THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, April 15
3rd Sunday of Easter
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:9-28, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Sermon: "We die...then what? Questions about the Afterlife"

Everyone has questions about God and faith—everyone! In April and May, worship will focus on a question raised from one of you about God, the Bible, or Faith. To view upcoming sermon topics, visit our worship schedule page .
"We are Blood" Donation Drive
9:00-11:30 a.m., Bloodmobile in Parking Lot
We're hoping for a strong turnout from FUMC. Schedule an appointment at fumcaustin.org/blood or call Craig Wellborn at 512-206-1316.
Manna Bag Sale
9:30-11:00 a.m., Sidewalk  
Our 4th and 5th grade children show the love of Christ to those in need through the making and selling of Manna Bags for $5 each.
Teacher Appreciation
9:30-11:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
The Children's and Youth Ministry Teams will be showering our Sunday School teachers, childcare staff, and volunteers with appreciation for their dedication to our children and youth this Sunday. Children are encouraged to draw a picture or write a note to a teacher who has made a difference in his/her Sunday morning experience. If you are able, please sign up to bring food or host our awesome teachers. Food should be dropped off in Wesley Hall by 9:00 a.m.
Young Adult Lunch
12:15 p.m., Front Steps of Sanctuary Building
Young adults (ages 18-35) are invited to lunch together once a month. This group will walk or carpool someplace nearby to eat. Questions? Contact Devon Bailey at devon@fumcaustin.org .  
First Steps
12:15 p.m., Garrison Chapel, Family Life Center
Prior to joining the church, we ask all to participate in a First Steps class to learn about Methodist beliefs, meet the pastors, and ask questions. Sign up with trevor@fumcaustin.org or submit your registration online.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes 3rd Sunday
4:00 and 5:00 p.m., MLF Kitchen
Teams prepare sandwiches and deliver them around Austin. This Sunday is open to first-timers of all ages to give this ministry a try. Read More .
NEWS & EVENTS
Kids’ Night Out
April 20
6:00–9:00 p.m. Education Building
Pizza and a movie for the kids (infants-1st grade) and date night for the parents! Cost is $25 for first child, $8 for siblings.  Read More .
Kids’ Club
April 20
6:00–9:00 p.m. Education Building
All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders are invited to a night of faith building through games, mission projects, a movie, and pizza! Read More .
Connect for Tweens
April 20
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Room 202, FLC
Calling 5th, 6th, and 7th graders! Connect bridges children and youth ministries by building relationships. Read More .
Contemplative Worship Fourth Sundays
April 22, 9:00 a.m.
Murchison Chapel 
These services are offered to beginners or experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation and typically last 30 to 40 minutes.
4th and 5th Grade Play: Courageous Esther
April 22, 10:15 a.m., Wesley Hall
Our 4th and 5th grade class will present the story of Esther. All are invited to come be blessed by their performance.
Churchwide Work Day
April 28, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Be part of making room for new ministry. Throughout the day, help carry out items for donation or recycling, reorganize spaces, relocate items, and clean the chairs in the Family Life Center. Bring your family, group, or Sunday School class. For more information, contact Debbie Rippetoe at drippetoe21@yahoo.com . Sign Up Now .
UMW Sunday and Fifth Sunday Presentation
April 29
For almost 150 years, United Methodist Women has improved the lives of women, children, and youth through prayers, volunteer and advocacy efforts, and financial gifts. On April 29, FUMC UMW will lead the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. worship services. All are also encouraged to join our 10:00 a.m. 5th Sunday presentation to learn about recent UMW activities and participate in advocating for better maternal care in Texas. Questions? Contact Sandy Wilder at swilder@texas.net .
Conference Safety Training
April 29, 1:00-3:00 p.m.,
Wesley Hall
A new Rio Texas Conference Child, Youth and Vulnerable Adult Safety Policy will go into effect in June. To be in compliance, all FUMC ministry staff and volunteers who work with these groups must be certified through a 3-step process. The first two steps are available online at www.safegatherings.com . The final step may be completed in Wesley Hall on Sunday, April 29, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration is required at riotexas.org/safetrainings . Other training dates are also listed at this site. For more information, or to determine if you are required to be certified, please contact Emily Buchanan at emily@fumcaustin.org .
Middle School Service Project: Reach Beyond Mission
Registration Deadline: April 29
July 15-20, Sunday-Friday 
Reach Beyond Mission is the middle school mission trip for FUMC youth who have completed 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The trip provides an opportunity for youth to learn about urban challenges such as poverty and housing while also serving within the community. Register Here .
Pre-teen Retreat: Love in Action
Registration Deadline: May 4
May 11-12, Friday-Saturday
Calling all 4th, 5th and 6th graders! Spend Friday night at church playing games, cooking dinner together, participating in small groups, and preparing to serve and love our neighbors on Saturday morning at Community First! Village. Drop-off and pick-up will be at the Family Life Center. Cost is $40. Register Here .
Alternative Gifts for Mother's Day
Order Deadline: Monday, May 7
On Mother's Day, May 13, you are invited to honor your Mother and other women who are important to you by making an alternative gift that helps a mother and family in need. View items and donate online or submit an order form found in the worship bulletin at church on Sunday. Order Online .
Book Study: Jesus and the Disinherited
May 8, 15, and 22, Tuesdays
Join us as we read and discuss Jesus and the Disinherited by Howard Thurman. In this classic theological treatise, the acclaimed theologian and religious leader Howard Thurman demonstrates how the gospel may be read as a manual of resistance for the poor and disenfranchised. Jesus is a partner in the pain of the oppressed and the example of His life offers a solution to ending the descent into moral nihilism. Read More .
Vacation Bible School
July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Building
Ages 4 years through completed 5th grade are invited to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! The cost is $30 before June 1, then $40. Register at fumcaustin.org/vbs . To volunteer, contact sarah@sarahwhitley.com .
Summer Sports Camp
July 23-26, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Family Life Center
A multi-sport camp for ages 5-12 consisting of fun games like dodgeball, kickball, capture the flag, and more. The cost is $85 before June 1 and $95 after June 1. Register at TriumphSports.com/FUMCAustin .
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Keep Austin Beautiful Service Day
April 14, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
FUMC families are invited to help clean two neighborhoods as part of Keep Austin Beautiful Day. A volunteer appreciation party follows at Huston-Tillotson University. North: 7500 Blessing Avenue, 78752, and South: 1100 Cumberland Road, 78704. Questions? Contact Terri Purdy at terri.sohn@gmail.com Read More .
VBS Work Day
May 6, 12:15 p.m., Wesley Hall
Join us to start creating the decorations for VBS. We will be painting signs so bring a change of clothes. Back by popular demand: our Amazon wishlist! If you would like to donate supplies or materials, visit http://a.co/3FzGutc . Lunch is provided with registration. Childcare provided with RSVP to childcare@fumcaustin.org . Register Now .

Vacation Bible School
July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sanctuary
For a safe and fun VBS, we need over 50 adult and youth volunteers! We can help you find the perfect spot to serve, so come join the fun! Free childcare is provided for volunteers with children under four years old. To sign up or for more information, contact Sarah Whitley at sarah@sarahwhitley.com
Family Service Day at Community! First Village
May 19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
9301 Hog Eye Road
Community First! Village provides affordable, sustainable housing, and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless. A typical service day entails harvesting the gardens, laying pathways, tending the chicken coop or goats, dry landscaping yards, beautifying the property, etc. Read More .
All are invited to participate in our ongoing monthly service opportunities.

Mobile Loaves & Fishes 3rd Sunday
April 15, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., MLF Kitchen
Teams prepare sandwiches and deliver them around Austin. Read More .

FreeStore 3rd Saturday
April 21, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Memorial UMC
Serving includes assisting shoppers and organizing items. Read More .

Feed My People 4th Tuesday
April 24, 4:45-7:00 a.m., Family Life Center
 This ministry serves breakfast to 300 of our homeless guests. Read More .
APRIL MISSION EMPHASIS
Accessibility Improvements
Building on our Easter offering, the April Communion Rail Offering will support a renovation of our sanctuary elevator and other accessibility improvements. Give at the communion rail, at the church office or online and mark "Elevator/Accessibility" in the notes. Give Now .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, April 8
2nd Sunday of Easter
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: John 20:19-31, 1 Corinthians 13:8-13
Sermon: "Do I have to believe what other Christians believe?"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Francis Allen; D’An Anders; Gabriel Baker; Randolph Bias; Nell Broadbent; Brenda Hostler; Ruth Howie; Pepper Huffman; Andrea Peck; Gris and George Anne Rogers; and Bruce Venno. 

Condolences to the family and friends of Bill Berger on his death.
Beyond our Congregation
Arthur Asika’s friend, Wale Ogunseqha; Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; John Hathaway’s son, Jack, and daughter, Katie; Jan Morris’ mother, Mariam Moore; Judy Kostura’s friend, Bob Crawford; Delia Peters’ mother, Ruby Ybarra, and cousin, Paula Avila; Mary Rogerson’s son, Clint Rogerson; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friend, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Donna Shands’ daughter, June, and mother, Eva; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Ann Venno’s friend, Mary Rose Hecksel; Carol Walker’s friends, the Gaunt family; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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Contact Us
1201 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-5684