“We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” —1 John 3:16–18 (NRSV)
We are a community of Christians who join God’s work here and now by serving our neighbors far and near.
Register for the Austin CROP Hunger Walk on March 1
Sort and Stock at the Hope Food Pantry on Tuesday, March 31
iAct Hands on Housing Spring Blitz is Saturday, April 4
Hope Food Pantry: 20th Anniversary Gala is Sunday, April 26
Serve Our City on Saturday, May 2
Pathways 3H Ranch BBQ and Baseball is Saturday, May 9
Serve Dinner at the ARCH on Wednesdays
CROP Hunger Walk
Sunday, March 1 at 2:00PM
Camp Mabry (2200 West 35th St.)
Walk. Give. Change the world. This is the work of Austin’s 42nd CROP Hunger Walk, hosted by Church World Service right here in our neighborhood. Walkers raise funds for hunger relief around the world, a quarter of which stays in Central Texas. This is a great way for families to spend an afternoon together while serving.
Hope Food Pantry: Sort and Stock
Tuesday, March 31
Help sort and stock the pantry to get it ready for food distribution days. Learn more about Hope Food Pantry grocery store model that emphasizes the dignity of choice.
iACT Hands on Housing Spring Blitz
Saturday, April 4
Join the TUMC team for Spring Blitz. iACT’s Hands on Housing utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. The goal is to keep homeowners safe and help them remain in their homes and the neighborhoods they love. We’ll be painting and doing minor repair work so that one of our neighbors can enjoy their home for years to come.
Hope Food Pantry 20th Anniversary Gala
Sunday, April 26 at 5:30PM
Trinity Church (4001 Speedway)
Join TUMC for Hope Food Pantry Austin’s annual event, An Evening of Hope, and show our appreciation for Hope’s 20th year of direct action to alleviate hunger. Each week, Hope offers the basic building blocks of healthy community—food and clothing, as well as hospitality, dignity, relationships and, well, hope. Together, we’ll celebrate and support Hope Food Pantry Austin as it starts its third decade of direct action to alleviate hunger.
Serve Our City
Saturday, May 2
Work with one of TUMC’s mission partners to share God’s love with our neighbors right here in our own community. We’ll be doing acts of kindness that fit those in every age and stage of life. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our partnerships or try something new for the first time. We’ll prepare gardens and do landscaping at Community First! Village, host Hope Food Pantry’s monthly Saturday distribution day and offer dignity and hospitality to food insecure families, clean up lawns for neighbors who use Drive-A-Senior to help them age in place, and more.
Pathways 3H Ranch BBQ and Baseball
Saturday, May 9
Host young men and staff from the Pathways 3H Youth Ranch to a day of BBQ and baseball! Meet at Rudy’s BBQ to set up and serve and then watch the UT v. TCU game at Disch-Falk Field. Encourage these young men with a day out at the ballpark as they work through a residential program at Pathways that promotes purpose, character and personal integrity. Join us for one of our most fun days in mission!
Dinner at the ARCH
500 East 7th Street
Through the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), Front Steps provides day resources to over 600 homeless men and women daily at 7th and Neches and provides emergency overnight shelter to 230 men each night. TUMC is committed to hosting Wednesday night dinner at ARCH by providing a team of 3-4 volunteers to serve with kindness and hospitality. If you are interested in being dinner host, contact Rachel Wright.