis on community service. Class members are in their 50s and 60s.
For more information, contact Chip Morris at chipmorris@swbell.net or (512) 674-5165.

Family Circus
Sanctuary Building, Room 215
This class of parents with young children is focused on fellowship and service with an emphasis on Christian family life. Class activities are focused on growing our extended family at FUMC.
For more information, contact Maggie Boyd at simmons.maggie@gmail.com.

Koinonia
Sanctuary Building, Room 210
Koinonia comes from the Greek word for “community.” Married and single, gay and straight, all ages are welcome to this lively and diverse group that explores spiritual, social, and theological issues of faith through extended book studies. Service and fellowship events are also part of group life.
For more information, please contact Caroline Jones at byrdstarr@hotmail or at (512) 233-4834.

Modern Families
Family Life Center, Garrison Chapel
A class of couples in their 30s and 40s who enjoy fellowship on Sundays as well as outside the doors of FUMC. A variety of lesson topics are led by class members and guest speakers. Class members enjoy growing as Christians through service to others, involvement in the church, class social activities, and helping each other.
For more information, contact Tabitha Stephens at tab_ns@yahoo.com.

Open Door Women’s Class
Family Life Center, Room 110
An intimate community of women over the age of 50, married and single. Programs include Bible study, personal and spiritual growth.
For more information, contact Carolyn Trigg at ctrigg@austin.rr.com.

Wedding Ring
Family Life Center, Room 108
Couples and singles, 65 and up, led by a team of teachers, providing Bible-based lessons. This lively group enjoys social activities, service, and mission projects.
For more information, contact Bill Martin at wjm34@sbcglobal.net.