Our Online Community

We have shifted during the pandemic to a primarily online community using our Discord server. That’s where you’ll find announcements, memes, prayer requests, photos of our animals, general chat, and lots more. If you’re not up for our Discord, you can also join our email list to get a weekly email with announcements and updates or join our GroupMe.

We love you. We are here for you. Whatever you need, we will make sure you get it. We know it’s frustrating, scary, and depressing to navigate this pandemic. Right now, we’re worried about making sure you are safe and taken care of.

Please don’t hesitate to email us, DM us, or call us. We will have office hours during the week, and you can always schedule a one-on-one video chat with us. We are here to listen and to help you get through this time. So if you want to rant or you’re out of food, if you need a listening ear or a webcam, please reach out. We are here to support you.

Love, Rene and Anna

Announcements

  • We’re back starting Sunday, January 17!
  • Anna and Rene will be shipping the contents of your stockings if you can’t come to the lounge to pick them up. Make sure to send them your address!

Spring Schedule

As of now, we are not planning any in-person events due to the staggering COVID numbers in Austin. This means Happy Hour and Meditation are on a hiatus until further notice. We will see each other again in person one day, hopefully in April or May, but for now your health is our priority.

Office Hours

Rene and Anna will be holding office hours in the Discord server voice channels throughout the semester. If you’d like to schedule a time to chat on Zoom, please don’t hesitate to reach out via email or DM.

Worship

Sundays at 6 p.m.
Our series this semester is called “This I Believe” in honor of the longstanding essay project of the same name. We’ll be welcoming a new guest speaker every Sunday to tell us about one of their core beliefs. All our guests will be from different denominations and religious or spiritual traditions so we can learn about the diversity within and outside the Christian faith.

Bible Study

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. 
On Wednesdays, we’ll dive a little deeper into the denomination or religious tradition that Sunday’s guest speaker identifies with and hear from additional people in that tradition. Bring your curiosity!

Service Project

Throughout the semester, we’ll be working on an asynchronous online service project: compiling a master list of affirming congregations in the Austin area to be posted to our website. No such comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date list currently exists, so this will be a much-needed resource for the LGBTQ+ community in Austin. You can contribute to this project from anywhere, anytime, and for as much time as you have to give. Check the Discord for more details on how to get involved.

There will be an orientation session on Thursday, January 21 starting at 5 p.m. Check the #service-project thread in the Discord for the link. This session will be automatically recorded and posted in the Discord thread for those who cannot attend.