Worship is at the heart of all we do at First Church. Our primary reason for gathering is to worship God, but the work of the church does not stop there. We make and share lasting friendships. Sermons by our pastors are Biblically centered, seeking to inspire, uplift, inform and challenge us to be good stewards of both the mysteries and the gifts of God. Special attention is given to making sermons relevant to the world in which we live. Our music program is rich and varied, including offerings by adult choirs, instrumental ensembles, and occasional music by children’s choirs, youth choirs, handbell choirs, and orchestral accompaniments.
On Sunday, September 24, 2017, FUMC adopted a resolution to provide equal treatment to all couples seeking marriage at FUMC Austin in order to align its wedding policies with its strongly-held principle of full inclusion of all persons. The measure to stand in solidarity with all persons of faith and make ceremonies equal across all who choose to be married was approved by 93% of members present and voting. This is our story.