Jim Wallis to Speak at University UMC Austin


Date: January 26, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm  to  7:30 pm

Progressive theologian Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, will speak about today’s political and moral crises. He is the author of the forthcoming book Christ in Crisis: Why We Need to Reclaim Jesus.

More information on the Facebook event page.

Location: University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe St., Austin, 78705

Notice: Date and Time of Peace & Justice Luncheon at Annual Conference has changed.

Date and Time of Peace & Justice Luncheon
at Annual Conference has changed.

Due to an inadvertent scheduling issue (on our part), Rio Texas MFSA will change the day and time of the 2019 Peace and Justice Gathering

From: Thursday, June 6 at Noon

To: Friday, June 7 at 5:00pm

Same Location: Watergarden A

Bishop Oliveto will be speaking at the Friday event.

Rio Texas MFSA will refund your money if you are unable to attend at the new scheduled time. You will be notified by email if you have purchased tickets.

Rio Texas MFSA Planning Team

Information about the new date can be found at: LuncheonFlyer2019 Change date

Purchase online tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-into-beloved-community-tickets-59674027623


Evening With Paula D’Arcy

Austin Center for Grief and Loss Event

May 13th

We can’t really prepare for grief.  And yet, we will all find ourselves traveling that journey in our lives.  The only people who can wisely speak with understanding and compassion of the struggle to live with loss are those who have survived it.  On Sunday evening, May 13th at 7:00 pm one of grief’s most articulate teacher’s will be speaking in Austin at St. Louis Catholic Church.  Paula D’Arcy, retreat leader, former psychotherapist, and bestselling author, will share from her most recent book, The Winter of the Heart, in which she describes the seasons of grief and the emotions that come with loss.  Her life’s work is companioning those who experience the shock, emotional pain, and a wide range of other intense emotions that are part of grief.

When Paula was a young wife and mother she lost her husband and toddler in a violent car accident.  She understands deep sorrow, but can also help us to see what is waiting on the other side – hope, acceptance, and the essential counsel that we need not ever “get over it.” Rather she inspires us to imagine how, even in the midst of the pain of loss, we can be transformed by love and beauty into new possibilities.

The Austin Center for Grief and Loss is privileged to sponsor this event for the Austin area.  To register, please either call 512-472-7878 or click here to register online. 

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.

Learn more

Source:: https://momastery.com/upcomingevents/?event_id1=643

From the Third Coast Activist


Date: April 8, 2019

Time: 3:00 pm  to  5:00 pm

New York Times columnist Charles Blow will discuss current events, the state of journalism, and his own career in the annual Hearst lecture. He is the author of the memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones.

More information online.

Location: University of Texas, Belo Center for New Media (BMC 2.106), 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin



Date: April 9, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm  to  8:00 pm

Octavio Solis, one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in the United States, will read from Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border, a memoir about growing up brown at the U.S./Mexico border.

Location: Malvern Books, 613 West 29th St., Austin



Date: April 13, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm  to  6:00 pm

Huston-Tillotson University will host Earth Day Austin for 2019, with a variety of educational and exploratory activities.

For more information, go to the Earth Day Austin website or the Facebook event page.

Location: Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon St., Austin, 78702



Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm  to  8:30 pm

Ali Abunimah, founder of the website electronicintifada.net and the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, will speak about the current state of the Palestine movement.

The event is sponsored by the Palestine Solidarity Committee at the University of Texas. More information on the Facebook event page.
Location: Student Activities Center (SAC) Ballroom North, University of Texas



Date: April 28, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm  to  3:00 pm

Beyond the Frontlines: Tales of Resistance and Resilience from Palestine” follows the work of Dr. Samah Jabr, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist who is head of the Palestine Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Unit. A discussion with Dr. Jabr and the filmmaker, Alexandra Dols, will follow the film.

The event is sponsored by the St. Andrew’s Social Justice Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace Austin, CAIR Austin, and the Interfaith Committee for Palestinian Rights.

Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 14311 Wells Port Dr.



Date: May 2, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm  to  9:00 pm

Dark Money” examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy, the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

The event is part of the “Controversy & Conversation” series, a collaboration between the Austin Public Library and the Humanities Institute’s Difficult Dialogues Program at the University of Texas. More information online.

Location: Austin Public Library, Terrazas Branch, 1105 East Cesar Chavez St., Austin, 78702

2019 Rio Texas MFSA Peace and Justice Luncheon

Please join us at our 9th annual Peace and Justice Luncheon on the Rio Texas Annual Conference of the UMC in Corpus Christi, TX on Thursday, June 6 at lunch. Find registration information here: LuncheonFlyer2019Final

CROP Hunger Walk

Austin CROP Hunger Walk

Sunday, February 24
2:00 p.m. Registration and 2:30 Step-off

Camp Mabry, 2200 West 35th Street


The Austin CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for Sunday afternoon, February 24 at Camp Mabry. This is a family-friendly interfaith community event raising funds for hungry people around the world and right here in Austin. This year the CROP Hunger Walk is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Walk.