Welcome to the English-Speaking United Methodist Church


We are an international congregation located in the 15th district of Vienna, united by our faith in Christ and a desire to worship and fellowship in English.

Worship with us!

We are an international congregation of more than 200 members from nearly 40 countries and as many Christian traditions, worshipping together in English in the United Methodist tradition.

We invite you to join us for in-person worship every Sunday morning at 11:15 at Sechshauser Strasse 56. 

In accordance with the recent announcement of the Vienna government, masks are no longer required for attending worship. If, however, you wish to wear a mask to protect yourself or vulnerable members of your household, you are welcome to do so.

As always, you also may worship with us online, by clicking on the button below on Sunday morning, or by going to tv.emk.at.

A Special Note: The Annual Conference of the UMC in Austria will take place 26-29 May in Salzburg. The conference worship services will be streamed live via tv.emk.at during the following times:

Thursday 26 May at 19:30

Saturday 28 May at 9:00

Sunday 29 May at 10:00

If you wish to view a livestream of the open meetings of the conference, please contact Pastor John for program and connection details.

We welcome you to our community of faith!

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Meet our Pastor!

The Rev. John Calhoun is an ordained elder of the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, and a missionary of the UMC General Board of Global Ministries. 

Pastor John has served with ESUMC since November 2020. He and his wife, Noel, have two teenage sons, Nick and Ben.

Latest News

Bible Study
Bible Study at ESUMC

Join us every Tuesday at 19:00 via Zoom for our new Bible study. Martin Schulzer is leading a month-long series on "The Bible as Literature." If you wish to participate in this Bible study, please contact Pastor John for the Zoom link.

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Mosaikbild der betenden "Gottesmutter" Maria, Sophienkathedrale Kiew
Ukraine
Support the People of Ukraine

As a global connectional church, the UMC of Austria is in relationship with the UMC in Ukraine and neighboring countries. UMC congregations in Poland and other areas are already caring for refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. ESUMC members and friends are encouraged to support these relief efforts by donating through our partner mission agency Diakonie. At present, this is the quickest way to help Ukrainians in need. Please click on "read more" below to be directed to the Diakonie donation platform (in German). 

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Worship
Worship Services in the Season of Easter

Throughout the Easter season, join us for in-person worship every Sunday at 11:15, with Holy Communion offered on the first Sunday of every month. A complete list of worship services and community events can be found by clicking "read more" below.

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Long Night of Churches
ESUMC Par­ti­cip­ates in Long Night of Churches

ESUMC and Fünfhaus will host three events on the Long Night of Churches, Friday 10 June (in German):
19:00 Methodism explained in 15 minutes
19:30 Theological reflection on "The Wall"
20:15 Methodism through songs
Click "read more" for complete details on the night.

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Graduation
Con­grat­u­la­tions to our Graduates!

In worship on Sunday 19 June, we shall bless our children as the Sunday School year comes to a close, and honor our school and university graduates. If there is a young person in your family graduating this year, please inform Pastor John. 

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Summer Fellowship
Take Part in the 2022 UMC "Som­mer­freizeit"

Join with members of other UMC congregations across Austria for a week of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth, during 13-17 July near Salzburg. For more information (in German) and to register, click "read more" below.

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Ministry In­form­a­tion

VBS 2022: Save the Date!

Vacation Bible School at ESUMC will be held during Monday 25 July through Friday 29 July. All children aged 5-12 are invited to participate. Please save the date for some summer fun! More information will be shared in the near future. 

Join Our Chil­dren's Sunday School Program at ESUMC

Every Sunday, ESUMC offers Sunday School during the worship service for children aged 5-14.

For more information, please speak with Sunday School Coordinator Shelley Brauneis or Pastor John.

Join us for Sunday School at ESUMC

Thank You for Sup­port­ing the Wärmes­tube!

We are grateful for your faithful support of ESUMC's Wärmestube ministry. Every Tuesday throughout the winter season, around 100 neighbors in need came to our church for hot meals, medical care, legal assistance, and compassionate conversation. We thank all ESUMC members and friends who donated money, canned goods, and valuable time to assist others in our community.

Donate in Support of ESUMC

Please give generously in support of the ministry of ESUMC:

IBAN: AT23 1200 0006 2016 1208
BIC: BKAUATWW

Volunteer with ESUMC

You are invited to volunteer in service with our ministry.

To indicate your area of interest, please complete this short online form:

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