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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 November 1
This Sunday is Nov. 2, and we’ll be continuing our reflection on the Lord’s Prayer.  This week, the focus will be on “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread.”  During worship, we’ll be reflecting on Exodus 16: 1-30, the story of God sending manna and a set of instructions to the hungry Israelites in the wilderness.  After worship, we’ll discuss this week’s topic in the adult Sunday School room.
October 26 Sermon on Line:
“Our Father, who art in heaven…”
The Problem with Using the Title “Father,”
And the Problem with Not Using the Title “Father.”
Leviticus 19: 1-4; 9-18 and Matthew 23: 1-12
The First in a three-part sermon series on the Lord's Prayer
“Father.” It's a loaded term. A problematic term, especially for some of us today when it's used to signify God. Father conveys gender, which is problematic in-and-of itself when applied to God. But it conveys far more than gender. It conveys power. . ....
October 12 Sermon On Line
The Struggle for Political Justice, Economic Justice, and Climate Justice Are One and the Same Struggle Psalm 19: 1-10 and Mark 7: 31-37
In 2007, a Harris Poll found that 71% of Americans believed the continued burning of fossil fuels would lead to climate change, indicating a broad consensus on climate change among both conservatives and liberals
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Men's Book Club
Nov 19, 7:30 Al Lindsey, Host, Book: Ready Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
Nov 20, 7:30 pm, Book will be: "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. Hostess: Ruth Koenig
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