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.

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 of Epiphany

Throughout the season of Epiphany, 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

Join us for our ongoing Bible study series on the Letter to the Romans, every Tuesday evening from 19:00 to 20:30 via Zoom. Please contact Pastor John for the Zoom link. 

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Talent Show
Share Your Talents with ESUMC 

The traditional ESUMC Talent Show will take place on Saturday 25 February starting at 17:30 in the church sanctuary. All talents are welcome — even those not yet discovered! Please join us for an evening of fun and entertainment. We kindly ask for volunteers to contribute a savory finger food to share after the Talent Show. Please speak with Marilyn to register your participation. Thank you!

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Lenten Study Day
Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

Join us on Saturday 11 March, from 10:30 to 15:00, as we gather for "The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus." In this spiritual retreat, we shall journey with Jesus through the Passion. Our study will be led by Fr. Denis McBride, and sponsored by the ecumenical English-speaking churches in Vienna. Please register at esumc@emk.at. The cost is €20, or €7 for students, and includes lunch and coffee breaks. Registration closes 6 March. 

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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.

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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

Please Support the Wärmes­tube!

The Wärmestube opened for our 10th season of ministry on 6 December. Every Tuesday throughout the winter season, we serve approximately 100 of our neighbors in need with hot meals, medical care, legal assistance, and compassionate conversation. Join us by volunteering to cook on Mondays, serve meals on Tuesdays, bring canned goods to church on Sundays, or donate funds anytime. Please speak with Maria Tobler Kudaya, Martin Schulzer, or Pastor John.

Thank You for Sharing the Harvest

We give thanks to God for all who joined us in worship on Sunday 23 October for the resumption of our annual Harvest Festival. Particular thanks are extended to our worship leadership team, including our choir leaders, special musicians, and those who led us in prayer. Thanks to your generous giving, nearly 1,500 Euros were raised in support of refugees who have fled the war in Ukraine. Praise be to God for the bountiful harvest!

Annual BBQ in Grünbach

More than 50 ESUMC members and friends gathered for our annual barbecue and hike in Grünbach on Saturday 10 September. We give our thanks to Andrew Stones for hosting our community!

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!

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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