Weekly update – September 9

Companion Café Volunteers Needed

For two years, we have had a fantastic Wednesday evening ministry called Companion Café. We have prepared great meals, and enjoyed sharing dinner together with church members, day care families, new visitors, and whoever cares to join us.

In order to continue this ministry in the fall, we need volunteers. Without enough volunteers for each of the café jobs, we can’t pull it off with the level of quality and enjoyment we would like.

The volunteer jobs are:
Head chef (plans menu, shops, directs food prep and cooking). 1 each week.
Food prep and cooking from 3:30 to 6:00. 4 each week.
Setup and serve from 5:30 to 7:00. 4 each week.
Cleanup from 6:30 to 8:00. 4 to 6 each week.

A volunteer can do more than one job in a week, like cooking and setup and serve, or setup and serve and cleanup.

If you’d like to volunteer and help Companion Café continue on as a great ministry of our congregation, let Pastor Coffey know by e-mailing him at pastor@felcaustin.org. Indicate which of the above jobs you’d like to do and how many times a month you can do them.

With enough volunteers, we plan to start the Companion Café in October.


Thursday, September 11 at 7 pm
in.gredients off Manor

Join us for a women’s gathering of good conversation and beverages of your choice (wine, beer, tea, etc.). This month we will be meeting at in.gredients (2610 Manor Road, 78722). Feel free to bring a friend as well! For more information please contact Sarah Roberts at (512)826-7798.


Sunday, September 14, at 6:30 pm

The next meeting will be at the home of Nancy and Randy Baden, (512) 447-9211. As usual, we will share a potluck dinner and then discuss our book for this month. We’re reading The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller.

The Austin Public Library has two copies available right now, many others checked out, and many different downloadable e-book editions. Anne Wiebe has an extra copy to lend. Contact Anne at: wiebeanne@hotmail.com.



The FELC Book Club is asking again for your help! Please take our survey, now through September 15! We need your opinion on the book suggestions we collected, to choose our book list for the upcoming year.

Go to this Web site to take the survey:

THANK YOU! Any questions? Contact Anne Wiebe, wiebeanne@hotmail.com.


Sunday, September 21 after the 11 o’clock service
In the Fellowship Hall

You are invited to come and learn about all of the ministries and activities
happening at First English and discover ways to get involved. Light refreshments
will be provided. See you there!


Tuesday, September 23 at 7 pm

The evening Companions group will begin its new study Tuesday, September 23, 7-8:30 pm at Barbara Wiederaenders’ home, (512) 451-0684.

The group will be using The Way of Discernment by Elizabeth Liebert (available on the Web). They will meet weekly through early December. Anyone is welcome to join in. Contact Teresa Tice-Boggs for additional information: ttbhip@gmail.com


Jimmy’s Intersections for Families, Youth, Children

September 14 Spark Rotation (formerly known as Sunday School) begins this coming
Sunday! 9:45-10:50 am. We’ll begin in the parish library for an opening time and
then rotate into two classes:

Club Spark for pre-k through 1st grade will remain in the library.
Club Blaze for 2nd through 5th grade will move to the Transept East classroom.

Children will finish in the fellowship hall for snack from 10:40-10:50 and you can pick them up there.

Our first two weeks are titled, “Jesus and John the Baptist.”
Our Video Workshop will include scenes from the movie Robots and Sleeping Beauty.
The Art Workshop will include Paper Plate Puppets and Baptism Watercolors.

Jimmy Wright
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries
(512) 478-1933 ext.12

Look for information about children and youth programs anytime on the FELC Web site.
Click the link at Children and Youth on the Home Page of the FELC Web site.

Youth events September 9, 2014

Children – families September 9, 2014