Email Melissa at faithchurchaustin@gmail.com 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
 
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Coffee:

A donor has given us a coffee pot we can use so we don't have to run several family style coffee makers at the same time.  We also have been discussing getting back to justly sourced coffee that ensures a living wage and livable conditions for those who produce the coffee we drink.  Another donor is helping to pay for the upcharge of sourcing our coffee.  We thank these anonymous donors for their encouragement and support of our coffee hour during Sunday School each week. 
 
 
 
Champions of Faith Children:

We want you! Yes, you can be a Champion of Faith Children. It is easy, and there are so many ways you can get involved. Your first step is to stop by our table just outside the sanctuary after Sunday Worship to see all the wonderful opportunities we are offering for you to get involved with our children.
 
Our immediate need is assistant teachers in the classroom. Faith is using the Shine curriculum, a very user-friendly program, which follows the lectionary. The responsibilities of an assistant teacher are minimal and no prep work is required. An Assistant teacher will be asked to welcome the children into the classroom and be present with the children while the lead teacher presents the topic for the class hour. Assistant teachers may also be asked to work one-on-one with a child, layout the lesson's activity or serve a small snack.
 
I look forward to sharing all the wonderful opportunities we have for you to be a Champion of Faith Children. Questions? Contact Anne Wingler at sixwinglers@gmail.com
 
 


 
Adult Education:  
 We continue our two programs, both starting every Sunday after Worship, at 11:15 am. In the Parlor, we will continue our study of Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." And in the Fellowship Hall, our intern Ben Masters will continue his Bible Study on the book of Exodus. Hope to see you all there!


 
Fourth Tuesday
 
Our last get together of 2017 will be tomorrow, October 24th. Come out and join the friendship. We'll be skipping November and December because the fourth Tuesdays for both months are so close to the holidays. We eat about noon in the parlor/library, but come early and stay late. Everyone is invited to bring a dish to share, and enjoy conversation. 


 
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 - msbeckydavis@sbcglobal.net. 
 
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We Love Our Muslim, Jewish and Black Neighbors:   

  We need volunteers to help stand outside mosques, synagogues or black churches to discourage any white supremacists that might leave a Nov. 4 event (Refuse Fascism) at the Capitol and move on to places of worship. It will involve merely standing outside in a group and/or walking worshipers to their cars to keep them from being targets.
 
At Nueces Mosque, 1906 Nueces Street on November 4 we have 3 shifts
1:45--2:30 p.m.; 1:45--4:45 p.m.; 4:45--5:30 p.m.  Parking for the Nueces Mosque can be a challenge in that part of town, so leave time for walking and/or plan to drop someone off while you find parking.
 
Call Marty McDougal at 512-589-7668 with any questions, or email marty.mcdougal@gmail.com

The annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will be on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 19th at 3 pm, with location and details to be announced later.   Join with friends of many faiths, and be thankful together.  Participants include Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Jews, Protestant and Catholic Christians, and others. Want to carpool?   Check with Martha Loer, 512-447-8012.   



Faith Food Pantry

Food Pantry is in Need:  
 
  The food pantry is in need of 18 oz jars of peanut butter as well as smaller jars of spaghetti sauce. The Central Texas Area Food Bank has been out for several weeks now, due to Hurricane Harvey, so we are asking our members to please help out by donating jars of peanut butter. Thanks!




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.  
 



Faith Presbyterian will be 60 years old! November 12 we will celebrate the church's 60th anniversary with Rev. Sallie Watson, General Presbyter of Mission Presbytery, preaching that day.  Others from the community will be present to help us celebrate our big day. Do you have pictures, old bulletins, newspaper clippings, newsletters, anything else that will remind us of these years of Faith in South Austin? Bring them that day to spread on tables in the Wright Fellowship Hall for everyone to enjoy.



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.

 

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.  

 
 






Allie Brotherton
Brad Hull
Ian Bidot
John Platt
Kathy Pigman
Kathy Renfro
Lauren Ray
Layne Hendrick
Melinda Dooley
Michael Cawvey
Sam Bloom
Samantha Joerger
Scott Huddleston
Suni Krulan
Todd Wingler (father)
Vada Boehme







In Our Prayers:  
 
  • Lynn League grateful & relieved that her family is back at home in Santa Rosa, CA and that their home was spared. Also, for her niece who has taken in a homeless family.
  • Melissa is grateful that her daughters most recent brain scan showed no change in the size of her pituitary tumor
  • For the family of Rev. Gail Snodgrass, former pastor of this church, who died from a heart attack in Las Vegas.
  • For victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and for those helping to make a difference for them and their families.
  • Health concerns of Tom Grisham, David and Jessie Shell, Pat and John Shier
  • Catholic Worker House in South Austin
  • Ecumenical efforts of Justice and Peace
  • For the people of Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and other areas of devastation underreported and failing to be cared for.
  • Bill Renfro in the death of his sister Lavella
  • All those affected by the recent wave of natural disasters.
  • Our planet and humanity's responsibility to care for it.
  • 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