M Barclay

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Texas Bishops Issue Pastoral Letter on Border Crisis

From United Methodist Reporter: Texas – The United Methodist bishops assigned to serve the people of Texas have issued a pastoral letter today addressing the latest crisis along the U.S. border involving children from Central America. “We do not understand all that these children have experienced in their home countries or in their arduous journey to … Continue reading

Next Economic Justice Study Group – Oct. 27th

The Economic Justice Study Group will not be meeting in July, but is looking forward to the next gather on the fourth Monday evening in October – 27th. Join us at 6:30pm at UUMC in the Heath Conference Room. Our group will continue our study, Christian Simplicity: A Gospel Value by the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center. Information about this material can … Continue reading

New Ministry at UUMC – Voter Registration

Help people use their voices! The Voter Registration Ministry’s mission is to register faith communities to vote in state and local elections. We will coordinate with community churches to register their members after services. The most active time of this ministry is between now and October 6th, the deadline to register for the next election! If … Continue reading

LGBTQ Fellowship – A Conversation with Straight Allies

Join us for our next LGBTQ Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, July 13th after our 11 o’clock service. We will have lunch available and donations of $5 or more are appreciated. This month we’ll start looking towards planning for this year’s PRIDE parade and our presence in it. We’ll hear about the UUMC … Continue reading

Fig Leaf Donations & Open Door Updates

Fig Leaf is now accepting donations again of your gently used clothes, shoes, and other clothing items again. The donation bin has returned to its old location beside the elevator at the north entrance. On Saturday, July 19th, Open Door provided sack lunches to 216 guests and Fig Leaf assisted 96 guests. Assisting UUMC and … Continue reading

The Red Bench: Interfaith Conversations that Matter

Dear Friends, We all strive to be brave and have the courage to face our fears. According to Maya Angelou, the virtue of Courage, is so character-defining that it is foundational in exercising other virtues. Yet, we somehow allow fear of external threats or internal struggles to direct our lives. We believe in courage so much that … Continue reading

Volunteer Needs – American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is in need of volunteers who are available to transport cancer patients to and from their cancer related appointments. Transportation volunteers utilize their personal vehicles. Contact Karen Candelas at karen.candelas@cancer.org or call 512-919-1886 for more information. 

A Faithful Conversation on the Abolishment of the Death Penalty

Thursday, June 19th 5pm – Gather at Capitol 7pm-9pm – Gather at University Baptist Church The Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and the Center for Theological Activism present a discussion with Rev. Jeff Hood at the conclusion of his pilgrimage from Livingston to Austin. “Through walking in prophetic imagination, Jesus changed the world,” … Continue reading

Tai Moses on “Zooburbia: Medidations on the Wild Animals Among Us”

Tuesday, June 17, 7 pm Journalist Tai Moses, former managing editor of Alternet, will read from her new book Zooburbia: Meditations on the Wild Animals among Us. Moses makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards, and students, of the wildlife with whom we coexist in urban and suburban settings. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, … Continue reading

Shoes Donated At UUMC: A Thank You Note

Hello UUMC! My family and I would like to thank everyone who donated shoes and joined us in our effort to support Redemptive Work at Parker Lane United Methodist Church! Our UUMC family helped collect about 16 bags of shoes and that is quite a number since each bag contained 25 pairs! Our children were involved in … Continue reading