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“Home for the Holidays” College Class
Come to our “Home for the Holiday” College Class from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 201 of the Family Life Center. We always love to see and visit with you when you are home, as well as any college students new to First Church...Read more »
Volunteers Needed to Bake Cookies
Dropoff: December 21st
Cookie bakers are needed so we can provide our guests at the Christmas Eve Breakfast for the Homeless with a Christmas treat to take with them. Our goal is 350 zipped bags with six cookies each!..Read more »
Sock Collection for Christmas Eve Breakfast
Now - December 21st
We are collecting new, white, adult-size tube socks to give to our homeless neighbors at our annual Christmas Eve Breakfast for the Homeless on Wednesday, December 24th...Read more »
Stewardship Campaign Update and December Giving Needs
Don’t be left out! We are about to close our 2015 Stewardship Campaign, but there is still time to turn in your pledge. No pledge is insignificant. Each additional dollar makes new ministries possible. Contact Tom Mays at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 512-478-5684 (ext. 205)... Read more »
Servant Hearts Needed for Cold Weather Shelter Program for Women
First Church is participating in the Cold Weather Shelter Program through Front Steps at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). Front Steps coordinates with local churches and city emergency officials to open additional space...Read more »
Church Office Closed for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays
December 24th-January 5th
The church office will close at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 24th, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We will reopen on Monday, January 5th, at 8:00 a.m. Have a safe and blessed Christmas and New Year!...Read more »
Epiphany Celebration and Potluck
Start your new year with joy by celebrating Christ’s light in the world with your church family on Sunday, January 4th, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center!
As we celebrate the arrival of the wise men, who brought their gifts for the Christ-child, you may bring your filled “My Advent Gift” boxes as gifts, or a full-size toiletry item (shampoo, diapers, body wash, etc.) for Family Promise and the Women’s Cold Weather Shelter...Read more »
Saturday Karate Class Celebrates First Anniversary
Did you know that we have a Karate Class that meets in our Family Life Center every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Enrollment is open to students ages six to adult, with preference given to First Church members and staff. Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate classes provide a unique blend of activities...Read more »
Prodigals New Study: Broken and Blessed
Begins January 5th
The Prodigals, our Monday Night Men’s Study Group, will begin their next study on Monday, January 5th.
They will be reading and discussing Jessica LaGrone’s Broken and Blessed: God Changes the World One Person and One Family at a Time
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Talent Auditions for 175th Anniversary Variety Show
Show us your talent! Singing, dancing, acting, instrument playing, puppetry and acts of all kinds and ages are welcome! Come one and all to help take First Church into its 175th year in style.
Auditions will be Saturday, January 10th, at 2:00 p.m. in the Murchison Chapel and...Read more »
Looking For a Way to Add Meaning to Your Life in 2015?
Imagine our congregation as a place where nobody has to suffer alone. When someone experiences a crisis, a caring Christian friend comes to help bear the person’s burden and offer support for as long as needed...Read more »
2015 Habitat Methodist Build Needs Your Help!
First Church has committed to participating in a Habitat Methodist Build for 2015. This will be the sixth Habitat house that our church has helped build, and we are getting an early start on the fundraising...Read more »
Homebound, Independent, Assisted Living,and Skilled Nursing Members
First Church would like to acknowledge and honor our Homebound, Independent, Assisted Living, and Skilled Nursing members who have given so much to our church during their years of membership. We are grateful for each and every one and the contributions they have made...Read more »
We Reached Our Goal for Capital Studios!
Thank you to everyone who donated bedding items or money for us to purchase items for the Welcome Home Baskets at Capital Studios! We collected over $5,000 of in-kind and monetary donations...Read more »
Invitation to Drop In for Coffee and Conversation
Are you looking for thoughtful, lively conversation for an hour on Sunday mornings? Then look no farther than the Drop In Class...Read more »
Cold Weather Shelter Program
This winter First Church will again participate in the Cold Weather Shelter Program through Front Steps at the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH). Front Steps coordinates with local churches and city emergency officials to open additional space...Read more »
Sign Up Altar Flower for 2015
Altar flower dates for 2015 are already being filled, so now is the time to reserve special dates for next year. Placing flowers on the altar for our worship services is a wonderful way to honor someone you love...Read more »
Covenant Bible Study Classes
Begin January 13th and February 1st
Covenant is an in-depth group Bible study in which people read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God—and each other—better. This 24-week study discusses books from both testaments—showcasing the interconnectedness of scripture as a whole while demonstrating how the covenant relationship between God and people is woven throughout the Bible...Read more »
The district’s annual Rethink Leadership training event will be held on Saturday, February 7th, at St. John’s UMC, 2140 Allandale Road. The event is free. Members of the Administrative Board, the Coordinating Team, and each of the ministry teams are encouraged to attend. Rethink Leadership is an annual district-wide training event that brings together lay people from across the area who are passionate about the mission of the church and interested in learning new skills and information about how they can transform the world through church leadership...Read more »
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