Welcome to the Congregational Church of Austin,
an Open and Affirming Church of the United Church of Christ.

We are a small, progressive, lively, and welcoming church located in the heart of Austin near the University of Texas. We worship together, support one another’s spiritual growth, love and care for our neighbor in need, work for a more just and peaceful world, and experience deep joy in being the church together. In our worship, we combine joyful and spirit-filled singing with moments of quiet reflection and prayer. Music has been a mainstay of the worship service from the founding of the church. A trio and a choir provide the music each Sunday. We openly share the joys and concerns of our lives, pray for one another and the world, read and reflect on scripture, and respond to God’s call to minister to the world with compassion and wisdom. While our service follows a somewhat traditional order, it leaves room for spontaneity, and all of our liturgies use gender inclusive language. On the first Sunday of every month, we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion.

After worship, folks gather to enjoy coffee, to catch up with one another, and to meet new folks. We are rather informal and casual, and pretty easy to get to know. If you are new to the church, we would love to share all of this with you, so please read more about us…ABOUT US


The Congregational Church of Austin (UCC) is pleased and thankful to callThe Reverend Amelia Fulbright
now the  Designated Term Pastor of our Church
for the term of two years, beginning July 12, 2021.


The Rev. Amelia Fulbright is a pastor, author, and advocate living in Austin, TX. Since her ordination in 2008, Amelia has served congregations in progressive Baptist, UCC, and ecumenical settings, most recently as the Designated Senior Pastor of University Baptist Church in Austin. Previously, Amelia was the founding pastor of Labyrinth Progressive Student Ministry, where she ministered from 2013-2020. See her biography here:


Church Service Returns to Sanctuary and Live Stream Worship

On November 28, 2021, the church resumed in person service in the church sanctuary. In order to accommodate those unable to attend, the service is a hybrid in-person/livestream worship. Masking will be required in a continued effort to protect the most vulnerable among us, and we will encourage everyone to practice distancing and remain home if you are feeling ill.

Parking accessibility: Free parking is available in the Coop Garage diagonally across the street from the church, as it was in pre-pandemic times.For those who struggle with walking long distances, we will keep several of the parking spots next to the church open and accessible. You can even park in the “Pastor” spot if it is available.

Christmas Candlelight Service will be held on Sunday, December 19 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary.

Church Service: 11:00 AM Sunday 

Sunday Worship and Fellowship Streaming Information

For those who will continue to worship with us virtually, the pattern will be the same. You can join the live streamed worship service at 11:00am on YouTube, followed closely by Joys & Concerns on Zoom. We aim to keep you feeling as connected as possible!

The links are below:


YouTube link for Worship:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEI7fDxIaM59I6pfpPlORqg/featured


Zoom link for Joys & Concerns:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2057847210

Sunday School: 10:00 AM Sunday-SUSPENDED

Missed a Church Service?

Church Service Archive. The Zoom service each Sunday is recorded and is archived on YouTube for viewing by those unable to view the live service. You can access the recorded service from our Facebook page available in the our site footer below or from the YouTube link below.  The Joys and Concerns portion of the service is not recorded due to privacy concerns.


Archived Church Service Online Link



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Our church’s outreach ministry includes both face-to-face direct care to people in need and justice advocacy. We have a long history of working with homeless youth and young adults, providing them with food, shelter, and services, and advocating for affordable housing and other supportive services. We also advocate for living wages, just immigration and refugee policies, and equal rights for everyone regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Because of our commitment to direct service and advocacy, members of our church are familiar with shelters and dining rooms, City Hall and the State Capitol. The following is a link to a list of our outreach ministries. Serve Your Neighbor


A list of current outreach opportunities during the pandemic, provided by Whit Bodman, can be found under Church News in the navigation bar on site. Outreach eBlast

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