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 5-14 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.

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

Sunday School
Sunday School for Our Children

Sunday School has resumed! During the Sunday worship service each week, following a special Children's Time moment, Sunday School is offered for all children aged 5 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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A Con­ver­sa­tion about Creation Care

Simone Viljoen invites ESUMC members and friends to join the conversation following the worship service on Sunday 17 and 24 September.

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An In­vit­a­tion to Join ESUMC

Starting Sunday 17 September, we welcome you to learn more about the ministry of ESUMC, and to join our congregation as a new member.

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John Calhoun


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Bible Study Resumes on 26 September

Join our new study series on the Psalms, every Tuesday evening via Zoom.

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John Calhoun


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Bake Sale
Support our Youth at the Bake Sale!

Following the worship service on Sunday 8 October, we shall hold a special Bake Sale to raise funds for our Children's and Youth Ministries. Please leave your baked goods (along with a short written description) in the church kitchen before worship, to be sold during the fellowship hour.

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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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Celebrate the Harvest on Sunday 29 October

It is right to give our thanks and praise!

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John Calhoun


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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

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!

Harvest Festival Will Be Cel­eb­rated on 29 October

Join us in worship on Sunday 29 October for the celebration of our annual Harvest Festival. We look forward to a festive day of song and dance, special musical offerings, prayers from around the world, and a special collection to be received for missions. Plan to join us for a day of thanksgiving!

Thank you for Sup­port­ing the Wärmes­tube!

On 21 March, ESUMC and the Fünfhaus congregation 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.

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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