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November Mission Emphasis: Christmas Breakfast for Neighbors

November Mission Emphasis: Christmas Breakfast for Neighbors

For over 20 years, FUMC has sponsored a Christmas Breakfast for our unhoused neighbors that provides a hot breakfast served restaurant style with hosts and a smiling wait staff. After breakfast, guests receive a gift of a bus pass, gloves, hats, lip balm, socks, and...

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Christmas Poinsettias On Sale

Christmas Poinsettias On Sale

Beautiful poinsettias on the communion rails, around the trees, in the foyers...a great way to celebrate someone you love or who is now in God’s hands. Cost is $12 per plant.  Plants are florist quality and great for replanting. Deadline for orders is Sunday, December...

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2022 Caritas Food Drive

2022 Caritas Food Drive

2022 Caritas Food Drive Sundays in NovemberFight hunger and homelessness through our annual food drive for Caritas of Austin. The Caritas Pantry provides take-home groceries to families as people are transitioning out of homelessness. Together with Caritas’ other...

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La Posada Providencia – October 2022 Mission Emphasis

La Posada Providencia – October 2022 Mission Emphasis

This October, gifts to our mission emphasis will be shared between La Posada Providencia and World Communion Sunday. La Posada Providencia is an emergency shelter for individuals and families who flee to the United States due to political oppression, natural disaster,...

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Confirmation Class Forming for 2022

Confirmation Class Forming for 2022

Confirmation Class (2022-2023 ) Begins Soon Open to 8th-10th GradersConfirmation offers young people a chance to learn about faith in the United Methodist tradition—our identity as Christians, history and heritage, practices, and beliefs. With weekly gatherings in...

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Sanctuary Accessibility in August

Sanctuary Accessibility in August

OUR SANCTUARY A NOTE ABOUT ACCESSIBILITY THIS SUNDAY FROM PASTOR TAYLOR After 51 days with no measurable rainfall at all, Monday was Austin's rainiest day in more than three years and, in just one afternoon, we cut this year's deficit nearly in half—good news for a...

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Early Response Team Training

Early Response Team Training

Distaster Relief: Early Response Team Training Live out the skills you have built from ministries like Appalachia Service Project right here at home by joining First Church's Early Response Team (ERT). ERTs work through the United Methodist connection to help victims...

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Teacher Mindfulness Lounge Coming Soon

Teacher Mindfulness Lounge Coming Soon

Thank you, First Church! Your generosity in July helped us exceed our goal for Pickle Elementary staff and student support this school year. To date, we have raised $8570.    With a portion of these funds, we have already hosted a back-to-school breakfast for teachers...

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Back-to-School Blessing

Back-to-School Blessing

Back-to-School Blessing During both the 9:00AM and 11:00AM worship services, all students, teachers, and administrators will receive a blessing and a gift as a tangible reminder of God’s and our congregation’s love and support. Students are encouraged to bring their...

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TENT – August Mission Emphasis

TENT – August Mission Emphasis

The Transgender Education Network of Texas (TENT)is the largest trans-led, trans-focused organization in the state of Texas. TENT is an organization dedicated to furthering gender diverse equality in Texas through a racial justice lens, with an intersectional...

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Pickle Elementary- July Mission Emphasis

Pickle Elementary- July Mission Emphasis

For 15 years, FUMC Austin has partnered with Pickle Elementary School, finding fun ways to empower and care for students like hosting the semi-annual book sale. It is no secret, though, that the last few years have been extra challenging for teachers and staff, so we...

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Join This Dream Team!

Join This Dream Team!

Reset and Prep the Sanctuary Sunday, June 5 | 12:15PMSanctuary For some time, Mary Higgs has prepped and reset the Sanctuary once a month, staying after the 11:00AM worship service concludes to tidy the pews and refill the resources found there. She has faithfully...

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Called Charge Conference

Called Charge Conference

    Called Charge Conference Sunday, June 5 | 12:00PM | Sanctuary A brief Charge Conference has been called immediately following the 11:00AM worship service on Sunday, June 5. The agenda for this meeting includes one item: the election of a delegate to Annual...

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Church Office Schedule

Church Office Schedule

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31, at 9:00AM. Have a safe and blessed holiday! Our pastors are on call during holidays. Call 512-478-5684, press 213, and leave a message for a return...

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May 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

May 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

Mobile Loaves and Fishes “Everything we do is about relationships. The biggest lesson we have learned over the years is that we are not a food ministry. We merely use food as a conduit to connect human to human and heart to heart.” — Alan Graham, Founder & CEO    ...

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Mission Emphasis for May 2022

“Everything we do is about relationships. The biggest lesson we have learned over the years is that we are not a food ministry. We merely use food as a conduit to connect human to human and heart to heart.”— Alan Graham, Founder & CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes  ...

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Youth Mission Fundraising 2022

Youth Mission Fundraising 2022

Youth Mission Trips: KEY To Spiritual Lives of TeensAt FUMC Austin, both middle and high school students are taking trips away from home this summer, serving and learning through partnerships with Appalachia Service Project in eastern Kentucky and Reach Beyond Mission...

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An Update on Masks and Worship – April 2022

An Update on Masks and Worship – April 2022

Updates to FUMC Austin's Policy on Masks and Worship As we stay on this journey together through the COVID-19 pandemic and consider masks and worship, FUMC Austin remains committed to leading with love of neighbor across our community. For this reason, we continue to...

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Season of Celebration

Season of Celebration

As we continue to celebrate Easter—a season in the church that isn't only one day, but 50, though it is also paradoxically a single joyful feast—FUMC Austin will be hosting a time of fellowship and fun snacks in the Narthex and on the Front Porch immediately following...

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Recognizing Graduating Seniors 2022

Recognizing Graduating Seniors 2022

Graduation is an exciting milestone at any age! We want to recognize all graduating seniors—high school, college, or graduate school—in the FUMC Weekly on May 15. Please provide a picture of the graduate, name, school graduated from, degree(s) received, and future...

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Church Office Schedule

Church Office Schedule

The church office will be closed on Monday, April 18, in observance of the Easter holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, April 19, at 9:00 a.m. Have a safe and blessed Easter! Our pastors are on call during the holiday. Call 512-478-5684, press 213, and leave a message...

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Easter Offering 2022 — Justice for Our Neighbors

Easter Offering 2022 — Justice for Our Neighbors

Dear Church,   New Life. This is the promise asylum seekers cling to as they first navigate foreign terrain and later foreign languages, laws, and systems of power on the journey to legal status in the United States. "No one leaves home/unless home is the mouth of a...

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Holy Week Hospitality

Holy Week Hospitality

Holy Week Hospitality Sunday, April 10, 12:15 p.m. Sanctuary At Easter, an extraordinary number of guests, friends, and extended family join FUMC for worship. As an act of hospitality, help us prepare the Sanctuary for Holy Week by staying after the 11:00 a.m. worship...

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Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety Training

Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety Training

As part of Trusted Con Confianza, the Rio Texas Conference Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy, all clergy, staff, and volunteers in ministry with these populations must be certified every two years by following these three steps:1 Register with Safe...

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Master Plan Community Forum Update

Master Plan Community Forum Update

On Saturday, March 26, the FUMC Austin Community gathered to collect our hopes, dreams, and ideas for our ministry facilities at the Master Plan Community Forum, hosted by our team from Heimsath Architects. Our architects shared information they've gathered over the...

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Easter Lily Sale

Easter Lily Sale

The lily is a flower that comes from a bulb. It seemingly dies away, then returns with new life each year. In this way, they are a powerful symbol of Easter resurrection. FUMC members and friends are invited to place lilies in the Sanctuary on Easter Sunday to the...

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022

Knights of North Castle: The Quest for the King's Armor July 25-28, 2022 We're so excited to host in-person Vacation Bible School (VBS) for the first time in three summers. Join our quest and spark joy by signing up your child or volunteering today.Calling all...

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Breath, Belovedness, and the Postponed General Conference

Breath, Belovedness, and the Postponed General Conference

Dear Church, Last week, we learned that the meeting of the General Conference, the legislative decision-making body of the United Methodist Church, already postponed twice, will now be postponed once again. The meeting will now take place in 2024, when the next...

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March 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

March 2022 Mission Focus: UMCOR

Imagine you wake up one morning. A man-made or natural disaster has occurred. Lives in your community have turned upside down. It’s a citywide or statewide disaster. What do you do?   This is the plight of many people in the United States and around the world. Whether...

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Master Plan Community Forum

Master Plan Community Forum

Save the Date: Master Plan Community Forum Saturday, March 269:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Sanctuary Reimagining the ways that we use our facilities for ministry is an act that we do together, listening for God's Spirit to lead us. In order to do that, we need the whole...

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