THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, March 18
5th Sunday in Lent
Preacher: Rev. Michael Mumme
Scripture: Exodus 12:1-14
Sermon: " Ready, Set, Go!"
Manna Bag Sale
9:00-11:00 a.m., Sidewalk 
Our fourth and fifth grade children show the love of Christ to those in need through the making and selling of Manna Bags. Bags are $5 each.
Lenten Sunday School Class
Sundays Through March 25, 10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
Join Pastor Cathy Stone during the Sunday School hour for an abbreviated study of Adam Hamilton's  Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet .
Mobile Loaves & Fishes 3rd Sunday
4:00 and 5:00 p.m., MLF Kitchen
Teams prepare sandwiches and deliver them around Austin. This Sunday is open to first-timers of all ages to give this ministry a try. Read More .
NEWS & EVENTS
Family Fun Bowling
March 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Westgate Lanes
Please join us for a fun night of bowling on St. Patrick's Day! Cost is $10 per person. Contact Liz Kilday with questions and to rsvp at lizs1301@yahoo.com .
Kids' Day Out
March 24, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Education Building
While parents enjoy a morning out, children play, eat pizza, make crafts, and watch a movie with our trained childcare staff. We accept infants through fourth graders. Read More .
Sign Up for VBS!
July 23-27, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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! The cost is $30 before June 1 and then $40 until registration cut-off on July 9. Register at fumcaustin.org/vbs .
Summer Sports Camp
July 23-26, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
FUMC Family Life Center
A multi-sport camp for ages 5-12 consisting of fun games like Dodgeball, Kickball, Capture the Flag, and other games revolving around classic sports like Basketball, Flag Football, and Soccer. The cost of the camp is $85 before June 1 and $95 after June 1. Register through Triumph Sports at TriumphSports.com/FUMCAustin .
Questions Needed for Worship Series
Everyone has questions about God and faith—everyone! While we believe that these questions don’t have easy answers, we believe that church is a place where we should openly explore and struggle with those questions. Starting April 8, our worship service will focus on a question raised from the congregation about God, the Bible, or faith. So…we need your questions! During the month of March, please write down your questions on the provided cards and drop them in the box in the foyer, or submit online .
Easter Offering - Rise Up
It’s a resurrection invitation—an invitation from Christ to rise from the grave with Him into new life. This Easter, I invite you to “Rise Up” by giving to our Easter Offering that will support a major renovation to our sanctuary elevator. For years, our elevator has been increasingly unreliable and it's time we overhaul its control system and other components. This is a major commitment, with a price tag of $75,000. To ensure accessibility for those with short or long-term disabilities, the elevator is essential to our mission to invite all people to know the love of God. Read More .
Join the Easter Choir
Calling all singers who wish to participate in our festive Easter services by singing in the choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, March 14, 21, and 28, from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. in the Choir Room. All three rehearsals are required. Contact Scott Davis at scott@fumcaustin.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 209).
Easter Lily Sale
Order By March 22
FUMC members and friends are invited to place lilies in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday to the glory of God and in honor or in memory of loved ones. The cost is $11 for each plant. Plants can be picked up after the 11:00 a.m. worship on Easter Sunday. Order Online .
Walk The Labyrinth
Murchison Chapel During Holy Week March 26-April 1
A labyrinth is an ancient pattern for prayer, meditation, and contemplation. During Holy Week, a labyrinth will be available for walking during regular business office hours and Easter.
Palm/Passion Services 
March 25, 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Wave palms as we celebrate the coming King, Jesus.
Maundy Thursday Services
March 29, 12:10 & 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary 
Gather with Jesus and his friends in the Upper Room to celebrate the Holy Meal and experience the washing of feet.
Good Friday Family Service
March 30, 10:30 a.m., Murchison Chapel
Experience passion stories in age-appropriate prayer stations.

Good Friday Services
March 30, 12:10 & 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary 
Experience Christ's crucifixion through scripture, prayer, and passion hymns.

Easter Egg Festival
March 31, 9:30-11:00 a.m. West Capitol Lawn
We join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt/roll. Breakfast tacos, hot dogs, and sausage will be available for sale.
Easter Worship Services
April 1, 9:00 & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary 
Celebrate God's victory over the powers of sin, oppression, and death in two identical services with Communion and full choir.

Butterfly Release
April 1,10:00 a.m., West Capitol Lawn
Enjoy the beauty of the resurrection and new life as we release butterflies.
Faith at Home: Sacred Moments
April 8, 10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
Want to help your child feel closer to God, but life is just too busy to sit down for a devotional? Join Director of Children and Family Ministries, Lara Greene and other parents, grandparents, and care-takers of children and/or youth to discuss ways to cultivate sacred moments amidst our everyday events. Register here .
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Hands on Housing Spring Blitz
Saturday April 7, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
iACT’s Hands on Housing utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Come join us for the Spring Blitz event, and help repair and paint a home. Sign up here .
Hop Up and Help Out
We need 6,000 eggs and lots of volunteers for the 400+ community children we expect at the Easter Egg Festival on Saturday, March 31.

How to help:
1) Donate individually wrapped nut-free candy (Lifesavers, Starbursts, and bubble gum) and plastic eggs in the bunny barrels. 
2) Donate money during the offering or online (note "Egg Festival Supplies").
3) Stuff eggs at home or in your Sunday School class or small group. Contact Cassie Gresham at clwillif@hotmail.com for supplies. 
4) Sign up for an Egg Festival shift (from greeters to egg organizers). Sign Up.
Vacation Bible School
For a safe and fun River Rampage VBS the week of July 23-17, we need over 50 adult and youth volunteers! Come join the fun from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. We can help you find the per 21fect spot to serve. Free childcare is provided for volunteers with children under four years old. To sign up or for more information, contact Sarah Whitley at sarah@sarahwhitley.com .
All are invited to participate in our ongoing monthly service opportunities.
Feed My People
4th Tuesday
March 27
4:45-7:00 a.m.
Family Life Center
This ministry serves breakfast to 300 of our homeless guests.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes 3rd Sunday
April 15
4:00 and 5:00 p.m.
MLF Kitchen
Teams prepare sandwiches and deliver them around Austin.
FreeStore 3rd Saturday
April 21
8:30-11:30 a.m., Memorial UMC
Serving includes assisting shoppers and organizing items.
MISSION EMPHASIS
March Mission Emphasis
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.
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, March 11
4th Sunday in Lent
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Exodus 5:1-23
Sermon: “Hard-Hearted”
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: D’An Anders; Randolph Bias; Tom Calnan; Andrea Peck; Gris and George Anne Rogers; and Bruce Venno.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Robbie Cripe’s in-laws, Jack and Lori Cripe; Molly Drazic’s mother, Janet Cluster; Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; Judy Funke’s father, Robert Luckenbaugh; Bob Garrett’s sister-in-law, Nancy Hughes Garrett; Cindy Gunderson’s family and friend, Joe; Jan Morris’ father, Lane Moore; Mimi Raper; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friend, Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; David Strong’s cousin, Kaye Strong; Ben Thoma’s parents, Garry and Margery Thoma, and sister, Heidi Thoma; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
Church Life enables members to connect, view giving history, schedule giving, and access the church calendar. Available in mobile app with same login. Read More .
Contact Us
1201 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-5684