THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, October 21
Preacher: Rev. Michael Mumme
Scripture: Luke 8:4-8, 11-15
Sermon: "Set Your Habits"
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 .
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.
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 .
Churchwide Celebration Picnic
12:15 p.m., FLC Great Hall
We will celebrate our ministry and growth in generosity at a churchwide picnic. This year's picnic has advance purchase lunch options from Central Market.  Registration for pre-ordered lunches ends today! Register at fumcaustin.org/picnic .
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 .
FEATURED EVENTS
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 .
Commitment Sunday
Sunday, October 28
9:00 & 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
We will place our Commitment Cards in the offering plate as an act of worship. Completing and returning a Commitment Card expresses your intent and affirms your desire to honor God with your financial generosity. Your financial generosity enables all of our ministries to answer God’s call effectively. You may also submit your pledge online at fumcaustin.org/pledge .
Spirit of Compassion Awards
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 .
Justice For Our Neighbors Gala: Families Belong Together
Saturday, November 10, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Crown Plaza Ballroom 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 . This is a family friendly event.
NEWS & EVENTS
Contemplative Worship Service Fourth Sunday
Sunday, October 28, 9:00 a.m.
EDU Murchison Chapel
These services are offered to beginners and experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation. The format is simple and includes an opening, a reading, a period or two of meditative silence, and a closing prayer. The service typically lasts between 30 to 40 minutes. All are welcome.
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
Visit Our Sukkah
Sunday, November 4, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Room 110
The 4th and 5th graders are celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Sukkot. This holiday remembers the 40 years the Hebrew people wandered in the wilderness after their escape from Egypt and celebrates the fall harvest. Visitors are invited to bring non-perishable food item donations for Caritas.
First Steps Class
Sunday, November 4, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Are you interested in joining FUMC? Prior to joining, 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 other members, and ask questions. To register, fill out the Connections Card during worship and place it in the offering plate or online at fumcaustin.org/firststeps
Conversations on Racial Justice
November 4, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Join us as we work together on racial justice, seeking to undo racism in ourselves and recognize systemic racism, while working for and supporting work being done to end racial oppression. 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. For more information, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at cathy@fumcaustin.org or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215). Register at fumcaustin.org/conversations .
Kids’ Night Out
November 9
6:00–9:00 p.m.
EDU Room 102
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
November 9
6:00–9:00 p.m.
EDU Room 108
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
November 9
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 .
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, 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. Come with an open heart and mind. Cost is $20 and lunch is provided. Register at fumcaustin.org/barclay .
Wedding Reception for
Michael & Betsy Mumme
Sunday, November 11, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Pastor Michael is getting married! On Saturday, November 3, Pastor Michael will marry the love of his life, Betsy Richards. The happy couple has been dating for over three 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! 
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 Offering and Casa Marianella
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 14
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fierst
Scripture: Luke 19:1-10
Sermon: "Re-ordered"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Marilyn Bettis; Hadley Fuerst; Paul Hicks Nancy Lewis; Terry Kahn; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Andrea Peck; and Bruce Venno. 

Condolences to Marijo Hartman on the death of her father, Joe Rector, and to Cathy Stone on the death of her uncle, James Stone.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Craig Blome’s and Tamra Golden’s grandmother, Dorothy Carter; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Davis Covin’s nephew, Benjamin Cowan; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Jimmie Sue Francis’ friend, Travis Brown; Tina Hester’s father, David Hester; Anthony Gutierrez’s grandmother, Genovena Gandara; Sydney Head’s niece, Charlie, and brother and sister-inlaw, Brandon and Vicki; Patricia Kane’s friends, Johnny and Mimi; Connie Payne’s brother, John Bellinghausen; Delia Peters’ brother, Robert Ybarra; Michael Render’s friend, Paul Freeman; 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 nephew, Jeff Young.
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