Memorial United Methodist Church
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.

History of MUMC >

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Memoral 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
Memorial's congregation had Swedish origins. We are no longer Swedish and now celebrate a diverse congregation of many cultures and ages.
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 daycare
3) The Gym with kitchen and Sunday School rooms

Swedish Heritage Sunday Celebration

A paper researched and written by Virginia Smith for the 122-year celebration of Memorial on December 10, 1995. 


Historian and Archives Volunteer: Gloria McPhail