|First UMC Austin 175th Birthday Celebration
In early 1840, the City of Austin was about a month old and the State of Texas didn’t yet exist. And the Reverend John Haynie was granted a request to form a charge conference on January 18-19, 1840 for what is now First UMC Austin.
On January 18, 1840, FUMC Austin will be celebrating its 175th birthday, with Bishop Jim Dorff serving as the guest preacher. Our guest preacher for Sunday, January 18th, will be Bishop Jim Dorff. Bishop Dorff, a native of Oklahoma, spent the majority of his ministry serving large churches in the North Texas Annual Conference. In 2008, he was elected a bishop by the South Central Jurisdiction and assigned to the Southwest Texas and Rio Grande Annual Conferences, known as the San Antonio Area. During his tenure, he honored the work begun by his predecessor, Bishop Joel Martinez, to merge these two conferences, and on the first of January, these efforts will culminate in the official creation of the new Rio Texas Annual Conference. All are invited to share in this celebration.
Other Special Guest Pastors will be:
February 22nd: Bishop Mike McKee
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