This Sunday
Sunday, August 18
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: John 20:19-29
Sermon: "Do I Really Have to Believe in Miracles, in the Bible and Now?"
Back-to-School Sunday
During worship, all students, teachers, and administrators will receive a blessing and a gift as a tangible reminder of God’s and our congregation’s love and support. Students are encouraged to bring their backpacks. Parents should plan to take children to their new Sunday School classrooms and then join us in Wesley Hall for a parent coffee. Then that evening, join us at the pool party! 

10:00 a.m. Murchison Chapel

10:15-10:45 a.m., SAN Wesley Hall

4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. SAN MLF Kitchen

6:00-8:00 p.m., Balcones Woods Pool
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Marilyn Good Love Offering

After 10 years of faithful ministry on FUMC Staff, Marilyn Good is retiring. Marilyn has coordinated the logistical needs of staff, congregation members, and countless outside groups using FUMC facilities, enabling us to use the facility as a crucial tool for ministry. All are invited to give a love offering by August 18. Note "Marilyn Good Love Offering" in the memo of your check or online giving.

Fall 2019 Classes

Through discipleship classes, we offer opportunities to gather together and grow your faith surrounded and supported by others who are growing theirs. 

On Sunday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. in Murchison Chapel, all are invited to join the fall teachers in Murchison Chapel for an overview of the classes.
Study and Discussion of
Fear of the Other
Led by Rev. John McMullen

Mercy and Justice Book Study
The Far Away Brothers
Led by Rev. Cathy Stone

Disciple I Fast Track
Led By Dr. Brad King
Gender & Sexuality in the
Household of God
Led By Dr. Brad King

Study and Discussion of
The Song of the Bird
Led By Lucius Bunton

Study and Discussion of
What is the Bible?
Led By Curt Ashmos
Texas Maternal Health Update
Sunday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Circle Up: United Methodist Women is hosting a Maternal Health Update: a 2019 Legislative Recap and Looking Forward. Come learn about this past spring's legislative session.

Celebration of the Wedding Ring Class
Sunday, September 15, 10:00 a.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
The Wedding Ring class has planted seeds, and watered them, and all of us are able to enjoy the garden because of them. Join us as we celebrate all that they have done for us! We will sing, we will pray, and we will praise God for the gift this class has been for FUMC Austin.
Lunch & Learn: International Justice Mission
September 15, 12:15 p.m., SAN Welsey Hall
Thais and Doug Kilday (brother of church member Dan Kilday) will share their story from a year-long mission trip to Cambodia with IJM, a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. Join us for lunch while we hear the ways God was at work in and through the Kilday family. Lunch from Jason’s Deli (suggested donation of $10) will be provided only with registration. For more information, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at [email protected] or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215).
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Tuesday-Saturday, September 24-28 and October 8-12
Curtis Higgs Prodigals Study Group
Mondays, August 19-September 16
Join the Curtis Higgs Prodigal Study Group as they explore how ordinary moments can serve as liturgy by reading Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren.

Courts & Ports: Faithful Witness on the Texas-Mexico Border
Sunday-Wednesday, October 13-16
On this two-day immersion experience, view first-hand the legal and law enforcement processes related to immigration. Register by September 15 with Pastor Cathy at [email protected].

August Mission Emphasis
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at no cost in our Family Life Center weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Guests can practice their English conversation skills and develop friendships to support them outside the classroom. Although the teachers are volunteers, materials, childcare, utilities for the FLC, and refreshments for the social hours all cost money. Contributions at the altar rail offering during the month of August go to support this quiet but powerful ministry. 

Prayer Concerns

Within our Congregation

Stephanie Benold; Sandy Bowles; Michael Crowe; Gussie Fallon; Kathy Morales; Mari Perez; Andrew Pyle; Weldon Wink; Carol Walker; and Dan Wood.

Congratulations to Dick and Ann Young on the birth of their grandson, Jack Dyer Young.

Beyond our Congregation

Curt Ashmos’ friend, Elissa Marek; Kim Battle’s aunt, Bunny Christie; Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Bob Block’s friend, Tim Sullivan; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Mary Higgs’ great-grandson, Luke Rivers; Reverend Earle Lewis’ husband, Russ Hummel-Lewis, and nephew, Robert Bost; Nadine McDowell’s fiance, Joe MackInday; Melanie Miller’s and Jen Stuart’s father, Doak Thomas; Arthur Potts’ father, David Potts; Charlie Ray’s mother, Aranell; Cindy Reidland’s friends, Carly and Colton; Dianne Render’s sister-in-law, Penny Burns; Kent Schuster’s friends, Scott and Colin; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Amy Wink’s horse, Blessing; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.

Prayers for the victims of recent gun violence and their families.
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