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 215 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 is now on summer break, and will resume on Sunday 8 September. A nursery room for young children is provided during the worship service.

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 monthly newsletter and other occasional updates by sending your request to esumc@emk.at.

And we invite you to fill out your 2024 Estimate of Giving form here. 

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 2020. He and his wife, Noel, have two sons, Nick and Ben, who study at university in the US.

Latest News

News
Con­greg­a­tion­al Care at ESUMC

Join ESUMC's new Congregational Care Team, as we provide spiritual and physical support to fellow church members.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
A Word of Hope from Lahaina UMC, Hawaii, USA

Pastor John Crewe provides a hopeful update from the congregation of Lahaina UMC in Hawaii.

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News
Vacation Bible School in 2024

Register now for ESUMC Vacation Bible School, taking place from 22 to 26 July.

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News
Donate in Support of Piano and Organ Res­tor­a­tion

Help repair and restore our two historic instruments with your donations.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
Annual ESUMC BBQ and Hike

On Saturday 7 September, join us for a day of inspired hiking, delicious food, and warm fellowship in Grünbach, in the foothills of Schneeberg.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
Celebrate the Harvest!

On Sunday 20 October, ESUMC will celebrate a day of thanksgiving for God's abundant blessings.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
Edu­ca­tion­al Support for Matura Students and Adult Learners

The Central European University in Vienna offers two free programs to help Matura students complete their studies and adults prepare for university study.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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Worship
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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Sunday School
Sunday School for Our Children

Sunday School is now on summer break, and will resume on Sunday 8 September. Volunteers are encouraged to help in our Christian Education ministry. Please be in touch with Pastor John or Shelley Brauneis for more information, or click below to send an email.

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News
A Review of the UMC General Con­fer­ence

UMC in Austria Superintendent Stefan Schröckenfuchs, a delegate to the recent General Conference, shares his reflections on this historic meeting.

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Stefan Schröckenfuchs

Pastor, Superintendent

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2024 Estimate of Giving
Support ESUMC in 2024

As our Finance Committee plans our budget for 2024, we invite members and friends to complete an Estimate of Giving (EoG) form for the new year.###NEOS_SPLIT###

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News
ESUMC Commits to Creation Care

At its October 2023 meeting, the ESUMC Church Council unanimously passed a commitment to care for God's creation.

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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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Ministry In­form­a­tion

Vacation Bible School Returns in 2024!

The time has come again to save the date for this year's VBS! During 22-26 July your children aged 5 to 12 can play games, make crafts and learn about the Bible at ESUMC. It's a time to have fun in the summer sun! And we welcome adult volunteers to assist! More details will follow soon.

Annual BBQ in Grünbach

Save the date! Our 2024 BBQ and Hike in Grünbach will be on Saturday 7 September. We thank you, Andrew, for hosting us again this year. More information will follow!

ESUMC Will Celebrate Harvest Festival on Sunday 20 October

Join us for a special service of music and song and dance, Scripture reading and prayer, and the giving of our offerings in support of God's mission in the world. More details will follow in the coming weeks.

Join Our Music Ministry

ESUMC hosts three choirs for adults (Chancel Choir, African Singers and Drummers, Vienna International Gospel Choir) and the Sing Out Choir for children and youth. Our choirs regularly sing in services of worship, and all are welcome to join! For more information, speak with our music director Marilyn, or write to esumc@emk.at.

Thank you for your support of the Wärmes­tube!

We thank all ESUMC members and friends for your support of the Wärmestube ministry. During the winter season, we served more than 1,500 meals to persons in our community in need, and donated hundreds of canned goods, personal care products, and items of clothing each week. We give thanks to God for your generous and caring spirit. The new Wärmestube season shall begin in late fall 2024.

Donate in Support of ESUMC

Please give generously in support of the ministry of ESUMC:

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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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