Weekly Update – June 10

CONTINUING STUDY ON NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION
(aka The NVC Group)

Begins Wednesday, June 11 at 6:30 pm in the Parlor

For those interested in continuing to explore non-violent communication (NVC),
Travis Gould will be facilitating discussions for six consecutive weeks this
summer. The NVC group will meet in the Parlor on Wednesday evenings from June 11
to July 16 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to join and explore how language can
serve as a means to compassion and reconciliation. Please contact Travis Gould
with any questions: tegould85@gmail.com

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SUMMER BULLETIN ART PROJECT
For Families of Young Kids

Calling all elementary age and below artists! We have an exciting opportunity to showcase your artwork. This summer, the art for the bulletin will be created by our own children in the congregation. The art will even be printed in color. We need all art work completed and submitted to the church office no later than Memorial Day. Each week has a theme and you can view the themes and sign up for a week by using the link below:

https://docs.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApLFXpstszKidG5nNHl3MEUtT0pObDBKYTF5SXlYRXc&usp=drive_web#gid=0

Please contact Katherine Ortiz (katortiz@hotmail.com) or Jackie Chuter
(jackiechuter@yahoo.com) or Vicar Kwame (vicar@felcaustin.org) with questions.

Thanks for your participation!

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COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT: Gimme Your Shoes !!

You still have time to help with a project benefiting Drive-A-Senior (formerly
known as Faith In Action). We are asking that you donate your old shoes.
Collection will continue through June 30. Look for a marked collection box under
the large bulletin board in the hall. We accept all types of shoes, male or
female, sneakers or high heels. This unique fundraising program provides
Drive-A-Senior with a sum of money based on the number of shoes collected; so
please donate as many shoes as possible.

The program known as Funds2org.com and Soles4Souls contracts with established micro-enterprise distributors to transport and distribute used shoes to Central America, South America, and Africa. Look for more description in the June Echoes newsletter.

For additional information on giving contact Pat Thomas at (512) 441-1485.

An article about this organization was published in Forbes magazine, accessible online via this link:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/citi/2014/03/24/how-a-former-shoe-salesman-supports-microbusiness-in-the-developing-world/

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SISTERS’ SATURDAY SABBATH: Response deadline June 14
Enjoy Rest, Reflection, Renewal and Relationship as only FELC Women can!

Plans are in the works for a women’s mini-retreat on Saturday, June 21 at the home of Lois Holck— lots of trees, decks, and a swimming
pool! It will be a lightly-programmed day with ample free time, beginning at 10 am and ending after dinner.

All you need to bring is:
· Your swimsuit and a towel if you want to swim
· One item to add to a salad that we’ll build together, (drinks, bread and dessert provided)
· $10 (cash or a check made out to Barbara Schutz) for dinner

Don’t miss this special time together! Just RSVP to Barbara at bschutz@sbcglobal.net or 512-328-0587 by June 14 so that we’ll have enough of everything! Can’t wait!!!

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A NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK – Ticket Order Deadline June 12

All Lutheran Church Members can receive 1/2 price tickets through forms
available in the Church Office and in the Narthex; OR click on this link to
download form: Lutheran night at the ballpark

Infield reserved seats (Sections 113–125) $7.58 each. Kids 2 & under are free.