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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 2, Holy Communion

This Sunday, August 2, and we’ll be reading and reflecting on John 6: 24-35, and celebrating Holy Communion. Following worship, the Green Team will meet to discuss and plan its work for the Fall.

Two Part Study and Reflection of Pope Francis' Encyclical
Please join us for a two-part study and reflection on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si. On Saturay, August 22, the Green Team will host a first gathering to reflect on the document, which is a very strong pronouncement not only on climate change, but on political and economic justice. This first meeting will be held at the home of Liz and Reuel Nash at 6 pm on the 22nd, and it will include a potluck meal (please bring some food to share if you’re able, but if you cannot bring food, come anyway). 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. Please call Sarah Darter at 512-426-2080 to let her know if you plan to attend this first meeting. 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.
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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
New Sermon, "Love Wins" July 5, 2015
“LOVE WINS”
Isaiah 58: 1-9, July 5, 2015
I think the two words most used in tandem over the past week and a half have been: “love” and “wins.” “Love wins.” ....
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Men's Book Club
July 15, 7:30 pm All The Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr Host: Carl Hehmsoth
Men's Book Club Site
Women's Book Club
August 20, 7:30 pm Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert; Shaper of Nations by Georgina Howell 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.
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408 West 23rd Street, Austin TX 78705 Map (512) 472-2370 ucausti@swbell.net