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In This Issue

You are invited to an ordiversary:    Kyle celebrates 20 years of ordained ministry. Next Sunday, August 27, Rev. Katrina Shawgo of Hospice Austin will preach the sermon and at 4:00 that day all are welcome to informally gather at Opal Divine's across Live Oak from the church to spend some time together.  


 Just a friendly reminder that classes for AISD (and maybe others) begin on Monday, August 21. Please be aware of the school zones in your area and of the times of day that they are enforced.

Free Yoga Class:

Please join Becky Davis for our free yoga class on Monday evenings at 5:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Yoga is a wonderful way to get into shape! That's Mondays in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30! Hope to see you there!!

Contact Becky for more information - 


Faith Book Group:

Faith book group will meet on August 28th (the FOURTH Monday) at 7:00 in the parlor.  We will be discussing Faithful Resistance: Gospel Visions for the Church in a Time of Change by Rick Ufford-Chase.

Because we think this is an important book, we've decided to divide our discussion into two monthly meetings.  In August we will discuss Part One: Church in the Heart of Empire (103 pages) which includes Chapter 1: Confronting Empire at the Border, Chapter 2: Dismantling White Supremacy, Chapter 3: Reimagining Ecological Theology, Chapter 4: Learning Non-Violence in a Multifaith World, Chapter 5: Resisting the Seduction of Silence. 

We will study Part Two: Gospel Visions in September.

Ufford-Chase is a friend of Pat Brandenburg and Pete Hendrick and of Marilyn and Will White.   From 2004-2006, he was Moderator of the 216th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  He is a lifelong activist and advocate for social justice. 

We think this is a great opportunity for us to think about "the what" that Kyle has asked us to consider.  What is it that we want to do at Faith Church in response to God's love? 

Click anywhere on the letter below to open it in a new window for better reading.

Pride Parade 2017:

The Austin Pride Parade is Saturday evening, August 26, and we will be marching with our beautiful new rainbow banner.  This is Austin's best parade with friendly cheering crowds.  We will have cold water, stress balls to toss to the crowds, and a vehicle for rides if you get tired.  Meet on San Jacinto between 12th St. and 14th St. at 7:30 PM.  For more information Talk to Will White, (512) 450-2767.

Back-to-School Loose Change Offering:

The Back-to-School loose change offering will be collected every Sunday in August. This offering benefits our Travis High School Outreach ministry, including student appreciation day. This month is the time to empty your pockets, look under the couch cushions, check your car console, and shake out all of your old purses. The offering counters look forward to stacking and counting lots of quarters, dimes, nickels, and even pennies.      

Save The Dates:

November 5 we will screen the Out of Order documentary at Alamo Drafthouse for the community and November 12 we will celebrate the church's 60th anniversary with Rev. Sallie Watson, General Presbyter of Mission Presbytery, preaching that day.  

Oltorf Bridge Project:

The bridge over I-35 many of us use to get to and from the church will soon experience construction delays or closure. Improvements include the reconstruction of the Oltorf Street bridge, improving entrance/exit ramps and frontage roads, constructing new extended entrance/exit lanes for main lanes and ramps, and adding U-turns in both directions at Oltorf Street. Bicycle and pedestrian enhancements will also be made along the I-35 frontage roads in each direction within the project limits. We will try to keep you informed when the bridge closes for several months and advise you of alternative routes to the church during that time. Check the "Find Us" page for current status and maps.


Request For Devotional Books:

If you have devotional booklets (such as Upper Room or Guideposts, or...), or  Bible study books you no longer need (Circle women?), please give them to Martha Loer, who will see that they get to the women's jail ministry in Del Valle, which is done by Church Women United.    After each CWU event, a group of women goes to the jail to present the same event for the women there.    Hardback books are not allowed, but softbacks are always welcome.     

New Hymnals:

The hymnals themselves are here.  The first Sunday with them will be September 10 to coincide with Rally Day. Those who have old hymnals that they dedicated or that were dedicated to them may take those hymnals home on September 3. If you won't be here September 3, they will be in the church office for you to pick up. 

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Connect With Us:

You will notice a Connection Card in the pew. If you would like to receive our electronic newsletter and correspondence about the life of the church, please let us know how to find you between Sundays by filling out the information you are comfortable giving us and placing the card in the Offering Plate.


Internal Team Meeting - We Want YOU !

Would you like to learn more about Faith's Internal Team? Then join Scott Haring, Michelle Huddleston and Anne Wingler the second Wednesday of each month from 6:00p - 6:45p. Areas of focus include: Worship, Adult & Children's Christian Education, Hospitality, Nursery Coordinator, and Congregational Care.

Questions? Please contact: Anne Wingler


2017 MEETING DATES:  September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th

You Can Give Electronically, (but we still accept cash and checks as usual!):  

How does it work? Scan the QR code below with your smartphone. There are no additional fees for you as the donor. However, as with all such transactions, an administrative fee of 1% will be deducted from your gift before it is delivered to our church. This one-time fee is for the reasonable and customary costs of operation of the Presbyterian Mission Exchange which hosts our electronic giving. If you pay by EFT option, this will be the full extent of the fees deducted. Gifts made using a credit or debit card will be assessed an additional fee of 2.598%+$0.26 (deducted automatically by our card processing vendor). Your full donation, which includes all the fees, is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.  


Alistair Sharp
Andrew Snead
Angus Sharp
Bessie Gathers
Emily Bidot
Erik Hanson
Jim Stafford
Marilyn Rutherford
Peggy Wilkerson
Rich Brotherton
Sandy MacDonald
Tyler Wingler
Vaughn Camacho
  Will White

In Our Prayers:  
    • Victims of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia
    • Victims of the mudslides in Sierra Leone
    • Gene & Martha Loer for Pam Williamson who has had complications before and after heart surgery and is still in ICU
    • Richard Bonner, Melissa's former brother in law, who has been diagnosed with oral cancer
    • Helen Crump who is recovering from a stroke
    • Joe Guerra for guidance and strength
    • Roger & Marty McDougal for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the Charlottesville riots.
    • For former Faith CDC Director Margie Calderon, whose son Adrian passed away on July 27.
    • Our planet and humanity's responsibility to care for it.
    • For all who believe that violence is the answer
    • Our leaders for wisdom, patience and understanding
    • Victims of violence and their families
    • Those suffering from physical, mental, or emotional stress and illness. Those who are homeless, financially despairing and all others for whom our prayers have also been requested