Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA)

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MFSA Annual Conference Luncheon

Life After Death Row – With Anthony Graves Peace and Justice Luncheon Henry Garrett Prefunction Area Corpus Christi, SWTX UMC Annual Conference, June 13 Anthony Graves is known by most as death row exoneree 138. But he is known by those close to him as a loving son, brother, father and friend taken away from … Continue reading

Immigration Focus of Next MFSA Gathering

Immigration Focus of March MFSA Chapter Meeting Thursday, March 27 Joint Meeting of SWTX MFSA and Central TX MFSA This combined meeting of both Chapters will be held at Palm Valley Lutheran Church, 2500 Palm Valley Blvd (Hwy 79), Round Rock, TX. Jose Orta, LULAC, (League of United Latin American Citizens) member and community activist from Taylor will … Continue reading

An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story

Sunday, March 30, at 5:30pm, Saint John’s UMC The Saint John’s Risking-Taking Mission & Service Committee and the Methodist Federation for Social Action will partner to bring the movie, An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story, to Saint John’s on Sunday, March 30, at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. Barbara Holmes will be the moderator for questions and answers following the … Continue reading

MFSA BOPA Recycling Opportunity

Saturday, March 29th – MFSA is hosting their annual BOPA  Recycling event (battery, oil, paint, and anti-freeze) in the parking lot of the Crestview UMC, 1300 Morrow in the Crestview neighborhood from 8:00 until 10:30.

Texas Parent PAC at MFSA

On Thursday, February 15, join MFSA at Saint John’s UMC to learn about the power of political activism.  Carolyn Boyle, a member of Saint John’s UMC, is one of the founders of the Texas Parent PAC, a bipartisan political action committee for parents, grandparents, parents-to-be, and anyone who supports high quality public education. Carolyn is a … Continue reading

Bishop Melvin Talbert’s Day in Austin

  Bishop Melvin Talbert will be joining us at UUMC beginning with the 8:30 service where he will be preaching. During the Sunday School hour, the Bishop will be available in the Explorers class for casual group conversation. He will preach again at the 11am service. Shortly after, he will head to Trinity UMC where … Continue reading

MFSA Justice Journey to Palestine

A new program of MFSA, “Justice Journeys,” presents an opportunity that combines the experience of a Volunteers in Mission trip with advocacy opportunities to live out expressions of personal and social holiness. This summer will launch Justice Journey: Palestine to encourage young adult clergy to join us on this inaugural sojourn to the Middle East. … Continue reading

Join MFSA at the MLK March

In this new year, have you considered what commitments you’ll make to combating racism in 2014? Join SWTX MFSA on Monday, January 20 at 9am at the MLK Statue on the UT Campus to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.  After a brief ceremony, we will march to the Capitol for the celebration. For those … Continue reading

MFSA Meeting: Ending Human Trafficking

Break the Chains: Ending Human Trafficking MFSA Chapter Meeting Thursday November 14 The November 14 MFSA meeting will be Break the Chains: Ending Human Trafficking at UNIVERSITY UMC in Austin, 2409 Guadalupe, in collaboration with several organizations that focus on this issue. Did you know that: ·         Trafficking in humans is SLAVERY.  As many as 20,000 persons are believed to be trafficked each year … Continue reading

October MFSA Meeting

The Challenge: Keeping Austin affordable for all our neighbors Thursday, October 10, 7pm, Saint John’s UMC, Austin Join us on Thursday, October 10, as we explore the issue of affordable housing in Austin.  Our city has been blessed with a strong economy and creative community, but Austin is in danger of pricing working families, seniors—and many … Continue reading