Sunday, September 2
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Luke 10:1-12, 17-20
Sermon: "My Faith in God is Essential to My Work." | Ginger Harrod
"This is My Story" Worship Series
Each week in worship, we'll hear from an FUMC member—stories of pain and joy, church and family—and we'll reflect through prayer, scripture, song, and sermon. Join us as we delve into the stories of FUMC and find our own lives wrapped in the story of God. Read More .
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Sundays Through September 23, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
In this study based on his book Unafraid , Adam Hamilton explores the most common worries and fears experienced by Americans today. Led by Pastor Cathy Stone. Register at .
Breakfast with Jesus
Sunday, September 2, 10:00 a.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
All are invited to participate in a special time together as we have "Breakfast with Jesus." This event is designed to build intergenerational relationships by bringing families together around tables with the sharing of food, fellowship, and learning. We ask that children are accompanied by an adult.
Sanctuary Bells Looking for New Members
Adults, rookies, teens, “old pros,” and everyone in between are welcome to join us! No handbell experience is necessary, but an instrumental music background is essential. Bring a willingness to learn and we will be able to comfortably bring new ringers “up to speed." Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. in the balcony of the Sanctuary. For more information, contact Shirley Derryberry, Director of Handbell Choirs, at 512-497-1852 or .
A Way Forward Briefing
Sunday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Michael will give a status update on A Way Forward, the process our denomination is considering at the February 2019 Called General Conference. The briefing will include factual updates about the process as well as some limited interpretation about the efforts to organize in support of the One Church Plan and ongoing developments. This is the second of three scheduled briefings. The third is scheduled for November 18.
Faith at Home Parenting Class
Sunday, September 9, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Room 215
At a Faith at Home session, participants learn and try out spiritual practices that are “do-able,” adaptable, fun, and meaningful. These activities can be used by households of all shapes and sizes. This class focuses on exploring the practice of prayer and touches on some practical ideas to enhance the worship experience for you and your child. Register Now .
First Steps
Sunday, September 9, 12:15 p.m.
Garrison Chapel
Are you interested in joining FUMC? 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 other members, and ask questions. Sign up at .
Kids’ Night Out
September 14
6:00–9:00 p.m.
EDU Room 102
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
September 14
6:00–9:00 p.m.
EDU Room 108
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
September 14
6:00–9:00 p.m.
Great Hall
Calling 5th, 6th, and 7th graders! Connect bridges children and youth ministries by building relationships. Read More .
Connections Fair
September 16, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wesley Hall
Looking for a new place to connect at FUMC? Come to the Connections Fair and learn about new ways to learn, grow, serve, and share. Check out tables hosted by various classes, missions, committees, book studies, and fellowship groups and learn more about new places to connect with FUMC.
3rd Grade Bible Presentation
Sunday, September 16
9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Worship
We are called to celebrate the Bible—our gift of God’s word for us over many centuries and for our lives today. We invite all to celebrate and give thanks for the special book that shapes our lives in worship on September 16 when we recognize and present gift Bibles to all 3rd graders and any older children who have not received a Bible. Please contact Lara Greene at by September 10 to ensure your child receives a Bible.
Lunch & Learn About Global Fellows
Sunday, September 16, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
We have launched a new partnership with the Global Mission Fellows (GMF) Program that we are supporting through our September Mission Emphasis. We invite you to meet Grace Okerson , a GMF from Florida serving with the NOAH Project in Detroit, and Erica Oliveira, a former GMF now on staff with Global Minstries. Come and wonder with us about ways we can support these young people as their lives are transformed through their work transforming communities. Lunch provided. Register Now.
Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m.
The Long Center
Join our team for this year's NAMIWalks event! We are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. First UMC is working to support the work of NAMI as we promote education and awareness about mental illness and work to end the stigma associated with mental illness. Come walk with us or support our team with a donation through our NAMIWalks team page.
Mercy and Justice Fifth Sunday Presentation on Implicit Bias
Sunday, September 30, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
Who, Me? Biased? As each of us experiences life—in school, at home, in church, at work, watching T.V.—we are surrounded by a number of biases. Some of these biases we consciously accept as our own, some we consciously reject, while many more fall into the subconscious level. Even though we are not aware of implicit biases, they constantly help to form our beliefs, values, ideas, and actions every day. By taking an intentional look at implicit bias and the ways it works in our brains and in our actions, we commit to rooting out the biases that are corrupted by stereotype or prejudice. Join us as we learn what implicit bias is, how it influences our thinking, and how its impact can be minimized.
Putting Your House in Order
Sunday, September 30, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Give the loving gift of preparedness to those you love. This estate planning workshop helps you share your plans and passions with your loved ones while leaving a legacy of faith to continue the work of the church. Tom Stanton of Texas Methodist Foundation leads this workshop, which includes a detailed workbook. Register online at . Cost $10.
Baptism Class
Sunday, September 30, 12:15 p.m.
EDU Room 108
Are you ready to have your child Baptized? Pastor Taylor Fuerst and Director of Children’s Ministries Lara Greene host this class to discuss our beliefs about Baptism, logistical information about scheduling and service preparation, and ways to help your child live the Baptized life. This class is required for those preparing for a child’s Baptism. To register, indicate your interest on the Connections Card in worship or register at . If you are interested in adult Baptism, email Pastor Taylor at .
Disaster Recovery Mission Trip
October 5-8, Friday-Monday 
Sinton, TX
First UMC is sending a mission team (ages 14 and up) to Sinton, TX (Coastal Bend region), to help with long-term recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey one year ago. Volunteers must complete the background check process—no other training is required. Trip cost is $125; workdays are Saturday and Sunday. Please register at the link below and contact to complete background check process or for additional information. Register Now.
We have several ways for you to gather with others and grow closer to God. Through Sunday School classes, small groups or other discipleship opportunities, we want to help you grow in your faith surrounded and supported by others who are growing in theirs.
Practicing Christian Mindfulness
Sundays, September 9-October 14, 12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
SAN Room 212
This class explores mindfulness practices to incorporate into your life today. Led by Cindy Walter. Register at by September 1.
Financial Peace University
Mondays, September 17-November 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. Freedom from debt is part of being free to follow Christ. Join Pastor Michael Mumme for this personal finance class with a faith perspective. Register at .
Disciple Fast Track: Into the Word, Into the World
Mondays, September 17-December 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FLC Room 104
This 24-week study led by Pastor Cathy Stone immerses you in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts. Each week you encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage in those disciplines. Classes meet for a total of 24 weeks, 12 weeks in the fall and 12 weeks in the spring. Daily preparation is 3-5 chapters of the Bible. The cost is $30 for two study manuals. Register at .
All are invited to participate in our ongoing monthly service opportunities.
FreeStore 3rd Saturday
September 15, 8:45-11:00 a.m., Memorial UMC
Sort, organize, and shelve donated items; assist shoppers; bag items; provide hospitality; and share stories over a cup of coffee. Something for everyone, so just show up and serve. Read More .
Mobile Loaves & Fishes 3rd Sunday
September 16, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., SAN MLF Kitchen
MLF serves daily, but this monthly third Sunday is for families and individuals who want to try face-to-face service with experienced volunteers. Read More .
Feed My People 4th Tuesday
September 25, 4:45-7:00 a.m., Family Life Center
Come help serve breakfast to 300 of our homeless neighbors. Preparing, cooking, and setting up begins at 4:45 a.m.; serving begins by 6:00 a.m.; and clean-up is finished by 7:00 a.m. Arrive and leave to meet your schedule.  Read More .
Global Mission Fellows
The Global Mission Fellows Program of the General Board of Global 
Ministries is a two-year mission service and educational opportunity for young adults, ages 20-30, to work in social justice ministries. Fellows from the United States and other countries leave their home communities, after an extensive orientation, and work either in the U. S. or internationally. This graduate-level fellowship allows participants to address the root causes of oppression and alleviate human suffering alongside community organizations in a variety of issue areas, including public health, migration/immigration, education, and poverty. Through this partnership, FUMC supports these young adults and their work through financial giving, prayers, letters of encouragement, and visits from Fellows. Make checks payable to FUMC and include a note stating that your contribution is for “GM Fellows.” Read More .
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, August 26
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-7
Sermon: “They raised me in faith…” | Debbie Shaw, Leslie Ivey, Peyton Ivey
Within our Congregation
Health: Randolph Bias; Carol Brady; Gary Diehl; Merianne Gaston; Ken and Susan Hensley; Paul Hicks; Jan Higgs; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Alice Parrish; Andrea Peck; Pearl Spears; Bruce Venno; and Olivia Weldon.
Other: To the family and friends of Senator John McCain on his death.
Beyond our Congregation
Robbie Ausley’s sister-in-law, Sue Holt; Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Craig Blome’s and Tamra Golden’s parents, Paul and Carol Golden; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; Cindy Gunderson’s neighbor, Barbara White; Howard and Marijo Hartman’s friends, Cecilia Collins and Randy Kimery; Thomas Kim; Charlyn Loera’s mother, Alma; Mark Morris’ and Kathy Tullos’ neighbor, Warren Pettinos; Alice Parrish’s friend, D’Anna Wick; Connie Payne’s brother, John; Delia Peters’ brother, Robert Ybarra; Larry Peters’ friend, Cathy Parker; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Stephen Spears’ and Rebecca Leonard’s friend, Frank Williams; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Ben Thoma’s parents, Margery and Gary Thoma; and Dick Young’s nephew Jeff Young.
Congratulations: To Camille Sailer on the birth of her grandson, Asher John Ameberg.
Condolences: To Nathaniel Saunders on the death of his friend, Jared.
Church Life enables members to connect, view giving history, schedule giving, and access the church calendar. Available in mobile app with same login. Read More .
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