Have you ever wondered, "What does God want me to do?" God does have a plan for how people can make a difference in the world. God has given each of us spiritual gifts, passions and our own unique style meant to equip us to serve faithfully from our hearts. Explore who you are as God’s child and a disciple of Jesus Christ and discover the gifts God’s given you and how best to use them for the sake of pouring grace into a hurting world.
This 3-Week Series starts on September 16th.
September 18, 2018 6:30pm
Join us for a discussion about the current situation with asylum seekers. Local immigration attorney, Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, and Grassroots Leadership Immigration Issues Coordinator, Sofia Casini, will tell about their work with asylum seekers in the Austin area and about what they see for the future---the next months, years. There also will be time for questions and discussions.
Nichole Wagner, an Austin based musician whose music is rooted in Americana-folk traditions with disarmingly honest lyrics will perform.
Tuesday, September 18th, 6:30 PMmore
September 24, 2018 6:30pm
Oo, la, la Paris c'est magnifique!
Join the Chancel Choir next July 2-9 for an unforgettable trip to Paris! Singers and non-singers are all welcome! Singers will join a festival choir singing at the church of La Madeleine. The tour includes a day trip to Normandy and a number of amazing museums. We will have a special presentation on Monday September 24 at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. Come and learn more and then plan to join us in Paris!more
October 13, 2018 9am
Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer'S, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Join our efforts to show our love for those dealing with this terrible illness.more
Congregational Care Ministries
This fall, we will grow our Congregational Care Ministry, beginning with special training classes. Sessions will be held Sundays: Oct. 14, Oct. 21, Oct. 28, and Nov. 4, after the second worship service. Please consider taking this training, to have more insight and skills for caring for our families, loved ones, neighbors, and even those we have yet to meet. The program is workbook-based and led by Certified Congregational Care Minister, Lib Sullivan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Its time to get back to Victoria and helping put their lives back together. We have our response trailer and we have the tools loaded. Now we need boots on the ground. I am announcing two scheduled trips that you can volunteer for. The only requirement that you must have is the RioConference training called Safe Gatherings. It is mandated by the conference. Jim Balthazar and I are now certified all the way through the third tier of the process of TRUSTed. Every team requires a minimum of 2 of TRUSTed. Other team members are only required to be background checked and completion of the online training under Safe Gatherings. So with that here are the opportunities:
VIM Recovery Team for Victoria June 26 (Tues) through June 30 (Sat).
VIM Recovery Team for Victoria July 23 (Mon) through July 27 (Fri)
This second opportunity will be a joint team of WUMC with a VIM team from Virginia led by Duane Cookson. Cookson’s team is the first group we worked with on our first ERT deployment in September.
Our team is currently in Zimbabwe. Keep up with their journey here on our facebook page!
With your help the WUMC Zimbabwe Team of 5 will be funding, building and seeding sustainable small school-farms with chickens, goats and cows in rural areas outside Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Through these school-farms, middle school students will learn how to care for livestock and how to create a business from the eggs and milk products that these animals provide.
It’s harder to learn anything when you are hungry. An immediate bonus is that these students who walk several miles to and from school will have food to eat while at school. Some students in these rural villages will have the opportunity to continue their formal education beyond middle school. A greater number will not. Our school-farms provide another path out of poverty and hunger. Students who graduate from these programs will leave with what they need to create their own farm, giving them a sustainable way to...more
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