THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, November 4
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
All Saints Sunday
Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-9
All Saints Day
All Saints, the first Sunday in November, is a day the United Methodist Church celebrates the communion of saints as we remember persons in the congregation who have died within the last year. Family members are invited to hold a candle in memory of their loved ones as their name is read.
Demystifying Homelessness in Downtown Austin
10:00 a.m., SAN Wesley Hall
Pastor Cathy Stone will share some of what she has learned about causes of homelessness, current Austin data, resources and challenges individuals face. Learn about our neighbors on the streets, what we’re already doing, and ways we can make a deeper impact here in downtown Austin.  Read More .
Halloween Candy Collection
Bring your leftover candy on November 4 and 11
Donate your leftover Halloween candy to our Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) Ministry and place in the collection bins in the foyers of Sanctuary and FLC.
Food Drive for Caritas of Austin
Bring canned goods on Sundays in November!
The Caritas Pantry provides take-home groceries to families transitioning out of homelessness. Collections bins are in the foyers of the Sanctuary and FLC. View Donation List .
Visit Our Sukkah
10:00 a.m., SAN Room 110
The 4th and 5th graders are celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot and they invite you to come visit their Sukkah and bring a non-perishable food item donation for Caritas.
First Steps Class
12:15 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Prior to joining the church, we ask all to participate in a First Steps Class to learn about United Methodist beliefs and the ministry of FUMC, meet the pastors, and ask questions. Register at fumcaustin.org/firststeps
Conversations on Racial Justice
4:30-6:00 p.m. , FLC Garrison Chapel
This group meets on first Sundays to discuss and learn more about racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through videos, podcasts, and short articles. Register at fumcaustin.org/conversations .
NEWS & EVENTS
November Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 10-18, is sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless. During the month of November, FUMC is working to raise awareness about the pressing problem of hunger and homelessness with educational and service opportunities. Learn how you can get involved. Read More .
Spirit of Compassion Awards
November 2, 11:30 a.m-1:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Please join us at the Foundation for the Homeless (FFH) Spirit of Compassion Awards luncheon to honor Tim League of Alamo Drafthouse for his inspiring contribution to community organizations ECHO, Front Steps, and Community First! Village. The keynote speaker is Chris Del Conte, Vice President and Athletic Director at The University of Texas at Austin. For sponsorship or ticket information, please contact Lydia Chambers at lchambers@foundationhomeless.org , call 512-576-1343, or visit www.foundationhomeless.org/soca-2018 . Read More .
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
November 6, 13, and 27, 7:00 p.m.
FLC Room 103
This November, we are highlighting issues affected by hunger and homelessness. Join us as we read and discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City  by Matthew Desmond. In Evicted , Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Read More .
Judges Needed for Pickle Elementary
Thursday, November 8, 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Pickle Elementary needs judges for its Literacy Day. Come anytime during the event. Meet students and review their book reports and beautiful artwork. Sign up to help with bergan.casey@gmail.com .
God in Transition: A Day of Faith Formation
November 10, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sanctuary
If you are interested in learning about how to support transgender (trans) and non-binary people and their loved ones, come join us for a day-long event of education and community building. With featured plenary speaker, the Reverend M Barclay, a non-binary trans minister in The United Methodist Church, you'll be invited to grow in understanding of what it means to be trans today, learn how the Christian faith can support people in their transitions, deepen your understanding of gender, and walk away with practical tools for celebrating people of all genders. Childcare available with reservation to childcare@fumcaustin.org by Wednesday, November 7. Register at fumcaustin.org/barclay .
Justice For Our Neighbors Gala: Families Belong Together
November 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Crown Plaza, 6121 North IH 35
Immigrant families face hostility in our land today and research shows most immigrants without legal representation in court face deportation. Join us at our annual JFON Gala as our honored guest, the Reverend Laura Merrill, shares her experience leading worship in the Tornillo detention center for minors and reflects on the need to reunite families and keep children from being housed in tent cities. Your support helps provide expert legal services to immigrants in need. Help us keep families together! Purchase tickets at www.jfonaustin.org/gala .
3rd Grade Play
November 11, 10:15 a.m., EDU Murchison Chapel
Come watch our 3rd Grade class perform stories from the Old Testament. Enacting these faith stories is a fun and engaging way for our students to learn and they would love to have a supportive audience. 
Wedding Reception for
Michael & Betsy
November 11, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Pastor Michael will marry the love of his life, Betsy Richards on Saturday, November 3. The happy couple has been dating for four years and even spent six weeks trekking the Camino de Santiago in Spain together (that takes commitment!). Join us for a reception as we celebrate the newlyweds! 
Circle Up Postcard Party
November 11, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
Want to make an impact on maternal health in Texas? Circle Up: Methodist Women for Moms, a circle of UMW, is dedicated to doing just that and we’d love for you to join us for a Postcard Writing Party. We’ll fill out postcards to send to Texas State Senators and House Representatives as well as participate in a guided discussion about maternal mortality. Light refreshments provided. C hildcare available with reservation to childcare@fumcaustin.org by Thursday, November 8. Reservations are not final until confirmed. Register at fumcaustin.org/postcardparty .
"A Way Forward" Briefing
November 18, 10:00 a.m., Sanctuary
Pastor Michael will give a status update on A Way Forward, the process our denomination is considering at the February 2019 Called General Conference. The briefing will include factual updates about the process as well as some limited interpretation about the efforts to organize in support of the One Church Plan and ongoing developments.
Interfaith Thanksgiving Service
November 18, 4:00-6:30 p.m. 
For the past 33 years, iACT has had the great joy and privilege of bringing this service to the Austin Community. This is a unique opportunity for Austinites of all faith backgrounds to come together to give thanks as one community. We invite you to come hear prayers and practices from all of Austin’s faith communities and share in a reception after the service. This year’s service will be held at San Jose Catholic Church, 2435 Oak Crest Avenue.
VBS 2019 Save the Date
Vacation Bible School is July 22-26, 2019! We will go to Mars and Beyond this year. Adult and youth volunteers, mark your calendars so you can join us for the ride. Registration will open in December.
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Square One Thanksgiving Luncheon
November 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St.
iACT Refugee Services will host their annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for their ESL students, with help from The Soup Peddler, St. John's UMC, and FUMC. You are invited to join us to set up tables/decorations, provide desserts, plates, utensils, and cups, and serve a delicious turkey luncheon to students. Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and donations can be dropped off before the luncheon. Sign Up Now .
Community First! Village
November 17, 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 in Central Texas. A typical service day could entail harvesting the gardens, laying pathways, tending the chicken coop or goats, dry landscaping yards for micro-homes, beautifying the property, etc. Sign up at fumcaustin.org/serviceday .
CALENDAR
NOVEMBER MISSION EMPHASIS
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
November is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, a time for us to reflect on what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and to work toward a world where no one has to experience hunger or homelessness. The Mobile Loaves & Fishes' (MLF) downtown Austin truck, based at FUMC, goes out nearly every day of the year to provide meals, clothing, and hygiene products to the homeless and working poor in our community. Last year, our Downtown truck provided over 26,000 hearty meals with the help of more than 350 dedicated volunteers. Read More .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, October 28
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Sermon: "True Abundance"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Marilyn Bettis; Hadley Fuerst; Nancy Lewis; Terry Kahn; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Andrea Peck; Bruce Venno; and Jessica Wisko.
Condolences to Anthony Gutierrez on the death of his grandmother, Genoveva Salas Gandara.
Condolences to Anthony Gutierrez on the death of his grandmother, Genoveva Salas Gandara.
Other: Tree of Life Synagogue
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Craig Blome’s and Tamra Golden’s grandmother, Dorothy Carter; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg, and niece, Jada Seppanon; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Jimmie Sue Francis’ friends, Travis Brown and Dale Nelson; Nancy Gillett’s son, Brendan; Tina Hester’s father, David Hester; Mary Higgs’ friend, Lillian Coil; Lauren
Jackson’s brother, Brady Jackson, and friend, Mike Taylor; Jazmin Kent-Loera’s mother, Giselle, and grandmother, Nilda; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly’s friend, Ben Pickler; Doise Miers’ father, Jack Chew; Connie Payne’s brother, John Bellinghausen; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Danielle Thoma’s sister, Laura Weiss; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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