Memorial United Methodist Church
Thursday, July 25, 2024
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.

History of MUMC



Land Acknowledgement:
Memorial is located on the ancestral lands of the following nations: Comanche, Lipan Apache, Coahuiltecan, Tonkawa and Jumanos. Once our webmaster figures out how to use the special characters of the native tribes, we will update the Comanche and Lipan Apache names listed here. Find the ancestral lands where you reside, worship or work at
Our current location is actually the third location for Memorial.
1st Location: started by Swedish immigrants in downtown Austin at what was then called First Swedish Methodist Church from 1873-1897.
2nd Location: at our second location we were called Central Methodist Episcopal Church and were at this site from 1897-1957.
3rd Location: Our third location is our current location at 6100 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723 and we have been here since 1957.



Our campus is made up of three separate buildings built at different times. In order they are:
1) The church (chapel, sanctuary, choir, kitchen and offices)
2) The Children's Building, now Wesley School early childhood education center
3) The Gym with kitchen and Sunday School rooms


Swedish Heritage Sunday Celebration

Memorial's congregation had Swedish origins. We are no longer Swedish and now celebrate a diverse congregation of many cultures and ages.
A paper researched and written by Virginia Smith for the 122-year celebration of Memorial on December 10, 1995. 


150th Celebration

December 11, 2023 Memorial United Methodist church turned 150!
December 9-10, 2023 we celebrated our 150th Anniversary weekend!
Relive the celebration with us here.


Historian and Archives Volunteer: Gloria McPhail