THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, October 14
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
Sermon: "Re-ordered"
Sundays Through October 28
Jesus said that he came in order for our lives to change—to become more abundant. Join us as we take steps toward the abundant life Jesus promises. To view our worship schedule, click here .
Sunday School Series: Celebrate! Living the Abundant Life
10:00 a.m., SAN Wesley Hall
Want to explore practical ways to live out the Abundant Life? Join our Pastors for study and practical discussion in conjunction with our worship series. Study and discussion guides are available at fumcaustin.org/generosity .
Administrative Board Meeting
12:15 p.m., FLC Great Hall
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion. Lunch provided for $10 per person. Register at fumcaustin.org/adminboard . Childcare available by making reservations at childcare@fumcaustin.org .
CPR and First Aid Class
2:00-4:00 p.m., SAN Wesley Hall
CPR Resources Inc. is providing a CPR & First Aid class that is open to the public for a $25.00 fee. This class is a requirement for our childcare staff, but helpful to those who volunteer to serve with children, youth or in emergency situations. Register online at cpr-resources.com/calendar .
NEWS & EVENTS
Kids’ Night Out
October 12
6:00–9:00 p.m.
FLC 1st Floor Rooms
Location change for 10/12 only. Pizza and a movie for the kids (infants-1st grade) and date night for the parents! Cost is $25 for first child, $8 for siblings. Read More.
Kids’ Club
October 12
6:00–9:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Location change for 10/12 only. All 2nd, 3rd, and 4th graders are invited to a night of faith building through games, mission projects, a movie, and pizza! Read More.
Connect for Tweens
October 12
6:00–9:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Calling 5th, 6th, and 7th graders! Connect bridges children and youth ministries by building relationships. Read More.
Book Study – Transforming by Austen Hartke
Tuesdays, October 16, 23, 30
6:30-7:30 p.m.
La Madeleine, 5493 Brodie Lane
Join us as we read and discuss Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians by Austen Hartke. This book provides access into an underrepresented and misunderstood community and will change the way readers think about transgender people, faith, and the future of Christianity. Register Now .
Family Fall Party
Friday, October 19, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Join us for some family fun! Preschoolers and elementary-aged children are invited to bring their parents to the FUMC Fall Party, hosted by the Children’s Ministry Team. Activities will include face painting, a bounce house, a prize walk, and other games. Halloween costumes are encouraged! Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. In lieu of an admission fee, please bring a non-perishable food item for Caritas of Austin. Sign up to help here .
Churchwide Celebration Picnic
Sunday, October 21, 12:15 p.m.
Capitol Lawn
We will celebrate our ministry and growth in generosity at a churchwide picnic. Bring your picnic blanket and come prepared to purchase lunch. This year's picnic will have advance purchase lunch options from Central Market. Have a favorite outdoor game to share? Feel free to bring gameswashers, kickball, or even frisbeesas we gather for fellowship and fun! Registration requested by Thursday, October 18 at fumcaustin.org/picnic .
Cold Weather Shelter Training
Sunday, October 28, 10:00 a.m.
EDU Murchison Chapel  
FUMC is a Tuesday night host for Cold Weather Shelter for Women, a program managed by Front Steps at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless . This training includes an overview of this ministry, safety and logistics, ways to welcome and interact with our guests, Q&A, and signup. Please contact Pastor Cathy at cathy@fumcaustin.org with any questions
Spirit of Compassion Awards Luncheon
Friday, 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 .
God in Transition: A Day of Faith Formation
Saturday, November 10
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Sanctuary
If you are interested in learning about how you, individually, and our congregation, collectively, can 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, Rev. 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. Come with an open heart and mind. Cost is $20 and lunch is provided. Learn more at fumcaustin.org/barclay .
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
iACT Hands on Housing
October 20, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
iACT’s Hands on Housing uses 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 Fall Raise the Roof event, and help repair and paint a home. Register at fumcaustin.org/hoh .
All are invited to participate in our ongoing monthly service opportunities.
FreeStore 3rd Saturday
October 20, 8:45-11:00 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
October 21, 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., SAN MLF Kitchen
MLF serves daily, but this monthly third Sunday is for families and individuals who want to try face-to-face service with experienced volunteers. Read More .
Feed My People 4th Tuesday
October 23, 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 .
OCTOBER MISSION EMPHASIS
World Communion Sunday and Casa Marianella
On World Communion Sunday, your giving helps to provide scholarships through the United Methodist Church for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve. This October, 25% of our World Communion Offering will go to Casa Marianella. Casa Marianella welcomes displaced immigrants and promotes self-sufficiency by providing shelter and support services. In addition to shelter, Casa offers access to legal and medical resources, food, clothing, English classes, and other resources. Gifts may be dropped in the offering plate anytime during October or mailed to or brought by the church office. Give Now .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, October 7
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fierst
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-24
Sermon: "The Main Thing"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Marilyn Bettis; Tom Calnan; Hadley Fuerst; Nancy Lewis; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Andrea Peck; and Bruce Venno.

Other: Our nation for empathy and love.

Condolences: Tamra Golden on the death of her father, Paul E. Golden; to Larry and Delia Peters on the death of their friend, Clifton “Buster” Spillar; and to Mark Morris and Kathy Tullos on the death of their friend, Warren Pettinos.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Jeff Jackson’s friend, Bill Depew; Elizabeth Lerner’s daughter, Katherine; Connie Payne’s brother, John; Pat Rives’ friend, Judith Moyers; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Amy Wink’s father,
Weldon Wink; and Dick Young’s brother, Garner Young, and nephew, Jeff Young.

Condolences : Jack Wagner on the death of his brother, Jay Wagner
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