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Generosity Series and Commitment Sunday

Generosity Series and Commitment Sunday

Sanctuary Worship Series: God Gives Us Sundays, October 3-October 24 God gives so much. Even as we endure challenges, it's not hard to look around and see the gifts God has given and continues to give, especially through the ministry of FUMC. Over the next few weeks,...

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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...

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First Word From Pastor Taylor – You Need People

First Word From Pastor Taylor – You Need People

Dear Church, You need people. We all need people--those who create a safe space to wonder about life's questions, who accompany us in our struggles and celebrate with us in our joys. These are the people that tangibly remind us of God's presence along the journey of...

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September Mission Emphasis – REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS

September Mission Emphasis – REFUGEE SERVICES OF TEXAS

Founded in 1978, Refugee Services of Texas (RST) is a social-service agency dedicated to providing assistance to refugees and other displaced persons fleeing persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social...

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Small Groups Forming

Small Groups Forming

After all the challenges we have faced, reconnecting with our faith is more important than ever, and it's best done alongside a group of caring people. This fall, we will offer small groups to help you deepen your own relationships with God while also making new...

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August Mission Emphasis – La Posada Providencia

August Mission Emphasis – La Posada Providencia

La Posada Providencia is an emergency shelter for individuals and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster, and other life-threatening actions in their native countries. La Posada is the only shelter in the lower Rio Grande...

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Children’s Underwear Drive

Children’s Underwear Drive

United Methodist Women (Joy Circle) will be collecting donations of children’s underwear in August for public schools here in Austin with substantial populations of underprivileged children, for use when a child has an accident or becomes ill at school.  Please...

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Coffee with the Pastors

Coffee with the Pastors

Sunday, August 8, 10:00-10:45 a.m., SAN Parlor Looking for your place to plug in at FUMC? Let us help you! Come visit with the pastors and other leaders in this periodic series of coffee and conversation. It's a casual way to find out more. New and long-time members...

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July Mission Emphasis – Emergency Assistance Fund

July Mission Emphasis – Emergency Assistance Fund

Jesus said, “Which of these three…was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” [The man] said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”  – Luke 10:25-37. This year’s July Mission Emphasis will support ministry with...

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FUMC is Hiring!

FUMC is Hiring!

From time to time, open staff positions are posted here with job descriptions. If you are interested in submitting a resume for any open staff position at First Church, please send the resume to Dave Ballbach, Director of Operations, at dave@fumcaustin.org.  There are...

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Summer Book Club for All Ages

Summer Book Club for All Ages

NOW-August 8 Our Summer Book Club is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Pick your book. Read your book – on your own or with a small group. Bring your book and discuss. Want to do more in response to what you read? All are invited to find a creative way to respond – a picture, poem,...

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Summer at the Movies Suggestions

Summer at the Movies Suggestions

Starting June 27th, our summer worship series will focus on movies as a link to our faith and God's good news. So, we need you to help by sharing the titles of movies that have held a connection to your faith! Who knows--your suggestion may be chosen for the series!...

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Alternative Gifts for Father’s Day

Alternative Gifts for Father’s Day

Order Deadline: June 14 Fathers can be the hardest to shop for when gift time comes around. This Father’s Day, we are encouraging gifts to be used by fathers across the globe as an alternative to the usual standby tie or some other gift item you might purchase. An...

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May Mission Emphasis – Mobile Loaves & Fishes

May Mission Emphasis – Mobile Loaves & Fishes

The Mobile Loaves & Fishes downtown Austin truck (based at FUMC) is still serving meals to the homeless and working poor in our community — even during the pandemic — and we are needed now more than ever! Last year our MLF truck provided over 26,000 hearty meals...

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Austin Summer Fun Guide

Austin Summer Fun Guide

This summer, as things begin to open back up, we wanted to offer a list of places we!’ve been that have safety protocols in place and make for a fun and safe outing with your Picnic for 8 group. Have one to add to the list? Submit your suggestion below. But most importantly, get out there and enjoy being together again

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Reception Desk Opens May 3

Reception Desk Opens May 3

Yes, it is true. Monday, May 3, we will open up the exterior doors outside Murchison Chapel in the Education building to allow our church family and guests access to the reception desk at the main office suite to be greeted by staff. We will begin with the adjusted...

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ASP Stock Sales

ASP Stock Sales

For more than forty years, FUMC Austin has been sending youth and adults to Appalachia to build relationships and repair homes to make them warmer, safer, and drier. We do this through the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). This service trip is one of the backbones of...

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Senior Photos

Senior Photos

All high school and college graduates will be acknowledged in worship on May 16. Please submit your graduates photos or senior portraits to devon@fumcaustin.org. Please include with their portrait: 1) full name, 2) the school they are graduating from, and 3) any after...

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We Need Children’s Books

We Need Children’s Books

Children's Books Needed By May 15 Pickle Elementary has requested that we host another “Quarter Book Sale” before the end of the school year in mid-to-late May. Since we haven't had a sale in 16 months, and want to limit the “summer slide” after a challenged year of...

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Order Alternative Gifts for Mother’s Day

Order Alternative Gifts for Mother’s Day

Order Deadline: May 3, 2021 On Mother’s Day, May 9, you are invited to honor your Mother—and other women who are important to you—by making an alternate gift that helps a mother and family in need. Get started now by selecting the gifts you wish to symbolically...

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April Mission Emphasis and Easter Offering

April Mission Emphasis and Easter Offering

Dear Church, At Easter, we celebrate the life-giving Resurrection of Christ. As a response to the new life we’ve been given, we dedicate a special Easter Offering to a ministry or facility need that increases our ability to serve others. These offerings are for...

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First Word from Pastor Taylor – Status Update

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Status Update

Dear Church, I write today to give you an update about our operations at FUMC. As more and more people receive vaccines, we anticipate that you will have questions about changes to our ministry opportunities, and we want to keep you updated as we go. Our Executive...

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Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross Good Friday Friday, April 2, 2:00-8:00 p.m.Outdoor Sidewalks, Chapel, & Sanctuary Through ten interactive stations, the Stations of the Cross experience is designed for participants to walk the path of Jesus in the last hours before his...

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