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 6-14 is held during the worship service. A nursery room for young children 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 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 November 2020. He and his wife, Noel, have two sons, Nick and Ben, who study at university in the US.

Latest News

Worship
Worship Services in the Season of Lent

In the season of Lent, 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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News
Bible Study during Lent

Join ESUMC's new six-week Bible study, every Tuesday evening during Lent starting 20 February.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
Charge Con­fer­ence to Meet on Sunday 10 March

All ESUMC members and friends are invited to take part in our annual church meeting immediately following the worship service.

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Ecu­men­ic­al Study Day at ESUMC

Join us on Saturday 23 March for "Growing Together: A Study of First Corinthians," a spiritual retreat to bless our Lenten journey, to be led by the Revd Dr. Robert Kinney and sponsored by the ecumenical English-speaking community in Vienna.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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Sunday School
Sunday School for Our Children

During the Sunday worship service each week, following a special Children's Time moment, Sunday School is offered for all children aged 6 to 14. A designated nursery room is also available. 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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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.

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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

Support the New Season of the Wärmes­tube!

On 5 December, ESUMC and the Fünfhaus congregation opened the new season of the Wärmestube ministry. Every Tuesday throughout the winter, we shall serve about 100 of our neighbors in need with hot meals, medical care, legal assistance, and compassionate conversation. We welcome volunteers to help cook on Mondays, serve meals on Tuesdays, bring canned goods and clothing to church on Sundays, or donate much-needed funds. For more information or to volunteer, speak with Pastor John or Beate, or email to waermestube@emk.at. 

ESUMC Cel­eb­rated Harvest Festival on 29 October

About 160 members and friends gathered for a 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. We offer a special thanks to Marilyn Brandl for organizing and leading the music for the day, to John Kojo Ampia-Addison and our African Singers and Drummers for their spirited musical offerings, and to Lorraine Welch-Haslinger and Franz Haslinger for their leadership in decorating the altar and arranging our worship and fellowship space. 

Annual BBQ in Grünbach

Over 90 members and friends of ESUMC gathered in Grünbach on Saturday 9 September for our annual barbecue and hike. Thank you, Andrew and George, for your warm hospitality and expert organization!

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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