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Welcome Our Newest Staff Member

Welcome Our Newest Staff Member

Welcome Our Newest Staff Member We are pleased to welcome to the First Church staff our new Director of Facilities and Events, Johnny Duncan. Johnny was born in Philadelphia, PA. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Chaplain Assistant while visiting over 17 countries....

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Love In Action Preteen Service Retreat

Love In Action Preteen Service Retreat

2024 Love In Action Preteen Service Retreat We love others because God first loved us. This is the message at the heart of our Love In Action Preteen Service Retreat. This year, 13 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders spent the night at First Church so that they could...

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May Mission Emphasis

May Mission Emphasis

We fervently believe that God can use anyone to transform the world. That is why our youth practice mercy and justice through our middle and high school service trips. This summer, more than 60 young people and adults will travel to Ft. Worth, Texas, and Eastern...

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Construction Update: Our Stained Glass Windows

Construction Update: Our Stained Glass Windows

Update On Our Stained Glass Windows For those of us counting how long some of our stained glass windows have been out, the first five were removed and sent for restoration in late January. To check on progress and better understand the process, staff members Emily...

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Thank You, Sunday School Teachers!

Thank You, Sunday School Teachers!

Thank You to Sunday School Teachers! Thank you to our amazing and dedicated Sunday School teachers for children and youth! Because of you, we are able to offer year-round faith formation small groups on Sundays to our young disciples, aged preschool through 12th...

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Books Needed For Pickle Elementary Book Sale

Books Needed For Pickle Elementary Book Sale

Books Needed for Pickle Elementary Book Sale Donations: Sundays, April 21 and 28 Book Sale: May 3 | Pickle ElementaryHelp us prevent the “summer slide” by providing a selection of new or very gently used books or money for this spring’s Pickle Elementary Book Sale....

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Wanted: Summer Sunday School Helpers

Wanted: Summer Sunday School Helpers

Wanted: Summer Sunday School Helpers Our faith community is blessed and strengthened by the presence of many children. Our Children’s Ministry Team invites you to get to know FUMC’s youngest disciples better this summer and give our regular teachers a time of rest and...

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Welcome 2024 Confirmation Class

Welcome 2024 Confirmation Class

Congratulations to the 2024 Confirmation Class ! We celebrated the confirmation of seven young people on Sunday, April 14. We rejoice to welcome (left to right, front to back) Britain Bayliss, Haddie Thurman, Tanner Ramberg, Nathan Barnard, Jack Stafford, Ava...

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Mission Emphasis – April 2024

Mission Emphasis – April 2024

Mobile Loaves & 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 of...

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Recognizing Graduating Seniors

Recognizing Graduating Seniors

Recognizing Graduating Seniors Graduation is an exciting milestone at any age! We want to recognize graduating seniors—high school, college, or graduate school—in our FUMC Weekly on May 5. Please provide a picture of the graduate, full name, school graduated from,...

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Butterfly Helpers Needed for Holy Week

Butterfly Helpers Needed for Holy Week

Butterfly Helpers Needed During Holy Week March 24-29 | San ParlorDuring Holy Week, the church needs helpers to assist with our beautiful butterfly display, which, once again, will transform our Lenten prayers into a colorful sign of resurrection on Easter morning....

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Music Under the Dome: An Invitation to Perform

Music Under the Dome: An Invitation to Perform

Music Under the Dome: An Invitation to Perform Sunday, April 21 | 3:00PM | SanctuaryAs we prepare for a Music Under the Dome event celebrating Earth Day and all of God’s creation, we invite all experienced vocal and/or instrumental musicians to participate in this...

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Easter Offering 2024

Easter Offering 2024

Easter Offering: At the Well  We are committed to caring for and serving with our unhoused neighbors. This is especially true for women, who are traditionally more vulnerable and at risk in this population, and who have few resources available.  Inspired by God’s...

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Austin Marathon

Austin Marathon

Marathon Sunday February 18, 2024 Our downtown location is perfect for encouraging the thousands of runners participating in the Austin Marathon this Sunday as they race past First Church and head to the finish line at the Capitol! Don't miss this chance to lean in...

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Annual Easter Egg Festival

Annual Easter Egg Festival

FUMC EASTER EGG FESTIVALSATURDAY, MARCH 239:30-11:00AM | CAPITOL GROUNDS That's right! The bunny is back! We are thrilled to host our annual Easter Egg Festival on Saturday, March 23, in our "backyard" at the Capitol Grounds at Colorado and 12th Street for egg hunts...

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February 2024 Mission Emphasis

February 2024 Mission Emphasis

Black children in Texas make up just 11 percent of births in the state, but nearly 30 percent of all women in Texas who die from pregnancy related complications are Black, meaning that Black mothers experience maternal death rates two to four times higher than white...

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Little Red Library Cart – Black History Month

Little Red Library Cart – Black History Month

Little Red Library Back for Black History Month Sundays in February | Sanctuary FoyerLooking for resources to support learning and conversations during Black History Month? Books are a great place to begin for people of every age! The Little Red Library Cart will be...

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Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2024 Registration Now Open

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2024 Registration Now Open

Early Bird Registration for Vacation Bible School (VBS) Now Open Now-March 17: $35 Per ChildVBS: June 10-13, 2024Surrounded by water, trees, and rolling hills, Camp Firelight is the perfect location for every Camper’s favorite summer activities! With the help of Lu...

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MLK Day Office Closure

MLK Day Office Closure

Church Office Schedule The church office will be closed on Monday, January 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, at 9:00AM. Our pastors are on call during the holiday. Call 512-478-5684, press 213, and leave a...

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January Mission Emphasis

January Mission Emphasis

Our January mission emphasis is the Immigration Care Team (ICT), a ministry offering active support and provision to asylum seekers and other immigrants. ICT began in 2020 when we sponsored an asylum seeker from a Central African country who was being held in a...

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New Series: Sacred Self-Care

New Series: Sacred Self-Care

New Series/New Year: Sacred Self-Care Available Now “We are not spirits that are simply housed in bodies. We are our bodies. There can be no spiritual life that does not engage the body.” —Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes Cost: $19 | Sanctuary FoyerWhat if, instead of a...

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Church Office Holiday Schedule

Church Office Holiday Schedule

Office Holiday Schedule and End-Of-Year Giving The church office will be closed Monday, December 25, through Monday, January 1, for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, at 9:00AM. Our pastors are on call at 512-478-5684, press...

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Assemble Manna Bags At Home

Assemble Manna Bags At Home

Assemble Manna Bags at Home Make a difference over the holiday break by assembling manna bags! Manna bags include: bottle of water, Nutri Grain fruit bar, peanut butter or cheese cracker sandwiches, juice box, raisins, tuna or chicken lunch kit, socks, and an...

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Christmas Offering

Christmas Offering

Christmas Offering 2023: Feed My People Breakfast Twice a week for over 20 years, First Church’s Great Hall has hummed to life in the early hours of the morning. Once volunteers arrive on Tuesday or Thursday mornings at 5:15AM, the smell of brewing coffee wafts down...

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Celebrate with Festive Wear

Celebrate with Festive Wear

Bring Out Your Most Festive Holiday Wear Sunday, December 17Let’s spread the Christmas spirit! All are invited to wear fun and crazy holiday clothes with festive fabrics to church on this Sunday!

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Diaper Drive for Austin Diaper Bank

Diaper Drive for Austin Diaper Bank

Diaper Collection for Austin Diaper Bank Now-January 7 | Sanctuary and Family Life Center FoyersEven though the baby Jesus in Christmas carols is so meek and mild that his parents can count on silent nights, we are celebrating the fully human baby that he was by...

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Poinsettias: Honor or Remember a Loved One

Poinsettias: Honor or Remember a Loved One

Christmas Poinsettias on Sale Deadline: December 11, 2023, at 5:00PM | Cost: $15Beautiful 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. Each poinsettia is florist quality and...

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Donations for Pickle Book Sale

Donations for Pickle Book Sale

Donate Books for December Pickle Book Sale Spread the Christmas cheer by providing a high-quality selection of books at our next Pickle Elementary Book Sale on December 19. This bi-annual tradition works to get books in the hands of students, while empowering them by...

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Church Office Thanksgiving Schedule

Church Office Thanksgiving Schedule

Church Office Holiday Schedule The Church office will close at 1:00PM on Wednesday, November 22, and be closed on Thursday, November 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will reopen on Monday, November 27, at 9:00AM. Our pastors are on call at 512-478-5684, press 213,...

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November Mission Emphasis

November Mission Emphasis

For over 20 years, First Church has sponsored a Christmas Breakfast in the Family Life Center. We provide a hot breakfast, served restaurant style with hosts and a smiling wait staff. After breakfast, guests receive a gift of a manna bag, hat, gloves, socks, hand...

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