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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 December 21, Fourth week of Advent
This Sunday, December 21th, is the Fourth Week of Advent.  This week, we’ll light the Advent Candle of Peace, read Mary’s Magnificat from Luke’s Gospel, and enjoy our children’s Christmas play.
Following worship this Sunday, Cameron Goff will give a slide presentation on his summer work trip to Ecuador with Amigos de America

Christmas Candlelight Service, December 21
This Sunday evening, we’ll host our Annual Christmas Candlelight Service at 7:00 pm.  Following the service, Pat and Mel Oakes will host their annual party at their home.
Christmas Day Open Dinner
Our Christmas Dinner for our church, homeless folks, and all who come to our door, is in need of food and volunteers.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Fellowship Hall.   If you won't be with us on Sunday to sign up, email Reuel to volunteer and/or to sign up to bring food. We need volunteers for food and kitchen prep (11 to 1); food runners (some up and down stairs -- 11 to 2); servers (12 to 2); and cleanup (after 2).  We need mashed potatoes, stuffing, hot vegetable sides, salad, turkeys cooked in advance at home (we have the turkeys but need cooks), and desserts. 
New Sermons On Line
Stewards of a Vision:
A New Sign, Radically Dissimilar to the World's Own Manner

Mark 12: 38-44 November 23, 2014 Stewardship/Pledge Sunday

A Radical New Song. Written by and for Those Below and Outside
Psalm 96. October 19, 2014

Wiping the Slate Clean, Forgiving the Unforgiveable: Forgive us our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors., Nehemiah 5: 1-13 Matthew 18: 21-35, November 9, 2014
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST FIRST IN JUSTICE AND EQUALITY
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Men's Book Club
Jan 22, 7:30 Dave Ross Host, Yearly meeting to Choose books
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
Jan 15, 7:30 pm, Book will be: "Suite Francaise" by Irene Nemirovsky. 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
Lifeworks needs canned vegetables. Please donate in the basket at the back of the church.
We Remember
408 West 23rd Street, Austin TX 78705 Map (512) 472-2370 ucausti@swbell.net