Bridge Builders

This category contains 5 posts

Psalms of Lament: Honoring Trayvon Martin

Participants of Monday Night Bible Study, a class at Wesley United Methodist Church, comprised of  members from Simpson, University, and Wesley United Methodist Churches, were so moved by the events surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin and the trial of George Zimmerman that they could not keep silent.  A number of classes were dedicated to not only … Continue reading

Laments for Trayvon Martin

Laments for Trayvon Martin Many of us at UUMC are still mourning the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death and trial but because we don’t know where to go with our grief, it simply remains buried in our hearts and bones. A group of both UUMC and Wesley UMC folks have been meeting for weekly bible study of the … Continue reading

Voter Registration Campaign

On Mondays from 11-1pm in September and October, UUMC will host voter registration tables on the corner of 24th & Guadalupe. We’re hoping to continue the registration campaign one or two days each week throughout the fall. Contact Barbara Mason at (512) 861-5311 to sign up for a shift. If you’re not yet certified as a deputy voter … Continue reading

Become a Deputy Voter Registrar!

The BridgeBuilders group from Wesley, University and St. Luke’s UMC wants more members to become deputy voter registrars for the upcoming election cycle. Come to training sessions at the:  *    Travis County Tax Office, 5501 Airport Blvd., on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:30 am,12:30 pm or 6:30 pm. Contact Cheryl Reese at cherylreese@co.travis.tx.us for more information. *   For further … Continue reading

Human Trafficking Awareness Workshop at Wesley UMC

Annette Emery, LCSW, offers a free workshop to educate the community about the issue of human trafficking on Saturday, August 17th, 10:30 am – 12:30pm. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of Restore A Voice, a local nonprofit that promotes the rescue, restoration and renewal of young girls who are being trafficked for sexual … Continue reading