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. Sunday School for children aged 5-12 is held during the worship service. A nursery room is also provided.

Sunday 11 June - Men's Sunday service of worship

Sunday 18 June - Celebration of our Sunday School ministry and our recent graduates. If you have a graduate from school or university in your family, please contact Pastor John with the details.

More information can be found at https://www.emk.at/en/gemeinden/vienna-english-speaking/events.

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.

You may subscribe to receive our weekly e-newsletter by sending your request to esumc@emk.at.

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 sons, Nick and Ben, who study at university in the US.

Latest News

Worship Services in the Season after Pentecost

In the season after Pentecost, join us for in-person worship every Sunday at 11:15. Holy Communion is 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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Bible Study
Bible Study at ESUMC

You are welcome to join our Bible study series focusing on the Sermon on the Mount, every Tuesday from 19:00 to 20:30 via Zoom. Please contact Pastor John for the Zoom link. 

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Vacation Bible School
Who Did It?

Join us for miracle mysteries this year as we dive into the mysteries of faith in Vacation Bible School! From 24-28 July we will host VBS at the ESUMC for kids ages 5-12. The theme for this year is "Who Did It?", where your child(ren) will be detectives on the case of the unexplainable! Fun facts, Biblical miracles, crafts and a whole lot of fun await, so grab a magnifying glass and sign your kids up for VBS today! In order to make VBS 2023 possible, we are searching for volunteers. If you are willing and able to help or have any questions, please let us know at: sundayschool.esumc@gmail.com

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The UMC in Austria Annual Conference
Wir machen Mut! We Encourage One Another!

Pastor John and ESUMC delegates participated in the UMC in Austria Annual Conference during 18-21 May in Linz. At the conference, we welcomed our newly elected Bishop Stefan Zürcher. Click on "read more" for a full account of the Annual Conference sessions (in German).

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Sunday School
Sunday School for Our Children

Sunday School is offered every Sunday during the worship service for children aged 5-12 years. For more information on our Sunday School program, please speak with our Christian Education coordinator Shelley Brauneis, or click below to send an email.

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Mosaikbild der betenden "Gottesmutter" Maria, Sophienkathedrale Kiew
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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Ministry In­form­a­tion

Thank you for Sup­port­ing the Wärmes­tube!

On 21 March, ESUMC and the Fünfhaus congregagation completed our 10th season of the Wärmestube ministry. Every Tuesday throughout the winter season, we served approximately 100 of our neighbors in need with hot meals, medical care, legal assistance, and compassionate conversation. We thank all our members and friends who supported this ministry by volunteering to cook on Mondays, serve meals on Tuesdays, bring canned goods to church on Sundays, or donate much-needed funds.

Vacation Bible School Returns in 2023!

All children aged 5-12 are invited to take part in Vacation Bible School at ESUMC during 24-28 July. More details will be forthcoming, but we encourage you to save the date and plan to join us for a week of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth.

Annual BBQ in Grünbach

Join us on Saturday 9 September 2023 as we return to Grünbach for our annual hike and barbecue. Save the date!

Donate in Support of ESUMC

Please give generously in support of the ministry of ESUMC:

IBAN: AT23 1200 0006 2016 1208

Volunteer with ESUMC

You are invited to volunteer in service with our ministry.

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Snapshots of our Community

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