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Justice for our Neighbors Benefit

Saturday, April 5th, 3pm-5pm at the Carousal Lounge (1110 East 52nd St. Austin, TX 78723) Steve Brooks, Kim Simpson, Lili and Walter, Hannah and Diana, Ben Wright, Katy Evans, and Ryan Pickop will play at a benefit for justice for our neighbors, an outreach of the united methodist church that offers free legal services to … Continue reading

UMW & Other UMC Leaders to Engage in Presidents Day Prophetic Action

“United Methodist Women national leaders will join with United Methodist leaders of the United Methodist Church Task Force on Immigration, Church World Service, and immigrant day laborers of the National Day Laborer’s Organizing Network (NDLON) for a President’s Day prayer vigil and civil disobedience at the White House on February 17, 2014. The call is … Continue reading

Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON)

The board of the Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors (ARJFON) is pleased to announce we have approval from the national JFON to begin operation of a legal aid clinic in Austin. The Austin Region JFON (ARJFON) legal aid clinic will be held at Servant Church (located at Asbury UMC) in partnership with Parker Lane UMC and Westlake … Continue reading

Register Online for UMW Legislative Event

The 26th Annual United Methodist Women’s Legislative Event is a joint project of Texas’ five United Methodist Annual Conferences and Texas Impact.  This year’s theme is “A Thousand Voices: Telling the Story of Texas.” It is a time to learn the latest on the issues, meet with state leaders, and visit the Texas Capitol. Legislative Event … Continue reading

Soiree Circle Hosting Benefit Night

Everyone is invited to get a head start on their Christmas shopping at Ten Thousand Villages!  The Soiree Circle of United Methodist Women will host a Benefit Night on Monday, November 11 at Ten Thousand Villages of Austin, 1317 S Congress Avenue (next to the Continental Club).  Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade retailer featuring products including home … Continue reading

It’s time to Keep Austin Affordable

UUMC has hosted 11 phone banks (totaling over 10,000 phone calls), hosted 8 tables for college student outreach & voter registration (with delicious cookies to draw them in), raised over $4,500 in contributions and there’s still time to do more! We are in the last push as early voting is in session and the big election … Continue reading

Principle of Zavala to Speak in Explorer’s Sunday School Class

  Sean Fox, the principal of Zavala Elementary School, will speak to the Explorers Sunday School class on Oct. 6 on things being done to heighten the learning experience for a largely underprivileged student body.    Fox, now going on his fifth year as the East Austin school principal, is encouraged that a departure from “teaching to the test” seems … Continue reading

Ribbon Cutting for Affordable Sustainable Housing in Austin

This morning folks (including our own Mary Long & Helen Harkreader) gathered from all over Austin to attend the Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the new Guadalupe-Saldana Net Zero Subdivision. These beautiful housing units are just eight of a potential 120 homes to be available in the neighborhood all serving extremely-low to low-income families. The homes … Continue reading

RETHINK CRIMINAL JUSTICE

A Study and Discussion Series on Mass Incarceration and Race Study Focus: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Parker Lane United Methodist Church September 8 and 15, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Moderator: Bill Carter Parker Lane UMC will host a series of discussions on mass incarceration in the U.S., using Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow as primary reference. The … Continue reading