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Easter Sunday Services in Austin Area * note * Georgetown special place and time


The Austin area Christian Science churches invite you to join them for Easter Sunday services on April 5th

Austin (downtown) 11 am – 1309 Guadalupe
(First Church Austin)

Austin (Bee Cave) 9:30 am – 3575 RR 620 South
(Third Church Austin)

Lago Vista 10  am – 19807 Boggy Ford Road

Georgetown – Special Easter Sunday time and location
Georgetown Easter Flyer copy

Sunday, March 15 at 6 pm – Monday, March 16 at 2 and 8:30 pm

In addition to conducting a panel discussion at SXSW this year, The Christian Science Monitor’s new section in digital privacy and security, Passcode, is hosting three events that can be accessed without a SXSW badge:

Sunday, March 15 –

Passcode Conversation on Cybersecurity and Privacy™ Next Frontiers

In partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas, Passcode’s editors interview DARPA’s Kan Kaufman and the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Nuala O’Connor at Uncle Julio’s in downtown Austin from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Limited seating is available and you must make a reservation through this link: tiers-tickets-16016323254


Monday, March 16 –

Steak, Eggs and Cybersecurity: A Passcode Conversation

In partnership with the Center for Identity at the University of Texas, Passcode will host a breakfast featuring three top cybersecurity practitioners plus Daniel Weitzner, the head of MIT’s world-renowned cybersecurity research group at Fogo de Chao in downtown from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Food and clear, smart discussion are free, but seating is limited. You must make a reservation through this link: 16019728439


Monday, March 16 —

Rebels Without a Clause: Rethinking Terms of Service at SXSW

Passcode Editor Mike Farrell moderates a discussion on the “data dilemma” facing companies and consumers over use of consumer information. Event is 2:00-3:00 p.m. at German Haus, and hosted by OpenExchange, German Haus and Passcode. Seating is limited and you must make a reservation through this link:


Principia Club Christmas Sing – Sunday, Dec. 21 – 12:30 pm

The Principia Club of Austin invites you, your family, and friends to our annual Christmas Sing as we jingle and mingle in celebration of the season.

Sunday, December 21, 2014
12:30 pm

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Reading Room
102 Trinity Street
Austin, TX 78701

Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Please bring cookies to share, if you would like. 

All are welcome!

Due to limited parking, please park at First Church,
1309 Guadalupe,
and carpool to the Reading Room.

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iACT Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration – Sunday, Nov. 23 – 3-4:30 PM

iACT Interfaith Thanksgiving Service & Celebration

When: Sunday, November 23, 2014 – 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Mt. Zion Baptist Church – 2938 E 13th St, Austin, TX 78702

You are invited to share in iACT’s 30th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and Celebration at 3:00 PM on
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church,
located at 2938 E. 13th St, Austin, TX 78702.

A reception will follow the service. We encourage you to bring your favorite dish, labeled for those with dietary restrictions, and share in the warmth of community.

Ample free Sunday parking is available on site at the church.

Free, family-friendly, all are welcome!

Ice Cream Social – Sunday, October 26 – 1 pm

Church attendees and their family and friends
are invited to an

A Greater Church Family Get Together
after lunch – around 1:00
at the home of the Luphers
5802 Cyrilla Drive, Austin 78759

Click here for Directions and Map.

Questions? Call 512-338-1851

Ice Cream Social 2015 Schedule:
SPRING – Sunday, April 26 – after lunch
SUMMER – Sunday, July 26 – 7 pm
FALL – Sunday, October 25 – after lunch

Mark your calendar!

The Principia Solar Car — Final report!


Solar Car Team Beats Adversity to Finish Fifth

Solar Car Team Beats Adversity to Finish Fifth

Photo by Steve Shedd
August 7, 2014

Principia College’s solar car team placed fifth last week in the American Solar Challenge (ASC), an eight-day, 1,700-mile road race traveling through seven states from Austin, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The strong finish was all the more remarkable after the car was nearly ruined between the first and second days of the qualifying rounds at the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin. Early the second morning, the team learned that an electrical fire in the garage adjacent to Principia’s solar car had set off emergency sprinklers, soaking Ra 9, Principia’s newly designed car. Team members arrived to find a dire situation. The car body was flooded with five inches of standing water submerging much of the electrical equipment and metal frame. In addition, soggy insulation from the garage ceiling had fallen onto everything, adding to the mess.

Urgently, yet calmly, team members went to work on what seemed like an insurmountable challenge—disassembling and rebuilding the entire car. Over the next several hours, they painstakingly dried and cleaned all parts, placing waterlogged components into diaper-lined tubs filled with rice in an effort to draw out the water. Laptops and other equipment were ruined, but important data had been backed up and was later retrieved.

The “Glorify” Steering Wheel
“Every member of the team confronted this crisis with focus and tenacity,” says Clayton Harper (C’14). “Ra 9’s steering wheel is imprinted with one of the program’s stated goals—‘Glorify’—and for those who witnessed what took place in that cluttered little pit, there could be no better word to describe the heart of a team that refused to give up on their car.” Continue reading The Principia Solar Car — Final report!