“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.
A Village, Dragons, Candy and an Adventure in Community Development
Our Missions and Madness – or M&Ms – group is going to the movies and you’re invited, too! Bring the whole family to join our fourth and fifth graders as we visit Community First! Village and enjoy “How to Train Your Dragon” at the Alamo Drafthouse-run outdoor theater in the Village. Bundle up, buy concessions that support micro-business in the Village, hang out with some awesome kids and learn more about Community First!, the masterplanned tiny home community that moves those who’ve chronically experienced homelessness into permanent community.
Friday, January 11
6:30–9:00PM at Community First! Village
(9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin, TX 78724)
MLK Work Day at Montopolis Friendship Center
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you
doing for others?'” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This MLK day we have the opportunity to answer Dr. King’s question well by helping our neighbors at Montopolis Friendship Community Center. MFCC, run by United Methodist Women, has served the Montopolis neighborhood for more than fifty years. The building needs a spruce up and TUMC can help. Paint the exterior of MFCC’s building and make it ready to serve neighbors for years to come. All ages and abilities welcome.
Monday, January 21
9:00AM at Montopolis Friendship Community Center
(403 Vargas Rd, TX 78741)
Tour Community First! Village
Community First! Village is the masterplanned tiny home community that helps those who have experienced chronic homelessness find more than housing or even a home – they find community. Learn more in the brief walking tour and visit with residents of Community First! as we continue to pray and imagine how TUMC can best partner with this empowering ministry.
Saturday, February 2
Wednesday, February 27
All teams will meet to begin the tour together at Community First! Village,9301 Hog Eye Rd, Austin, TX, 78724.
Build the Team that will Make a Home
Affordable housing plays a critical role in the strength and stability of communities. TUMC is partnering with other United Methodist churches and Habitat for Humanity to build an affordable house that a family will make into a home. With two build dates early in the construction calendar, we are looking for an enthusiastic, versatile team to help our Habitat house take shape. Details TBA, but save the dates today.
Saturday, March 2
Saturday, April 6
Scenic Point neighborhood
(7220 Boyle Dr., Austin, TX 78724)