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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 June 28

This Sunday, June 28, we’ll read and reflect on James 1: 19 – 2: 17, a set of teachings on hearing and doing the word, and the relationship between faith and works.

Our church Meditation Group will meet on Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 pm, at the home of Sharon Brown.

On July 12, the Green Team will host a forum after worship on Environmental Racism. Susanna Almanza, from PODER, will be the guest speaker.

Discussion of Pope's Encyclical, September 13
Tom will lead a discussion of the Pope’s Encyclical, Laudato Si, on Sunday, September 13, after worship. The Encyclical is a very strong pronouncement on climate change, and political and economic justice. If you would like a PDf copy, send Tom an e-mail at revtom@swbell.net. Why not make the Pope’s Encyclical part of your summer reading, and then join the discussion
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
New Sermon, The Anthropocene, June 14
The Anthropocene, Daniels Fourth Beast, And Our Responsibility
Daniel 7: 15-28 June 14, 2015
It’s no exaggeration to say we live in an interesting time. A challenging time. And the time in which we live may soon be getting a new name. I’m sure you all know that in geological time, we live in the Holocene epoch of the Quaternary period of the Cenozoic era. ...
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Men's Book Club
July 15, 7:30 pm All The Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr Host: Carl Hehmsoth
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
July 16, 7:30 pm Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert; Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell Hostess TBD 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