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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. Serving 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 March 29, Palm/Passion Sunday
This Sunday, March 29, is Palm/Passion Sunday.  Our service will begin by commemorating Jesus’ procession into Jerusalem, and end by reflecting on his death on the cross.  After the service, we will be saying thank you to our church administrator, Kathy Whatley, for her years of service to our church.  Kathy will retire at the end of this month. 
Holy Week Services
We will host our Holy Week Service at church on Friday, April 3, at 7:00 pm.  We will commemorate the last meal Jesus shared with his disciples by breaking bread and sharing the cup, and extinguish the Advent and Christ candles we lit when celebrating his birth to symbolize his death on the cross.

Easter Sunrise Service
On April 5, Easter Sunday, we will celebrate Christ’s resurrection with our Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 am at Fiesta Shores, on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake, just east of I-35.  This is an informal service with guitar-accompanied singing, prayer and reflection, and joyful sharing of bagels and coffee.  At 11:00 am, we will celebrate Christ’s resurrection by flowering the cross in our sanctuary and transforming it from an instrument of death to a garden of life.

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
Three new Sermons, March 8, 15, 22, 2015
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FIRST IN JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
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Men's Book Club
March 17, 7:30 Book: A Peace to End all Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire... by David Fromkin.Host: Mel Oakes
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
March 18, 7:30 pm, Book selection meeting.
Hostess:Sara Ross
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
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