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The Open Door Ministry is more about Love and Friendship…

Blog Post by Cade Patterson: Open door has been and continues to be a blessing. It is a shared experience of love and friendship with people that I would otherwise never encounter. The first time I volunteered I was taken aback by the people there. I was expecting to see all these people from church … Continue reading

Open Door & Fig Leaf Ministry Updates

In December 2014, Open Door served brunch to 748 guests, including a special Christmas dinner.   Fig Leaf served 237 guests. (It was not open one week due to IHN.) On the Saturday before Christmas sixty children were given special Christmas gifts, and all adult guests were given a gift bag. In addition to numerous individuals … Continue reading

Micah 6 Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Submitted by: Jane Leifeste Volunteers needed for Micah 6 Street Youth Ministry which serves youth, ages 30 and down, who are dependent on the streets in the University area.  We are in need of volunteers for the Sunday Drop-In and the Cold Weather Shelter.  Both take place at University Baptist, 2107 San Antonio. The Drop-In … Continue reading

UUMC member and artist Sonja Kever launches “Street Stories” project

From UUMC member and artist Sonja Kever: “After many years of winning awards, painting for galleries and selling my paintings, I began to feel there was a better purpose for the talent God has given me. Consequently, in April, I decided to devote one year of my painting life exclusively to painting 30 oil portraits … Continue reading

Fig Leaf & Open Door Updates

Our Fig Leaf clothes closet is back after a hiatus during our building construction. On Saturday, Aug. 5, we served 95 guests with clothing YOU donated to this ministry. Please bring your clothing items to the collection bin in the elevator lobby in Heinsohn Hall. Summer clothing for men and women is particularly needed. Meanwhile, … 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

Article on Success of Zavala Elementary School and UUMC’s Zavala Circle of Friends’ role

Check out this latest Austin Chronicle article highlighting the great work of principal Sean Fox and that school’s decision not to teach to the test, and doing even better as a result. UUMC’s “Friends of Zavala” group is also mentioned in the article with a quote from our own Sandy Smith. Hopeful and good work … Continue reading

Zavala Elementary Reading Rally Day

On Friday, May 2, 2014, Zavala Elementary School in East Austin will hold its annual Reading Rally Day, to honor students who have done well in several different categories of reading. During the morning, adults come to read to Zavala classes, to talk about and demonstrate the power of reading. We’d like to invite you to be … Continue reading

UUMC Shoe Drive for Redemptive Work

Hello UUMC! Much thanks to all of you who were able to donate shoes on Easter Sunday and help support Redemptive Work at Parker Lane United Methodist Church!  It was a beautiful day filled with many wonderful conversations!  We are now heading into the home stretch in our effort to collect slightly worn shoes for Redemptive Work and we … Continue reading

Micah 6 participating in Amplify Austin

Micah 6 of Austin is participating in Amplify Austin 2014. Amplify Austin Day is an initiative of the organization “I Live Here, I Give Here” to increase philanthropy in Central Texas through 24 hours of online giving. Your gifts made to Micah 6 on March 20-21 will be amplified  through the incentive pool and exciting prizes and will help continue this shared ministry for our … Continue reading