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4th of July: A Conversation About Freedom, Soul, and America

Virtual Event 1201 Lavaca St., Austin

Join Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette (President/CEO of Huston-Tillotson University), Rev. Ashton Cumberbatch, renowned musician Michael Malone, and Rabbi Neil Blumofe (Congregation Agudas Achim), in a conversation about the 4th of July. What is freedom, what is the soul of America, and how do we celebrate this nation upon broken ground? What wisdom can be found […]

Mercy and Justice Book Study: How to Be an Antiracist (Tuesdays)

Zoom Online TX

Join Pastor Cathy Stone as we read and discuss How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Mercy and Justice Book Study: How to Be an Antiracist (Thursdays)

Zoom Online TX

The work of resisting racism continues. Join Pastor Cathy Stone as we read and discuss How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. Antiracism is a transformative concept that reorients and reenergizes the conversation about racism—and, even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilities—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their poisonous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.

Conversations on Racial Justice

Zoom Online TX

1st Sundays, 4:30-6:00 p.m. Zoom Online Join us as we work to be anti-racists, seeking to undo racism in ourselves and to recognize and understand our participation in systemic racism. This group meets on first Sundays, 4:30-6:00 p.m., to discuss and learn more about racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through […]

Mercy & Justice Book Study: Redefining Realness (THURSDAYS)

Zoom Online TX

Thursdays, August 6-20, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Zoom Online Join Pastor Cathy Stone as we read and discuss Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. With unflinching honesty and moving prose, Janet Mock relays her experiences of growing up young, multiracial, poor, and trans in America, offering readers accessible language while imparting […]

Mercy & Justice 5th Sunday Presentation

Zoom Online TX

Our August presentation is part of our fall sermon series, Unmute Thyself - Talking Politics in Church. Join Devon Bailey, Director of Youth Ministries, for a conversation about civil discourse. As someone who grew up in the Evangelical faith, earned his degree in religion, and then found his way to our progressive church, Devon has […]

Mercy & Justice Book Study: Holy Disunity (THURS)

Zoom Online TX

Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, 1:00–2:30 p.m. or Zoom Join Pastor Cathy Stone as we read and discuss Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us. Author Layton E. Williams proposes that our primary calling as humans is not to create unity but rather to seek authentic relationship with God, ourselves, one another, and […]

Conversations on Racial Justice

Zoom Online TX

Join us as we work to be anti-racists, seeking to undo racism in ourselves and to recognize and understand our participation in systemic racism. This group meets on first Sundays, 4:30-6:00 p.m., to discuss and learn more about racial oppression, issues of whiteness and racism, and other topics through videos, podcasts, and short articles. Please […]

Mercy & Justice Book Study: Holy Disunity (TUES)

Zoom Online TX

Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29 , 6:30–8:00 p.m. Zoom Join Pastor Cathy Stone as we read and discuss Holy Disunity: How What Separates Us Can Save Us. Author Layton E. Williams proposes that our primary calling as humans is not to create unity but rather to seek authentic relationship with God, ourselves, one another, and […]

Feed My People Breakfast 4th Tuesday

Sidewalk

Come experience this ministry that serves breakfast to our homeless neighbors. FUMC hosts the breakfast every Tuesday and Thursday; you are welcome to join us on 4th Tuesday when FUMC also sponsors the breakfast. Serving times are 5:30 a.m.-7:00 a.m. If you want to volunteer, please reach out to Randy Teich at rteich@austin.rr.com. For more […]