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2022 UMW Legislative Event

Saturday-Tuesday, January 22-25 In-Person and/or Zoom This event brings together women of faith from across the Lone Star State to learn, pray, and​ ​advocate for freedom, justice, and opportunity for all God’s children. Legislative Event 2022​ ​focuses on providing...

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Cold Weather Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter

FUMC participates in the Cold Weather Shelter Program coordinated through Austin Public Health. APH coordinates with local churches and city emergency officials to open additional space to provide temporary overnight shelter on freezing nights. Austin’s lack of...

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How to Fight Racism Book or Video Study

  How do we effectively confront racial injustice? We need to move beyond talking about racism and start equipping ourselves to fight against it. How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice provides groups and individuals...

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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 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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Christmas Offering 2021

Christmas Offering 2021

  This summer and fall, the stone that so beautifully adorns our buildings developed unsafe cracks, and a few pieces even fell to the ground. While we are thankful that no one was injured, we had to quickly deploy professionals to remove any loose pieces in order...

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We Need Children’s Books

We Need Children’s Books

Children's Books Needed for Pickle Book Sale We host a “Quarter Book Sale” every December and May at Pickle Elementary. If you, your family, or friends can donate any new or gently used books --- current titles, please --- appropriate for preschool through 5th grade...

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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. We've expanded the number of services to help control crowding at our prime time services, and we ask you to register your attendance in order to enable...

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Feed My People Christmas Eve Breakfast

Feed My People Christmas Eve Breakfast

Friday, December 24, 2021, 7:00-8:30 a.m. Church Parking Lot For over 20 years, FUMC has sponsored a Christmas Eve Breakfast. We provide a hot breakfast served restaurant style with hosts and smiling waitstaff. After breakfast, guests receive a gift of a bus pass,...

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Advent at FUMC

Advent at FUMC

WORSHIP "The Journey" Advent Series This Advent Season, we join God's journey into our world. Step by step, drawing on the work of historians, archeologists, and theologians, we will retrace the steps of those involved in the birth of Jesus. We'll travel through the...

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November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 13-21, 2021 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 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is November 13-21, 2021 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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Food Drive for Caritas of Austin

Food Drive for Caritas of Austin

Help fight hunger by bringing canned goods to church! All contributions will be donated to Caritas of Austin, a local nonprofit working toward preventing and ending homelessness in Austin. With your help, the Caritas Pantry provides take-home groceries to families as...

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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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