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The Congregational Church of Austin, UCC
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Welcome to The Congregational Church of Austin, UCC!
    If you are looking for a small, friendly church where everyone will quickly know your name...where you'll be loved and accepted regardless of your age, class, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation...where you'll be challenged to reflect on your beliefs, acknowledge your doubts, ask your questions and grow in your faith...where God's desire for compassion, healing, reconciliation, and justice is preached...where you're given the opportunity to put your faith into action through effective volunteer and outreach ministries...then we hope to get to know you as a new friend. No matter who you are or where you are in your journey, you are welcome here.
   We are affiliated with the United Church of Christ (UCC), a liberal Ch
ristian denomination that promotes spirituality, peace, justice, education and freedom throughout the world. Here you will find a faith community where members accept and encourage spiritual seeking, diversity and fellowship. Servi
ng our immediate community is a large part of our faith, members participate in the local food pantry sponsored by Micah 6, share the responsibility for a freeze night shelter housed in our basement and share space with LifeWorks community outreach program. Join us for worship every Sunday at 11 am and Adult Sunday School at 10 am. Click for directions.

Sunday July 31

THIS SUNDAY, July 31, we’ll be reading and reflecting on a number of passages from the book of the prophet Hosea. The theme of Tom’s reflection will be, “Love Complicates Things.”

The Austin Interfaith Central Cluster meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 2, at 6:30 pm, at Journey Imperfect Church, 7500 Woodrow Ave The Central Cluster consists of faith communities located in downtown and central Austin, and the purpose of the meeting is to discern the common issues our communities face, and to strategize how to address them together. This will be a great meeting to attend for folks who’re new to the church and interested in learning more about Austin Interfaith.

If you would like to write to
Tommie Pinkard, please send our Administrator, Rimma, an e-mail and she will send you Tommie’s new address (she just moved to a new section of the apartment complex in which she lives). Rimma can be reached at ucausti@swbell.net

The Women's Book Club usually meets on the third Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be August 18 at 7:30pm. We will be choosing the books we will read for the next few month. Please bring 3 book suggestions to this meeting. Our Hostess will be Pat Oakes

Here's an easy way to support our El Salvador mission work: donate used goods to the "Next to New" Thrift Shop on 5435 Burnet Rd. (in the Brentwood area near HEB). Donate your sales- ready goods of all kinds specifically to "The Congregational Church" account. Next-to-New will donate a hefty portion from these sales to our church every month to help finance our El SAL mission efforts. Your donations are accepted year round. Please help support El Salvador with this painless fundraising!

There are 2 easy ways for you to contribute to the church while doing your normal shopping:
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Learn more here: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6106423

Randall’s shoppers: Simply fill out a Good Neighbor form at your local Randall’s courtesy booth, and link your Randall’s Remarkable card to Charity #475. 1% of your purchase will then go towards the Congregational Church of Austin! http://shop.safeway.com/corporate/randalls/GN_HOUSTON_AUSTIN.pdf

The Front Porch Lunch ministry is in need of a few more volunteers to serve lunches.  Lunch is served to area homeless (mostly Lifeworks guests) every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month (although this winter we are trying to serve every Thursday) in our Fellowship Hall.  If you are interested contact John Goff

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Men's Book Club
Aug 17, 7:30pm. book:SPQR, A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
Host: Mel Oakes
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
Aug 18, 7:30pm. We will be choosing the books we will read for the next few month. Please bring 3 book suggestions to this meeting. Hostess: Pat Oakes
Women's Book Club Site
Adult Sunday School
The adult class will be viewing and discussing the Great Courses video Great Figures of the New Testament.
Micah 6
Micah 6 Needs volunteers to work at the food pantry. Contact Linda Williams at lindahop@lindahop.com
Lifeworks needs canned vegetables. Please donate in the basket at the back of the church.
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408 West 23rd Street, Austin TX 78705 Map (512) 472-2370 ucausti@swbell.net