Sunday, September 30
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: John 6:1-13
Sermon: "Reframe Scarcity"
Celebrate! Living the Abundant Life
Sundays, September 30-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 .
Mercy and Justice 5th Sunday Presentation on Implicit Bias
10:00 a.m., SAN Wesley Hall
Who, Me? Biased? Even though we are not aware of implicit biases, they help form our beliefs, values, ideas, and actions. By taking an intentional look at implicit bias and how it works in our brains and in our actions, we commit to rooting out the biases that are corrupted by stereotype or prejudice.
Baptism Class
12:15 p.m., EDU Room 108
Pastor Taylor Fuerst and Director of Children’s Ministries Lara Greene discuss our beliefs about Baptism, logistical information about scheduling and service preparation, and ways to help your child live the Baptized life. This class is required for those preparing for a child's Baptism. Register here .
Putting Your House in Order
12:15 p.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
Give the gift of preparedness to those you love. This estate planning workshop helps you share your plans and passions with your loved ones while leaving a legacy of faith to continue the work of the church. Tom Stanton of Texas Methodist Foundation leads this workshop, which includes a detailed workbook. Register online at . Cost $10.
Welcome new members! Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share with them how FUMC Austin has enriched your life.
Jim & Irma Brand
(children Chris & Isabella)
Roxie Garza
Jeremy & Victoria Grogan
Karen Janes
(husband George Janes)
Thomas Kim
Connie Payne & Becky Ratliff
Ryland & Hannah Parker
Nathaniel Saunders
Karen Smith
(husband George Smith)
Steven & Tegra Swogger,
(children Madeline & Calvin)
Saturday, September 29, 9:00 a.m.
The Long Center
Support our team for this year's NAMIWalks event! We are walking to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for the important work of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Come walk with us or support our team with a donation through our NAMIWalks team page.
Sunday School Series: Celebrate! Living the Abundant Life
Sundays, October 7-28, 10:00 a.m.
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 upcoming worship series, Celebrate! "Living the Abundant Life." Study and discussion guides will be available soon at for Sunday School classes who wish to participate in their own class setting.
Conversations on Racial Justice
Sunday, October 7, 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. Read More .
Kids’ Night Out
October 12
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
October 12
6:00–9:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
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.
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 .
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 . Childcare available by making reservations at .
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 the Central Texas Food Bank. 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. Have a favorite outdoor game to share? Feel free to bring gameswashers, kickball, or even Frisbeesas we gather for fellowship and fun! Register at .
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, or (512) 517-2212.
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 .
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 .
Global Mission Fellows
The Global Mission Fellows Program of the General Board of Global 
Ministries is a two-year mission service and educational opportunity for young adults, ages 20-30, to work in social justice ministries. This graduate-level fellowship allows participants to address the root causes of oppression and alleviate human suffering alongside community organizations in a variety of issue areas, including public health, migration/immigration, education, and poverty. Through this partnership, FUMC supports these young adults and their work through financial giving, prayers, letters of encouragement, and visits from Fellows. Make checks payable to FUMC and include a note stating that your contribution is for “GM Fellows.” Give Now .
Missed Last Week's Sermon?
Sunday, September 23
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fierst
Scripture: Jeremiah 9:23-24
Psalm 101:1
Sermon: "This Is My Song"
Within our Congregation
Health: Tom Calnan; Curtis Higgs; Ken and Susan Hensley; Nancy Lewis; Gene and Charlotte Lyerly; Andrea Peck; Viva Conneen Sanders; Pearl Spears; and Bruce Venno.
Beyond our Congregation
Robbie Ausley’s sister-in-law, Sue Holt; Suzanne Barnard’s cousin, Casey Loftus; Grady Basler’s and Terry Cornwell’s friend, Sue Mayfield; Sharon Bayliss’ cousins, Dan and Cynthia; Cheryl Bias’ niece, Lauren; Craig Blome’s and Tamra Golden’s parents, Paul and Carol Golden; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Jonathan Cambell’s uncle, Robbie; Shirley Derryberry’s sister, Marcia Ohlhausen; Jimmie Sue Francis’ friend, David Orton; Curtis Fuelberg’s friend, Holland Lester; Jim and Cheryl George’s friend, Michele; Nancy Gillett’s mother, Joyce, and brother, Ted; James Guerra’s aunt, Vera; Cindy Gunderson’s neighbor, Barbara White; Amy Jones’ cousin, Darrel Wilkerson; Elizabeth Lerner’s daughter, Katherine; Gilda Mather’s son, Drew, and daughter, Melissa; Katrina Morales’ sister, Leah Foster, and friend, Jayne Ziegler; Mark Morris’ and Kathy Tullos’ neighbor, Warren Pettinos; Jan Morris’ mother, Marian Moore; Lee Alice Pablo’s father, Benjamin Hillman; Alice Parrish’s friends, D’Anna and Serena; Connie Payne’s brother, John; Miranda Reinhard’s brother, Jacob; Debbie Rippetoe’s cousin, Jerry Crowley, and friend, Jo Johnson; Shanti Samsen’s father, Jude, brother, David, and friend, Joni; Justin and Erin Scarth’s friends, Chad Burnette and Lisa Whatley; Donna Shands’ spouse, Joe, and daughter, June; Leslie Story’s father, Neel Richardson; Whitney Thurman’s friend, Mariah Ramon; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.

Condolences to Amanda Gonzalez on the death of her cousin, Joel Gonzales.
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