Sunday, March 3
Family | Circus Series
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Luke 24: 13-49
General Conference Debriefing
10:00 a.m., Sanctuary Main Floor
Pastor Taylor and Pastor Michael will lead a debriefing about General Conference and what this means for FUMC Austin.
New Ministry Opportunity
12:15 p.m., EDU Murchison Chapel
We are launching a new ministry on Thursday mornings with women experiencing homelessness. We will create a safe and welcoming environment away from the streets for a few hours with showers, resources, and more. Come learn more about our vision, volunteer opportunities, and ways you can support this new ministry.
Baptism Class
12:15 p.m., EDU Room 108
Director of Children’s Ministries Lara Greene and Pastor Taylor Fuerst 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. Register at .
Conversations on Racial Justice
4:30-6:00 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Join us as we work together on racial justice, seeking to undo racism in ourselves and recognize systemic racism, while working for and supporting work being done to end racial oppression. This group meets on first Sundays to discuss and learn about racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through videos, podcasts, and articles. Register at .
Welcome new members! Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share with them how FUMC Austin has enriched your life.
Chase and Jessica Cardwell, daughter Catherine
Alexandria Da Ponte
Jeff and Carol Fegan
Colleen Lantzy
Annemarie Potts
Matthew Schmidt
Tim and Taylor Taliaferro
Seth Wagenblast and Claire Kinchen, children Ella and Jackson
Glen and Sandy Wilkerson
Adeline Potts
Daughter of Arthur and Chloe Potts was baptized into Christian discipleship on Sunday, February 24.
Pancake Parties: Shrove Tuesday at Home
Before Lent, on March 5, we can celebrate Shrove Tuesday (aka Mardi Gras/Fat Tuesday ). We encourage you to make plans now to host a Pancake Party either in your home (or at your favorite pancake-providing eatery). Invite friends and neighbors! This Sunday, there will be printed resources to help you make this a fun way to learn about and share the tradition.
Ash Wednesday
Worship Services
Wednesday, March 6, 7:00 a.m.,12:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
We begin our Lenten journey by confronting our own sin and mortality. Ashes marked as a cross remind us that we will die, and yet we will always belong to God.

Ashes to Go
Wednesday, March 6, 8:00-10:00 a.m., Church Parking Lot
For those whose schedule prevents them from attending the Sanctuary services, and as a public witness to passers-by, pastors will be outside of the church marking people with ashes.
Lenten Worship Series
March 10-April 14, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Service
This year, in this holy season of preparation leading up to Easter, we delve deep into the last moments leading up to Jesus' Crucifixion his entrance into Jerusalem, being anointed with oil, overturning the tables, sharing the last supper, and facing God in the garden of Gethsemane. Step by step, we will make our way through these moments with Jesus on his way to the cross and beyond, as we connect more deeply with the Lord of life this Easter.
Churchwide Lenten Study
All are invited to participate in a churchwide study of Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine. The author explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.

Lenten study groups will meet for six weeks, on the same day of the week at the same time. Books will be available to purchase for $15 in the foyer on March 3 or in the church office. Register at .

Sundays, 10:00-10:45 a.m., March 10-April 14
  • Churchwide - SAN Wesley Hall, Facilitated by Revs. Karen Vannoy and John Flowers
  • Parents of Young Children - SAN Room 215
  • Young Adults - FLC Room 102  

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., March 11-April 15
  • Manor - Home of Howard and Marijo Hartman
  • Southwest Austin - Home of Scott and Deborah Wilder, Facilitated by Amy Wink

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 p.m., March 12-April 16
  • Northwest Austin - Home of Chip and Jan Morris
Contemplative Lenten Study
Sundays, March 10-April 14
12:15-1:45 p.m.
SAN Room 212
Lent is naturally a time for preparation and contemplation, but what does it mean to sit in silence and listen to God? What effects can it have on our connection with God, ourselves, and the world? A study of Laurence Freeman’s Sensing God: Learning to Meditate During Lent provides the opportunity for those interested in mindfulness meditation and contemplative prayer to begin or enhance this life-changing practice. Daviss King will lead the sessions which will include discussion of the book and a period of silence to practice contemplative prayer. Participants should register online and secure a copy of the book. The book can be purchased on Franciscan Media and Contemplative Life Bookstore . Register at .
Youth IMAX Night
Sunday, March 10, 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Bob Bullock Museum
All 5th-12th grade FUMC Youth are invited to a movie night to see the new Marvel film, "Captain Marvel!" Since it is opening weekend for the film, please purchase your tickets beforehand on the Bob Bullock website . Youth should plan to arrive by 3:45 p.m. to get seats together before the show starts at 4:15 p.m. The movie will run until 6:30 p.m. "Captain Marvel" is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language. This is our Engage gathering for the evening. We will not meet at the FLC.
Cheers Boomers Ministry
Sunday, March 31, 12:00 p.m.
EDU Room 108
“Boomers,” join us for our first official event of the new Cheers Ministry a community for those young-at-heart who are recently retired, semi-retired, or thinking about setting a date to retire. Designed for our members and visitors who are of the Baby Boomer generation (you know who you are), this group is a way to build community, get to know others, and find ways to connect within our large church family. On March 31, we will meet for lunch, conversation, and a service project to assemble UMCOR cleaning kits. Questions? Contact Dick Young at [email protected] or 512-789-8480.  Read More
Con Confianza Safety Training
Sunday, March 31,1:00-3:00 p.m.
Wesley Hall
The Rio Texas Conference requires all volunteers with youth, children, and vulnerable adults to be certified through a 3-step Safe Gatherings process. This certification is required to teach summer Sunday School, participate in youth retreats or mission trips, and lead Vacation Bible School, among other service opportunities. FUMC will host an online training session to complete step 3. We encourage participants to attend in person because there will be opportunities to discuss training topics pertinent to our church. However, if you are unable to attend in person, you can attend online. If you plan to attend in person, visit to register, NOT the Conference website. If you plan to take the course online from a different location, register online at for the March 31 online session. If this day/time doesn't work for you, select another time listed on the website to fulfill the requirement. Questions? Contact FUMC Safety Policy Administrator Emily Buchanan at [email protected] .
Habitat for Humanity Build
Saturday, March 16
FUMC will join area Methodist churches for the 2019 Habitat Methodist Build at 7220 Boyle Drive (east Austin off Johnny Morris Road). Our commitment includes a fundraising goal of $7,500, along with providing ten volunteers for the following Saturdays: March 16, April 13, and May 4. If you would like to put your faith into action, sign up at . Donations may be placed in the offering plate (marked "Habitat Build") or made online . For more information, contact Terri Purdy [email protected] .
Assemble UMCOR Relief Kits
Sunday, March 17
10:00 am, FLC Great Hall
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the UMC’s disaster response agency. UMCOR is often the first in and last out following a natural disaster. All ages and stages are invited to gather and help assemble UMCOR cleaning and hygiene kits. These kits assist families and Emergency Response Teams by providing cleaning materials to make homes safe, clean, and habitable following a disaster, and also by providing families who are displaced with necessary toiletries. All Sunday School classes are invited to participate. There will be no regular Sunday School for children and youth. 

Purchase UMCOR Relief Kit Supplies
Please support this opportunity by purchasing one or more of the required items for the relief kits by Sunday, March 10 , using our Amazon wish list at . Items will be delivered directly to the church. Questions? Contact Pastor Cathy Stone at [email protected] with any questions.
Saturday, March 2
ASP Construction Workshop

Sunday, March 3
New Ministry Opportunity

Wednesday, March 6
Ashes to Go
Ash Wednesday Services

Sunday, March 10
Churchwide Lenten Study Begins: Entering the Passion of Jesus

Monday, March 11

Tuesday, March 12

Saturday, March 16
Sunday, March 17
Chapel Service
Women's Program Training Session
Engage Not Meeting

Sunday, March 24
Engage Not Meeting

Tuesday, March 26

Saturday, March 30
ASP Construction Workshop

Sunday, March 31
Mercy & Justice Fifth Sunday - United Methodist Women
Safe Gatherings Con Confianza Training

Sunday, April 7

Friday, April 12
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is present in times of crisis and disaster around the world, acting as the hands of Christ in difficult or tragic times. This organization is able to provide fast and meaningful relief in the aftermath of disasters thanks, in large part, to the UMCOR Sunday Offering collected by local congregations every year. Read More .
Missed last week's sermon?
Sunday, February 24
Family | Circus Series
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Acts 10:19-48
Sermon: "Second Cousins and Third Dogs: Who is welcome at your table?"
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Within our Congregation
Grady Basler; Sandy Bowles; Gussie Fallon; Melanie Miller; and Kathy Morales.

For the love and support by FUMC for this year’s CROP Hunger Walk.

 James Guerra and John and Ann Haller.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Melissa Biegert’s father, Travis Langley; Sandy Bowles’ daughter, Carla Bowles; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Michelle Brown; April Ferrino’s friends, Julie and Isabel; Ann Fields’ sister-in-law, Cindy Brown; Melanie Greene’s neighbor, Dan Foster; Larry and Della Peters’ friends, Maura Self and Ron Shortes; Catherine Ingels-Reyes; Barbara Ruth’s mother, Jewell Ruth; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Amy Wink’s father, Weldon Wink; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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