Email Melissa at no later than noon on the Tuesday of the week you want your announcements seen and by noon on the 13th or 28th for the enews. Thanks!

In This Issue

We will be open regular hours on Monday, July 3 but will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in honor of Independence Day.

Have a happy and safe weekend!  


Thank you so much, FPC family, for your gifts of food, visits, calls, cards since my hip replacement surgery on June 1.  What a wonderful church family we have! I'm doing well, probably transferring from a walker to a cane this week.  Thank you so much, Fred Dooley, for making me a beautiful cane from yew wood that came from a tree that at one time grew on the FPC campus.

I'll be transferring soon from physical therapy in home to outpatient when I can drive.

Thanks, Anne Wingler, for arranging the Meal Train for a whole week.  Folks brought lots of good food and we had wonderful visits with them.

P.S.  I have had the best nurse ever, Nurse Jack.  He has been so ever-present, kind, helpful, loving. And daughter Tracy and granddaughter, Skylar, were here and helped in so many ways.  I'm counting my blessings these days.

Hope to see you at worship soon!


Please note that the yoga class has switched their times from 6:30 to 5:30 BUT it will still be in the Fellowship Hall and still on Mondays. Join Becky Davis for this wonderful way to get into shape! That's Mondays in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30! Contact Becky for more information -



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.



The arrival of the new hymnals has been pushed back to some time around the middle of this month. Hopefully! If you would still like to purchase a new hymnal for the church in memory or honor of someone, you may contact Melissa in the church office Mon-Thurs, 9-2 or send via email anytime at Please know that the bookplates have limited space so please keep your dedication limited to two lines of 35 characters each (including spaces).

In honor/In memory of:  (60 character max.)

Given by: (30 character max.) 

On this Independence Day, let's help our senior neighbors stay independent! Keep Drive a Senior South Austin working! You can make a donation, or become a volunteer. Please click on the link below for more information or contact Martha Loer at or 512-447-8012.



Throughout scripture, we are called to "offer hospitality to the stranger or foreigner in our midst." One way we answered that call last year was to deliver a collection of personal care items, mainly toothbrushes and toothpaste to the Honduran and Guatemalan immigrants coming through the Sacred Heart Welcome Center in McAllen, Texas.
During the month of July, we will again take up this collection.  Please bring travel size toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes for the collection box in the front vestry. Our donation last year was greatly appreciated by the Welcome Center which continues to serve 50 to 200 immigrants daily who have been traveling for weeks and then processed by the US  Border Patrol to seek asylum in this country. The immigrants are dropped at the McAllen bus station, two blocks from the Welcome Center, and must find transportation to the residence of a relative or contact person. In the interim of a few hours or overnight, Sacred Heart offers these tired and somewhat confused families shelter, a meal, toiletries and a change of clothes. Churches and organizations from around the state and country contribute to this effort. 
We at Faith Church are proud to be among the supporters. Thank you in advance.

Your EM team

Faith Food Pantry


The food pantry is in need of volunteers who can give their time one to two times a month. This is especially needed on Mondays and Thursdays. Please contact Kathy Renfro at for more specific information and training.


Believe it or not, I will be starting the "gathering stage" of the 2018 directory later this summer. What that entails is my making sure all addresses are correct, all family information is accurate, and that we try to have pictures for everyone! Please, if you have not sent me a picture for the directory,  send them post haste so we are not scrambling at the last minute. Be sure, when sending a photo, that you let me know who is in the picture and an approximate date of the picture. Also, if you have any photos from past events (i.e. Easter egg hunt, Children's Sunday School, celebrations for others in the parish) I would like those as well so I can spruce up the directory a little bit this time! Thanks so much in advance.

As always, contact me in the office if you would like a black and white copy of the current directory or if you have other questions or submissions for the directory or bulletins or enews. 

(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.  



Sunday school for both children and adults is out for the summer but will be returning on Rally Day, September 3. Thanks to all who have helped through the year.


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: July 12th, August 9th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, December 13th


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.


Andrew Book
Bea Kirk
Bill Corsbie
Bill Dodson
Cal Findeiss
Cameron Joerger
Casey Drew Henne
Christopher Hanson
Dagoverto Zavala
Emma Grasmuck
Jannet Smith
Kathy Brotherton
Kathy Green
Keren Sampayan
Laura Roeder
Leah Walter
Lloyd Scherz
Lou Snead
Lynn League
Marcelle Etiennette ElaZe
Meagan Findeiss
Taylor Hall
Vitalik Arctur


    • Bill and Kathy Renfro as they recover at home from surgery.
    • Those traveling this week for traveling mercies.
    • Happy Birthday to Joe Kirk.
    • Jo & Lynn Hammer who celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on the 24th!
    • Trish in thanksgiving for conversation with her parents.
    • Anita Dena's health issues.
    • Thanksgiving for Carolyn Scruggs' recovery.
    • U.S.S. Fitzgerald and the soldiers who lost their lives.
    • Barbara Arctur's friend Pat.
    • Jackie Platt's nieces, mother, brother, and nephews.
    • Roger and Marty McDougal both dealing with health issues.
    • Anne Wingler celebrates her granddaughter's visit.
    • Fred and Linda Dooley celebrating 49 years of marriage.
    • Those isolated and detained at the Dilley Detention Center.
    • Our graduates and all those continuing to study and train toward graduation and jobs.
    • Karen Barland for Dr. Jim Georgoulakis diagnosed as terminal (prostate & bladder cancer); has spread to lymph nodes. Peace, comfort & strength.
    • John Preston for his step dad as he travels back from Colorado
    • Kathy Renfro, continued prayers for her brother, Jeff Pierce, who continues his search for employment
    • Louise Haring for a co-worker, Rosemary, whose Lupus is progressing and for Carol who has cancer and begins treatment at MD Anderson.
    • Loers give thanks for the prayers for their daughter-in-law's father who was doing poorly after a heart attack, but is now improved enough to move into a long term care place that specializes in ventilator-weaning and physical therapy.  But continue prayers for him and the rest of the family.
    • Holly Turner, David and Jessie Shell, John Platt's niece
    • Todd and Anne's 40th Wedding Anniversary
    • Gene and Martha's 65th Wedding Anniversary
    • Jean Frank's mother's 96th birthday
    • Melissa's husband, Scott, who lost his father in December and now his best friend, Scott George, last week to a massive heart attack.
    • 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