THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, February 10
Family | Circus Series
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: 1 John 4:7-12
Sermon: “Life in the Family Circus”
Family Circus Worship Series
Parents. Siblings. Best friend. Barista. Spouse. The canine love-of-your-life. Whoever it is, there’s someone in your life whom you call “family.” No two families are just alike, and yet we all know the experience of those challenging and life-giving relationships that make us who we are. Join us for worship as we explore who we are as God’s family and how we live with our real-life families, in the best and worst of times. View worship schedule .
Help Celebrate Scout Sunday
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Worship Services
Are you a Daisy, Cub Scout, Girl Scout, or Boy Scout? Help FUMC’s Boy Scout Troop 5 celebrate Scout Sunday. If you are a younger scout, you can wear your uniform to help show your support of Scouts. If you are a Girl Scout or Boy Scout, you can help serve during the service. Meet in the foyer 15 minutes before worship to help with greeting and ushering duties that morning. For questions, contact Brooks Schuelke at brooks@civtrial.com .
First Steps
12:15 p.m., FLC 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. For more information, contact Trevor Harper at trevor@fumcaustin.org . Register at fumcaustin.org/firststeps .
ASP Team Meeting
12:15-2:00 p.m., FLC 203
FUMC’s Appalachia Service Project (ASP) team will have their first team meeting for those attending the service project. Lunch will be provided.
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 monthly to discuss and learn more about racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through videos, podcasts, and short articles. Register at fumcaustin.org/conversations .
NEWS AND EVENTS
Artifacts of Human Trafficking Exhibit
Shine a light into darkness through art as we explore the pervasive sex trafficking industry in the United States through the Artifacts of Human Trafficking exhibit, an installation created by Austin artist, Amie Stone King, with accompanying juried, 2-D mixed media works from artists around the world based on the themes of desperation, isolation, and deceit. The Artifacts Exhibit will be on display in Murchison Chapel until March 6. The exhibit is available for viewing during church business hours Mondays-Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Read More .
Women's Slumber Party
Friday, February 8 at 6:00 p.m.–Saturday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Family Life Center
Women of the church and our guests will share dinner, fun, good conversation, snacks, games, movies, fellowship, and maybe sleep. Plan to bring a sleeping bag and a pillow, air mattress is optional. Dinner and continental breakfast provided. Feel free to bring a traditional slumber party snack and board game. Register at fumcaustin.org/slumberparty . For those who wish to come for Friday evening only, free childcare is available. To make a childcare reservation, register your child at fumcaustin.org/kno and note you are attending the slumber party. Also, if interested in helping with planning, contact Ann Young, anngyoung73@gmail.com or (512) 517-2212.
Advocate for Gun Sense
Wednesday, February 13, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Central Christian Church, 1110 Guadalupe St.
Supporters will come to Austin from across Texas to rally and meet with lawmakers for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Advocacy Day. Your presence can make an important difference. Training is provided. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense is a non-partisan grassroots movement with 5 million supporters dedicated to preventing gun violence by advocating for common-sense, research-backed solutions. The agenda includes: fighting the push to arm more teachers, supporting a Red Flag law, and fighting to keep our permitting system for carrying of handguns. Register at every.tw/2RV4YC3 and join us!
Latin American Liberation Theology
Thursdays, February 14-April 4, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Have you ever wondered about the genesis of Liberation Theology? What influences brought about this revolutionary theology which continues to reverberate today? Please join Elizabeth Lerner in an 8-week course, Social Justice and Religion Latin American Liberation Theology, class #58 at the Lifetime Learning Institute (LLI) of Austin. For more information and to register, visit www.fumcaustin.org/lli
Sweetheart Dance
Saturday, February 23, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Celebrate the loving relationships in your life with a fun evening of dancing and fellowship. DJ, door prizes, selfie photo booth, snacks, and memory-making included. Friends, spouses, partners and partners-in-crime, parents/grandparents, and children—all are welcome. Prizes awarded for most-years-together, best-dressed couple/group, and more. First 50 guests will receive a special gift. Cost is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum per family. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON). For more information or to volunteer to bring sweet treats, contact Erin and Justin Scarth at erin.scarth@gmail.com .
Austin CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, February 24
2:00 p.m. Registration
2:30 p.m. Step-off
Camp Mabry, 2200 West 35th Street
This is a family-friendly interfaith community event raising funds for hungry people around the world and right here in Austin. This year the CROP Hunger Walk is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Walk. FUMC was a pioneer in organizing the first Walk in Austin. This is the longest tenured mission project of the congregation. For more information, contact Howard Hartman at 512-924-1378 or  hhartman1@austin.rr.com . Sign up to be a part of our FUMC Walk Team at at fumcaustin.org/crop .
Baptism Class
Sunday, March 3, 12:15 p.m.
EDU Room 108
Are you ready to have your child Baptized? Lara Greene, Director of Children’s Ministries, 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. This class is required for those preparing for Baptism, and only offered twice each year. Register at fumcaustin.org/baptismclass .
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 remind us that we are going to die. They are marked on us in the sign of the cross to assure us of God’s love for us.

Ashes to Go
Wednesday, March 6, 8:00-9:30 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 Book Study
Sundays, March 10-April 14
10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
For the season of Lent, we will be hosting 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. Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. 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. Register at fumcaustin.org/lentstudy .
SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Habitat for Humanity Build
FUMC will join area Methodist churches for the 2019 Habitat Methodist Build at 7220 Boyle Dr. (east of 183, near Loyola Ln. & Johnny Morris Rd.). 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. Contact Terri Purdy at terri.sohn@gmail.com if you would like to put your faith into action or sign up at fumcaustin.org/habitat .
CALENDAR
Friday, February 8

Friday-Saturday, February 8-9

Sunday, February 10
ASP Team Meeting

Saturday, February 16
FreeStore 3rd Saturday

Sunday, February 17
Chapel Service

Saturday, February 23
Sweetheart Dance
Saturday-Tuesday, February 23-26
General Conference UMC

Sunday, February 24

Tuesday, February 26

Sunday, March 3

Wednesday, March 6
Ashes to Go
Ash Wednesday Services

Sunday, March 10
Lenten Book Begins: Entering the Passion of Jesus
FEBRUARY MISSION EMPHASIS
"Feed My People" Breakfast
FUMC hosts the "Feed My People" Breakfast Program of the non-profit organization Foundation for the Homeless, Inc. (FFH) each Tuesday and Thursday in our Family Life Center. Guests are served a hot breakfast and have the opportunity to shower. FUMC buys the food and drink for the breakfast on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Approximately 250-300 guests are fed each Tuesday and Thursday. Donations will help cover operational costs. Give Online .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed last week's sermon?
Sunday, February 3
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Profiles of Courage Series
Scripture: Daniel 6:6-23
Sermon: “Daniel: The End of Courage”
Other ways to listen? Subscribe to our iTunes podcast or YouTube channel.
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health
Grady Basler; Pamela Craig; Gussie Fallon; Melanie Miller; Kathy Morales; Joe Shands; and George Smith.

Condolences
To Galen Fischer on the death of his father, Leland Fischer, and to the family and friends of Bruce Venno on his death.

Other
To all who are suffering from depression and who are ill.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Melissa Biegert’s father, Travis Langley; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Herb Canada’s daughter, Rita Canada; April Ferrino’s mother, Sara Ferrino; Ann Fields’ sister-in-law, Cindy Brown; Emily George’s friend, Shauna Autry; Marijo Hartman’s friend, Cil; Reverend Earle Lewis’ sister, Mary Bost; April Mitchell’s friend, Katie Post; Jan Morris’ mother, Marian Moore; Mimi Raper’s friend, Charlyn Freehill; Barbara Ruth’s mother, Jewell Ruth; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Lisa Whatley and Chad Burnette; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Dorothy Whitfield’s sister, Mary Connell; Amy Wink’s father, Weldon Wink; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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