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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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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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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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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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Easter Invitation 2021

Easter Invitation 2021

Please join us on a journey through Holy Week where we experience Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the Holy Meal with His disciples, and His crucifixion. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection.

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COVID Vaccine Assistance

COVID Vaccine Assistance

Need help scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine appointment? If you are an adult eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can complete this form to request assistance from church volunteers. No protected health information is required, and any information you provide (name, DOB,...

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FUMC is Hiring!

FUMC is Hiring!

The church staff position of Director of Finance is currently open. If you or someone you know is interested, please visit fumcaustin.org/hiring or contact Dave Ballbach, Director of Operations at dave@fumcaustin.org.

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March Mission Emphasis – UMCOR

March Mission Emphasis – UMCOR

When we want to buy fair-trade products.When farmers need help with appropriate agricultural technology.When a natural disaster strikes somewhere around the globe.When a community needs clean water and effective sanitation.When these and many other disasters occur,...

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Communications Pulse Survey

Communications Pulse Survey

This past year during a pandemic has required many adaptations to how we interact with our church community.  The church has had to adapt. You have had to adapt. We've gone virtual for worship, Sunday School, and book studies.  We want to hear from you on how you are...

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February Mission Emphasis – Feed My People

February Mission Emphasis – Feed My People

FUMC hosts the Feed My People Breakfast program of the non-profit organization Foundation for the Homeless, Inc. During a normal year, guests receive a hot breakfast, fellowship, toiletries, and showers. Covid-19 and our kitchen remodel have drastically modified this...

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Again & Again – A Lenten Refrain

Again & Again – A Lenten Refrain

LENTEN Worship Series As the days go by, again and again, we find ourselves suffering and broken. We doubt again, we lament again, we mess up again. Again and again, the story of Jesus on the cross repeats—every time lives are taken unjustly, every time the powerful...

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January Mission Emphasis: Immigration Care Team

January Mission Emphasis: Immigration Care Team

Our January mission emphasis is the Immigration Care Team (ICT), a new ministry offering active support and provision to asylum seekers and other immigrants. In Spring 2020 there was a request to sponsor a young woman from a Central African country, who was seeking...

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FUMC Austin Launches New Mobile App

FUMC Austin Launches New Mobile App

FUMC Austin is excited to announce the launch of a new mobile app providing updates on events, worship, news, and service — all at your fingertips. Your FUMC Austin app makes it easy to stay up-to-date on opportunities to grow in your faith and connect with others. ...

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Breathe: 2021 UMW Virtual Legislative Event

Breathe: 2021 UMW Virtual Legislative Event

Saturday-Tuesday, January 23-26, 2021 United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event will be online January 23-26. This annual event will still include keynote speakers, presentations from leading policy advocates, worship and opportunities for fellowship with United...

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Christmas Eve Services

Christmas Eve Services

Join Us on Christmas Eve First United Methodist Church of Austin invites you to worship with us on Christmas Eve. Although this year may look different as we prepare for our savior, we will joyfully celebrate this Holy night through two special online worship...

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Walking the Labyrinth

Walking the Labyrinth

If you find yourself yearning for a space and a few minutes of time set apart to recenter yourself, our labyrinth is available to walk in Murchison Chapel. Labyrinth walking is an ancient practice used by many different faiths for spiritual centering, contemplation,...

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Christmas Offering – Huston-Tillotson University

Christmas Offering – Huston-Tillotson University

  Each Christmas, we remember that Christ’s coming is an act of self-giving by God—God has given, and continues to give, God’s very self for our sake. This offering is meant to draw us out of ourselves, to imitate Christ by making our own lives a gift for others....

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Blood Donations

Blood Donations

FUMC has a long history of making donations to our central Texas blood provider, We Are Blood. Covid-19 prevents us from hosting a drive this year so we invite the congregation along with friends to choose a location convenient for you and make an appointment to...

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Decorating for Christmas

Decorating for Christmas

 We need your help. Christmas Eve Parking Lot Decorating Tuesday, December 22, 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Bring a step ladder and join us in wrapping 10 Christmas trees surrounding our parking lot in white lights as we prepare for our Christmas Eve services on December 24....

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UMW Interfaith Maternal Health Forum

UMW Interfaith Maternal Health Forum

The Interfaith Summit on Maternal Health, presented by Circle Up: United Methodist Women for Moms and hosted virtually by FUMC Austin, informed and empowered attendees to use their voices of faith to advocate for Texas moms. This two-hour program opened our eyes to...

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Christmas Donations

Christmas Donations

Many of our members are accustomed to making sock and cookie donations during December for our neighbors at the Christmas Eve Brunch. This year, due to the pandemic, the breakfast will look different. We plan to shower our guests with "premium" manna bags and gift...

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Advent at FUMC

Advent at FUMC

WORSHIP "I Believe Even When" Advent Series The history of humanity is fraught with pain accompanied by fear, oppression, and violence of one people against another. No wonder we find it difficult to believe! This is the world into which Jesus was born, and into which...

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First Word from Pastor Taylor – Election 2020

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Election 2020

For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. -Romans 8:24-25   Dear Church, On Tuesday, many of you signed up for FUMC's Election Day Prayer...

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November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 15-22, 2020 sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless. During November, FUMC is working to raise awareness about the pressing problem of hunger and homelessness with educational and service...

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November Mission Emphasis – Central Texas Food Bank

November Mission Emphasis – Central Texas Food Bank

Central Texas is among the fastest growing regions in the nation. But for many of our neighbors, that growth comes at a high cost. Hunger affects people from all walks of life. Working families, retired seniors on fixed incomes, grandparents with custody of...

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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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Unmute Thyself: Talking Politics in Church

Unmute Thyself: Talking Politics in Church

UNMUTE THYSELF: TALKING POLITICS IN CHURCH It’s taboo to talk about politics in church. God’s people are supposed to be united around our common love for God and desire to serve others, so churches avoid discussing the political issues that our communities are facing....

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