We Still Need Your 2010 Membership!

Please help us continue and improve the programs and activities of MFSA through your generosity!

There are several easy ways to join MFSA.  You can log onto the national MFSA website and follow the instructions there (you can safely use a credit card).  You can bring a check to the next meeting, made out to St. John’s UMC, with “MFSA” on the memo line and we will see that it is registered in our account.  Or, you can simply mail your check to our Treasurer, Janice Curry, at 1509 Mearns Meadow Blvd, Austin 78758.

Our local chapter gets a portion of the gift for our programs.  We continue to need funding for visibility within our communities and to advance our social action movement.

Suggested Membership Amounts (you may also select your own amount):

$60 Subscribing Membership Gift
$100 Sustaining Membership Gift
$150 Supporting Membership Gift
$200 Spirited Membership Gift
$500 Stellar Membership Gift

Benefits of membership:

  • Receive the MFSA newsletter (Social Questions Bulletin)
  • Receive the MFSA E-newsletter with action updates
  • Receive discounts on events sponsored by MFSA
  • Connect with other justice-seekers in your annual conference
  • Join with others in speaking up for justice in the UMC and world

Membership in MFSA is not predicated on ability to pay.  Any amount of money you are able to give is gratefully accepted.  Membership gifts to MFSA are tax deductible as provided by law.

Join us!

Believe Out Loud

What:  “Believe Out Loud”
Where:  3707 Laurel Ledge Lane (Tom & Robbie Ausley’s house)
When:  Saturday, April 17th (9:00 – 3:00)
RSVP:   robausley@austin.rr.com

A national Reconciling Ministry Network  facilitator, Laura Young, will guide us through a training session of how we can help move the 11 million member Methodist church towards greater inclusiveness, creating change one person at a time through our witness in small groups and gatherings.

Join us!

3rd Annual Hunger Meal – February 21

The Hunger Meal, a Hope Food Pantry fundraiser, educates the public about hunger issues in our community. The meal will be held at Saint John’s UMC Sunday, Feb. 21, at 5:00p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.

Similar to the way Hope Food Pantry serves food recipients, attendees are divided by a lottery into upper, middle and lower income status groups represented in Travis County. The dinner served depends on the group chosen.  The upper income group is served a 4-course meal by a wait staff, the middle income group has a buffet-style pasta dinner, and the low-income group has rice and beans.  There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets will be available in the Saint John’s gallery on Feb. 7 and 14.  For tickets or more information, contact Zada Doherty, 345-1605, zada@austin.rr.com.

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty – Events coming up:

Wed Feb 17, 11:30a – 1:00p, Austin monthly chapter meeting, St. Austin Catholic Church, 2010 Guadalupe, Austin.

Sat, Feb 20, 9:00a – 5:15p, 2010 TCADP Annual Conference “Seizing the Momentum:  Building Capacity, Community, and Coalition”, Highland Park United Methodist Church, Dallas.

Wed, Feb 24, 5:30p – 6:30p, vigil to protest the execution of Hank Skinner which is scheduled for 6:00p that evening, south steps of the Capitol, 11th and Congress.

Tue, Mar 2, 5:30p – 6:30p vigil to protest the execution of Michael Sigala which is scheduled for 6:00p that evening, south steps of the Capitol, 11th and Congress.

For more information, go to TCADP .