THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, June 24
Preacher: Rev. Michael Mumme
Scripture: Joshua 24:1-28
Sermon: “Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve”
FUMC will journey together through the Bible this summer! Our worship each week focuses on passages we are reading, delving deeper into the story of who God is and what God is up to in the world. 
"The Story of God" Group Discussion
10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
On Sundays throughout the summer, join in group discussion as we read through the Bible. Daily reading bookmarks are available to guide you through the scripture. To learn more, visit fumcaustin.org/storyofgod .
Contemplative Worship
9:00 a.m., Murchison Chapel
Contemplative prayer can provide a welcome respite, a place to find the inner resources to actively serve a chaotic world from a place of strength and peace. These services are offered to beginners and experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation. The service typically lasts 30 to 40 minutes.
Celebrate John Wright's Retirement
Last day to collect cards!
All are invited to celebrate the faithful ministry of Rev. John Wright, former Senior Pastor of FUMC, as he retires from full-time ministry with the Rio Texas Annual Conference! We will collect cards and/or gifts, marked “John Wright,” in a basket in the sanctuary foyer through June 24. 
Young Adult Lunch
12:15 p.m., Front Steps, Sanctuary Building
Young adults (ages 18-35) are invited to meet for lunch together once a month. This group will walk or carpool someplace nearby to eat. For more information, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at cathy@fumcaustin.org .
NEWS & EVENTS
Reflections on Annual Conference 2018
Take three days of fellowship, business sessions, workshops, teaching moments, and worship services; add 1200 lay and clergy delegates, including 9 people from First Church; set the whole thing in the “sparkling city by the sea,” Corpus Christiand you have a recipe for the 2018 Rio Texas Annual Conference. Read on for a report on the business that was conducted June 6-9 and reflections from First Church’s lay delegates. Read More .
Vital Conversations: Racism and the U.S. Church
Sundays, July 1-22, 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Garrison Chapel, Family Life Center
At a time when society seems divided along lines of ideology, race, culture, and ethnicity, the Vital Conversations Guide helps us face fears, misunderstandings, and tensions. This video series features theologians, sociologists, laity, clergy, and others dealing with challenges of race, culture, and oppression in the Church and world today. Conversation topics include: 1) Deconstructing White Privilege, 2) Building the Beloved Community, 3) Meaningful Conversations on Race, and 4) Intersections of Oppression and Experiences in Ferguson. Register at fumcaustin.org/conversations and join the conversation.
Vacation Bible School
July 9 Registration Deadline
Rolling River Rampage invites rafters aged 4 years through completed 5th grade on a white-water rafting adventure to experience the ride of a lifetime with God! Join us in the sanctuary the week of July 23-27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost is $40. Register at fumcaustin.org/vbs .
Back to School at the Pool!
August 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Balcones Woods Pool
11408 Toledo Drive, 78759
Yes! We know that school just let out for the summer, but we want to make sure you get our Family Back-to-School Bash on your calendar. More information to follow. Contact children@fumcaustin.org with questions.
Summer Book Club
Summer Book Club is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Join with others who read the same book from our summer reading list.  1. Pick your book and register at fumcaustin.org . 2. Read your book. 3. Bring your book and discuss. Gather to discuss books on August 19 at 10:00 a.m. in Wesley Hall. For more information, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at cathy@fumcaustin.org . View recommended reading list and register at fumcaustin.org/summerbookclub .
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
There are many opportunities to do lots of good, in a variety of places, with many different people, throughout the summer! Please view our volunteer opportunities. Every helping hand makes a difference. Read More .
Central Texas Food Bank
Wednesday, June 27
1:30-4:30 p.m.
6500 Metropolis Dr.
FUMC adults, youth, and children 8+ are invited to serve at the Food Bank. Individuals and families must register online .
All are invited to participate in our ongoing monthly service opportunities.

Feed My People 4th Tuesday
June 26, 4:45-7:00 a.m., Family Life Center
Prepare and serve breakfast to 300 of our homeless neighbors working in shifts starting at 4:45 a.m. and ending by 7:00 a.m. Without our regular supply of UT student volunteers, we need extra help during the summer. Training provided.  Read More .

Mobile Loaves & Fishes 3rd Sunday
July 15, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., 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 .

FreeStore 3rd Saturday
July 21, 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 .
Teach Our Children and Youth
Sundays-August 12
Summer Sunday School teachers for children and youth are needed each week during the summer months. We give our regular teachers the summer off. We count on parents and other church members to step in and allow our amazing young disciples to get to know you. Curriculum is provided and rooms are prepared for you to be able to confidently walk in to the classroom. Sign up at fumcaustin.org/teachers .
JUNE MISSION EMPHASIS
Peace with Justice and
Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors
Moved by Christ's love to pursue reconciliation and peace, The United Methodist Church honors the dignity of every individual made in God's image and is unwilling to turn a blind eye to injustice. Through the Peace with Justice Sunday offering, the people of The United Methodist Church are able to make a difference together by sowing seedsand yielding fruit!of peace. Half of our offering supports Peace with Justice Grants beyond our local church, at the conference and global level of the United Methodist Church. The remaining half supports the peace and justice work of Austin Region of Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON). Justice for Our Neighbors is a United Methodist-affiliated immigration ministry that provides free or low-cost legal advice and services. Read More .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, June 17
Preacher: Rev. Cathy Stone
Scripture: Exodus 20:1-17
Sermon: "Created for Community"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health : Francis Allen; Randolph Bias; Melissa Biegert; Gary Diehl; Clairlea Eckert; Merianne Gaston; Reed Hildebrand; Gene Lyerly; Andrea Peck; Beverly Silas; and Bruce Venno.
Congratulations : to Reverend Jen Stuart on her ordination in the United Methodist Church.
Condolences : to Mark Morris and Kathy Tullos on the death of their friend, Joe Martinez, and to Curtis Novinger on the death of his brother-in-law, Mark Jackson.
Other : Travel mercies for our Youth ASP Team returning home this week and for Henriette Iranyibuka traveling to Africa.
Beyond our Congregation
Robbie Ausley’s sister-in-law, Sue Holt; Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; Curtis Fuelberg’s and Susan Griffith’s friend, Ron Rogers; Cindy Gunderson for unity at work; Howard and Marijo Hartman’s family friend, Randy Kimery; Sydney Head’s friend, Katie Schultz; Judy Kostura’s friends, Eliz and Anna Bavercis; Crystal McDonald’s son’s friend, David Joseph Dahill; Chloe Potts’ friend, Rachael Ross; Scott Reid’s friend, Stuart Selias; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Randy Teich’s friend, Jethro Begay; Kathy Tullos’ neighbor, Warren Pettinas, and his family; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
Condolences : to Pamela Craig on the death of her friends, Ben and Alice Hammer.
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