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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 August 27

This Sunday, August 27, we will spend the morning with an old-fashioned hymn sing. Our music director Nodie Murphy will put the hymns that were nominate during the last few Sundays in order and we will sing as many as time permits and our voices hold out

Austin Pride Interfaith Service on August 27!
The 2015 Austin Pride Interfaith Service will take place on Thursday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at Unity Church of the Hills, 9905 Anderson Mill Rd, Austin, TX 78750.

On Sunday, September 6, we will host a service at 1:00 pm to honor and give thanks for the lifeof Paul Deisler.

Second of a Two Part Study and Reflection of Pope Francis' Encyclical September 13
Please join us for a two-part study and reflection on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. If you need a copy of the encyclical, they are available on line (Google it), or send Tom V an e-mail (revtomv@swbell.net) and he’ll send you a PDF copy. If you can bring a copy of the document on your computer or tablet to the meeting, that will help. The second gathering will take place at church after worship on Sunday, September 13. You can attend either or both of these gatherings. The document is long and it covers a lot of ground, so there is plenty to talk about.

Welcome and Orientation Sunday September 27
Prior to worship on Sunday, September 27, The Deacons will host a time of welcome and orientation for folks who are new to our church. This is a time to learn more about our history, ministry, and denomination. All are welcome to attend, even if you’re not that new and would like to learn more or have questions about the church
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The Board of Trustees are calling a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, September 27, following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to propose a process for deciding how to use the large sum of money that a member of our church donated to our church last year.

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
Siep 16, 7:30 pm Telegraph Avelnue by by Michael Chabon. Suggested by Rambie Briggs
Host: Sam Sutherland
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
Sep 17, 7:30 pm Being Mortal by Atul Gawandes 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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