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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 July 20
This Sunday is July 20, and we’ll be reading and reflecting on Psalm 139 and Genesis 28: 10-19.  Rev. Dr. Jo Jensen will be preaching.
Martin Garrison Oudination July 27
You are all invited to the ordination service to Christian ministry in the United Church of Christ of Martin Garrison, to be held at the Congregational Church of Austin, Sunday, July 27, at 3 pm.  Martin has been a member in discernment (in care) of the Brazos Association and the Congregational Church of Austin.  He has been called to be the pastor of St. Peter's Church of Coupland, beginning on August 1. Join us as we celebrate Martin's ordination by the Brazos Association as he prepares to become of our Association ministers and colleagues.  It will be very special time for Congregational and St. Peter's to rejoice together and lift up Martin's new ministry..
Waterloo Trio Performs Aug 1
On Friday, August 1, at 7:30 pm, Waterloo Trio will be performing at our church.  In addition to their standard repertoire they will perform a handful of new art songs based on poetry by Walt Whitman and Robert Frost and composed by our pianist Jonathan Geer.  The music will start at 7:30pm, but come earlier and bring your favorite food and drinks for everyone to enjoy.  Hope to see you there!  To rsvp, please click here: http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/xa3qb4tkyi63ksqbp
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Men's Book Club
July 16, Sam Sutherland, Host. Book Atonement by Ewan McEwan
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
July 17, 7:30 pm,Book: My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead
Hostess: Betty Bodman
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