Our doors are open to anyone in need of a place to worship, a helping hand or a friendly face.We especially welcome our neighbors in the Crestview and Brentwood neighborhoods — also known as the Violet Crown community. Stop by for a visit. Rest in the shade of our gazebo on Woodrow Avenue, or walk the labyrinth on the north side of the chapel.
We share our beautiful sanctuary, chapel, gymnasium and meeting facilities with organizations whose mission is compatible with our mission: childcare organizations, Christian congregations for whom English is a second language, music education and music therapy groups, and 12-step organizations, to name a few. Some of the ministries at First Cumberland include:
Their name says it all! Mission Outreach is a team of volunteers from the congregation who practice membership care, outreach and visitor follow-up. These volunteers also coordinate the recording ministry and assist with church office work.
Open Door Ministry
Almost every day, someone or something comes through the door with a need that we try to meet. Open Door Ministry matches the need with a resource available from the greater Body of Christ in Austin, whether it’s a prayer concern, a referral to support services or a need for basic food and clothing.
Puerta del Cielo and Puerta de Esperanza
We are pleased to share our sanctuary with Puerta del Cielo, which holds services at 1 PM on Sundays, and our chapel with Puerta de Esperanza, which conducts services at 7 PM on Sundays.
We welcome several 12-step groups that meet weekly at First Cumberland:
DAA -- Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., Estes Hall
OA -- Wednesday, 8:00 p.m., Estes Hall
OA -- Friday, 12 noon, Conference Room
DA -- Friday, 6:30 p.m., Estes Hall
AA -- Saturday, 9:00 a.m., Estes Hall