This Sunday
Sunday, August 25
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Preacher: Rev. Taylor Fuerst
Scripture: Matthew 28:16-20
Sermon: " Do I Really Have to Believe in the Trinity and the Divinity of Jesus?"
9:00 a.m. Murchison Chapel
9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
12:15 p.m. FLC Great Hall
12:15 p.m., SAN Room 110
Study and Discussion of Fear of the Other
Sundays, August 25-September 22, 10:00 a.m.
SAN Wesley Hall
Retired Pastor John McMullen will lead the discussion of Bishop Will Willimon’s book that invites you to look more closely at the gospel’s command to love—because to genuinely love those considered to be “Other” may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do. Register Here
At a Glance
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Service Spotlight
Courts and Ports Trip , Oct. 13-16
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Fall 2019 Classes

Through discipleship classes, we offer opportunities to gather together and grow your faith surrounded and supported by others who are growing theirs. 
Study and Discussion of
Fear of the Other
Sundays, August 25-September 22
Led by Rev. John McMullen

Mercy and Justice Book Study
The Far Away Brothers
Tuesdays, September 3-17
Led by Rev. Cathy Stone

Disciple I Fast Track
Wednesdays, September 4-November 20
Led By Dr. Brad King
Gender & Sexuality in the
Household of God
 Sundays, September 8-29
Led By Dr. Brad King

Study and Discussion of
The Song of the Bird
Sundays, September 15-22
Led By Lucius Bunton

Study and Discussion of
What is the Bible?
Tuesdays, October 29-November 26
Led By Curt Ashmos
Texas Maternal Health Update
Sunday, September 8, 10:00 a.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Circle Up: United Methodist Women is hosting a Maternal Health Update: a 2019 Legislative Recap and Looking Forward. Come learn about this past spring's legislative session.

Kids' Night Out
Friday, September 13
6:00-9:00 p.m.
EDU Room 102
Kids' Club
Friday, September 13
6:00-9:00 p.m.
EDU Room 108
Connect for Tweens
Friday, September 13
6:00-9:00 p.m.
FLC Great Hall
Celebration of the Wedding Ring Class
Sunday, September 15, 10:00 a.m., FLC Garrison Chapel
The Wedding Ring class has planted seeds, and watered them, and all of us are able to enjoy the garden because of them. Join us as we celebrate all that they have done for us! We will sing, we will pray, and we will praise God for the gift this class has been for FUMC Austin.
Lunch & Learn: International Justice Mission
September 15, 12:15 p.m., SAN Welsey Hall
Thais and Doug Kilday (brother of church member Dan Kilday) will share their story from a year-long mission trip to Cambodia with IJM, a global organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. IJM partners with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. Join us for lunch while we hear the ways God was at work in and through the Kilday family. Lunch from Jason’s Deli (suggested donation of $10) will be provided only with registration. For more information, contact Pastor Cathy Stone at [email protected] or 512-478-5684 (ext. 215).
Cheers Potluck
Thursday, September 19, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
FLC Garrison Chapel
Our Cheers Ministry, a community for those young-at-heart who are recently retired, semi-retired, or thinking about setting a date to retire, is having a potluck dinner. Cheers will provide the chicken and you can bring your favorite side or dessert. Debbie Shaw has a video for us, “Dance Hall Divas”—how to tap dance your way to youth and joy. We may have time for board games, too!
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Tuesday-Saturday, September 24-28 and October 8-12
Courts & Ports: Faithful Witness on the Texas-Mexico Border
Sunday-Wednesday, October 13-16
On this two-day immersion experience, view first-hand the legal and law enforcement processes related to immigration. Register by September 15 with Pastor Cathy at [email protected].

August Mission Emphasis
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes are offered at no cost in our Family Life Center weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Guests can practice their English conversation skills and develop friendships to support them outside the classroom. Although the teachers are volunteers, materials, childcare, utilities for the FLC, and refreshments for the social hours all cost money. Contributions at the altar rail offering during the month of August go to support this quiet but powerful ministry. 

Prayer Concerns

Within our Congregation

Betty Berkey; Sandy Bowles; Michael Crowe; Gussie Fallon; Kathy Morales; Mari Perez; Andrew Pyle; Weldon Wink; Carol Walker; and Dan Wood.

Condolences to Dianne Render on the death of her sister-in-law, Penny Burns. 

Beyond our Congregation

Curt Ashmos’ friend, Elissa Marek; Kim Battle’s aunt, Bunny Christie; Bob Block’s friend, Tim Sullivan; Fay Brown’s sister, Jo Rene Altenburg; Mary Higgs’ great-grandson, Luke Rivers; Reverend Earle Lewis’ husband, Russ Hummel-Lewis, and nephew, Robert Bost; Nadine McDowell’s fiance, Joe MackInday; Melanie Miller’s and Jen Stuart’s father, Doak Thomas; Ellis Pittman’s brother, Brian; Arthur Potts’ father, David Potts; Andrew Pyle’s kitten, Dara; Charlie Ray’s mother, Aranell; Cindy Reidland’s friends, Carly and Colton; Kent Schuster’s siblings; Alan Stephens’ father, Carl Stephens; Amy Wink’s horse, Blessing; and Dick Young’s nephew, Jeff Young.

Condolences to Amy Wink’s friend, Kristi Wright, on the death of her mother.
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