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 Will be Live Stream Worship January 2-16, 2022

With the recent surge of CoVID cases, the Deacons and Pastor Amelia have decided that the safest course of action for the next few weeks (Jan 2-16) is to return to a virtual livestream service only.  They will conduct only services by livestream for the next three weeks, then reassess at that time whether numbers have declined enough to return to the hybrid service.  This site will be updated once an assessment is made.  .

Parking accessibility when sanctuary service returns: 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.

 

Church Streaming Service: 11:00 AM Sunday 

Sunday Worship and Fellowship Streaming Information

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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OPPORTUNITIES FOR SERVICE

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

NEW LISTINGS

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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