“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 Morning of Hope
Saturday, May 4, from 8:30 – 11:30AM
Hope Food Pantry, 4001 Speedway (78751)
Stock shelves, sort donations, serve shoppers and bring smiles! On Saturday, May 4, we need a team of 10 – 12 to host families at the pantry as they shop for food staples in a grocery store style that maximizes the dignity of choice.
Can’t make it on May 4? Help us stock the pantry for summer on Wednesday, June 18, from 3:30–5:30PM.
Register for June 18 >
Tour Community First! Village
Wednesday, May 15, 10:30AM
Saturday, June 15, 10:30AM
Saturday, June 22, 10:30AM
Community First! Village is the master planned 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.
Community First! Village is located at 9301 Hog Eye Road (78724).
Ready for Home Run Fun?
Saturday, May 18
Host young men and staff from the Pathways 3H Youth Ranch to a day of BBQ and baseball! Meet at Rudy’s BBQ at 11:00 AM to set up and serve and then watch the UT v. OU game at Disch-Falk Field at 2:30 PM.
In April, our beyond-the-walls focus is FreeStore Austin. Our goal is to invest 2,000 hours of service there to strengthen community across our city.
FreeStore Austin gives gently used clothing and household items away for free. The FreeStore believes that in God’s economy, there is enough for all people—enough clothing, enough coffee, enough kindness to go around. People of all walks of life meet in this space and transform transactions into relationships. Snacks and warm coats turn into a tangible welcome and the dignity of choice. Us and Them become a strong and flourishing community. We all gain when we give our time to this work.
How to Invest Your Time
Take time to collect clothing and household items that you no longer use.
Take your donations directly to the FreeStore during drop off hours. Offer to take a friend’s donation, too.
Sign up to work a single two hour shift at FreeStore Austin. Serve coffee, sort donations or help shoppers find what they need.
Join the TUMC team that hosts a Saturday morning special event at FreeStore Austin.