THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, October 28
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
Sermon: "True Abundance"
Commitment Sunday
9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Worship, Sanctuary
This Sunday, we renew our commitment to financial giving for 2019. Please bring your Commitment Card to be dedicated in worship or, if you can't attend, you have the option to pledge online at fumcaustin.org/pledge .
Contemplative Worship Service Fourth Sunday
9:00 a.m., EDU Murchison Chapel
This service is offered to beginners and experienced practitioners of mindfulness meditation. The service typically lasts between 30 to 40 minutes.
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.
Cold Weather Shelter for Women Training
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.
ELEVATOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Elevator Available for Use
Otis Elevator did extensive work and testing on the Sanctuary Elevator. They have cleared it for use with the presence of an operator. Church staff have used the elevator without incident since Wednesday morning. Thank you for your patience.
BAPTISM
Liam Atlas Irving
Son of Ben and Heather Irving was baptized on Sunday, October 21.
NEWS & EVENTS
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 .
Halloween Candy Collection
November 4 and 11
Collection Bins Sanctuary Foyer
Halloween is coming, and you are probably buying more candy than needed for Trick-or-Treaters. Donate leftover candy to our Mobile Loaves & Fishes (MLF) Ministry. You may also bring donations to the church office or the MLF Kitchen in Wesley Hall.
Demystifying Homelessness in Downtown Austin
November 4, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
As we kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, Pastor Cathy Stone will share some of what she has learned about causes of homelessness, current Austin data, resources and challenges individuals face. Come learn more 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 .
Visit Our Sukkah
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
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 .
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
November 6, 13, and 27, 7:00 p.m.
FUMC, Family Life Center 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 .
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 .
Wedding Reception for
Michael & Betsy
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 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, 3:00-5:00 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 .
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
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. Give Now .
SERMONS ONLINE
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, October 21
Preacher: Rev. Michael Mumme
Scripture: Luke 8:4-8, 11-15
Sermon: "Set Your Habits"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Marilyn Bettis; Hadley Fuerst; Nancy Lewis; Terry Kahn; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Andrea Peck; and Bruce Venno.

Condolences to the families and friends and of Joe Ireland and Will Richardson on their deaths; to David Nicastro on the death of his father; to Zac Whitley on the death of his grandfather, Bud Smith; and to Dick Young on the death of his brother, Garner Young.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Craig Blome’s and Tamra Golden’s grandmother, Dorothy Carter; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Tina Hester’s father, David Hester; Mary Higgs’ friend, Lillian Coil; Lauren Jackson’s brother, Brady, and friend, Mike Taylor; Doise Miers’ father, Jack Chew; Connie Payne’s brother, John Bellinghausen; Delia Peters’ brother, Robert Ybarra; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Janice Williams; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.
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