THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, January 20
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-20
Sermon: "Samuel"
Worship Series
Sundays-February 3
J.R.R. Tolkien taught us that “courage is found in unlikely places.” With the legislative session, a watershed General Conference on the docket for the United Methodist Church, and countless other moments of high stakes and crucial decisions, how do we find courage? Join us as we reflect on stories of courageous people in both the Bible and modern history, drawing from their faithful example to find our way through challenging times.
Manna Bag Sale
9:30–11:00 a.m. Sidewalk
Our 4th and 5th graders show the love of Christ to those in need through the making and selling of Manna Bags. You can purchase a bag for $5. 
Baby Steps
Sundays-February 3, 10:00 a.m., SAN Room 215
Baby Steps is a parenting class led by Lara Greene, Director of FUMC Children’s Ministries. These discussion-based classes are designed to equip parents/guardians with practical tools to help them engage spiritually with their child in their first five years of life.
Financial Peace University Information Session
12:15 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Come learn about Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University , watch an introductory video, and pick up your materials for class beginning on Tuesday, January 22.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) 3rd Sunday
4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. SAN MLF Kitchen
MLF serves daily, but this day is for individuals and families who want to try face-to-face service working with experienced volunteers. Join the Make-Ready Team from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (preparing food and loading truck) and/or the Truck Team from 5:00-6:30 p.m. (delivering food around Austin). Sign up at fumcaustin.org/mlf .
Hidden Figures Movie Night
5:00-8:00 p.m., Sanctuary
Our Mercy & Justice Team and youth invite you to watch Hidden Figures about some lesser known heroes of the Civil Rights Era. In support of the upcoming MLK March the following day, we will collect canned goods and non-perishable food items to be donated to the Central Texas Food Bank. Childcare is available by emailing childcare@fumcaustin.org . Register Now .
NEWS AND EVENTS
MLK Day Community March
Monday, January 21, 9:00 a.m.
MLK Statue, UT Campus
The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy while uplifting diversity and multiculturalism in our city. Following a short program at the MLK Statue, we will march to the historic Huston-Tillotson University where exciting activities are planned. We can arrange carpools. Contact Terri Purdy at terri.sohn@gmail.com or Devon Bailey at devon@fumcaustin.org .
Financial Peace University
Tuesdays, January 22-March 26
6:30-8:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
What if you had an emergency fund, were debt-free, investing, and making wise spending decisions for your family’s future? With Dave Ramsey’s 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 fumcaustin.org/university .
Maternal Health Brunch and Learn
Wednesday, January 23, 8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Family Life Center, Great Hall
Circle Up: United Methodist Women for Moms, a circle of UMW, is hosting a Brunch & Learn about maternal health in Texas. A panel of maternal health activists, advocates, and experts will shed light on the current situation and ways we can positively impact the future of Texas moms and babies. Panelists include: Dr. Michele Rountree, The Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin; Adriana Kohler, Texans Care for Children; and Evelyn Delgado, Chair of the Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition.
Contemplative Worship Service Fourth Sunday
Sunday, January 27, 9:00 a.m.
EDU Murchison Chapel
These services are offered to beginners and experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation. The format is simple and includes an opening, a reading, a period or two of meditative silence, and a closing prayer. The service typically lasts 30-40 minutes. All are welcome.
Experiences at the Brownsville Border
Sunday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
Marianela Ramirez Watson is a member of the United Methodist Women and has been a long-term aide through the United Methodist-related Good Neighbor Settlement House in Brownsville. She will share first-hand experiences of working with asylum seekers at the border over the last few years, and how the experiences have changed, based on needs, changing governmental requirements, etc. We will also hear from FUMC member, Noble Doss, who traveled to Brownsville this past December for “Courts and Ports” with Texas Impact. This group visited Good Neighbor Settlement House, observed immigration court and crossed the border in Matamoros, Mexico.
Pre-Teen Sexuality Workshop
Friday and Saturday, February 1-2
FLC Great Hall
Registration deadline is January 25. The pre-teen years are tough. Changes are happening to bodies, minds, and emotions which make it hard to know exactly what is going on. And what hard topics to try and discuss with Mom and Dad. Wonderfully Made provides kids ages 10–12 the opportunity to ask questions about growing up and get faith-based answers. The curriculum covers physical development and spiritual connection while helping pre-teens establish a foundation for their life in Christ. Register online at fumcaustin.org/preteenworkshop .
Book Study: White Fragility
Tuesdays, February 5, 12, 19
6:30-7:30 p.m.
FLC Room 103
Join us as we read and discuss White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. This book deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and “allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to ‘bad people’" (Claudia Rankine). In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively. We have a Facebook group for online discussion as well as meeting in person. Register at fumcaustin.org/whitefragility .
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.
First Steps
Sunday, February 10, 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 .
Conversations on Racial Justice
Sunday, February 10, 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 .
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. Special prizes for most-years-together, best-dressed couple/group, and more. Cost is $5 per person, with a $20 maximum per family. For more information or to volunteer to bring sweet treats, contact Erin and Justin Scarth at erin.scarth@gmail.com .
Baptism Class
Sunday, March 3, 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 Baptism, and only offered twice each year. Read More .
SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Tutors Needed
Pickle Elementary students need tutors to help finish classroom and homework assignments across subjects. Most of the students are children of Spanish speaking parents who are unable to teach their kids because of language and education barriers. If you have 30 minutes each week anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., please sign up. The school will match you with a student and we will confirm the schedule. To sign up, call or email bergan.casey@gmail.com or 512-656-2515.
CALENDAR
Saturday, January 19
FreeStore 3rd Saturday

Sunday, January 20
Chapel Service
Baby Steps Class

Monday, January 21
MLK Day Community March

Tuesday, January 22

Wednesday, January 23

Sunday, January 27
Baby Steps Class

Friday-Saturday, February 1-2

Sunday, February 3
Baby Steps Class
Tuesday, February 5

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

Sunday, February 24

Sunday, March 3
JANUARY MISSION EMPHASIS
FreeStore
The FreeStore connects people who need and people who need to give, through weekly opportunities to shop for free clothing and small household items. It is a place where people from all walks of life have an opportunity to build relationships. The foundations of this intentionally cross-cultural, multi-racial community lie in the affirmation of God’s love for all people. You are invited to support this ministry by donating funds to help with its operation, by donating gently used or new clothing and household items, or by serving anytime it is open. Read More .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed last week's sermon?
Sunday, January 13
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Profiles of Courage Series
Scripture: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Sermon: "Jesus"
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PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Frances Allen; Grady Basler; Gussie Fallon; Melanie Miller; Kathy Morales; and Bruce Venno. 
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Stephen and Kathy Billiott’s friend, Rose Molbert; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Janet Camp’s sister, Nancy Willet; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Mary Higgs’ friend, Tanua Snyder; Doise Miers’ father, Jack Chew; Chip Morris’ friend, Joe Lang; Connie Payne’s brother, John Bellinghausen; Pat Rives’ friend, Susan Tyler; Barbara Ruth’s mother, Jewel Ruth; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Lee Sloan’s friend, George Bourianoff; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Greg Trosclair’s father, George Trosclair; Dorothy Whitfield’s sister, Mary Connell; Amy Wink’s father, Weldon Wink; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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