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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 May 31, First Sunday after Penteconst

This Sunday, May 31, is the First Sunday after Pentecost and Holy Trinity Sunday. We'll be reflecting on the parable of the widow and the judge, found in Luke 18: 1-8. After worship this Sunday, The Equal Justice Center and Austin Interfaith will host a Civic Academy on Immigration Justice.

Civic Academy on Immigration Justice
by Equal Justice Center and Austin Interfaith
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Sunday May 31 at 12:30, The Equal Justice Center and Austin Interfaith will host a Civic Academy on Immigration Justice. The topics will include the President’s Executive relief programs for undocumented students, graduates, and parents; children continuing to flee Central America and seeking refuge in the US; and refugee families being held in immigration prisons in Texas. Hear stories of some young undocumented students, graduates, and parents seeking justice in the present crisis, and sometimes succeeding. Discuss with experts the pivotal social controversy and challenges that confront us and the very real progress within our reach.

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
A new Sermon on Climate Change, May 10
Two more Sermons, April 19 and Easter Sunday April 5
The Heartbeat of God, Our Spiritual Crisis, and Climate Change
April 19, 2015 John 21: 20-24
In preparation for the interfaith dialogue on climate changI'm participating in later this week, i've been doing a lot of reading on the topic of Christianity and climate change.

EASTER SUNDAY Hospitality, Bread-sharing, and the Garden Or Homelessness is not the problem, but the symptom of a problem
Luke 24: 1-35 and John 20: 11-16 April 5, 2015
Throughout the season of Lent, the over-riding issue our church faced was the large homeless encampment on and around our property.
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FIRST IN JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
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Men's Book Club
June 13,10:00 am Poetry at the Lake. Bring a poems to read and share. Hosts: Fran and Rambie Briggs
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
June 13,10:00 am Poetry at the Lake. Bring a poems to read and share. Hosts: Fran and Rambie Briggs
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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