Spirituality & Study Sites
is an interfaith center for spiritual formation and renewal, with a focus on spirituality in the workplace. Inspired by the life and teachings of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, this center provides a welcoming place of solace and hospitality where people of any faith may nourish and foster their spiritual growth and discover a new relationship with themselves, community, God and all creation.
Search the Bible in English, German, Swedish, Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Tagalog, and Norwegian, A searchable online Bible in over 50 versions and 35 languages.
The Cyber Hymnal
This site has over 6,600 Christian hymns and Gospel songs from many demnominations
UCC Related Sites
The United Church of Christ
is a community of faith that seeks to respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. The UCC was founded in 1957 as the union of several different Christian traditions: from the beginning of its history, a church that affirmed the ideal that Christians did not always have to agree to live together in communion. The UCC’s motto “that they may all be one” is Jesus’ prayer for the unity of the church.
Slumber Falls Camp and Retreat Center
is an outdoor ministry of the South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ. The twenty acre facility nestled along the Guadalupe River can host three simultaneous events at any given time. While the camp is best known for its Christian summer camp for children ages 6-18, the facility is used by a wide variety of groups from all over Texas during most weekends of the year.
The South Central Conference of the United Church of Christ
serves UCC congregations in Louisiana and Texas. Information about youth ministries and other programs and events.
Back Bay Mission
Back Bay Mission was founded in 1922 as an outreach effort of the First Evangelical Church of Biloxi (later United Church of Christ), whose members responded with compassion and service to the needs of poor “fisher folk” living in deplorable conditions along the Back Bay of Biloxi, Mississippi. Since then, Back Bay Mission has continually grown its services and ministries, always keeping the impoverished and marginalized at the center of its concern. Although there were no longer any UCC congregations in Biloxi or in the state of Mississippi by the early 1970s,
Back Bay Mission remained to offer a witness of the United Church of Christ. Its commitment is to be faithfully responsive to the emerging and critical needs of God’s people, ever seeking a day of greater justice and peace.
Global Partners in Service
Church World Service
Founded in 1946, CWS is the relief, development, and refugee assistance ministry of 35 Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican denominations in the United States. Working in partnership with indigenous organizations in more than 80 countries, CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard. Within the United States, Church World Service assists communities in responding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair national and international policies, provides educational resources, and offers opportunities to join a people-to-people network of local and global caring through participation in CROP Hunger Walks , the Tools & Blankets Program, and the CWS Kits Program.
Interfaith Program Equal Exchange’s mission is to build long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable world. Equal Exchange works in partnership with faith-based relief, development and human rights organizations to help communities of faith learn about and promote Fair Trade.
Local Partners in Service
Micah6 of Austin
Coalition is a network of faith communities within the University of Texas area that answer the call of Micah 6:8 to do justice through education, dialogue, and advocacy, love kindness by compassionately serving those who come to us for assistance, walk humbly with God by providing opportunities for the spiritual growth of those we serve, our congregations and other community partners.
The Care Communities
was formed in 1991 by dedicated people of faith who wanted to provide practical and compassionate support to those living with AIDS in the Austin area. Today Care Communities primarily provides Care Team services to those who are suffering from cancer and AIDS.
The Equal Justice Center
is an employment justice and civil rights organization which empowers low-income families, individuals and communities to achieve systemic reforms that improve their lives. To do this EJC uses combined strategies of community organizing, legal rights advocacy, leadership development, technical assistance, and community-based coalition building. EJC provides the critical support and infrastructure that enables low-income working people to organize and achieve fair treatment in the workplace, in the justice system, and in the larger civil society.
Austin Area Interreligious Ministries
is the most comprehensive interreligious organization in Central Texas representing congregations from over 30 distinct faith traditions, including Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Jewish communities, as well as individuals, non-profits and businesses. As the Austin Area Conference of Churches accomplishments throughout the 50’s, 60s and 70’s included: sponsoring CROP walk for hunger, coordinating ecumenical worship services, conducting a citywide religious census, advocating for adequate housing and desegregation.
People’s Community Clinic
Founded in 1970 in the basement of the Congregational Church of Austin, People’s Community Clinic is a non-profit, primary health care facility whose purpose is to provide high quality medical, counseling and health education services at reasonable costs to individuals and families in the Austin area. PCC is dedicated to responding to community needs, particularly those of limited income patients.
provides the most comprehensive network of services for youth and families in Austin. We offer a safety net of support to more than 10,000 youth and families every year. LifeWorks’ services to runaway and homeless youth are a national model, providing a pathway from street life to self-sufficiency.
is a multi-ethnic, multi-issue coalition of 30 religious congregations, public schools, and unions who work together to address public issues that affect the well being of families and neighborhoods in our community.
is a web site dedicated to ministering to the gay and lesbian Christian community (GLBT) and to the friends of our community. The site features the largest gay/lesbian affirming Christian church directory in the world. A large section of the site is dedicated to articles pertinent to reconciling ones faith with their sexual orientation (“Gay and Christian?”).