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
Pride Parade 2017 Rescheduled:

The Austin Pride Parade has been rescheduled for Saturday evening, September 30, and you are invited to join us as we march together to show love and support for the LGBTQ community. This is Austin's biggest and best parade with friendly, cheering crowds. There will be cold water and a van to ride in if you get tired, as well as candy and stress balls to hand out to the crowd.  Meet on San Jacinto Blvd. between 12th St. and 14th. St. at 7:30 p.m.   For more information, email Jean Frank at

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

Adult Education:  
We kick off the new year with two programs, both starting every Sunday after Worship, at 11:15 am:

In the Parlor, we will continue our study from last Spring of Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." We will also spend a little time talking about what you want to study in future sessions.

In the Fellowship Hall, our new intern, Ben Masters, will begin a Bible Study on the book of Exodus. Yes, we are going Old (Testament) School with this one! Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, October 1, will be the last chance you will have to pick up your old hymnals. If you miss the deadline, you can still call the office and ask Melissa to put one aside for you. Any of the unclaimed old hymnals will go to the First Presbyterian Church of Dickinson, Texas. That church lost all their hymnals in the flooding of Hurricane Harvey. Our old hymnals will definitely be appreciated.

Many thanks to our two Marilyns for September's meeting. Marilyn White led the lesson in the new Bible study book, and Marilyn Rutherford provided refreshments. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 10 at 9:30 am in the Parlor. Please make plans to be there. All women are welcome!

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:  October 11th, November 8th, December 13th

Fourth Tuesday
Our 4th Tuesday luncheon is on October 24th, and everyone is invited to the potluck lunch at about noon in the parlor/library. Come early and stay late not just for good food, but friendship with other Faith folks. Feel free to bring your non-Faith friends, too, if you'd like. The more, the merrier! If you can bring a dish to share, that'll help us have a wonderful meal. We'll see you there!

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 Food Pantry

Food Pantry is in Need:  
  The food pantry is in need of 18 oz jars of peanut butter. 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!

Church Workday:

Please join us on Saturday, October 21 from 8:30 am until about noon, for our fall church workday. We will be cleaning up the church grounds and taking care of some small projects like organizing closets and dusting the sanctuary. 

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.  


September birthdays were inadvertently omitted in the last newsletter so here they are!

Alan Huddleston
Amy LaViolette
Becky Clark
Chester Toothman
Gary Good
Jackie Blue
James Chambers
Jan Carlson
Janice Hanson
Juli Joerger
Lily Bradford
Linda Dooley
Maddy Brotherton
Marilyn White
Martha Loer
Ryan Webb
Samantha Rosson
Shawn Wingler
Valyo Calvert

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:  
    • Sharon Ireland for Bill Robinson who is having open heart surgery
    • Bill Renfro for his sister, Ladelle, who is in hospice and fading daily.
    • Pat Brandenburg for Stephanie Quintana who has not heard from her family in Puerto Rico in several days
    • Nicole for her as she starts college on Monday. For her family, & especially for her grandmother who is not doing well. Pray for peace
    • Kathy Renfro for her brother Jeff, and his economic & emotional well-being as he continues to seek employment. Prayers that he can withstand the deep despair he is feeling
    • 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