Sunday, March 31
4th Sunday in Lent
The Final Week with Jesus Series
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Mark 14:3-9
Sermon: “The First Supper”
Churchwide Lenten Study
Sundays, March 31-April 14, 10:00-10:45 a.m., SAN Wesley Hall
Join our churchwide study of Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week by author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine. Facilitated by Revs. Karen Vannoy and John Flowers.
Mercy & Justice 5th Sunday Presentation - Maternal Healthcare
March 31, 10:00 a.m., EDU Murchison Chapel
Join this presentation sponsored by our United Methodist Women to learn about and participate in advocating for better maternal care in Texas. We will hear from Kelene Blake-Fallon, who co-chairs the Community Engagement Team of the Black Mamas Community Collective (BMCC) which works to improve post-partum outcomes and lower the mortality rate among Black mothers through sharing resources, advocacy, and awareness.
Cheers Ministry for Boomers
Sunday, March 31, 12:00 p.m., EDU Room 108
Baby Boomers are invited to join us for the first official event of the new Cheers Ministry a community for those young-at-heart who are recently retired, semi-retired, or thinking about setting a date to retire. We will meet for lunch, conversation, and a service project to assemble UMCOR cleaning kits. Questions? Contact Dick Young at [email protected].   Read More
Con Confianza Safety Training
Sunday, March 31,1:00-3:00 p.m., Wesley Hall
The Rio Texas Conference requires all volunteers with youth, children, and vulnerable adults to be certified through a 3-step Safe Gatherings process. This certification is required to teach summer Sunday School, participate in youth retreats or mission trips, and lead Vacation Bible School, among other service opportunities. This training completes step 3. Register at .
Vacation Bible School Registration
July 22-24 (4 Days: Monday-Thursday) 
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
For children 4 years-completed 5th grade.
VOYAGERS, come with us on a journey to Mars and Beyond this summer! The Starship Galaxion needs our help. It's going to be an out of this world adventure as we explore where God's power can take us. Spots fill up quickly. Early bird pricing is $30 before June 1, then $40 until the registration cuff-off on July 10 (or until we are full spots are limited). And plan to kick-off the fun at our Launch Party on Sunday, July 21 from noon-2:00 p.m. Register at .
Prodigal Sons: Inspired
Begins Monday, April 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
FLC Room 103
If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean when they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered changed her and it will change you, too. Prodigal Sons Men’s Study Group will read Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again and examine how the Bible is not a static work but is a living, breathing, captivating, and confounding book that is able to equip us to join God’s loving and redemptive work in the world. Register Now .
Join the Easter Choir
Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17
7:00-7:45 p.m.
SAN Choir Room
Calling all interested singers who wish to participate in our festive Easter services by singing in the choir. Rehearsals are Wednesdays, April 3, 10, and 17, from 7:00-7:45 p.m. in the Choir Room. Enter at Colorado 3 door. All three rehearsals are required. For more information, contact Scott Davis at [email protected] or 512-478-5684 (ext. 209).
Easter Lily Sale
Order By April 7
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 $12 for each plant. Plants can be picked up after the 11:00 a.m. worship on Easter Sunday. Order Online .
"The Armor of Light" Screening
Tuesday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.
AFS Cinema, 6406 N IH-35 
Presented by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America , this movie follows an Evangelical minister and Lucy McBath, the mother of a teenage shooting victim, who ask, "Is it possible to be both pro-gun and pro-life?" Suggested donation $10. Adults only, please. RSVP at .
Rescheduled Training for Thursday Women's Ministry
Sunday, April 14, 12:15-2:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
This May, we are launching a new ministry with women experiencing homelessness following the “Feed My People” Breakfast on Thursday mornings. All potential volunteers are encouraged to attend training on April 14 or May 5. Please keep this new ministry in your prayers as leaders plan and prepare. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact Pastor Cathy Stone at [email protected] or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215).
Lenten Labyrinth Experience
April 15-21, Murchison Chapel
During Holy Week, a labyrinth, an ancient pattern for prayer, meditation, and contemplation, will be available in Murchison Chapel during church office hours, during the Egg Festival, and on Easter Sunday. FUMC welcomes all members and guests who are downtown during the week to take part in this Lenten practice.
Palm/Passion Sunday Worship
April 14, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary
We wave palms as the people welcome Jesus to the Holy City, and then we continue our journey with Him to the cross.

Maundy Thursday Worship
April 18, 12:10 p.m. and 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. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 7:30 p.m. evening service.

Good Friday Family Service
April 19, 10:30 a.m., Murchison Chapel
Experience the stories of Christ’s life through Easter with age-appropriate storytelling of passion week and walking the Labyrinth. Wear socks! Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided.

Good Friday Worship Service
April 19, 12:10 p.m., Sanctuary
We experience Christ’s crucifixion through reading scripture, prayer, and singing hymns.

April 19, 7:30 p.m., Sanctuary
We experience Christ’s crucifixion through Tenebrae, a service of darkness, with special music from the FUMC Choir.  Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for the 7:30 p.m. evening service.

Easter Egg Festival
April 20, 9:30-11:00 a.m., West Capitol Grounds
Join us on the West Capitol lawn for this fun community-wide event with face painting, games, and the Easter Bunny! Bring food donations for Caritas of Austin.

Easter Sunday Worship
April 21, 9:00 a.m. and 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. Childcare for infants and toddlers is provided for both the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Easter services.

Butterfly Release
April 21, 10:00 a.m., Capitol Lawn
Enjoy the beauty of resurrection and new life as we release butterflies on the Capitol lawn.
First Steps Class
Sunday, April 28, 12:15 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Are you interested in joining FUMC? Prior to joining, we ask all to come to this class to learn about United Methodist beliefs and the ministry of FUMC, meet the pastors and other members, and ask questions. To sign up, fill out the Connections Card and place it in the offering plate, go online at , or email Trevor Harper at [email protected] .
Egg Festival Preparation
Sundays-April 7
The Easter Bunny needs help. We are accepting donations to ensure there are plenty of treats for the children at our Easter Egg Festival on April 20. Donations of candy and egg-sized plastic toys or stickers are most helpful. Recommended candy choices are individually wrapped Lifesavers, small Nerds boxes, Starbursts, and small wrapped bubble gum. All candy should be nut free and fit inside an egg. Place donations in the bunny barrels found near the entrances of the children’s Sunday School wing and the Sanctuary. To help stuff eggs, contact Dustin Goss at [email protected] . To volunteer the day of, go to
Habitat for Humanity Build
Saturday, April 13
FUMC will join area Methodist churches for the 2019 Habitat Methodist Build at 7220 Boyle Drive (east Austin off Johnny Morris Road). Our commitment includes a fundraising goal of $7,500, along with providing 10 volunteers for the following Saturdays: April 13 and May 4. If you would like to put your faith into action, sign up at . Donations may be placed in the offering plate (marked "Habitat Build") or made online . For more information, contact Terri Purdy [email protected] .
Saturday, March 30
ASP Construction Workshop

Sunday, March 31
Mercy & Justice Fifth Sunday - United Methodist Women
Cheers Ministry Event
Safe Gatherings Con Confianza Training

Monday, April 1

Sunday, April 7

Tuesday, April 9
"Armor of Light" Screening

Wednesday, April 10
Coordinating Team Meeting

Friday, April 12

Saturday, April 13
Sunday, April 14
Palm Sunday Worship Services
Chapel Worship Service
Children's Choir Not Meeting
Women's Program Training Session

April 15-21

Thursday, April 18

Friday, April 19

Saturday, April 20

Sunday, April 21
No Children & Youth Sunday School
Children's Choir Not Meeting
Engage Not Meeting

Sunday, April 28
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United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
When we want to buy fair-trade products. When farmers need help with appropriate agricultural technology. When a natural disaster strikes somewhere around the globe. When a community needs clean water and effective sanitation. When these and many other disasters occur, UMCOR is there because our contributions support the life-saving work in sustainable development, global health, relief supplies, and disaster response. Your gifts, marked “UMCOR,” may be left at the communion rail or placed in the offering plate.  Read More .
Missed last week's sermon?
Sunday, March 24
UMW 150th Anniversary
Preacher: Sandy Wilder
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8
Sermon: “They Went Out Not Knowing”
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