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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. Servi
ng 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 June 25

THIS SUNDAY, June 18, and we will be welcoming three new members into our fellowship (can you guess who?). After worship, those meeting with Chuck Jackson to support him will gather in the library.

The Congregational Church of Austin, UCC along with other faith communities in Austin, are featured in an article on the Banner Project in the UCC News. To read the article, visit http://www.ucc.org/news_austin_interfaith_community_declares_we_stand_with_our_muslim_neighbors_06232016

Our violinist,
Amy Harris, is inviting us (encouraging us!) to attend one of the fantastic concerts of the Texas Strings Camp. All of the concerts are conveniently held at University Presbyterian Church, and all of them are free. Here is the schedule:
  • Thursday June 23 at 7pm. Attacca string quartet. This is a phenomenal string quartet that is our resident string quartet for teaching the students. This is going to be an incredible performance!!!
  • Friday June 24 at 7pm. Student chamber groups.
  • Saturday June 25 at 7pm. Student chamber groups.
  • Sunday June 26 at 1:30pm. Final Student concert featuring Peter Bay conducting our festival orchestra.

Our children’s Sunday School teacher, Amy Rivera, will be studying Spanish in Xela, Guatemala, for a while this summer. We will be temporarily suspending our children’s Sunday School on June 12, 19, 24, and July 3. We wish Amy a safe, exciting, and memorable trip!

The Women's Book Club meets on the third Thursday of each month.
The next meeting will be July 21 at 7:30pm. The book will be The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd Hostess TBA


There are 2 easy ways for you to contribute to the church while doing your normal shopping:

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Learn more here: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/74-6106423

Randall’s shoppers: Simply fill out a Good Neighbor form at your local Randall’s courtesy booth, and link your Randall’s Remarkable card to Charity #475. 1% of your purchase will then go towards the Congregational Church of Austin! http://shop.safeway.com/corporate/randalls/GN_HOUSTON_AUSTIN.pdf

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
July 20, 7:30pm. book:The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: A novel by Mark Haddon
Host: Carl Hehmsoth.
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
July 21, 7:30pm. Book: The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd Hostess: TBA
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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