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 aged 6-14 is held during the worship service. A nursery room for young children is also provided.

Please note: On Sunday 21 April the Vienna City Marathon will be held in our neighborhood. Some streets in the area of the church will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. To reach the church, take the U4 to Meidling Hauptstrasse, cross under the Linke Wienzeile, and walk north to Sechshauser Strasse."

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

Worship Services in the Season of Easter

In the season of Easter, 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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ESUMC To Install New Lay Leaders

Join us in worship on Sunday 14 April for a Service of Installation of our newest class of lay leaders.

Image from John Calhoun
John Calhoun


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Young Adults Clothes Swap and Potluck

As part of ESUMC's commitment to Creation Care, our young adults group is hosting a clothes swap on Saturday 20 April. As Daniel Mohr writes, all are welcome!

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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. We are presently seeking volunteers to serve as Sunday School teachers and assistants. 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.###NEOS_SPLIT###

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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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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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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. 

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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Snapshots of our Community

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