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VIDEO: South Austin Flood - A Call to Action

As you have heard, the floods in South Austin have taken a great toll on our community. Last week I went to the Dove Springs/Onion Creek neighborhood to see the area for myself. The damage is extensive and heartbreaking. Just a few miles from Downtown Austin, our neighbors lost so much.

This is only a small glimpse into the damage. Steps toward recovery and development are happening now, and it’s time for the church – you and me – to respond. We are called by God...

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Posted by Justin Lopez

Flood Relief - Response Needed

Last week, flash floods ravaged many neighborhoods in Central Texas. Now declared a state of disaster, the most recent numbers report nearly 700 homes receiving major damage, many of which were completely destroyed. Belongings were washed away by the storm, leaving many of our neighbors without food, clothing, transportation, and shelter. View a photo gallery of the damage here.

Over the past few days, authorities have assessed the situation, and we now know the most immediate needs. The damage is...

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Posted by Justin Lopez

Announcing the Fourth Annual Christmas Market

We're excited to announce the Fourth Annual Christmas Market to be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10am – 6pm at the For the City Center (500 East St. Johns Avenue, 78752)!

The event is free of charge and open to the public and will feature 25+ local fair trade, direct trade, and social enterprise vendors who use their businesses to promote employment and well being for people in Austin and around the world.

The Christmas Market is a venue for patrons to shop responsibly this...

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Posted by Amanda Jackson

From Bases to Baptisms

 

Story and Photograph by Jeannie Rodriguez

Alex Martin Gonzalez submerged himself into the pool, chest deep with a smile that could not be tamed. He looked around at his coaches, Matt Price and Casey Baeslack, who flanked his sides, and his teammates, who were watching from outside the pool. Everyone was waiting excitedly. Their eyes were focused on him, and their hands clasped ready to make a cheerful noise.

“I’m here because I believe God is our Savior, Jesus died for our sins,...

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Posted by Amanda Jackson