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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.

October Mission Emphasis – Casa Marianella & World Communion Sunday

October Mission Emphasis – Casa Marianella & World Communion Sunday

Casa Marianella & World Communion Sunday Together, we welcome and care for the poor, the stranger, the sojourner, the outcast. Together, we enable national and international graduate students to change the world. This October, our communion rail offering will be...

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...

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...

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...

June Mission Emphasis – Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors

June Mission Emphasis – Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors

Moved by Christ’s love to pursue reconciliation and peace, The United Methodist Church honors the dignity of every individual made in God’s image and is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice. This offering supports the peace and justice work of Austin Region of...

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 meals...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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....

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...