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 and refreshments, 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
to become a 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: 11:00 AM Sunday-DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS-STREAMING ONLY
Sunday Worship Streaming Information
COVID-19 may be keeping us physically apart, but not spiritually or socially apart. We worship electronically on Sunday mornings at 11:00 am. The previous minister recently retired and during the transition to an interim minister, Rene Slataper and members of the church, will lead the worship service that you can watch at:
Sunday Fellowship over Zoom
We also gather together right after worship on Zoom for fellowship, then we share our joys and concerns, and pray for one another and the world, at 11:45 AM. To participate, please go to Zoom Link:
The zoom meeting ID is: 747 083 837
Sunday School: 10:00 AM Sunday-SUSPENDED