THIS SUNDAY
Sunday, October 7
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Matthew 6:19-24
Sermon: "The Main Thing"
Sundays Through October 28
Jesus said that he came in order for our lives to change—to become more abundant. He didn’t expect that anyone listening had already arrived at the full measure of abundance; he came in order to make it possible. So what does abundance look like on the ground? 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 for Sunday School classes who wish to participate in their own class setting.
Conversations on Racial Justice
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 racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through videos, podcasts and short articles. Childcare is available for this Sunday if requested today, October 4. Reservations are made to Childcare Coordinator, Pam Coronado at childcare@fumcaustin.org and are not final until confirmed. Read More .
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.
CPR and First Aid Class
Sunday, October 14, 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 also helpful for nannies, foster parents, grandparents, babysitters, moms or dads as well as those who volunteer to serve with children, youth or in emergency situations. Upon completion of this class, you will receive certification cards for CPR and First Aid that are both valid for 2 years. Register online at cpr-resources.com/calendar .
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 .
Administrative Board Meeting
Sunday, October 14, 12:15 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
All are welcome to attend and participate in discussion. Board members have voting rights. Lunch provided for $10 per person. Board members and guests who plan to attend are asked to RSVP by 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10. Register at fumcaustin.org/adminboard . Childcare available by making reservations at childcare@fumcaustin.org .
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 and one taco food truck for day-of on-site lunch purchases. 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 .
Women's Slumber Party
Save the date! On Friday night, February 8, 2019, women of the church and our guests will share dinner, fun, good conversation, snacks, games, movies, and fellowship. And maybe sleep. Registration will begin right after January 1, 2019, but please mark your calendars now! Also, if interested in helping with planning, contact Ann Young, anngyoung73@gmail.com or (512) 517-2212.
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, September 30
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fierst
Scripture: John 6:1-13
Sermon: "Reframe Scarcity"
PRAYER CONCERNS
Within our Congregation
Health: Tom Calnan; Hadley Fuerst; Curtis Higgs; Brenda Hostler; Nancy Lewis; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Andrea Peck; Pearl Spears; Jenna Stephens; and Bruce Venno.

Condolences: To Peggy Davis on the death of her aunt, Virgie Sorrels; to Linda Deason on the death of her father, Gary Spengler; and to Merry Rightmer on the death of her mother, Maribel Rozendal.
Beyond our Congregation
Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Craig Blome’s and Tamra Golden’s parents, Paul and Carol Golden; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Molly Drazic’s cousin, Dorothy Heacock Butler; Grace Drew’s parents, Jim and Jana Drew; Dixie Exatt’s niece, Charlotte; Curtis Fuelberg’s friend, Holland Lester; Cindy Gunderson’s friends, Alexia, Conner, and Mary Ann; Marijo Hartman’s friend, Rose O’Neal; Summer Hoff’s son, Max; Elizabeth Lerner’s daughter, Katherine; Mark Morris’ and Kathy Tullos’ son-in-law, J. J. Moffitt, and neighbor, Warren Pettinos; Connie Payne’s brother, John; Larry and Delia Peters’ friends, Randy Mair and Charles Roper; Rick Russell’s cousin, James Winborn; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Janice Walker and her family; and Dick Young’s nephew Jeff Young.
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