Sunday, May 20
Pentecost and Confirmation Sunday
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Sermon: "Where Is the Church Headed?"
Bring your bell to church this Sunday, the one you received here on Christmas Eve that was meant to remind of you of God’s presence in your daily life. Please tie it to the Pentecost banner in the foyer.
Daily Devotional Bookmarks
Our summer worship series, “The Story of God” begins next Sunday, May 27. Daily devotional bookmarks are available in the foyer to guide you through the readings. Need a Bible to get started? We have free paperback CEB Bibles and a limited number of Study Bibles available for $40 each.  
ASP Stock Sales
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sidewalk
Our Appalachia Service Project (ASP) team is raising funds for this year’s mission trip to Kentucky, June 15-26. Stop by to meet our youth. Read More .
Manna Bag Sale
9:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Sidewalk
Our 4th and 5th grade children show the love of Christ to those in need through the making and selling of Manna Bags for $5 each.
FUMC T-Shirt Sale
10:00-12:15 p.m., Sidewalk
FUMC t-shirts (S to XXL) are available for $10 each to wear during missions or other church activities or just for fun. Purchase while supplies last!
Children's Choir Musical: Oh Jonah!
10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
Join our Children’s Choir for a fun-filled musical based on the Old Testament story of Jonah that carries a serious message about responsibility.
Churchwide Pentecost Picnic
12:15 p.m. Capitol Lawn
Bring your picnic blanket and come prepared to purchase lunch from local food trucks, Top Taco and Ranch Hand . Feel free to bring outdoor activities—washers, frisbees, bubbles, etc.
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 .
Mary Kennedy Madden
Mary, daughter of Slade and Brittney and sister of Lovie, was baptized into Christian discipleship on May 13.
Building Upon God's Call
With stock sales underway to raise funds for our youth's Appalachia Service Project (ASP) trip to Kentucky in June, we recognize a faithful servant to this ministry. This summer, Gordon Wesley will make his 25th trip to ASP with our youth. We give thanks for his dedication, leadership, and love for the youth of our church. Read Gordon's story .
FUMC Hosts Liturgists Podcast
May 25-26
FUMC is pleased to host the Austin Gathering of The Liturgists on May 25 and 26. Gatherings are a spinoff from the immensely popular podcast that provides a place for the spiritually homeless and frustrated to explore issues of faith, science, and art. The gathering at FUMC will be the first time The Liturgists have visited Texas and FUMC welcomes the opportunity to host this diverse and exciting group of spiritual seekers. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit .
Summer Worship Series
May 27-August 12
Do you wish you knew more of the Bible? Then, the "Story of God" summer series is for you! We’ll start with the first chapter of Genesis and end in Revelation in August. The daily readings are short and cover essential passages of the Bible. Worship will focus on passages we are reading the week before. We’ll offer easy-to-use weekly discussion guides for individuals, small groups, or Sunday School classes. All who wish to participate in group discussion are invited to Wesley Hall each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Learn more at .
Farewell Reception and Love Offering for Wendi Olinger
May 27, 12:00 p.m.
Wesley Hall
For more than 10 years, Wendi Olinger has been a constant presence in our congregation, as Children's Choir Director, Associate Music Director, a teacher at FUMP, and a soloist and section leader in the Sanctuary Choir. Her family will be relocating to the Pacific Northwest this summer. We will miss her dedication and her wonderful talents. Please come to her farewell reception on May 27 at 12:00 p.m. in Wesley Hall. A love offering is being collected for Wendi. Donations may be made to the church, noting her name in the memo. Contact for more information.
The Red Bench
May 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Family Life Center
FUMC is pleased to host The Red Bench, an ongoing dialogue program designed to address the most pressing needs of our time: improving interfaith understanding and civil discourse in our society. Each conversation is centered on moderated small group discussions that are genuinely respectful and safe. This event on mental health is free and open to all. A light, vegetarian meal will be provided. Register Now .
Baby Celebration Lunch
June 3, 10:00 a.m., Wesley Hall
We will be honoring the families who have children under the age of three years with a brunch. Come meet other parents with little ones and receive a special blessing. If you have recently welcomed a new addition to your family, or you and your child are new to our church family, please plan to attend the celebration. You may RSVP to . Parents may bring your little ones with you, or drop him or her off with our childcare staff.
First Steps
June 3, 12:15 p.m.
Garrison Chapel, Family Life Center
Prior to joining the church, we ask all to participate in a First Steps class to learn about Methodist beliefs, meet the pastors, and ask questions. Sign up with or submit your registration online .
Conversation on "A Way Forward"
June 3, 10:00 -10:40 a.m., Sanctuary Main Floor
In an informational session regarding the Bishops’ recommendation on “A Way Forward” for The United Methodist Church, we will learn about the timeline of events leading up to the called session of the General Conference in February 2019. FUMC leadership commits to keeping the congregation informed of the process, opportunities for advocacy, and decisions for our ministry’s future. Read More .
Celebrate Our 5-Year Reconciling Ministries Anniversary
June 3, 12:00 p.m., Wesley Hall
Share stories and celebrate our journey of full inclusion as a reconciling church at a catered lunch.
Bolder Than Texas Writing Workshop
June 10, 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. How have you found strength (or despair) in doubt? How has music—sacred or secular or both—moved you toward or away from church, or challenged or built your understanding of the divine? Have you experienced the Presence of the divine, in church, in nature, in fellowship? How has each of these experiences shaped your faith? Bring your writing materials and your stories. Read More .
Alternative Gifts for Father's Day
Due By June 11
An alternative gift is a perfect way to show appreciation for the men in your life. The items "purchased" will support the ongoing work to 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 .
Family Service Day at Community First! Village
May 19, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
9301 Hog Eye Road
Community First! Village provides affordable, sustainable housing, and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless. A typical service day entails harvesting the gardens, laying pathways, tending the chicken coop or goats, dry landscaping yards, beautifying the property, etc. Read More .
Books Needed for Pickle Book Sale on May 25
Please bring all gently used or new book donations to the Genesis classroom, located behind the Library in the Sanctuary Building. Students, parents and teachers buy these books for 25 cents to build their libraries. Spanish language books are appreciated. Kids love dinosaurs, animals and insects, monsters, fairytale, adventure, sports, and exploration books. Only current titles, please. Since its partnership with Pickle in 2008, FUMC has distributed more than 20,000 books. If you have questions or wish to volunteer, email .
Teach Our Children and Youth
Sundays, June 3-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 allow our amazing young disciples to get to know you. Curriculum will be provided and rooms will be prepared for you to be able to confidently walk in to the classroom. Sign up at .
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
May 19, 8:30-11:30 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
May 20, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., MLF Kitchen
An opportunity for first timers of all ages to give this ministry a try. 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). Read More .

Feed My People 4th Tuesday
May 22, 4:45-7:00 a.m., Family Life Center
 Come help serve breakfast to 300 of our homeless neighbors. Preparing, cooking, and setting up begins at 4:45 a.m.; serving begins by 6:00 a.m.; and clean-up is finished by 7:00 a.m. Arrive and leave to meet your schedule.  Read More .
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
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, May 13
7th Sunday of Easter
Preachers: Rev. Michael Mumme
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Sermon: "Did Jesus Really Have to Die"
Within our Congregation
Health: Francis Allen; D’An Anders; Gabriel Baker; Randolph Bias; Gary Diehl; Merianne Gaston; Marijo Hartman; Gene Lyerly; Andrea Peck; Phil Shaw; and Beverly Silas.

Other: George Drazic and Sue Rector
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Ed and Jan Berger’s brother, sister-in-law and nephew, Chuck, Rita, and Doug Cherry; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg;Bennett and Meisa Ezekiel’s friend, Dev Reddy; Mary Heckmann’s uncle, Frank Tyler; Jennifer Mendez mother-in-law Rachel; Jim and Ruby Parker’s friend’s son, Justin Stricklan; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Lisa Whatley and Chad Burnette; Donna Shands’ daughter, June and mom, Eva Reneau; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Malcolm St. Romain; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Dick and Ann Young’s friend, Blake Rogers and family; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young. 
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1201 Lavaca St. Austin, TX 78701
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