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RSVP for two events to benefit our community on May 7th and Lecture on May 11th

The inspiration for these events can be found in John 21:15-17

Patricia Woodard, CSThe Guest Speaker for the May 11th Event is renown Christian Science lecturer Patricia Woodard, CS who will give a talk titled “Breaking News: Freedom is Ours Now.”

May 7th Event Details:

RSVP for May 7 event

Location: Ceramics Bayou 3620 Bee Cave Rd. (Map)

At the May 7th event, participants will be decorating glazed bowls, which will be donated to the Austin Empty Bowl protect. Decorated bowls will be sold during the annual Empty Bowl Fund Raiser to help the Austin Food Bank. Mrs. Woodard will speak to the participants via phone. Representatives from Empty Bowel Project will be available to answer questions. All participants must be at least 5 years old and accompanied by a parent or an adult. For details to the purpose of the Empty Bowl Project see https://www.austinemptybowl.org/ This event will take place at Ceramics Bayou at 3620 Bee Cave Road beginning at 6 pm. Snacks and bottled waters will be served. The event welcome will be by Hester with Empty Bowl Project: at 6:15 pm. The lecture prep talk by Mrs. Woodard begins at 6:30. The bowl decorating will begin at 6:45 pm. The event closing talk will be given by Mrs. Woodard at 7:45 pm. We’ll depart the art studio at 8:00 pm.

May 11th Event Details:

RSVP for May 11 event

Location: Central TX Food Bank 6500 Metropolis Dr. (Map)

At the May 11th event, participants will be preparing food baskets for those in need and spending the afternoon with guest speaker, Patricia Woodard. All volunteers must follow the dress code specified by the Central Texas Food Bank. Volunteer children must be at least 8 years old and accompanied by an adult that is at least 21 years old. For details related to the food basket preparation see https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/. This event will take place at Central Texas Food Bank at 6500 Metropolis Drive. We’ll gather for the lecture at 12:00 pm in the Community Room. We will serve a light lunch at 12:15 pm. The lecture by Mrs. Woodard will begin at 12:30 pm. The Food Bank participant orientation will begin promptly at 1:30 pm. Food basket preparations will begin at 1:35 pm and last until 4:30 pm. We’ll depart the Food Bank building by 4:30 pm. Participating volunteers must register in advance for with the Food Bank (instructions to follow your RSVP). Volunteers present at the Food Bank will receive an event souvenir.

Children are welcome to the May 11th lecture event, child care for children under 8 yrs will be provided while parents are on‐site and preparing food baskets.

You may bring guests with you to either event.

Please note: the number of attendees is limited by venue size at both events, so be sure to RSVP.

After May 6, 2019, please contact Bruce Aupperle at 512‐422‐7838 to make sure there are seats for all attendees in your party and for further instructions.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday May 7th, 2019

Location: Ceramics Bayou 3620 Bee Cave Rd. (Map)

6:00 pm Gather at Ceramics Bayou, snacks and bottled water served
6:15 pm Presentation by Empty Bowl Project Austin
6:30 pm Lecture Prep talk via conference call by Ms. Woodard
6:45 pm Bowl Decorating
7:45 pm Closing thoughts with Ms. Woodard

Saturday May 11th, 2019

Location: Central TX Food Bank 6500 Metropolis Dr. (Map)

12:00 pm Gather in Community Room
12:15 pm Light lunch served
12:30 pm Lecture by Patricia Woodard
1:30 pm Food Bank Orientation for Volunteers
1:35-4:30 pm Food Basket Preparation

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RSVP for May 11, 2019 Event at Central Texas Food Bank

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We will email you details for registering with Austin Food Bank before the event

20s/30s Discovery Bound News

Tough Mudder Weekend in LA

April 5-7

Step up your New Year’s resolution with this awesome team fitness challenge! Join us as a participant or supporter. Sign up today – only a few spots left.REGISTER TODAY

Texas Retreat

May 24-27

Take a private tour of NASA, explore Space Center Houston with friends and get inspired while staying at a beachfront retreat in Galveston, Texas. REGISTER TODAY

20s/30s Webpage Updated

The DB 20s/30s webpage has a new look and new content including a calendar of the upcoming 20s/30s events at the bottom of the page. CHECK IT OUT

Berkshires Teen Winter Weekend

Feb 1-3, 2019 * Massachusetts

Want to have some fun in the snow? 7-12 graders: join us for winter adventure like skiing/boarding, snow tubing, DB Winter Olympics, swimming/hot tubbing, and an inspirational talk. You won’t want to miss this annual weekend (And you can bring your friends of all faiths, too.) We hope you’ll join us!

 

 

Colorado Family Winter Weekend

March 1-3

Interested in a cozy family weekend in the mountains? Like the idea of games, sledding and reading by a roaring fire? Then come join us for a fun-filled time at the A/U Ranches in Colorado! Families will have a cabin to themselves, lots of activities to choose from, and enjoy meals together in Valerie Lodge. Come join us!

 

 

CedarS Camps invites you…

CedarS Camps

YOU ARE INVITED! 

Come enjoy either or both of these area events!

Saturday, Feb. 2nd 2019, 4-7pm (Dripping Springs)

Schedule: Drop in as you like!

4pm: Zipline rides, games, and ranch tours
5pm: CEDARS and Principia Video Shows (1st screening)
6pm: BBQ Dinner
6:30pm: CEDARS and Principia Video Shows (2nd screening)

Where: “Camp Heroy
The Heroy’s Dripping Springs Ranch (Gate code: 2013#)
1099 Las Colinas Drive, Dripping Springs, 78620

RSVP: Ken Heroy at 512-923-9533

Sunday, Feb. 3rd 2019, 12:15pm (Austin)

What: Pizza lunch, followed by CEDARS and Principia video shows

Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Austin
1309 Guadalupe St., 78701

RVSPBecky Carter at 801-703-4123

Meet Holly Huff Bruland (CEDARS Director of Operations), and

Jordan Poznick (Principia Director of Recruiting)

Learn about financial aid options and our guarantee that finances will never stop a Sunday School student from coming to camp!

Bonus: All who enroll get a pair of custom CEDARS crew socks!

Come paddle, ride, wakeboard, play,
and grow with us this summer!

Explore Your Options for Summer 2019

The CedarS Sports Center is completed!

CedarS Camps, 1314 Parkview Valley Dr., Manchester, MO 63011

“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.”