Sunday, June 3
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Genesis 3:1-13
Sermon: "The Story of God: The Problem"
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., Murchison Chapel
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 about the series, visit .
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 .
Baby Celebration Brunch
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. You may RSVP to
Conversation on "A Way Forward"
10:00 -10:40 a.m., Sanctuary
Learn about the timeline of events leading up to the called session of the General Conference in February 2019 and the Bishop's recommendation for "A Way Forward." Read More .
Celebrate Our 5-Year Reconciling Ministries Anniversary
12:00 p.m., Wesley Hall
Share stories and celebrate our journey of full inclusion as a reconciling church at a catered lunch.
First Steps
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 .
Nick Boyd
Teddy and Knox Boyd
Nick, Teddy, and Knox were baptized into Christian discipleship on May 27. Also pictured is wife and mother, Maggie.
Books and Smiles
The spring Pickle Elementary Book Sale was another huge success. Volunteers from FUMC sold about 1,087 books for 25 cents plus gave away hundreds of freebies (clearance sale after lunch!) to happy students, teachers and parents. Special thanks to Pickle’s wonderful librarian Anita Sigler for promoting us on campus.
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 . 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 . View recommended reading list and register at .
Ramadan Dinner
June 1, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Family Life Center
Over the next few weeks, Christians, Jews, and Muslims will come together to celebrate Ramadan with a series of Iftar Dinners in the Austin area. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, during which fasting from dawn to dusk is observed by Muslims. Iftar is the meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, and is eaten at sunset. Join us to make this a memorable night and break bread together in the holy month of Ramadan! Learn more at .
Annual Conference
June 6-9
Corpus Christi
Our pastors and lay delegates will gather 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 and 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 .
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 .
Young Adult Lunch
June 17, 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 .
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 .
Volunteer Needed for Congregational Care
We are looking for an organized volunteer who cares about our elderly saints. This person would work with a team to ensure our members at home and in nursing care remain connected to the church and experience the love of God. If you are feeling a nudge from God to step forward, contact Libby Sykora at .
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 .
Vacation Bible School Work Day
June 10, 12:15-3:00 p.m., Wesley Hall
Come help paint decorations for this year’s VBS. Lunch provided with registration. Childcare provided with RSVP to . Back by popular demand: our Amazon wishlist! If you would like to donate supplies or materials, visit . Register Now .
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.

FreeStore 3rd Saturday
June 16, 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
June 17, 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
June 26, 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 .
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 of our offering 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 .
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, May 27
Preachers: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture:Genesis 1:1-5, 24-2:4
Sermon: "The Story of God: Creation"
Within our Congregation
Health: Francis Allen; D’An Anders; Gabriel Baker; Randolph Bias; Kim Block; Tom Calnan; Gary Diehl; Clairlea Eckert; Merianne Gaston; Virginia McCarroll; Andrea Peck; Phil Shaw; Beverly Silas; and Bruce Venno.

Condolences: to Kay Sterling on the death of her great nephew, Jace Emery Tristan.
Beyond our Congregation
Robbie Ausley’s sister-in-law, Sue Holt; 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; Kelly Mills’ mother, Sandra Mills, and sister, Tori Repass; Caroline Jones’ godson, Caleb Melville; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friend, Lisa Whatley and Chad Burnette; Joe Shands; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Malcolm St. Romain; Rev. Aaron Yankee and wife, Evelyn; Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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