An Evening with Glennon Doyle

An Evening with Glennon Doyle

Friday, May 31, 2019

7:30 PM  8:30 PM

University UMC2409 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX, 78705 (map)

On Friday, May 31, University United Methodist Church is delighted to host Glennon Doyle for an evening of real talk and truth-telling conversation about life, love, family, justice, and community. Doors open at 6:30 pm and event starts at 7:30 pm

Glennon Doyle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Love Warrior, which was selected as an Oprah’s Book Club pick, as well as the New York Times bestseller Carry On, WarriorGlennon is also the founder of Momastery, an online community reaching millions of people each week. She is the creator and president of Together Rising—a non-profit organization that has raised over Fifteen Million Dollars for families around the world through its Love Flash Mobs, which have revolutionized online giving.

Glennon is a sought-after public speaker and her work has been featured on the TODAY Show, The Talk, OWN, and NPR and in The New York TimesLadies’ Home JournalGlamourFamily CircleParents MagazineNewsweekWoman’s Day, and in other television and print outlets. Glennon lives in Florida with her family.

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Media Recap of Summit on Race in America

The Summit on Race in America at the LBJ Presidential Library

From April 8-10, 2019, the LBJ Foundation hosted The Summit on Race in America. Civil rights icons joined by esteemed leaders, activists, musicians, comedians, and other artists for open, candid discussions on the failures, progress, and challenges our country faces on race today. While no exploration of the complex issue of race can be definitive or complete, we hope that in bringing together a myriad of voices, The Summit on Race in America will promote a deeper understanding of the challenges our country faces. In doing so, we also aim not only to strengthen our resolve for meaningful change but to foster greater unity among all Americans.

See video and photos here:

San Antonio MFSA!

Travis Park UMC San Antonio has an active Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) unit that meets monthly on the second Sunday of each month at noon.  MFSA mobilizes clergy and laity within The United Methodist Church to take action on issues of peace, poverty and people’s rights within the church, the nation and the world.

MFSA lives out our belief that to be faithful witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be involved in the transformation of the social order.

Moreover, MFSA affirms the vital importance of theological reflection as the Church weighs great issues of faithfulness to Jesus Christ and the Gospel in United Methodist worship, governance and witness. We offer to following paragraphs as a point of departure for reflection and discussion.

For information on this committee, email John Patterson.

MFSA Depends On Your Help For Its Programs and Activities

Please Include Us in Your Giving Plans!

Join with us as we connect progressive United Methodists in putting faith into action!

Membership in MFSA is not predicated on ability to pay.  We do not have “dues”.  However, our local unit and the National Office need funding each year for programs and activities.  Membership gifts and special giving are always appreciated. MFSA is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.   Membership gifts to MFSA are tax deductible as provided by law.

There are several easy ways to join or support MFSA.

  • You can log onto the national MFSA website, and follow the instructions there (you can safely use a credit card). Please indicate that you are part of the Rio Texas MFSA.
  • Or, you can mail a check made out to “Rio Texas – MFSA” to

Rio Texas MFSA

PO Box 66055

Austin, TX  78766-6055

The suggested minimum donation is $60, but any amount is welcome.  Thanks for your support!

Historically, we have had eight monthly meetings per year, generally on the second Thursday of the month (this may change in the future).  We communicate using monthly electronic newsletters & updates to our website and Facebook page.

Stay Connected with MFSA

MFSA – Conference Website:

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Check out our Facebook Page Rio Texas Chapter MFSA

What Does The Lord Require Of You?

From Texas Impact – HB 3172 action needed

HB 3172’s stated purpose is “protection of religious beliefs,” but HB 3172 actually would provide a
defense for religious conduct—even conduct that hurts other people.


Spend a few minutes today calling House State Affairs to oppose HB 3172. As a reminder, this bill would permit any person to claim religion as a reason for not complying with generally applicable laws, including precluding the state from revoking a license of a child care facility that uses corporal punishment.

We expect a committee substitute for this bill, and your legislator may say they have heard the sub addresses the concerns, but it is not really possible to address all the concerns with this bill without gutting the bill. A bill of this magnitude needs a stakeholder process where differences can be worked out deliberately.

So, call as many as you are able and ask them to oppose the bill. Feel free to use information from the attached one pager or Josh’s testimony to the committee.

If you are a constituent of one of the members, please organize calls from your community. DO NOT take any vote for granted on this one. 

Let me know if you have any questions or if you learn anything interesting.

Rep. Dade Phelan: (877) 448-4496 (Chair)
Rep. Ana Hernandez: (877) 297-4973
Rep. Joe Deshotel: (877) 631-3025
Rep. R.D. Guerra: (877) 355-6436
Rep. Sam Harless: (877) 686-3497
Rep. Justin Holland: (877) 679-4895
Rep. Todd Hunter: (877) 772-2759
Rep. Phil King: (877) 740-3353
Rep. Tan Parker: (877) 769-2859
Rep. Richard Raymond: (877) 760-2579
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez: (877) 537-5697
Rep. John Smithee: (877) 663-6965
Rep. Drew Springer: (877) 253-9659


HB 3172 Krause combined

MFSA Witness Planned for Rio Texas Annual Conference Peace & Justice Luncheon Features Bishop Karen Oliveto