Church & Society

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Austin’s Energy: Where Does It Come From Now?

Our friends at Congregational Church of Austin, UCC invite the University UMC community to join them in an afternoon of learning about Austin’s energy sources. Austin’s Energy: Where does it come from now? Where will it come from in the future? Do you know how Austin Energy generates the electricity you use? What percentage comes … Continue reading

UUMC Supports Compassionate & Just Treatment of Refugee Children

The following is a letter that was signed by 143 members of the UUMC congregation and sent to President Obama, US Senators Cornyn and Cruz, and to seven Central Texas US Representatives: McCaul, Flores, Smith, Williams, Farenthold, Carter, and Doggett. August 30, 2014 Dear Representative Doggett: Members of our congregation are very concerned about the … Continue reading

LGBTQ Fellowship at UUMC – Sept. 7th @ noon

Sept. 7th, following church, UUMC Reconciling Ministries will be hosting a LGBTQ Fellowship lunch in the Fellowship Hall.  We will be planning and preparing for the upcoming Pride Parade on September 20th.  All are welcome to attend. If you would like to know more about Reconciling Ministries or are interested in walking in the Pride … Continue reading

Church Women United in Austin

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED IN AUSTIN will  hold its first fall meeting on Sept. 5, 2014, at 9:30am at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 7815 US 290 West.  The theme will be “Do Unto Others” and the speaker will be  Susan LaSalle, the District Representative with Church World Service.  Check for suggestions about gifts to … Continue reading

Pride Interfaith Celebration- Sept. 16th @ 7pm, University Baptist Church

The Pride Interfaith Partnership is dedicated to supporting safe, spiritual environments where all people to come together, regardless of any perceived differences to express oneness through love.  Love Unites! Click the link below to learn more about the Pride Interfaith Celebration at University Baptist Church.  The service will be held the Tuesday (Sept. 16th) before … Continue reading

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

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

Next Economic Justice Gathering – 6/23/14

The Economic Justice study group’s next meeting is Monday June 23rd at 6:30pm in the Heath Conference room. We welcome anyone who is interested in economic justice to our conversation. We are continuing the study of Bob Jensen’s book, Arguing for Our Lives: A User’s Guide to Constructive Dialog. Books are available from Trish Merrill … Continue reading