THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, June 10
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15
Sermon: “People of Egypt, Prince of Egypt”
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 .
Alternative Gifts for Father's Day
Last Sunday to order gifts!
Show appreciation for the men in your life. Items "purchased" will support the ongoing work of Church World Service, a United Methodist-related international ministry, to families across the globe. Recognition of your gift(s) will be in the bulletin insert on Father's Day, June 17. Order Now .
ASP Stock Sales
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Sidewalk
This is the last Sunday to purchase ASP Stock . Our Appalachia Service Project (ASP) team is raising funds for the trip to Kentucky, June 15-26. Read More .
Vacation Bible School Workday
12:15-3:00 p.m., Wesley Hall
Help paint decorations for this year’s VBS. Lunch provided with registration. Childcare provided with RSVP to childcare@fumcaustin.org . Register Now .
Bolder Than Texas Writing Workshop
2:00-3:30 p.m., Family Life Center, Room 104
This writing workshop will focus on three diverse experiences of faith: doubt, music, and presence. Bring your writing materials and stories. Read More .
NEWS & EVENTS
Annual Conference
June 6-9
Corpus Christi
Our pastors and lay delegates are gathering with other United Methodists from all over south and west Texas, with Bishop Robert Schnase presiding and featured teaching by Reverend Sue Nilson Kibbey. Our pastors will be in daily communication with the church office and, if needed, will return to Austin for pastoral care situations. Members of FUMC serving as delegates for FUMC and the Capital District are: Davis Covin, Trevor Harper, Clay Daigle, Noble Doss, Bob Garrett, Rick Ortiz, Brooks Schuelke, and Sandy Wilder. Please pray for annual conference and those attending. Read more at https://riotexas.org/ac2018 .
Celebrate John Wright's Retirement
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. 
Contemplative Worship
June 24, 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.
Young Adult Lunch
June 24, 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 .
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.
Register for 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 .
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 .
All are invited to participate in our ongoing monthly service opportunities.

FreeStore 3rd Saturday
June 16, 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
June 17, 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 .

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 .
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 .
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 ARJFON
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 3
Preachers: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-13
Sermon: "The Problem"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Francis Allen; D’An Anders; Randolph Bias; Melissa Biegert; Kim Block; Tom Calnan; Gary Diehl; Clairlea Eckert; Merianne Gaston; Pat Martin; Andrea Peck; Marie Richards; Phil Shaw; Beverly Silas; and Bruce Venno.
Condolences: to Margery Anderson on the death of her mother, Sue Anderson, and to the family and friends of Bob Folk on his death.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; Lucio Gonzales and friend, Yosenia Garcia; Melanie Green’s friend, Diana; Howard and Marijo Hartman’s friend, Hellen Farris; Mike McDonald’s cousin, Greg Henicke; Kelly Mills’ mother, Sandra Mills, and sister, Tori Repass; Jan Morris’ friend, Nancy; Michael and Dianne Render’s friend, Judy Tripp; Debbie Rippetoe’s friend, Teresa Megginson; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; June Shands; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Ben and Danielle Thoma’s friends, Jessica, Sarah and Clint; Kathy Tullos’ friend, Carol; Amy Wink’s cousin and wife, Brenda and Gail; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young
Condolences: to friends and family of Anna Brown on her death.
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