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?”

Everyone has questions about God and faith—everyone! We believe that these questions don’t have easy answers, but Church is a place where we should openly explore those questions. 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 .
Faith at Home: Sacred Moments
10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
Join Director of Children's Ministries Lara Greene and other parents, grandparents, and care-takers of children and/or youth to discuss ways to cultivate sacred moments amidst our everyday events. Register Here .
FUMC Writing Workshop
2:00-3:30 p.m., Family Life Center, Room 104
This workshop will focus on creative expressions of faith: poetry, music, and art as prayer and praise; claiming a creative Christian identity; and encountering God through our creative gifts. Contact Amy Wink and Caroline Jones at with questions. Read More .
Egg Festival Thank You
Thank you FUMC for your time and energy at this year's Egg Festival and in the weeks leading up to it. We asked for help preparing 6,000 eggs and you gave 8,000 in response—Sunday School classes, administrative teams, families and individuals gave. We asked for 50 volunteers and you showed up—more than 75 volunteers and staff. 

Together, we shared fellowship, games, community, and eggs with nearly 600 children and their families. That's 150 more kids than last year! This has truly become a church-wide effort to share the love of God with the Austin community during Easter weekend. Thank you to the Egg Festival Team and everyone who answered the call. Read More .
Family Hike
April 7, 10:30 a.m., Mayfield Park
Join the FUMC Children’s Ministry Team for a family-friendly hike and enjoy a picnic lunch together. The park is located at 3505 W 35th St, Austin TX 78703. Contact with questions. For park information, please visit
"We are Blood" Donation Drive
April 15, 9:00-11:30 a.m., Bloodmobile in Parking Lot
Blood donations have long been considered one of the easiest volunteer actions a person could make. Where else can you lay back for a few minutes and make a huge difference for others within the community while receiving juice and cookies for your efforts? Schedule an appointment at or call Craig Wellborn at 512-206-1316.
Young Adult Lunch
April 15, 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 .  
First Steps
April 15, 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 and the ministry of FUMC, meet the pastors, and ask questions. Sign up by emailing Trevor Harper at or submit your registration online.
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.
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, The 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 UMW recent activities and participate in advocating for better maternal care in Texas. Questions? Contact Sandy Wilder at .
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 . The final step may be completed in Wesley Hall on Sunday, April 29, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Registration is required at . 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 .
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 that 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 .
Register Today for VBS!
July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sanctuary Building
Rolling River Rampage invites rafters aged 4 years through completed 5th grade on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! The cost is $30 before June 1 and then $40. Register at before July 9. To volunteer, contact Sarah Whitley at .
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 .
Hands on Housing Spring Blitz
April 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
iACT’s Hands on Housing uses volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Come join us for the Spring Blitz event, and help repair and paint a home. Register Here .
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 Read More .
VBS Work Day
May 6, 12:00 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 . Lunch is provided with registration. Childcare provided with RSVP to . 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
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 .
Accessibility Improvements
Continuing 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 .
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, April 1
Easter Sunday
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8
Sermon: “The Unfinished Story”
Within our Congregation
Health: D’An Anders; Gabriel Baker; Randolph Bias; Brenda Hostler; Mary Morris; Andrea Peck; and Gris and George Anne Rogers.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Ann Byrd’s friend, Wyatt; Blake Carter; Gary Cox; Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; Denise Fischer’s friends, Scott McMahon and Jerrilynn Baker; Mike McDonald’s cousins, Art Balderas and Pamela Henicke; Miranda McCage’s grandmother; Kelly Mills’ mother, Sandra Mills, and sister, Toni Repass; Julie Nelson’s friend, Rosalie Sargraves; Delia Peters’ mother, Ruby Ybarra, and cousin, Paula Avila; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friend, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Donna Shands’ daughter, June, and mother, Edie; Steven Spears’ and Rebecca Leonard’s friends, the Don Perry family; Alan Stephens’ daughter, Kate Stephens; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Wally Tingley’s mother, Jean Tingley; Ann Venno’s friend, Mary Rose Hecksel; Carol  Walker’s friends, the Guant family; Tom Ward’s friend, Martha Rees; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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1201 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-5684