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Monthly Mission Emphasis

Giving back through our monthly offering.

Each month, First United Methodist Church selects a special mission.  Altar rail collections and donations are dedicated to support these missions.

September Mission Emphasis – Global Mission Fellows

September Mission Emphasis – Global Mission Fellows

$30 buys a takeout meal — or $30 invested in the Global Mission Fellows program transforms a young adult’s life. Global Mission Fellows, ages 20-30, serve for two years in social justice ministries across the country or internationally. These young adults engage with...

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Black Lives Matter to God and to Us

First Word from Pastor Taylor – Black Lives Matter to God and to Us

  Last week, we hung a banner on the Family Life Center that reads, “Black Lives Matter to God and to us.” The banner hangs at a time when fewer people are driving by our building than ever before, thanks to the Coronavirus. So why hang it? FUMC has been on a...

August Mission Emphasis – English as a Second Language (ESL) Ministry

August Mission Emphasis – English as a Second Language (ESL) Ministry

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at no cost on Mondays and Thursdays. Guests can practice their English conversation skills and develop friendships to support them outside the classroom. Imagine you know a language only literally. What would you...

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...

June Mission Emphasis – Justice for Our Neighbors

June Mission Emphasis – Justice for Our Neighbors

This offering supports the peace and justice work of Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON), a United Methodist-affiliated immigration ministry that welcomes refugees and immigrants into our communities by providing free, high-quality immigration legal...

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...

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. (FFH) each Tuesday and Thursday, every week of the year. Guests receive a hot breakfast, fellowship, toiletries, and showers. As you can imagine, a lot of...

January Mission Emphasis – At the Well and Cold Weather Shelter

January Mission Emphasis – At the Well and Cold Weather Shelter

These two ministries are making a difference in both the lives of women experiencing homelessness as well those serving on Thursday mornings or cold Tuesday nights. Your financial support of these ministries ensures that we are able to provide basic necessities in a...

Christmas Offering – Family Life Center Kitchen

Christmas Offering – Family Life Center Kitchen

Our mission is to build a community where all people are invited to know the love of God and sent to join God in transforming the world. Each Christmas, we have an opportunity to provide transformation through our Christmas Offering, a gift to which we contribute,...

November Mission Emphasis – Feed My People Christmas Eve Breakfast

November Mission Emphasis – Feed My People Christmas Eve Breakfast

For 21 years, FUMC has sponsored a Feed My People Christmas Eve Breakfast in the Family Life Center. Each year, we provide a hot breakfast served restaurant style with hosts and smiling waitstaff. After breakfast, guests receive caps, gloves, socks, lip balm, a...

April Mission Emphasis and Easter Offering

April Mission Emphasis and Easter Offering

 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 10:25-37Dear First Church, At Easter, we celebrate the life-giving...