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“Raise the Roof” iACT Hands on Housing – paint a house for a community member in need!

Join us as we paint Henry Acosta’s house as part of the iACT (Interfaith Action of Central Texas) Hands on Housing program. All are welcome! (Children 16 and under are not encouraged to attend). We will be working with the Olivet Baptist Church and the Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church.

Alex Carter, a Sunday School student at First Church Austin, is organizing this event for his National Leadership Council (NLC) capstone project. This event is also co-organized by Asher House, Austin and is part of the “Asher in Action” volunteer initiative.

Food and supplies will be provided.

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017 — begins at 9:00am (can arrive/depart anytime between 9am and 4pm).

WHERE: 2011 Holly Street, Austin TX 78702

RSVP: Register at handsonhousing-oct28.eventbrite.com.

Also, please fill out THIS WAIVER.
(If you cannot fill it out online, there will be paper copies if necessary)

MORE INFO:

Henry Acosta is a man who has been interviewed by the Hands on Housing program and deemed worthy of needing the Interfaith Council’s help. He has 4 children, 8 grandkids, and a dog named Mini. He’s a handyman, but hasn’t been physically able to do his own painting in recent years.
As a group of three churches, we have been paired to paint the house, which has recently been re-sided by other volunteers. We anticipate the work will go from 9am-4pm, so people can arrive and depart anytime during that window. The other churches are planning on 15 volunteers each, so there should be a large group of us who can get to know each other as we work. Alex Carter and the head of the Baptist church group will be power washing the house 72 hours in advance so that it can dry and be free of dirt for when we paint. We will use the Baptists’ truck to bring the ladders, paint, rollers, brushes, drop clothes, rags, tape, etc. Everything should be there ready for us to start at 9.

“iACT’s Hands on Housing utilizes volunteers and skilled professionals to repair the homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. Our goal is to keep our homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love. We believe that repairing homes restores hope to those who need it most and changes the hearts of those who do the work. Hands on Housing is a transformational expression of compassion in action.”

Friday, July 14 @ noon – Mets Conference Call on deepening metaphysical prayer

All are invited to a conference call to be held Friday, July 14th
at noon for a discussion on deepening metaphysical prayer.

The call in number is 641-552-9364 and
the access code is 373788#.

Please join us!

“What is needed, then, is to rekindle individually that fundamental spark of spiritual vitality. Then because one is so imbued with infectious delight with what one is discovering of spiritual reality, the spark ignites and the flame of spiritual purpose grows in our daily life. A great desire to share this holy glow with others impels thought and action. This cannot help resulting in a vibrant, dynamic church that is an irresistible attraction to others, because it is alive with the Christ-spirit of sharing and real love.” Increasing spirituality—growing church by Jill Gooding  June 1989 issue of The Christian Science Journal. 

All (church & non-church members) are invited to join the conference and prepare by reading the above wonderful article with the idea of deepening our metaphysics for the church and Reading Room in mind.  

The 2nd Mets Conference Call will be Monday, July 31st at 7 pm
to continue the discussion and consider the revelation, reason and demonstration of spiritual growth.

Sponsored by
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin, Texas
Reading Room Metaphysical Committee

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

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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
(Society)

Georgetown – Special Easter Sunday time and location
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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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/passcode-conversation-on-cybersecurity-and-privacys-next-fron 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: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steak-eggs-and-cybersecurity-a-passcode-conversation-tickets- 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:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rebels-without-a-clause-rethinking-terms-of-service-sxsw-tickets-15951734066?aff=es2&rank=0

 

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.

Visit our website:
www.principiaalumni.org/austin

 

 

 

 

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!