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.

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.

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

Harvest Festival
ESUMC's Annual Harvest Festival Returns on Sunday 16 October

Join us in worship on Sunday 16 October as we gather to offer our thanks for God's many blessings. Our worship service will be celebrated as in the tradition of past years, with musical blessings from around the world, prayers of thanksgiving, and a special offering for mission. Following worship, we shall enjoy an extended Coffee Hour fellowship.

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Vacation Bible School
Sunday School for Our Children Has Resumed

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.

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Worship
Worship Services in the Season of Pentecost

Throughout the season of Pentecost, 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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Bible Study
Bible Study at ESUMC

Our new Bible study series on the Letter to the Romans begins on Tuesday 27 September, from 19:00 to 20:30 via Zoom. 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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Annual Conference
Lay Delegate Report to the Annual Con­fer­ence

Simone Viljoen, ESUMC's Lay Delegate to the Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church (EmK) of Austria, reflects on the recent gathering held 26-29 May in Salzburg.

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Ministry In­form­a­tion

Thank You for a Blessed VBS!

We give our thanks to Shelley, Noussi, and our fantastic youth group who led Vacation Bible School at ESUMC during 25-29 July. Ten children from our community participated in this week of fun, fellowship, and spiritual growth. Many thanks to you all!

Annual BBQ in Grünbach

More than 50 ESUMC members and friends gathered for our annual barbecue and hike in Grünbach on Saturday 10 September. Thank you Andrew for hosting our community

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
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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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Snapshots of our Community

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